Mental Health Support Services in Leeds
Mental Health Services are free on the NHS, but in some cases you’ll need a referral from your GP to access them. There are some mental health services that allow people to refer themselves.
This most commonly includes services for drug problems and alcohol problem, as well as psychological therapies (IAPT) Services (cognitive behavioural therapy CBT for common problems like stress, anxiety, depression, OCD and phobias)
If your mental health difficulty is related to stress at work, you can ask you employer what occupational health services are available to you. Check out the Time to Change website, which has a section dedicated to employers.
Some mental health problems can be managed without the help of a GP. There are a variety of materials available and local organisations offering help.
You can also try the mood assessment quiz, which is designed to recommend resources to help you better understand how you feel.
The MindWell website is the single ‘go to’ place for information about mental health in Leeds. It allows anyone living or working in Leeds, including GPs and other professionals, to get quick, easy and direct access to up-to-date mental health information.
If you want to talk to someone right away, the mental health helpline page has a list of organisations you can call for immediate assistance. These are helplines with specially trained volunteers who’ll listen to you, understand what you’re going through, and help you through the immediate crisis.
Children’s Mental Health Services in Leeds
If you are a young person, Mindmate can help you understand the way you’re feeling and find the right advice and support.
But, if you’re at school or college, mental health care may be arranged for you.
Find out more about child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS)