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We're all different, so there are different ways of getting help.  Whether you prefer talking, typing or texting there's still a way get support and learn about your mental health.  We are the local mental health support service for families and young people.

We're not an emergency or 24hr service, though. Outside normal service hours, you can talk to someone about an urgent mental health concern by calling 01924 316830. If someone is seriously ill right now or there is a risk to life, call emergency services on 999.

Talk to us: 01924 492183

Whether you're calling to change an appointment, ask a question or bring us up to date, we're looking forward to your call.

We're here 8am to 8pm Mon to Fri and 9am till 1pm Sat. Outside usual service hours, you can speak to someone about an urgent mental health concern on 01924 316830.

You can also email us.

Request support

Call: 0300 304 5555

Online: Support Request Form

Thriving Kirklees provides mental health support for people aged 0-18 in Kirklees.

Support includes someone to talk to on the phone, help understanding mental health, information and advice, links to other organisations services, counselling, support sessions with mental health practitioners, activity groups and workshops.

When you call, we will take some details about who you are and identify which services might help.  We will want to talk to the young person concerned and will ask for consent to store your data and talk to others who know the young person.

You can find more resources here.

Chathealth text support

  • 11-19 years: 07520 618866
  • Adults:          07520 618867

Chathealth links you with a local healthcare professional to answer questions via text message. You can ask anything about your health.

Chathealth is a Thriving Kirklees service. It's available between 8am and 8pm Monday to Friday. Responses may not be immediate.



Kooth is free, safe and anonymous online support for young people, commissioned by Thriving Kirklees. You can chat online to a counsellor or read more about what you're going through.

Other support

There are also national organisations that provide support.  We've selected some you might find useful.  They are not linked to local services and we cannot take responsibility for the content of these websites.

Night OWLS

Night OWLS is a confidential support line for children and young people in crisis. Helping them, their parents and carers by listening as well as providing advice, support and information.

Opening times: 8pm-8am
Call: 0300 200 3900
Text: 07984 392700

The Calm Zone 0800 585858

The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) is a leading movement against suicide, but can support you with issues such as anger, anxiety, bereavement, bullying, depression, eating disorders, exam stress, mental health, self harm and much more. Calm have a free and confidential helpline and webchat available 5pm-midnight, 7 days a week.

Childline 0800 1111

Childline is here to help anyone under 19 in the UK with any issue they’re going through. You can talk about anything. Whether it’s something big or small, our trained counsellors are here to support you. They're open anytime.

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