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.
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.
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.
- Opening times: Monday- Friday 12pm- 10pm and Saturday- Sunday 6pm- 10pm.
- Website https://www.kooth.com/
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 is a new overnight listening and advice service for children and young people experiencing a mental health crisis.
The service is available 8pm – 8am every day.
Night OWLS can help if you:
- are finding it hard to cope with life
- feel like you have nowhere to turn
- are feeling angry, lonely, anxious, or depressed
- are caring for a young person who is struggling with their mental health
- feel confused or find it hard to think straight
- feel unsafe
- feel you can’t go on living
- someone you know is experiencing a mental health crisis or you are concerned about their emotional wellbeing
- Or simply want to talk either via phone/text or online chat
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.