Getting help

In Leeds we have a number of services available to people who are experiencing mental distress

Useful resources and support

Improving Access to Psychological Therapies

IAPT – The Improving Access to Psychological Therapies Programme in Leeds is making talking therapies more widely available to anyone who needs them. These therapies include guided self-help, stress and mood management and one-to-one Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).

More information on IAPT services in Leeds.

Self help booklets

Download a free self help booklet for more detailed information about how to help yourself if you feel things are getting on top of you. They cover a wide range of topics including depression, anxiety, sleep, anger and panic. Self help booklets are available to download for free.

Directory of Services in Leeds

Information for mental health provides resources and information about mental health for people in Leeds and its surrounding areas. Website includes a comprehensive directory of services.

Where to go for help for common mental health problems

The Leeds IAPT service provides assessment; short-term psychological treatment and support for people aged 17 upwards and who are registered with a GP in Leeds.

The service is for people with common mental health problems such as:

  • depression;
  • anxiety and panic attacks;
  • stress; or
  • difficulty coping with life events.

Where to go for help if you are feeling desperate

When we feel low it can be daunting to ask for help but try to talk to someone you trust, such as a good friend or relative. There are many services available to offer support or advice.

If you are thinking of hurting yourself or taking your life please contact your GP (family doctor).

If you can’t reach your GP go to Accident & Emergency at Leeds General Infirmary.

If you just want someone to listen to how you are feeling call the Samaritans on116 123, who work around the clock, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.