Mental health

If you need help urgently call Bradford First Response on 0800 952 1181. If someone is in immediate danger, call 999.

What is mental health?

Mental health affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make healthy choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life. Evidence suggests there are five steps you can take to improve your mental health and wellbeing.

  1. Connect with other people
  2. Be physically active
  3. Learn new skills
  4. Give to others
  5. Pay attention to the moment

Visit Living Well’s Five Ways to Wellbeing page to find out more.

If you need some support with your mental health there are a range of services listed on this page. If you are in a mental health crisis or feeling suicidal see the crisis section at the bottom of the page.

Healthy Minds Website – Services for Support

For information about more services available in the district, visit Healthy Minds. This website is the main doorway to information about mental health and wellbeing services across Bradford, Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven.

Support for your mental health


Confidential, emotional support provided by Mind in Bradford.

Call 08001 884 884 or chat online.

Bradford District and Craven Talking Therapies

NHS service to help you manage everyday problems such as feeling low, having problems sleeping, feeling anxious and experiencing stress.

Call 01274 221 234 or visit the Bradford District and Craven Talking Therapies website.

Mind in Bradford

A range of services including one to one support and group support.

Visit Mind in Bradford.


Online and text support. A safe and confidential space for those age 18 and over to share thoughts and feelings and get support from qualified professionals.

Visit Qwell.

The Cellar Trust 

Peer support, group crisis support, pathways to employment
and many other support options open to people coping with mental health problems or illness.

Call 01274 586474 or visit The Cellar Trust.

Support for Children and Young People

West Yorkshire Night Owls Helpline

A confidential support line for children, young people, their parents, and carers. This service is available from 8pm to 8am.

Call 0800 1488 244 Text 07984 392700 or Live Chat


Available for young people aged 11 to 18 living in Bradford, Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven. A safe space to connect with others and get support around your mental health and emotional well-being.

Visit Kooth

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS)

Support from preschool age up to age 16, or age 18 if still in school. Referral via your GP or other heath professional.


Support for Carers

Caring for others can be stressful. If you are caring for someone else, it is important to take care of your own mental wellbeing as well. Visit Carers Count for information on wellbeing courses covering carer health and wellbeing, carers rights, benefits and other support for carers.

Local support is also available through Carers’ Resource providing practical care and support, access to a Wellbeing Review, and to a small carer wellbeing grant where appropriate.

If you are in a mental health crisis or feeling suicidal

First Response

For urgent mental health crisis support for people of all ages living in Bradford, Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven.

Call 0800 952 1181 (24-hour helpline). Or visit First Response

Safe Spaces

Anyone aged seven and over living in Bradford District and Craven can access urgent same-day support from Safe Spaces at our Bradford and Keighley Hubs.

Call First Response on 0800 952 1181 and ask for ‘Safe Spaces’ for a same-day appointment.


Call 116 123 (free 24-hour national helpline). Or visit the Samaritans

NHS 111

Call 111. Or visit NHS 111


Text ‘shout’ to 85258 (free 24-hour text service). Or visit Shout

Check in With Your Mate

Information about local support services for men in Bradford.

Visit Check in with your Mate

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