To access our services:
If you already have a social worker or support worker, please speak to them. You can also see your GP, talk to a voluntary sector organisation directly or call Adult Social Care on 0113 222 4401 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm). They will arrange a referral for you so someone can talk with you about your needs. If you are unable to use the telephone you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have an emergency on an evening or weekend, our Emergency Duty Team can help - please see the weekend and evening emergencies page for their contact details.
The Leeds Mental Health Recovery Service.
Supporting people to stay in control and live their life the way they choose.
We want everyone to have a fulfilling life, be able to achieve their goals and to live somewhere they feel safe and our services are available to everyone.
We can provide care and support in a variety of ways, such as
- practical help with housing needs, including bidding for independent housing
- building support networks
- finding things to do during the day and taking up activities.
- planning and reviewing care and support needs
We want to involve the people who use our services in the planning and delivery of care and support. Anyone can join the user-involvement committee which meets once a month, or attend meetings within the council teams to give feedback.
For more information about getting involved call 0113 336 7709 or contact the management base at Bewerley Croft THU, Northcote Drive Leeds, LS11 6DN.
Mindwell: Mental health information for everyone in Leeds provides useful information and contact details of mental health organisations in Leeds.
Online tools to help you
- Artlink West Yorkshire is a community arts organisation based in Leeds, which runs arts projects to enhance and support positive mental health.
- The Counselling Directory can be used to search for qualified counsellors and psychotherapists local to you.
- The Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust provides specialist mental health services to people in Leeds.
- The NHS Choices website has a guide on how to access mental health services, and advice on the different options available to you.
- The Leeds Dual Diagnosis Project is a multi-agency network which aims to improve access to treatment and outcomes for people with complex needs in Leeds. Their website has information on care pathways including who to refer to and when to refer, as well as local policies and protocols relating to care coordination.
- The One You Leeds website contains information on the variety of mental health services available. There is also an explanation of your options and rights when it comes to mental health aftercare.
- If you are concerned about the impact of your own or someone else's mental health on the ability to make certain decisions (for example, on complex financial matters), the NHS Choices website has information about the Mental Capacity Act and how it protects an individual's interests.
- If you're in need of confidential support, Samaritans Leeds offer a 24 hour a day service.