116 123

The Samaritans offer support, at any time of the day, to anyone in the UK who is in distress – including those who may feel suicidal. 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Connect Helpline
0808 800 1212

Connect is a telephone helpline for people living in Leeds. The service provides emotional support and information for people in distress. Open 6pm-2am, 365 days a year.

0300 304 7000

SANE runs a national, out-of-hours mental health helpline offering specialist emotional support and information to anyone affected by mental illness, including family, friends and carers. 7 days a week 4.30pm to 10.30pm

0800 58 58 58

The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) provides a helpline for men in the UK who are down or have hit a wall for any reason, who need to talk or find information and support.  5pm–midnight, 365 days a year.

Leeds Domestic Violence Service
0113 2460401

Domestic violence and abuse is a serious problem. It includes physical, emotional, sexual and financial abuse. Physical signs such as injuries may be easier to recognise than the emotional forms of abuse. Click here for more information. This is the Leeds Helpline which is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

National Domestic Violence Helpline
0808 2000 247

The Freephone National Domestic Violence Helpline, run in partnership with Women’s Aid. 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Emergency Contacts

In the case of immediate danger call 999

Dial House
Tel: 0113 260 9328  Text: 07922 249 452

Dial House is a place of sanctuary which visitors can access when they are in crisis. Visitors can relax in a homely environment and can also have an hour of one-to-one support from the in-house team of Crisis Support Workers. Open 6pm–2am Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Wednesday evenings. If you want to visit call between 6pm and 7pm.

Dial House @ Touchstone
Tel: 0113 249 4675  Text: 07763 581 853

Crisis Service for people from Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) groups. A safe and confidential service staffed by people from BME groups. A place of sanctuary and support. Open 6pm-11pm Tuesday and Thursday.

Leeds Crisis Assessment Service
0300 300 1485

The Leeds Crisis Assessment Service (CAS) offers assessment to people 18 years and over who are experiencing acute mental health problems that may pose a risk to themselves and/or others, who require an assessment that day or within the next 72 hours. You can access this service by calling the Single Point of Access number (as above). 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. More information can be found here.

Leeds Social Care Emergency Duty Team
0113 240 9536

For social care emergencies out of office hours please contact the Social Care Emergency duty team on the number above. More information can be found hereMonday to Thursday 5pm-8am and Friday to Monday 4.30pm-8am.

NHS Direct

NHS Direct offers health advice and reassurance. 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Other useful resources


MindWell is the single ‘go to’ place for mental health information in Leeds. MindWell can help you access up-to-date information about help and support available in the city and a range of self-help resources and tool.

National Mind

National Mind’s ‘How Can We help You‘ has information on:

  • Diagnosis
  • Treatments
  • Rights & Legislation
  • Mental Health Statistics
  • Support & Social Care
  • Communities & Social Groups
  • Society & the Environment
  • Money & Mental Health