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18 to 25

Once you turn 18, you might find that the places you went to for help and support when you were younger aren’t available any more. It can be a little confusing so we’ve collected together the main mental health support services catering for young adults in Leeds. You can also search MindWell for services and help for over 18s.

During the coronavirus outbreak, services on offer to young people are still there but they are likely to be different to normal. Use MindMate to help you find the support you need in Leeds, but make sure you check directly with the service about opening times and appointments. MindWell are updating what services are currently on offer and how they might be different on this page 


The Market Place

The Market Place is a support service in Leeds for 11-25 year olds.

We are currently offering a telephone support service to any young person who may find it helpful to talk to someone. We are open 7 days a week between 12pm -6pm.

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Resist or manage the urge to self-harm

The Calm Harm app has been customised for young people in Leeds (aged 12 – 25 years).

It helps you resist or manage the urge to self-harm; it has a number of activities including breathing techniques to help reduce symptoms of stress and anxiety.

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Leeds Mental Wellbeing Service

Leeds Mental Wellbeing Service provide mental health support and a range of psychological therapies to help people who are struggling with anxiety and depression.

Visit Leeds Mental Wellbeing Service


THRU offers peer support group work for 16-25 year olds.


Survivor Led Crisis Service

Leeds Survivor Led Crisis Service provides emotional support to people in crisis.

  • Connect Helpline is operating as normal
  • Dial House is offering support over the phone and video calls due to Covid-19. Call 0113 2609328 or text/signal 07922249452 for a referral

OPEN: 6pm – 2am Mon, Weds, Fri, Sat, Sun

AGE: 18+



Forward Leeds

Forward Leeds is a drug and alcohol service supporting young people, adults and families.

Visit Forward Leeds

Well-bean 'hope in a crisis' Cafe

A safe space open to all experiencing crisis (16+ years).

Open Sat, Sun, Mon evenings, 6pm – 12am.  Ring or text 07760173476

Wellbeing outreach support

This service and support young people across Leeds (16-25 years) with individual support sessions, practical mental health support and linking you to suitable agencies such as counselling, housing support, welfare advice etc.

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MindWell is the mental health website for adults in Leeds. It provides quick and easy access to information about services in the city, self-help tools & techniques to help manage common problems and help for what to do in a mental health emergency.

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Battle Scars

For support on self harm, including peer support groups for over 18s and an online support group on Facebook

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Provides a wide range of care to young people 14 years+ who may be experiencing their first episode of psychosis.

Visit Aspire

Carers Leeds

Our Young Adult Carer project supports carers between 16 and 25 years old living in Leeds caring for a friend or family member with an illness, disability or addiction

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