Local Services and National Helplines
Sources of Information
Please see a list of useful contact details below, or simply just use this link to download it.
WAKEFIELD LOCAL SERVICES & NATIONAL HELPLINES
EMERGENCY 999 If you are concerned that harm to others is occurring or about to occur, call the police or ambulance service. Explain your concerns and allow the handler to provide the most appropriate response.
SAMARITANS Free call 116 123, email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Samaritans offer free emotional support, 24/7 to anyone in distress, despair or emotional crisis or having thoughts of suicide. Call backs to anyone you’re worried about.
24 HR MENTAL HEALTH LINE call 0800 1830558.
SOCIAL CARE DIRECT 0345 850 3503, self-referral available for any Safeguarding concerns and contact centre for information about other services.
SINGLE POINT OF ACCESS 01924 316 900. For anyone with a severe mental health issue, that you feel requires an intervention.
24/7 MENTAL HEALTH HELPLINE 0800 183 0558. Offering emotional health support in West Yorkshire.
LIVE WELL 01924 255363. Social Prescribing self-referrals taken.
ROSALIE RYRIE FOUNDATION email@example.com 01924 315 140 or 07305 788583. Help and support for any Domestic Abuse/ behaviour management for adults, young people and children.
SHOUT Listening text service for anyone. 24/7 confidential, does not appear on your phone bill. Text the word “SHOUT” to 85258 to start a conversation.
SAFE SPACE WAKEFIELD HOPE IN A CRISIS, for anyone struggling with their mental health Face-to-Face and telephone support 6pm-midnight 7 evenings per week 07776 962 815.
TURNING POINT TALKING THERAPIES 01924 234 860 firstname.lastname@example.org Support for mental health issues, online support, group support and wellbeing workshops. Can self-refer 16y+ see website.
WEST YORKSHIRE & HARROGATE SUICIDE BEREAVEMENT SERVICE https://wyhsbs.org.uk Support for anyone who has been affected by suicide.
CALM 0800 585 858, Mon-Fri (1pm-11pm), Webchat 5pm-midnight. www.thecalmzone.net Campaign Against Living Miserably Helpline offering emotional support for anyone in crisis.
ANDY’S MAN CLUB (see over page*) Weekly support meetings for men to talk www.andysmanclub.co.uk.
SANE MENTAL HEALTH HELPLINE 0845 767 8000, 6pm-11pm every day www.sane.org.uk out-of-hours national helpline for anyone coping with mental illness, including concerned relatives and friends.
#ITSOKTOTALK STATE OF MIND SPORT - Great Minds #GreatMindsTogether, email email@example.com Mental Health
& Fitness Awareness for Men in Wakefield.
WELL WOMEN’S CENTRE telephone 01924 2111114, a charity providing support and wellbeing services to the women in Wakefield District.
WE ARE WITH YOU www.wearewithyou.org.uk webchat via the website. For help and support for alcohol, drugs and mental health. Also, for those who may be worried about someone.
WDDAS Wakefield District Domestic Abuse Service aims to works with all victims and perpetrators of domestic abuse 0800 915 1561, email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Children and Young People Service Online Procedures https://wakefieldchildcare.proceduresonline.com.
SPECTRUM PEOPLE SOCIAL PRESCRIBING Referrals and self-referrals taken for anyone needing extra support and befriending www.spectrumpeople.org.uk. 07720 899 781.
CARERS WAKEFIELD AND DISTRICT telephone 01924 305544, for information, advice and support for carers www.carerswakefield.org.uk
WDH CASH WISE 01977 724651, email@example.com. Any financial issue advice and support for Wakefield residents across the district Citizens Advice Bureau debt/benefits/housing/employment/immigration.
CITIZENS ADVICE call 03444 111 444.
UNIVERSAL CREDIT 0800 1448 444 Consumer 0808 223 1133.
YOUNG PEOPLE’S SERVICES
WF I CAN www.wf-i-can.co.uk. Wakefield online chat and useful information for young people up to the age of 25y.
YOUNG LIVES www.younglives.net, telephone 01924 364198 who can signpost you to local support groups.
WAKEFIELD CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE’S EMOTIONAL HEALTH AND WELLBEING SERVICE (COMPAS), helps children, young people and families facing low mood, friendship problems, bullying, online bullying, or feeling angry, lonely, or sad before things get worse.
Text “BUZZ” to 85258 for text messaging support, telephone 01924 665 093, you can self-refer on their website www.compass-uk.org/services/wakefield-children-and-young-peoples-emotional-health-and-wellbeing-service.
CHILDLINE telephone 0800 1111, information and advice about a wide range of issues and online counsellors www.childline.org.uk.
PAPYRUS HOPELINE UK 0800 068 4141 SMS 07860 039967 email firstname.lastname@example.org Suicide prevention for U35s.
THE MIX 0808 808 4994 or Text “THEMIX” to 85258. Support for U25s available 24/7.
INSPIRING FUTURES A specialist drug and alcohol service for those under 25 and their families. Support to look at your drug or alcohol use, what are you using, how much and how often. Support where and how you want it. Online contact and screening form at any time of the day www.turning-point.co.uk/services/drug-and-alcohol-support/self-referral.
Telephone 0300 123 1912 between 9 and 5, Monday to Thursday, and 9 to 4:30 on Friday.
Find out more www.turning-point.co.uk/services/wakefield#about-yp.
YOUNG MINDS mental health crisis messenger, text “YM” to 85258.
SCHOOL NURSING 0-19 YEARS Speak to your School Nurse who can give advice or call them Monday to Friday 9 to 5 on 0300 373 0944.
SELPH Empowering 16-25 years old to overcome life challenges.
For young people in Wakefield District who have a range of health, mental health, and social challenges, http://youth-association.org/current-projects-2/selph/.
For the east of the District, Ryhill and south East Wakefield, email: email@example.com and for the West of the District, St George’s, Lupset, email: wakccg.futureSELPH@nhs.net.
CAMHS 01977 735 865 Wakefield District Children and Adolescence Mental Health Services
ASIST Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training. This 2-day course trains delegates on how to do a suicide intervention. For details email firstname.lastname@example.org.
APPS FOR PHONES
SelfHelp App Samaritan’s App with useful resources. Download from their website.
Hub of Hope Finds services, local to you using geolocation technology, to help with mental ill health.
Stay Alive Pocket suicide prevention resource with useful information to help you stay safe.
Mood Tools Useful tools in an App; Thought diary, activities, safety plan, videos, test and information.
CalmHarm Providing useful tasks that help you to resist or manage the urge to self-harm.
NHS www.nhs.uk the UK’s biggest health website with lists of local services, care and support.
NHS 111 telephone 111 for non-urgent medical advice and help.
*ANDY’S MAN CLUB LOCAL VENUES – Meet every Monday 7pm,
Wakefield Elite Training, Balne Mills, Silcoates Street, Wakefield WF2 0DX Pontefract Colliery Football Club, Beechnut Lane, Pontefract. WF8 4FU
Barnsley Library@the Light Box, 1 The Glass Works, Barnsley, S10 1GW
Huddersfield Cedar Court Hotel, Ainley Top HD3 3RH and The Zone, St Andrews Road HD1 6PT
Dewsbury Union House, 29 Union Street, Dewsbury WF13 1AS
Batley Mack Studios, Field Lane, Batley WF17 5AG