Other mental health and counselling services in Leeds

There are a number of therapeutic services in Leeds that offer general and specialist support with a range of common problems.

We have compiled a list of Leeds-based services that we hope you will find helpful. This list is not exhaustive and we recommend that you seek advice from your GP if you have concerns about your physical or emotional wellbeing.

If you feel unable to keep yourself safe, call 999 (111 for non-emergencies) or visit A&E.

Find out what to do in an emergency.

Mental health and wellbeing

Leeds Mental Wellbeing Service

Leeds Mental Wellbeing Service (LMWS) is an NHS service that provides psychological interventions and talking therapy in and around the Leeds district.

LMWS provides treatments for common psychological difficulties such as anxiety, depression and panic, or in response to life events which may affect an individual’s capacity to cope on a daily basis. There are a variety of treatments available including online, group and individual treatments.

Telephone: 0113 843 4388

Email: leeds.mws@nhs.net

Live Well Leeds

Live Well Leeds deliver a range of services that include one-to-one support, group support, peer support, befriending and volunteering opportunities. All services are based around recovery, maintaining wellbeing and social inclusion.

Telephone: 0113 219 2727

Email: info@livewellleeds.org.uk

Leeds Recovery Service

You don’t need to be referred to the recovery college, have a Mental Health diagnosis or have any formal contact with the Mental Health services to attend a course with us. If you’d like to learn more about Mental Health and/or improve your general wellbeing, we may have the course for you.


MindWell is an NHS funded resource that offers mental health information for everyone in Leeds. They provide information regarding commonly experienced problems such as anxiety, depression, sleep, worry or challenging life events such as bereavement. They also provide self-help tools and details of where to find support in Leeds.

Andys Man Club

Andys Man Club is a men’s suicide prevention charity offering free peer-to-peer support groups for men aged over 18. There is no requirement to have a mental health condition or issue to attend – all men are welcome. Find your nearest group online.


Archway delivers a range of free services and activities for young people aged 16-25. This includes counselling, drop-in services, employment support and other holistic services.

Telephone: 0113 391 8000

Email: HRSreferrals@gipsil.org.uk

Carers Leeds

Carers Leeds provides support to all unpaid carers in Leeds including individuals caring for a friend or family member due to their illness, disability, mental health condition or substance misuse problem.

Telephone: 0113 380 4300

Email: advice@carersleeds.org.uk


Northpoint offers a range of therapy and emotional wellbeing support across Leeds and West Yorkshire including in-house GP Mental Health Advisors, one-to-one therapy and psychoeducational support.

Telephone: 0113 245 0303

Email: info@northpoint.org.uk

Our Way Leeds

Our Way Leeds (OWL) supports young people aged 16-25 at risk of homelessness and provides advice, accommodation and resettlement support. 

Telephone: 0113 391 8000

Email: referrals@ourwayleeds.org.uk

Shantona Women’s and Family Centre

Shantona supports BAME communities and provides support with mental health, disability, immigration status or asylum status, domestic and sexual violence, housing and other issues.

Telephone: 0113 249 7120

Email: admin@shantona.co.uk


Solace provides mental health and wellbeing support for refugees and asylum seekers aged over 17.

Telephone: 0113 824 6796

Email: info@solace-uk.org.uk

Addiction support

Forward Leeds

Forward Leeds supports adults, young people and families needing help with alcohol and drug use in Leeds.

Telephone: 0113 887 2477

Email: info@forwardleeds.co.uk

Leeds Community Gambling Service

The Leeds Community Gambling Service offers free and confidential support to gamblers and anyone affected by someone else’s gambling behaviour.

Telephone: 0113 388 6466

Email: leedscommunitygamblingservice@gamcare.org.uk

Rehab 4 Addiction

Rehab 4 Addiction offers residential rehabilitation services in the Leeds area. They offer mixed sex rehabilitation centres for patients between the ages of 16-65.

Telephone: 0800 140 4690

Bereavement support

Cruse Bereavement Support

Cruse Bereavement Support provides free, confidential emotional support to anyone who has been affected by a bereavement and includes face-to-face, telephone, email and web chat support.

