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Mental Health

Kirklees Suicide Prevention Action Group

The Kirklees Suicide Prevention Action Group has shared information on a new national text line that has been launched.  Information on the launch including how the Royal Foundation (William, Kate, Harry and Meghan) is supporting this can be found in this BBC News story.

The number to text is 85258.

It is a free, anonymous 24/7 text service for anyone in crisis anytime, anywhere and a place to go if you’re struggling to cope and need immediate help.  The trained Crisis Volunteers can help with issues such as suicidal thoughts; abuse or assault; self-harm; bullying and relationship challenges.  The conversation only ends once the person is in a calm, safe place and ideally with a plan for support going forward.

During the 12 month pilot, 60,000 conversations took place and Shout research suggests 85% of these were from people aged 25 or under.  Further information on the service can be found at the Shout website:


116 123 (UK), 24 hours a day
Available 24 hours a day to provide confidential emotional support for people who are experiencing feelings of distress, despair or suicidal thoughts.


0300 123 3393 (Mon – Fri, 9am-6pm except bank holidays)
Offers advice and support to service users; has a network of local associations in England and Wales to which people can turn for help and assistance.

Rethink Mental Illness

0300 5000 927 (Mon – Fri, 10am-2pm)
Support forum email:
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.


0845 767 8000 (6pm-11pm every day – local rate on BT landlines)
Support forum email: 
SANE services provide practical help, emotional support and specialist information to individuals affected by mental health problems, their family, friends and carers.

NHS Mental Health Services

Find local mental health services on the NHS website. You can also get advice from NHS 111 phone service.


Prevention of young suicide
Call: 0800 068 41 41
SMS: 07786 209697
A specialist telephone service staffed by trained professionals who give non-judgemental support, practical advice and information to Children, teenagers and young people up to the age of 35 who are worried about how they are feeling. Anyone who is concerned about a young person.

Mental Health Foundation

Charity improving the lives of those with mental health problems or learning disabilities.


Adults over 18 including parents, teachers or concerned adults:
0345 634 1414  – . (Mon-Wed, 1pm-4pm)
Support forums (7 days a week) email:
Under 25s:
0345 634 7650 – (Mon-Wed, 1pm-4pm)
Support forums (7 days a week) email:
Beat provides helplines for adults and young people offering support and information about eating disorders and difficulties with food, weight and shape. We also have an email service and an online one to one service.

Low Mood Guide (Parent Info Site) click here for details.

Awareness Raising and Self Help Support for Parent/Carers

 Northorpe Hall have a range of courses available for parents and carers to support their children with their mental health, behaviour or understanding their additional needs. Open Access Parent/Carer Information Sessions can be booked at  We deliver the following information sessions each lasting 1 hour 30 minutes for up to 15 participants. These sessions will take place at locations across Kirklees and Schools can book to host these sessions.