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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.

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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Offers therapy (including access to online therapy) to people with common mental health problems. You can refer yourself if you are 17 or over and registered with a Leeds GP.

Visit IAPT

The Market Place

The Market Place offers a range of free and confidential services to support young people in Leeds aged between 13 and 25.

Visit The Marketplace


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 aged 16+. This includes the Connect Helpline.


Forward Leeds

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

Visit Forward Leeds

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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Well-bean 'hope in a crisis' Cafe

A safe space open to all experiencing crisis (16+ years). Open Sat, Sun, Mon evenings, 6pm – 12am. Lincoln Green Community Centre, 29 Cromwell Mount, LS9 7JB. Ring or text 07760173476 on the day you’d like to visit.


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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