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Struggling to cope?

If you’re feeling overwhelmed or need help now, the information on this page will help you choose the service you need.

If you’ve seriously injured yourself or taken an overdose, call 999 straight away or go to A&E for immediate medical treatment.

If you are feeling suicidal or in a crisis and feel like you can’t cope, speak to somebody straight away. Use the links below to find the right help for you.


Teen Connect (13-18 years)

Teen Connect is a helpline for Leeds based, 13-18 year olds who are in crisis.

Open 6 pm – 2 am every night of the year. Call, go online for support or send a text 0771 566 1559 .

Go to Teen Connect webpage Call 0808 800 1212

Kooth online counselling and emotional wellbeing service

Kooth online counselling is a free, safe and anonymous service for 10-18 year olds where young people can chat 1-2-1 with counsellors, access self-help articles 24/7 and connect with peers through live moderated forums.

Access Kooth

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.

Find out more

Safe Zone (11-17 years)

The Safe Zone is a crisis service for young people aged 11-17 in Leeds.

It’s open every Monday from 7pm to 10pm – the last drop-in to Safe Zone will be 9.30pm.

Safe Zone

The Market Place

The Market Place offers free, confidential support in Leeds 11-25 year olds.


To to the Market Place


ChildLine (for under 18s) is there for anyone who needs confidential support. Call anytime or chat online.

Go to ChildLine Call 0800 1111


Samaritans is available round the clock, every single day of the year, for anyone who is struggling to cope.

Visit Samaritans Call 116 123

Nowhere to sleep?

If you are  over 16 and need urgent help with housing you can contact Leeds Housing Options on 0113 2224412

Outside office hours call 07891 273 939

Find out more Call 0113 2224412

Help for Adults

If you’re 18 and over and need help now, MindWell can help you find out what support is in Leeds and when it’s open.

Go to MindWell

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