The Mental Health Hub has been developed with our Equality Campaign groups. These groups (Women's, BAME Students, LGBT+, Trans Students, International, Disabled Students) are committed to developing information and resources which are responsive to the needs of students who identify into their communities. Mental health has been an organisational priority for LBSU and Equality Campaign representatives have highlighted that student mental health can be affected by lived experiences of stigma and discrimination. As a result, the Equality Campaigns have developed this mental health resource hub which signposts students to dedicated mental health services and peer-support groups in Leeds and West Yorkshire. The services listed on this page include one-to-one counselling to group activities and peer support groups. If you have any questions, or have further suggestions for this hub, please get in touch with the Student Voice team: studentvoice@leedsbeckettsu.co.uk

 
 

Best Start Peer Support Project

Key Categories: Self-referral; Peer Support Group activities
Open to: Women who are pregnant or parents/carers of children under 2 years old

Best Start Peer Support Project helps women who are pregnant and parents/carers of children under 2 years old. The programme offers peer support groups in South and East Leeds which aim to address loneliness and isolation. This peer support involves people drawing on shared personal experience to provide knowledge, social interaction, emotional assistance or practical help to each other, often in a way that is mutually beneficial.

Address: Touchstone House, 2-4 Middleton Crescent, Leeds, LS11 6JU
Telephone: 0113 271 8277
Email: karenm@touchstonesupport.org.uk
Website: http://www.touchstonesupport.org.uk/services/best-start/

 
 

Black Health Initiative (BHI)

Key Categories: Self-referral; Referral; One-to-one Counselling
Open to: Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic Students (BAME)

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+. The self-referral form can be found on the BHI website.

Address: Black Health Initiative, 277 Chapeltown Road, Leeds, LS7 3HA
Telephone: 0113 307 0300
Email: Contact BHI via their website
Website: http://www.blackhealthinitiative.org/contact-us/

 
 

BME Hearing Voices Group

Key Categories: Self-referral; Peer Support
Open to: Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic Students (BAME)

The BME Hearing Voices Group is a group facilitated by people with lived experience of hearing voices and seeing things that others do not see. This group is for anyone who is BME and is a safe supportive space where you can share you thoughts and feelings and discuss coping strategies.

Address: Dial House, 12 Chapel Street, Halton, Leeds, LS15 7RW
Telephone: 0113 260 9328
Email: survivor.led@lslcs.org.uk
Website: https://www.lslcs.org.uk/get-involved-2/group-work/

 
 

Community Links IAPT

Key Categories: Self-referral; One-to-one Counselling
Open to: All Students

Community Links IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies) works with individuals who are experiencing a mild to moderate common mental health problem, such as depression, anxiety and stress. They provide treatments based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy principles.

Address: Units 7-8, Northwest Business Park, Servia Hill, Leeds, LS6 2QH
Telephone: 0113 200 9188
Email: iapt@commlinks.co.uk
Website: https://www.commlinks.co.uk/services/leeds

 
 

Disabled Students Helpline

Key Categories: Self-referral; Telephone; One-to-one Support
Open to: Disabled Students

Run by Disability Rights UK, Disabled Students Helpline is a free helline that provides advice for disabled students who are studying in England. They are available for advice on all aspects of life as a disabled student at Leeds Beckett.

Telephone: 0800 328 5050 (Tues - 11:30-13:30 / Thurs - 13:30-15:30)
Email: students@disabilityrightsuk.org
Website: https://www.disabilityrightsuk.org/how-we-can-help/helplines/disabled-students-helpline

 
 

Dosti

Key Categories: Self-referral; Referral; One-to-one Counselling; Professional Support; Group Activities
Open to: Asian Women

Dosti is a safe and confidential support service improving women's mental health in Leeds. It offers therapeutic group and individual support which is specific to meet the diverse needs of Asian women. The staff speak various Asian languages. You can refer yourself to the service or be referred.

Address: Stocks Hill Day Centre, Chapel Lane, Armley, Leeds, LS12 2DJ
Telephone: 0113 203 8893
Email: hello@dostileeds.org.uk
Website: https://www.touchstonesupport.org.uk/services/dosti

 
 

Getaway Girls

Key Categories: Self-referral; Peer Support; Group Activities
Open to: Women aged 11-25

Getaway Girls works with young women (aged 11-25) to build up confidence, develop new skills and take positive risks in an environment which offers cooperation and support. These are peer support groups which are planned, facilitate and evaluated with participants.

Address: 67 Bayswater Grove, Leeds, LS8 5LN
Telephone: 0113 240 5894
Website: https://getawaygirls.co.uk

 
 

LGBT+ Group at Barnsley Mind

Key Categories: Self-referral; Referral; Peer Support
Open to: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Students

The LGBT+ Group at Barnsley Mind offers support for members of the LGBT+ community and empowers attendees to achieve participation, inclusion, independence, boost your confidence and improve your overall mental wellbeing. This group is free to attend.

