Mental Health Support

Working Better Together

This leaflet contains details of the commissioned, Community Adult Mental Health service providers from the voluntary sector, who are working together to provide a better mental health service in Kirklees.

To find out more about any service you are interested in, or to make a referral for yourself or someone else, you can call, email or visit our websites. Leaflet attached here.


5 steps to mental wellbeing

Evidence suggests there are 5 steps we can all take to improve our mental wellbeing.

If you give them a try, you may feel happier, more positive and able to get the most from life.

  • Connect – connect with the people around you: your family, friends, colleagues and neighbours. Spend time developing these relationships. Learn more in Connect for mental wellbeing.
  • Be active – you don't have to go to the gym. Take a walk, go cycling or play a game of football. Find an activity that you enjoy and make it a part of your life. Learn more in Get active for mental wellbeing.
  • Keep learning – learning new skills can give you a sense of achievement and a new confidence. So why not sign up for that cooking course, start learning to play a musical instrument, or figure out how to fix your bike? Find out more in Learn for mental wellbeing.
  • Give to others – even the smallest act can count, whether it's a smile, a thank you or a kind word. Larger acts, such as volunteering at your local community centre, can improve your mental wellbeing and help you build new social networks. Learn more in Give for mental wellbeing.
  • Be mindful – be more aware of the present moment, including your thoughts and feelings, your body and the world around you. Some people call this awareness "mindfulness". It can positively change the way you feel about life and how you approach challenges. Learn more in Mindfulness for mental wellbeing.

Listen to some audio guides to boost your mood.

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Andy's Man Club #itsokaytotalk

Andy's Man Club meet at Huddersfield Fire Station on Monday nights at 7pm (except bank holidays). Its a non judgmental talking group for men to talk about their problems without judgement or feeling like a burden.

What happens at Andy’s Man Club?

You go to any club and they will all run the exact same. We set that model up so if you’re a truck driving and your club is in Devon, but you’re late on a ferry from Amsterdam and end up stuck in Hull, you can go to the Hull group, and it’ll be exactly the same.

You come in – there’ll be someone there meeting you outside saying come in in case they're needed – you get a brew, you sit down with the rest of the lads and we get the ground rules out of the way:

No phones, or at least on silent if you’ve got an emergency.

Whatever is said in the room, stays in the room. A bit like Fight Club without the fighting. And then the other rule is we don’t talk about politics or religion or medication. Because we don’t want any alliances to anything, and some people need their medication and some people believe they don’t need their medication, but we’d rather the ones that do can still feel comfortable taking their medication.

Those are the ground rules. After that, your facilitator will say, “How’s your week been?” We’ve got a little football or rugby ball and we pass that around. People say how their week’s been. And then it follows on from there with, “What’s a positive from your week?” We start to make people think positively. Then we have “Anything to get off your chest?”

Those 3 questions are always there, and the last two questions always change. It might be something like, ‘What’s your goal between now and next week?’, or ‘Tell us someone who you appreciate in your life and why.” So it really starts to make people think positively.

And then after that people have a brew, and a bit of an open chat, and then everyone leaves. They can get added to a private Facebook group if they want, within their own group, and then they get support through the week from the guys in the group.

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Ben's Place Providing Specialist Support for male sexual abuse victims.

Ben's Place is a free counselling service available to all males aged 16+ throughout West Yorkshire. 

Tel: 01274 965009

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Our approach to women’s mental health and wellbeing is to look at the whole woman.

We recognise the effects that abuse, discrimination, physical and mental ill-health, financial pressure, unemployment, relationship conflicts and other issues have on our overall wellbeing.

The service works in Huddersfield and offers: drop-in, counselling, one-to-one support, group work, self help groups, creative approaches, confidence building, eating disorder groups, pregnancy testing, links to community groups, community building, anger management, walking groups, information knowledge and other opportunities.

Tel: 01484 450866 

WomenCentre Ltd 15 Lord Street Huddersfield  HD1 1QB

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Free, safe and anonymous online support for young people

On Kooth you can;

  • Chat to our friendly counsellors
  • Read articles written by young people
  • Get support from the Kooth community
  • Write in a daily journal

XenZone is a provider of online mental health services for children, young people and adults. Kooth, from XenZone, is an online counselling and emotional well-being platform for children and young people, accessible through mobile, tablet and desktop and free at the point of use.

For more information about XenZone, please visit XENZONE.COM.

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Time to Change

It's hard enough to experience mental health problems, without having to face the judgement, shame and isolation that often surrounds them. That's why we want to end mental health discrimination.

Time to Change is a growing social movement working to change the way we all think and act about mental health problems. We've already reached millions of people and begun to improve attitudes and behaviour.

Despite the progress we’ve made, we know that many people still don’t consider mental health relevant to them. They don’t believe mental health problems are likely to affect them or people they know.

But the reality is that mental health can affect anyone. Statistically, 1 in 4 of us will experience a mental health problem in any given year. That’s why our work is so important. No one should have to fear being treated differently because of a mental health problem. 

24 hour Helpline Launch

A new 24 hour mental health helpline has been launched, offering confidential help and advice, to anyone registered with a GP in Calderdale, Kirklees, Wakefield, Leeds and Barnsley.

Phone number: 0800 183 0558

The new service will support people who are:

  • At risk of developing mental health problems.
  • Diagnosed common mental health problems.
  • Known to mental health services.
  • Experiencing mental health distress.
  • Seeking information, advice and support.

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