On this page you will find links to various mental health support organisations.

Local Help & Support


Yorkshire MESMAC provides a range of services across Leeds, Bradford, Wakefield, Rotherham, York, North Yorkshire and Hull. They can offer rapid and confidential HIV testing, condoms and lubricant Bradford also offers a counselling service and wellbeing group sessions


Halifax Samaritans

The Samaritans offers a safe place for you to talk any time you like, in your own way – about whatever’s getting to you. You don’t have to be suicidal.

116 123 free from any phone

0330 094 5717 local call charges apply

The First Response Service

Offers support 24 hours a day, seven days a week to people of all ages living in Bradford, Airedale, Wharfedale or Craven experiencing a mental health crisis

Telephone: 01274 221181

My wellbeing college

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


Bradford Mind 

Bradford Mind provides information and support to anyone experiencing mental or emotional health problems, primarily throughout Bradford, Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven.



VITAL is an Experts by Experience organisation providing specialist services to support people who have experienced mental ill health or are vulnerable due to older age, trauma, or illness. We believe that people are humans, and not just a diagnosis and campaign to reduce the stigma and discrimination around mental health.   We help individuals to get their voices heard and navigate the health and social care system for the services they need for better mental/physical health. We provide advocacy, befriending, volunteering opportunities and bespoke and workshop training opportunities


Cellar trust

The Cellar Trust is registered mental health charity (No. 701982) that supports people with mental health problems, across the Bradford district to move forward in their recovery and live independent, fulfilling lives.


Sharing Voices

Sharing Voices Bradford is a community development mental health organisation actively supporting and working with diverse minority communities of Bradford.


Roshni Ghar

Helps women in the Keighley area that have experienced mental health problems in their lives and supports them to become confident and independent.


Making space

A national charity and leading provider of adult health and social care services including local services around mental health and support for carers


Specific National LGBT+ Support

Pink therapy

Pink Therapy hosts a directory of therapists and health professionals in the UK who identify or are understanding of gender, sex and relationship diversities



MindOut is a project run by and for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Queer people. Our staff, volunteers and board of trustees, are all LGBTQ. We believe that sharing this identity is essential to our work.


Switchboard lgbt

Switchboard is a confidential listening service for the LGBT+ communities; offering support across our helpline, email and instant messaging, The service is open 10am-10pm daily.



The LGBT Foundation is a national charity delivering advice, support and information services to lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) communities.


National organisations


Mind offers advice, support and information to people experiencing a mental health difficulty and their family and friends. Mind also has a network of local associations in England and Wales to which people can turn for help and assistance. Mind have specific information for the LGBT+ communities


Time to change

Time to change is A growing movement of people changing how we think and act about mental health problems.


Rethink Mental Illness

Rethink mental Illness works to help everyone affected by severe mental illness, such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, recover a better quality of life. It provides effective services and support and campaigns for change through greater awareness and understanding



SANE provides confidential and non-judgemental emotional support, guidance and information to anyone affected by mental illness, including families, friends and carers


Combat stress

The UK’s leading charity for veterans’ mental health … with issues like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety and depression