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Urgent help required? Is your life or someone else’s in immediate danger?
Are you having suicidal thoughts?
If you are feeling very distressed or hopeless it’s important to know that you are not alone. Talking to someone can help you see beyond how you are feeling right now. You could try talking to a family member or friend, or if this doesn’t feel right, there are people who want to talk to you and help:
Low Mood? Anxiety? Depression? Mental Health Problems?
1 in 4 British adults experience at least one diagnosable mental health problem in any one year, sometimes when faced with mental health problems it can be hard to find the right help
Where can I get help?
For information on mental health services explore
Mindwell is a single point of information about mental health in Leeds. It provides easy,direct access and up to date information about mental health in Leeds https://www.mindwell-leeds.org.uk/
Call 0113 843 4388. Our teams are on hand to answer your call between 8am and 6pm Monday and Thursday and 8am – 4pm Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.
Eating disorder support
If you are worried about an eating disorder you can see one of our GPs. They have experience in caring for students with problem eating and can provide regular support if needed, or arrange further care. Below are eating disorder support organisations in Leeds:
Due to the recent outbreak of Coronavirus, there may be changes for the format of the meetings and support available. Please get in touch with the contact numbers for each group to ask for the most up to date information.
Connect – The West Yorkshire and Harrogate Eating disorders Service– Offers inpatient and outpatient treatment for Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa (referral by GP only)
EATING DISORDERS GROUP – Meetings held on alternate Monday evenings between 18:30 and 20:00 at Delacey House, Abbey Road, Kirkstall, Leeds 5. For more information contact Gillian on 0113 278 8434
Connect Hub support group meets every Wednesday at 6-7.30pm. It is an Informal drop-in group where individuals experiencing eating difficulties can meet and talk about their eating struggles. The group is facilitated by staff from the Connect. Venue -The Mount, 44 Hyde Terrace, Woodhouse, leeds, LS2 9LN. 0113 8556400. THE CARERS GROUP -Currently provides a monthly support group for carers. Meets on the first Wednesday of the month from 7pm – 8.30pm, at the Newsam Centre, Seacroft Hospital, York Road, Leeds, LS14 6WB. Tel: 0113 8556400. To view the HUB Flyer please click here.
Connect have several on-line resources. They have a two social media platforms; Instagram and Twitter: @lypft_connect where you can follow daily motivational and supportive posts and where you can join in with Instagram ‘Live lunches’ where members of the team are available for questions and support. You can also check out the self help pages on their website: https://www.leedsandyorkpft.nhs.uk/our-services/services-list/connect/
BEATING EATING DISORDERS is a National organisation whose web site we recommend
SELF HELP BOOKS
Leeds IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies) have launched workshops that patients can book directly onto without having to complete the full self-referral form for IAPT. Topics include; stress control, sleep well and wellbeing in the workplace. To see more information about the workshops and to book a place, please see: https://www.leedscommunityhealthcare.nhs.uk/iapt/all-workshops/