National helpline: 0808 808 1677

Leeds: 0113 234 4150

Email: leeds@cruse.org.uk

Leeds Mind Suicide Bereavement Services

The Leeds Mind Suicide Bereavement Services offer a safe space to talk and get practical guidance, including individual and group work support, for anyone recently or historically bereaved by suicide.

Telephone: 0113 305 5800

Email: sbs@leedsmind.org.uk

Eating disorder support

CONNECT Yorkshire

CONNECT is a community and inpatient service which provides treatment for adults with eating disorders across West Yorkshire.

Telephone: 0113 855 6400

Email: connectenquiries.lypft@nhs.net


FREED provides early intervention for people aged 16-25. Their website includes helpful resources around disordered eating including articles and a self-assessment quiz to learn more about your own eating patterns.

Sexual health and identity

Leeds Gender Identity Service

The Leeds Gender Identity Service offers assessment and support to people aged 17 and above with Gender Dysphoria.

Telephone: 0113 855 6346

Email: gid.lypft@nhs.net

Leeds Psychosexual Medicine Service

The Leeds Psychosexual Medicine (PSM) Service offers high quality specialist assessment and treatment to men and women experiencing sexual dysfunction. The team offers therapy to individuals and couples from upwards of 18 years of age and treatment is delivered using a variety of therapeutic approaches, which are tailored to the individual.

Telephone: 0113 392 8288

Email: psm.lypft@nhs.net

Leeds Skyline

Leeds Skyline provides support services for anyone living with or affected by HIV. Skyline offers one-to-one emotional support, cognitive behavioural therapy, information and advice on a number of issues (including treatment, benefits, housing and finances), structured and peer support groups, training and workshops, mental health support and complimentary therapies.

Telephone: 0113 244 9767

Email: leedsskyline@theBHA.org.uk

Yorkshire MESMAC

Yorkshire MESMAC is one of the oldest and largest sexual health organisations in the country. They offer services to various communities across Yorkshire including men who have sex with men, ethnic minorities, people misusing drugs, sex workers and LGBT+ young people and adults.

Telephone: 0113 244 4209

Email: leeds@mesmac.co.uk

Trauma support

Basis Yorkshire

Basis supports sex workers living and/or working in Leeds and women or young people experiencing sexual abuse or exploitation.

Telephone: 0113 243 0036

Behind Closed Doors

Behind Closed Doors offers help and support tailored to each family or individual’s need. Their services are confidential and available to everyone living in Leeds who has experienced domestic abuse, regardless of gender, age, race or sexual orientation.

Telephone (Prevention and Recovery Service line): 0113 222 4562

Leeds Domestic Violence Service

Leeds Domestic Violence Service provides a range of community-based services including temporary supported housing, independent domestic violence advocate (IDVA) support, community outreach support, a 24-hour telephone helpline, drop-in and support groups.

Telephone: 0113 246 0401

Email: hello@ldvs.uk

Support After Rape & Sexual Violence Leeds

Support After Rape & Sexual Violence Leeds (SARSVL) offers a specialist counselling service for women and girls who have experienced sexual violence. The service offers one-to-one and group counselling in a women-only space. SARSVL is professionally approved by Rape Crisis.

Telephone: 0808 802 3344

Email: support@sarsvl.org.uk

Survivors West Yorkshire

Survivors West Yorkshire and its male-focused Ben’s Place online trauma-informed counselling service is survivor-led and focused. It is a specialist sexual violence and abuse support service which works with male and female survivors.

The Hazlehurst Centre SARC

The Hazlehurst Centre SARC offers free support and practical help to anyone in West Yorkshire who has experienced sexual violence/sexual abuse. Individuals are offered support and guidance, a medical assessment/treatment, a forensic examination and the opportunity for aftercare referrals to support services.

Telephone: 0330 223 3617

Email: hazlehurstcentre.sarc@nhs.net

West Yorkshire Victim Support

West Yorkshire Victim Support provides a free, confidential victim-centred service which is open to anyone affected by crime, regardless of whether or not they have reported the crime to the police.

Telephone: 0300 303 1971

Women’s Lives Leeds

Women’s Lives Leeds is a unique partnership of twelve women and girls organisations from across Leeds with specialisms in domestic violence, mental health, sexual health, sex work, substance use, child sexual exploitation and education.

