If you are feeling low or are worried about your mental health it is important to ask for help. A good place to start is to speak to your GP about how you're feeling, but there are also lots of other services in Kirklees that can help you.

Support in a crisis

Do you need urgent help?

If you require more immediate support regarding your mental health please contact Kirklees 24 hour Single Point of Access Team on: Phone 01924 316830

Feeling stressed or anxious contact Kirklees IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies) on: Phone 01484 343700

Help in a crisis
What's happening Ways you can get help
You think you may act on suicidal feelings, or you have seriously harmed yourself
  • You can go to any hospital A&E department and ask for help (if you need to, you can call Phone 999 and ask for an ambulance)
You are feeling extremely distressed, or are experiencing suicidal feelings
  • You can contact the Samaritans Huddersfield on Phone 116 123 (freephone) – they're there to listen
  • If you are already in touch with a NHS Mental health liaison team , you can contact them and ask how they can support you – they may have a crisis helpline you can call
You need medical help or advice fast, but it's not an emergency
You're concerned about yourself or a loved one, these

Online tools to help you

There are also self-help options to help you overcome the difficulties you're facing.

Mental health online self-help options
Website What it does
Self-help booklets

Covering topics such as depression, panic, sleep, anxiety and much more
Counselling Directory

Search for qualified counsellors and psychotherapists local to you
How to access mental health services - NHS Choices

Advice and guidance on the different options available to you
My Health Tools A guided journey through self-care
Kirklees IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies) Self-help guides, Psychological wellbeing practitioners, Counsellors, Cognitive Behavioural Therapists
My hospital passport A resource for people with autism who might need hospital treatment.

Mental health providers

The following providers are commissioned by Kirklees Council you can self-refer via their websites.

Mental health providers Kirklees
Website Who they help
Cloverleaf - Carers Count

The Carers Support Service provides emotional / therapeutic support to adult Carers impacted by someone's:
  • mental health
  • drug/alcohol misuse
SR2 The Great Outdoors Opportunities for adults to engage in activities connected to the natural environment including:
  • allotments
  • conservation tasks
  • bushcraft
  • bee keeping
  • flower arranging
Delivered in small group settings to improve emotional and physical well-being, reduce anxiety and promote social connections.
HOOT - Out of the Blue Creative activities with professional community artists for people experiencing issues with their mental health or wanting to maintain their wellbeing. There is also a specialist programme of creative activities for people with dementia.
Community Links Engagement - CLEAR service Support for people in Kirklees with a range of mental health needs, including dementia and ex-service personnel. The CLEAR service supports self-help and promotes choice, wellbeing, recovery and inclusion.
WomenCentre Mental Health and Wellbeing Service The service provides safe women-only spaces, offering drop in sessions, counselling, therapeutic 1-1 group work and self help groups includes:
  • Mothers apart from children
  • Refugee & migration support
  • LGBT relationships
  • Eating distress
Touchstone - independent mental health advocacy

For adults across Kirklees (hospital and community based), helping people to understand their rights and speak up for them. Group advocacy opportunities are available through the Meeting of Minds peer-led forum.
Richmond Fellowship – Kirklees Employment Services

Kirklees employment service supports people to find meaningful paid employment, volunteering opportunities, education or training, encouraging the development of a sense of independence, purpose and fulfilment. The service is available to adults in the Kirklees area who have been diagnosed with mental ill health, an autistic spectrum condition, or other hidden impairments such as ADHD, dyslexia, dyspraxia or early onset dementia.
Community Directory - Mental health Online directory of mental health services in Kirklees

Mental health services for children and young adults

Children and families mental health services Kirklees
Website Who do they help
The initial contact point for those who have concerns about a child or young person's emotional or mental health in Kirklees.
A service working with children and young people up to the age of 18 experiencing difficulties with their emotional wellbeing, their families, carers and other professionals involved in their care.
Emotional Wellbeing Service, supporting young people aged 5-18 who's emotional and mental health difficulties are impacting on their day to day lives, to help them back to health.
Help families with young children deal with the challenges they face. We support parents as they learn to cope, improve their confidence and build better lives for their children.
Supporting the mental and emotional health of children and young people.
A children's mental health charity.
Emotional support, counselling and therapeutic play for children and young people aged 3-21 years.
The UK’s leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people.
Young people can attend the Wrenthorpe Centre from 11 to 16 years of age if they have a medical condition which prevents them from attending their usual school/academy. Referrals are made by a medical consultant.
An innovative recovery college designed to support local people aged 18 years and over in their recovery from mental and physical ill-health.

Five ways to well-being

The five Ways of Wellbeing are the five everyday areas of life that have been shown to bring the biggest boost to happiness. Even small steps towards these wellbeing moments that you can enjoy, can add up to big benefits.

Five ways to well-being video
Connect

Connect with the people around you, at home, work, and school or where you live Take time to talk, spend time with others- it will help support and enrich you every day.

Things you could try:

  • Join a group that introduces you to new people
  • Reconnect with old friends
  • Find a way to spend quality time with your family and friends

"People connecting with me when I was at a low point made all the difference to me."

Be active

There are lots of opportunities in Kirklees for you to become more active. Most importantly, discover a way to be active that you enjoy and that suits your level of mobility and fitness.

Things you could try:

"Being more active has changed my life, and how I feel about myself."

Take notice

It can be easy to rush through life without stopping to notice much. Be aware of the world around you and what you are feeling.

Things you could try:

  • Be curious.
  • Remark on the unusual.
  • Notice what is going on around you when walking to work, breaking for lunch or talking to friends.

"Making the time to reflect and noticing what my body was telling me has changed how I feel about myself."

Keep learning

Learning can boost your self-confidence and self-esteem, help build a sense of purpose, and help you connect with others.

Things you could try:

  • Rediscover an old interest.
  • Sign up for that course.
  • Take on a different responsibility at work.
  • Learn to play an instrument or how to cook your favourite food.

"Learning from other people and being able to pass that on is really rewarding."

Give

Linking to the wider community can be incredibly rewarding and creates connections with the people around.

"Just giving an hour a week made me feel really good."

Things you could try:

  • Do something nice for a friend, or a stranger.
  • Thank someone.
  • Volunteer your time.
  • Join a community group.
  • Giving makes us happier and its infectious!