16 or under

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

Free online counselling

Kooth is an online counselling and emotional well-being platform for children and young people.

10-18 year olds can chat 1-2-1 with counsellors, access self-help articles 24/7 and connect with peers through live moderated forums.


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



The Market Place

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

Refer yourself online Call 0300 555 0324

Help from your school

Find help and support you can get from your school if you’re struggling with your emotions, or if everything feels too much.

Find out more

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, visit the Teen Connect website or send a text 0771 566 1559 .

Teen Connect Call 0808 800 1212

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.

Calm Harm

Mediation Service

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

Find out more


Leeds CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health service) is an NHS service for children and young people under 18 and their families.


Helplines and other support

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.

Forward Leeds

The Mix

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 0808 808 4994

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


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.

HOPELineUK Call 0800 068 4141

The Learning Disability Helpline

Mencap is a UK charity that provides information and support about learning disabilities.


Visit Mencap

Young Minds

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.

Young Minds

Doc Ready

If you decide to visit your GP, the ‘Doc Ready’ app (or 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


ChildLine is a free and confidential helpline for young people.

Call or visit ChildLine for more information, help and advice at anytime!

Visit childline Call 08001111