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.

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. You can self-refer online or contact them below.

Telephone: 0113 843 4388

Email: leeds.mws@nhs.net


MindWell is an NHS funded resource that offers mental health information for everyone in Leeds.

MindWell provides information regarding commonly experienced problems such as anxiety, depression, sleep, worry or challenging life events such as bereavement. They provide self-help tools and details of where to find support in Leeds for yourself or for someone that you are concerned about.

Cruse Bereavement Support

Cruse Bereavement Support is a national charity for bereaved people in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The service 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

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

Forward Leeds

Forward Leeds provides support for adults, young people and families needing help with alcohol and drug use in Leeds. Their experienced and professional team will support you to achieve your goals around alcohol and/or drug issues through a range of treatments.

Telephone: 0113 887 2477

Email: info@forwardleeds.co.uk

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

Private practice 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

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.

Telephone: 0113 246 1659

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

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 (6pm-midnight).

Telephone: 07760 173 476

Connect Helpline

Connect is a free telephone helpline for people living in Leeds. Trained staff provide compassionate, non-judgemental support and information about other services, if requested.

Telephone: 0300 300 1485


Nightline is a confidential and anonymous non-advisory telephone listening and information service for students. Available every night during term time (8pm-8am).

Listening service: 0113 380 1381

Information service: 0113 380 1380


Samaritans have been offering emotional support to people in the Leeds community for over 50 years. Volunteers are available to respond to calls and emails 24/7.

Freephone: 116 123

Leeds: 0113 245 6789

Email: jo@samaritans.org

In an emergency

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.