ADHD and autism services

Student Counselling and Wellbeing does not provide medical diagnoses. Please speak to your GP or contact the following NHS services for support with diagnosing ADHD and autism.

Leeds Adult ADHD Clinic

The Leeds Adult ADHD Service provides specialist assessment and management of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in adults and young people in transition (from the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service, known as CAMHS) who require ongoing monitoring and management of their condition.

Telephone: 0113 855 9341

Email: adhd.lypft@nhs.net

Leeds Autism Diagnostic Service

The Leeds Autism Diagnostic Service (LADS) provides assessment and diagnosis of people of all intellectual ability, who may have autism and live in Leeds.

The assessment is provided by a team of mental health and learning disability professionals with specialist knowledge of autism. They accept referrals from Healthcare Professionals and self-referrals from individuals who would like an autism assessment.

Telephone: 0113 855 0712

Email: lads.lypft@nhs.net

Private counselling and psychotherapy

There are a number of private counselling and psychotherapy professionals in Leeds. Fees will vary per practitioner. Please note that Student Counselling and Wellbeing cannot recommend specific therapists.

The following links provide guidance on choosing a therapist and directories of local practitioners.

BACP registered therapists

UKCP registered therapists

Black Health Initiative

Black Health Initiative provides a free and confidential counselling service to African, African Caribbean, Dual Heritage and other minority ethnic adults and young people aged 13 and over. Their qualified counsellors and psychotherapists are culturally competent and have expertise in dealing with culturally related issues.

Telephone: 0113 307 0300

Phoenix Health and Wellbeing

Phoenix Health and Wellbeing offers a subsidised counselling service for people with chronic mental, physical and emotional health issues and low incomes.

Telephone: 0113 234 0818

Email: info@phoenixhealthandwellbeing.org.uk

Relate Bradford and Leeds

Relate provides a range of personal and relationship counselling services for people in Bradford and Leeds.

Telephone: 01274 726 096

Email: information@relatebradford.com

Women’s Counselling and Therapy Service

Women’s Counselling and Therapy Service offers free or low-cost counselling and psychotherapy for women and girls on low incomes.

Telephone: 0113 245 5725

Email: info@womenstherapyleeds.org.uk

Drop-in and crisis services

Dial House

Dial House is an out-of-hours Leeds service for people in times of crisis where visitors can relax and have an hour of one-to-one support from the team of crisis support workers.

Open Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday (6pm-2am)

Telephone: 0113 260 9328

Dial House @ Touchstone

Dial House @ Touchstone offers culturally sensitive, out of hours mental health crisis support. The staff team are of diverse heritages, working in a trauma-informed and survivor-led way.

Open Monday, Tuesday and Thursday (6pm-12am)

Telephone: 0113 249 4675

The Market Place

The Market Place is a free and confidential drop-in centre for young people in Leeds City Centre. They offer advice, counselling and telephone support with a range of common issues.

Open Monday to Saturday. Please visit their website for opening hours.

Telephone: 0113 246 1659

Well-Bean Hope in a Crisis Café

The Well-Bean Hope in a Crisis Café offers emotional one-to-one support and support in a safe social space. The café runs at three different venues across the week.

Open every night (6pm-12am)

Telephone: 07760 173 476



Connect is a telephone and online support helpline for people living in Leeds. The service provides emotional support and information for people in distress.

Available 6pm-2am

Telephone: 0300 300 1485


Nightline is a confidential and anonymous telephone and instant messaging service for students. Every night of term, student volunteers answer calls, texts, instant messages and talk in person with their fellow university students about anything that is troubling them.

Available 8pm-8am (term time only)

Listening service: 0113 380 1381

Information service: 0113 380 1380


Samaritans are available to respond to calls and emails 24/7 about anything that is troubling you, no matter how large or small the issue feels.

Available 24/7

Telephone: 116 123

Email: jo@samaritans.org

West Yorkshire Mental Health Support Line

The West Yorkshire Mental Health Support Line provides confidential support, advice and information for anyone who is concerned about their mental health, or is worried about a family member or someone they care for.

The service is for anyone aged 18 and over who is registered with a Leeds GP.

Available 24/7

Telephone: 0800 183 0558