Mental Health

Getting Urgent Help

If you think you are experiencing a mental health crisis you can contact First Response.

First Response is available 24 hours a day 7 days a week and you can contact them on 01274 221181

Freephone 0800 952 1181 

The West Yorkshire Suicide Prevention website

The West Yorkshire Suicide Prevention website launched on Friday 10 September 2021 and is a dedicated information portal to help people with suicidal thoughts and those concerned for the mental wellbeing of anyone who lives in West Yorkshire.

The West Yorkshire Suicide Prevention website is an information portal coproduced by a group of organisations including voluntary, NHS and local authorities who are all working to reduce death by suicide in the region.

Local Help in Bradford

Support for Children and Young People

Reducing Inequalities in Communities (RIC) - We want every child and young person to have the best start in life, sometimes parents and childrens need extra help with feelings and thoughts. The following five services that are funded through the RIC programme are :

  • Little Minds Matter (Conception to 2 years)
  • Specialist Early Attachment and Development (Birth to 6 years)
  • Know Your Mind (8 to 19 Years)
  • Yound Peoples Social Prescribing Service (9 to 19 Years)
  • Futuren Focus Early Engagement Team (14 years and over)

A referral to these services would need to done by your GP and are available to anyone living or attending school in the folowing postcodes; BD1, BD2, BD3, BD5, BD7, BD8 and BD(.

Kooth is a web-based confidential support service available to young people between 10-18 years across Bradford district and Craven, and can be accessed from from any device which can use the internet.

Once a person has registered on Kooth they will have access to support and advice on their emotional wellbeing and mental health. This is provided through self-help resources, peer to peer and professional support. The services available via the Kooth website include:

  • a live chat function which is staffed by a qualified counsellor
  • a messaging function, monitored and managed by counsellors, emotional wellbeing practitioners and media workers
  • static and live topic-focused forums
  • an online magazine containing a wealth of topic specific resources, from mental health specific topics to more general subjects such as holidays, family, and relationships
  • crisis information and self-help resources

Kooth can also be accessed via this link:



Qwell is a free digital counselling service for adults in Bradford and Craven. Adults over the age of 19 can join online peer support communities, access self-help materials or engage in drop-in or booked one-to-one online chat sessions with experienced counsellors. Anyone using the site can access free anonymous emotional and mental health support, in a safe and confidential space.

The live counselling functionality allows service users to receive professional support through either booked or drop in sessions as and when a session is required.

Access to Qwell is immediate. There is no need for a referral, no waiting lists and the service is available 24/7.

Qwell can also be accessed via this link:


Additonal Information & Support

Mental health is about how we think, feel and behave. 1 in 4people in the UK have a mental health problem at some point in their lives, and this can affect peoples daily life, relationships and physical health.

Mental health disorders take many different forms and affect people in different ways. It it important to look after both your mental and physical health.


Please look through the below links for information:

You can subscribe to mental health podcasts on the Mental Health Foundation

You can find more information on Alzheimer's Disease here

You can find more information on Depression here

National Help


Grief and Loss: 

If you are dealing with grief or loss, or know someone who is - click here for a list of organisations who can help.

Bereavement Advice

National Bereavement Service


Every bereavement is different and there are different processes dependent on your circumstances.

Telephone: 0800 0246 121


Depression Advice


Rethink provide expert, accredited advice and information to everyone affected by mental health problems.


Telephone: 0300 5000 927



Samaritans offer a safe place for you to talk any time you like, in your own way – about whatever’s getting to you. You don’t have to be suicidal. Call Samaritans free, 24 hours a day 365 days a year.


Telephone: 116 123