Address: Arcadia House, 72 Market Street, Barnsley, S70 1SN
Telephone: 01709 919929
Email: contactus@rbmind.co.uk
Website: https://www.rbmind.co.uk/contact-us

 
 

LGBT+ Group at Leeds Survivor-Led Crisis Service

Key Categories: Self-referral; Peer Support
Open to: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Students

The LGBT+ Group at the Leeds Survivor-Led Crisis Service is for anyone who identifies as LGBT+ who is dealing with mental health difficulties and struggling to find support or feel listened to and understood. This group is a safe supportive space where you can be with other people who have lived experiences of LGBT+ issues - you can share your thoughts and feelings and discuss coping strategies. This group is peer-led so everyone who attends identifies as LGBT+, including volunteers and group workers.

Address: Dial House, 12 Chapel Street, Halton, Leeds, LS15 7RW
Telephone: 0113 260 9328
Email: survivor.led@lslcs.org.uk
Website: https://www.lslcs.org.uk/get-involved-2/group-work/

 
 

Mindline Trans+ in Bradford

Key Categories: Self-referral; One-to-one Support
Open to: Transgender Students

Mindline Trans+ in Bradford is a confidnetial mental health support helpline for people who identify as Transgender, Agender, Gender Fluid, and Non-binary. The Mindline Trans+ service provides a safe place to talk about your feelings confidentially. Cals are not recorded and personal details are not asked for. Mindline listeners will try to understand the multitude of feelings and concerns that may be going on for you. They are there to listen and offer their support.

Telephone: 0300 330 5468 (Monday & Friday - 20:00-00:00)
Website: http://www.mindinbradford.org.uk/mindline-trans

 
 

Moving Forward at Bradford Mind

Key Categories: Self-referral; Peer Support; Group Activities
Open to: Women

Moving Forward at Bradford Mind is a women's support group for increasing confidence, improving communication, managing anxiety and understanding depression. The group helps attendees to develop goals with action plans to create positive change. The groups meet on Tuesdays - 13:00-15:00.

Address: Mind in Bradford, 1st Floor, Tradeforce Building, Cornwall Place, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD8 7JT
Telephone: 01274 730815
Email: alanwilson@mindinbradford.org.uk

 
 

Roshani ('Light')

Key Categories: Group Activities; Peer Support
Open to: Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic Students

Roshani ('Light') is a BAME mental health project based in Halifax. It is a specialist mental health education project working with people from different ethnic backgrounds to increase awareness of mental health issues and challenge stigma. They work n initiatives including peer support groups so that BAME people have more opportunity to access ongoing support in a safe, trusted environment.

Address: Healthy Minds (Calderdale), 1 King Street, Halifax, HX1 1SR
Telephone: 01422 345154 (mobile: 07947 110403)
Email: neelam@healthymindscalderdale.co.uk
Website: http://www.healthymindscalderdale.co.uk/roshani.html

 
 

Sharing Voices Bradford (SVB)

Key Categories: Self-referral; Referral; Peer Support; Group Activities
Open to: Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic Students

Sharing Voice Bradford (SVB) is a community development mental health organisation actively supporting and working with diverse minority communities of Bradford. They offer support groups for South Asian and African/Caribbean men and women and other BAME communities.

Address: 10 Mornington Villas, Bradford, BD8 7HB
Telephone: 01274 731 166
Email: info@sharingvoices.net
Website: https://sharingvoices.net/contact/

 
 

THRU Peer Support

Key Categories: Self-referral; Referral; Peer Support
Open to: All Students

THRU Peer Support is led by Leeds Mind and offers peer support for young people aged between 16 and 25. Peer support groups meet with other young people to share how you're feeling and develop new ways of managing mental health.

Address: The Market Place, 18 New Market Street, Leeds, LS1 6DG and Phoenix Health & Wellbeing Centre, Lower Ground Floor, 30 Park Place, Leeds, LS1 2SP 
Telephone: 0113 305 5800
Email: info@leedsmind.org.uk

 
 

Together Women

Key Categories: Self-referral; Referral; One-to-one Counselling; Group Activities
Open to: Women

Together Women runs sessions in Leeds and Bradford about healthy relationships, motivation & sucess, and combating negative thoughts and anxiety. At Leeds, Together Women offers a confidence building group, which combines art therapy with confidence building techniques. At Bradford, Together Women offers individual counselling centres.

