16 to 18

During the coronavirus outbreak, services on offer to young people are still there but they are likely to be different to normal. Use this page to help you find support, but make sure you check directly with the service about opening times and appointments.

Need help now

If you’re in crisis or at breaking point, there are support services you can talk to.

Urgent help

MindMate SPA

Leeds MindMate SPA (Single Point of Access) works with local services to find the right support for children and young people who have a Leeds GP. Up to your 18th birthday you (or your parent) can contact Leeds MindMate SPA

Make an online referral Call 03005550324

Teen Connect

Teen Connect is a helpline for Leeds based, 11-18 year olds who are in crisis.

OPEN: Mon-Fri 3.30pm–2.00am, Sat-Sun 6.00pm–2.00am

Call, go online for support or send a text 0771 566 1559 .

Teen Connect Call 0808 800 1212

The Market Place

Offers a range of Counselling and support services for young people in Leeds including face to face, video and telephone sessions. Open 6 days a week. 
AGE: 11-25 years


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Leeds Mental Wellbeing Service

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

AGE: 17+

Leeds Mental Wellbeing Service


Kooth is an online counselling and emotional well-being platform open to young people in Leeds.

AGE: 10-18


Mediation Service

Leeds Young People’s Mediation Service (Gipsil, The Beck)aims to improve the relationship between parent/ carers and their young person. Available to young people aged 10-18 and their families.

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Safe Zone

Crisis support. Support is currently offered over the phone

Call 0113 8198189

OPEN: Monday, Thursday and Sundays 6pm – 9pm

AGE: 11-17

Safe Zone

Moving on from CAMHS?

Are you turning on and moving on from CAMHS support?

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Calm Harm

The Calm Harm app has been customised for young people in Leeds to help you resist or manage the urge to self-harm

Calm Harm

Dial House

Support in a crisis

Currently 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: 16+

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Helplines and other support

Chat Health

Text Chat Health 07520619750 for confidential health advice.

You will receive real time advice between 8.30am – 4.30pm Mon- Fri.

Find out more

Doc Ready

If you decide to visit your GP, the ‘Doc Ready’ app (and website) can help you prepare for your appointment.

(Privacy info: Doc Ready doesn’t store anything that they or anyone else can link to you. We recommend you read the full privacy info)

Doc Ready


Young Minds is committed to improving the wellbeing and mental health of young people. Visit their website for information, advice and support for young people affected by mental health.

Visit YoungMinds

HopeLine UK

HOPELineUK is a specialist telephone service and suicide prevention charity, staffed by trained professionals who give non-judgemental support, practical advice and information to young people who are worried about how they are feeling.

Hopeline UK Call 08000684141

Thinking of going private?

This leaflet provides information about how to arrange non-NHS, private assessment, treatment or therapy for yourself, a relative or a friend, if you wish to do this.

PDF about private therapy

Drugs and alcohol

Forward Leeds is an alcohol and drug service for young people Leeds. They offer a range of confidential services and are open from 9am-5pm Monday to Friday.

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THRU offers peer support group work for 14-25 year olds.

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Well Bean 'hope in a crisis' cafe

A safe space open to all experiencing crisis.

OPEN: Every evening 6pm – 12am.  Ring or text 07760173476

AGE: 16+

Well bean cafe

Support for young parents

Are you a young parent or soon to be a young parent? If you’re expecting a baby and are struggling with your emotional wellbeing there is support out there.

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Our Way Leeds

OWL offers homelessness prevention services, advice, support and housing to young people, aged 16-25, across Leeds.

Can find a safe place to stay in a crisis, with 24/7 support.

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The Mix

Offers free information and support for young people in the UK. You can use this service to get advice about relationships, drugs, and mental health.

The Mix Call 08088084994