Get Support

 

Starting a conversation about mental health and suicidal feelings can be difficult and trying to navigate your own feelings can become confusing, which is completely normal.

However, there are a number of places to start, and a range of services available to help you take the first steps.

 
What are suicidal feelings?

Suicidal feelings can appear in a range of ways, from being preoccupied by thoughts about ending your life, feelings that people would be better off without you, to thinking about and/or making plans to take your own life.

These feelings can be extremely distressing and scary, but you are not alone- many people experience these feelings in their lifetime, and they will and do pass.

Learn more

 
Helplines for suicidal feelings:
 
 

Samaritans

Free listening and advice for people who feel suicidal or have issues going on in their lives. The services are confidential, anonymous and non-judgemental.

Phone:
116 123 - Available 24/7

Email:
jo@samaritans.org - Aim to respond within 24 hours

Face to face:
Leeds Branch LS2 9LY - Open 09:00 - 21:00 everyday.
Find your nearest branch.

Website:
samaritans.org

 

 
 

HOPELINEUK (Run by Papyrus)

HOPELINE UK is a confidential support service for people aged 35 and under who are experiencing thoughts of suicide, or anyone concerned that a young person could be thinking about suicide.

Phone:
0800 0684141
Mon-Fri, 09:00 - 22:00 | Weekends & Bank Holidays, 14:00 - 22:00

Text:
07860 039 967
Mon-Fri, 09:00 - 22:00 | Weekends & Bank Holidays, 14:00 - 22:00

Email:
pat@papyrus-uk.org- Aim to respond within 24 hours

Website:
papyrus-uk.org

 

 
 

Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM)

A free helpline for people in the UK (with a particular focus on men) who may be experiencing mental health difficulties and/or suicidal feelings.

Phone:
0800 58 58 58 - Available 17:00 - 00:00, everyday

Webchat:
thecalmzone.net/help/get-help - Available 17:00 - 00:00, everyday

Website:
thecalmzone.net

 

 

 
 

SHOUT Crisis Text Line

By texting ‘SHOUT’ to 85258 you will be put in touch with a crisis volunteer who will chat to you using train techniques via text message. The service is designed to help individuals to think more clearly and to take their next steps to feeling better.

Text:
85258
Available 24/7 | Free and confidential to from most major networks

Website:
giveusashout.org

 

 

 
 

Other Mental Health Helplines

Connect (Ran by Leeds Survivor-Led Crisis Service)
Leeds based emotional support and information for people in distress. Connect supports people in crisis, and provides a preventative service by supporting people before they reach crisis point. They also offer Connect Online, where Leeds residents can get support via instant chat. 
Phone:
0808 800 1212 - Everyday, 18:00 - 02:00
Website
lslcs.org.uk

 

The Mix
UK based charity that provides free, confidential support for people aged 25 and Under.
Phone:
0808 808 4994 - Everyday, 16:00 - 23:00
Website:
themix.org.uk

 

NHS 111
Call 111 to speak to a fully trained advisor about any urgent medical concerns relating to your mental health.
Phone:
111 - 24/7
Website:
nhs.uk

 

Leeds Nightline
Student-led listening and information service for students in Leeds.
Phone:
0113 380 1285 - 20:00 - 08:00 during term time
Website:
leeds.nightline.ac.uk

 

BEAT Eating Disorders Studentline
Listening and talking based service for students who are experiencing eating disorders.
Phone:
0808 801 0811 - Mon-Fri, 12:00 - 20:00 | Weekends & Bank Holidays, 16:00 - 20:00
Website:
leeds.nightline.ac.uk

 

 
 

Help for Liberation Groups

Muslim Youth Helpline
Faith-based and culturally sensitive support by phone, live chat or email.
Phone:
0808 808 2008 - Everyday, 16:00 - 22:00
Website:
myh.org.uk

 

Switchboard LGBT+ Helpline
Safe space helpline to provide information, support and referral services for the LGBT+ community and anyone experiencing issues with the sexuality and/or gender identity.
Phone:
0300 330 0630 - Everyday, 10:00 - 22:00
Website:
switchboard.lgbt

 

MindLine Trans+
A confidential emotional, mental health support helpline for people who identify as Transgender, Agender, Gender Fluid, Non-binary. They also probide emotional support and information to family and friends.
Phone:
0300 330 5468 - Mon - Fri, 20:00 - 00:00

 

Yorkshire MESMAC (Leeds)
They offer various social and support groups for LGBT+, Trans and BAME LGBT+ people.
Phone:
0113 244 4209
Website:
mesmac.co.uk

 

 
 

For those supporting someone else/affected by suicide

SANEline
National out-of-hours helpline offering specialist emotional support, guidance and information to anyone affected by mental illness, including family friends and carers.
Phone:
0300 304 7000 - Everyday, 16:30 - 22:30
Website:
sane.org.uk

 

Leeds Suicide Bereavement Service
Service funded by Leeds City Council to provide support from volunteers with lived experience of suicide bereavement to adults, children and families. They also provide 1:1, peer groups, family support and counselling.
Phone:
0113 305 5800
Email:
info@LeedsSBS.org.uk
Website:
LeedsSBS.org.uk

 

Cruse Bereavement
Free, confidential emotional support to anyone who has been affected by bereavement.
Phone:
0808 808 1677
Monday & Friday 9:30 - 17:00, Tuesday Wednesday & Thursday 9:30 - 20:00
Email:
helpline@cruse.org.uk

Face to Face:
cruse.org.uk/get-help/local-services/yorkshire-and-humber/leeds
Website:
cruse.org.uk

 

Support After Suicide Partnership
A network of organisations that provide information on practical and emotional support for people who have been bereaved or affected by suicide. Free downloadable support guides also available.
Website:
supportaftersuicide.org.uk

 

Student Minds ‘Look After Your Mate’ Guide
A guide shaped by student’s lived experiences on supporting a friend through mental health difficulties.
studentminds.org.uk/supportforafriend

 

 

 
 

How and where you can refer to for help

There are a number of places you can reach out to seek advice and treatment for your mental health, both within the University and externally:

University Student Wellbeing Team
Made up of counsellors and mental health practitioners, they can offer a range of support options and work with you to explore which will best suit you. Register through the website to access an appointment with the team.
Phone:
0113 812 8507
Website:
leedsbeckett.ac.uk/student-wellbeing-team

 

Kooth
Leeds Beckett Students can access free, anonymous, online counselling online through Kooth Student. You can access regular counselling sessions as well as drop in chats. There is also access to community forums and various articles. You can sign up for free with your University Email on the Kooth website.
Website:
student.kooth.com

 

Speak to your GP
Speaking to your GP in confidence can help you explore the options available to you on the NHS. For information on registering with a GP in Leeds, please see guidance here.

 

Leeds Mental Wellbeing Service (Formerly IAPT)
A service that provides a wide range of support through online CBT-based courses, face-to-face classes and talking therapies. You can self-refer online to the service here.
Phone:
0113 843 4388

 

The Market Place Leeds
Free, confidential support service for people aged 25 and under. They offer daily drop in sessions, counselling, and peer support groups. Find more details here.
Phone:
0113 843 4388

 

Mindwell Leeds
A mental health website funded by NHS Leeds that brings together information from services across the City into one central place. It’s an extremely good place to start your search for help. Find out more here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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