Address: 13 Park Square East, Leeds, LS1 2LF
Telephone: 0113 380 8900
Website: https://www.togetherwomen.org/contact-us

 
 

Touchstone Migrant Access Project Plus (MAP+)

Key Categories: Self-referral; Referral; Group Activities
Open to: Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic International Students

Touchstone MAP+ provide support for new migrants to Leeds. They run a buddy scheme to link new migrants up with a trained volunteer to help them access services and settle into Leeds. Students can make self-referrals on the website.

Address: Support Centre, 53-55 Harehills Avenue, Leeds, LS8 4EX
Telephone: 0113 219 2727
Email: supportcentre@touchstonesupport.org.uk
Website: https://www.touchstonesupport.org.uk/services/migrant-access-project-plus-map/

 
 

Touchstone Support Centre

Key Categories: Self-referral; Referral; One-to-one Counselling; Group Activities
Open to: Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic Students

Touchstone Support Centre is for Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) people who live in Leeds, who either have mental health needs, care for those with mental ill health or are at risk of developing mental ill health. The Centre supports people with one-to-one support, activity and social groups, information and weekly groups. The Centre offers support through both women's and men's groups.

Address: Support Centre, 53-55 Harehills Avenue, Leeds, LS8 4EX
Telephone: 0113 219 2727
Email: supportcentre@touchstonesupport.org.uk
Website: https://www.touchstonesupport.org.uk/services/support-centre

 
 

The Trans Group

Key Categories: Self-referral; Peer Support
Open to: Trans Students

The Trans Group at the Leeds Survivor Led Crisis Service is for anyone who identifies as transgender, or has identified as transgender. This includes non-binary people and anyone questioning their gender identity. The group offers a therapeutic, relaxed, non-judgemental space. The group is peer-led so everyone who attends identifies as trans or non-binary, and is led by a trans volunteer. Please note: the group may be overseen by an LGBT group worker who does not identify as transgender.

Address: Dial House, 12 Chapel Street, Halton, Leeds, LS15 7RW
Telephone: 0113 260 9328
Email: survivor.led@lslcs.org.uk
Website: https://www.lslcs.org.uk/get-involved-2/group-work

 
 

The Tuesday Project

Key Categories: Self-referral; Referral; One-to-one; Group Activities
Open to: Deaf Students

The Tuesday Project (mental health support group for deaf people) offers weekly support sessions for British Sign Language user in Leeds.

Address: Dial House, 12 Chapel Street, Halton, Leeds, LS15 7RW
Telephone: 0113 260 9328
Email: survivor.led@lslcs.org.uk

 
 

Unique Minds

Key Categories: Self-referral; Referral; Group Activities
Open to: Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic Men

Unique Minds is a BAME Men's peer support group which runs each week at Touchstone Support Centre in Harehills, Leeds. The group accepts self-referrals and asks that all those interested contact Touchstone for an initial meeting.

Address: Support Centre, 53-55 Harehills Avenue, Leeds, LS8 4EX
Telephone: 0113 219 2727
Email: supportcentre@touchstonesupport.org.uk
Website: https://www.touchstonesupport.org.uk/services/group-work-2/bme-mens-group-unique-minds/

 
 

Women's Counselling & Therapy Service (WCTS)

Key Categories: Self-referral; Referral; One-to-one Counselling; Group Activities
Open to: Women

Women's Counselling & Therapy Service (WCTS) offers a free or low-cost accessible counselling and psychotherapy service for Leeds women on low incomes. Venues are in the city centre and in communities around Leeds. WCTS offers individual therapy, group therapy and drama therapy.

Address: 5 Portland Street, Leeds, LS1 3DR
Telephone: 0113 245 5725
Email: info@womenstherapyleeds.org.uk
Website: https://www.womenstherapyleeds.org.uk/about-us/contact/

 
 

Women's Group at York Mind

Key Categories: Self-referral; Peer Support; Group Activities
Open to: Women

Women's Group at York Mind is a peer support group which helps women to work and talk together to understand anxiety and depression.

Address: York Mind, Highcliffe House, Highcliffe Court, York, YO30 6BP
Telephone: 01904 643364
Email: office@yorkmind.org.uk
Website: https://www.yorkmind.org.uk

 
 

Yorkshire MESMAC

Key Categories: Self-referral; Individual Counselling
Open to: LGBT+ Students / Trans Students

Yorkshire MESMAC provides free, short term local counselling for anyone who identifies as LGBT+ in Leeds. Their services include counselling for young people (16-25 years) who are LGBT+ or questioning their sexual orientation.

Address: 22/23 Blayds Yard, Leeds, LS1 4AD
Telephone: 0113 244 4209
Email: leeds@mesmac.co.uk
Website: https://www.mesmac.co.uk/our-areas/leeds/counselling

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