Good mental health is important to everyone. Leading a life with good mental health and wellbeing also supports in having better physical health.

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If you need support

Active for Life

Active for Life is a Kirklees wide exercise referral scheme specifically designed to support individuals who experience severe functional mental ill health to increase their levels of physical activity.

The scheme enables clients, via a referral to work with exercise professionals over an extended period with the goal of developing the confidence, skills and abilities required for regular physical activity to become a sustainable part of their lifestyle.

By the end of the 12 week programme it is envisaged that the client will have become more active in a way which suits them and will be experiencing both the physical and mental health benefits regular physical activity can bring.


The Kirklees Advocacy Service provided by Touchstone enables people who are experiencing mental health problems to understand their rights, speak up for themselves, find good information and make important decisions.

Access to mental health services

If you live in Kirklees and are over the age of 17, the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) service can help.

This service is provided by South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

You can self-refer to IAPT by completing the self-referral form.

CLEAR (Community Links Engagement and Recovery) is a recovery-focused service for people in Kirklees with a range of mental health needs.

Community Links provide a range of social and leisure activities which aim to develop confidence and motivation.

Engage with the outdoors or get creative to boost positive mental health

Get creative, learn new skills, improve your wellbeing and discover the great outdoors with S2R The Great Outdoors

Support the development of your creativity to build confidence and esteem, encourage personal growth and creative expression. Hoot Out of the Blue offer music, dance, art, drama and digital arts.

Women's mental health services

The WomenCentre service is available in Dewsbury and Huddersfield and offers drop-ins, counselling, one-to-one support, group work, self-help groups, confidence building, eating disorder groups, anger management and other mental health support in a woman only environment.

Community Links Changes provides specialist support in the Kirklees area to women with recent offending and complex needs, including personality disorder.

Men's mental health services

Men's talk is a performing arts group for men who have experienced mental health issues.

Platform 1 helps men to reconnect with their family and communities, support with housing issues and provide free advice on mental health, addiction or bereavement counselling.

Andy's Man Club have groups for men to be able to go and talk to.

Luke's Lads encourages and supports men to talk about their feelings in an alternative environment.

Support for Carers

Carers Count is the service in Kirklees for any adult carers impacted by someone's mental health or drug or alcohol misuse.

Carers UK offer expert advice, information and support for carers, including an online community to share what is on your mind.

Employment support

The Richmond Fellowship employment service can help support you in finding meaningful paid employment, volunteering opportunities, education or training.

We work with people living with mental ill health, early onset dementia and those on the autistic spectrum to help achieve their goals.

Housing related support

Connect housing is a well-established supported housing team who support people with mental health needs to maintain their tenancies independently and move on into more permanent, secure and independent accomodation in the community.

Making Space (supported housing and tenant support) is a national organisation which supports people with a range of mental health conditions, learning disabilities, dementia and their carers.

Fusion housing provide a confidential and free advice service for individuals age 16 and over and can assist you with housing and related matters.

Bereavement support

Cruse Bereavement Care offer support, advice and information to children, young people and adults when someone dies.

Help is at hand is a booklet for anyone who has recently lost someone to suspected suicide.

West Yorkshire and Harrogate Grief and Loss Support Service is for anyone suffering any form of grief and loss, or those worried about losing someone.

West Yorkshire and Harrogate Suicide Bereavement Service support for adults after a suicide of someone they care about.

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