MindWell is a mental health services website for people in the Leeds area. It was only recently set up, but has a list of mental health service providers throughout the city.
There are single points of access for mental health support in health and adult social care:
- Leeds Adult Social Care number: 0113 222 4401
- Health Single Point of Access number: 0300 300 1485
Help in a crisis
There are two drop-in services to access in case of a crisis. One is Dial House in Halton, LS15 and the other is Dial House @ Touchstone, which is in the Beeston, LS11 area. They are run by the Leeds Survivor-Led Crisis Service.
MindWell and Healthwatch Leeds have produced this guide to finding help in a mental health crisis:
You can download a PDF of this document here: MW_Crisis_Resource A3 format V12
Live Well Leeds
Live Well Leeds is a community-based mental health service, working across Leeds. They work with people aged 18 and over (17 and over if using transitions services) who have mild to moderate mental health needs. Their services include one-to-one support, group support, peer support and befriending opportunities.
Starting in October 2019, they are running one of their Welcome Cafes at the Lovell Autism Hub on the first Tuesday of every month from 4pm-7pm for booked appointments.
For more information on Live Well Leeds, please visit their website here: https://livewellleeds.org.uk/
Online autism and mental health resources
- Mind – supporting autistic people with mental health problems (PDF)
- MQ Mental Health – Five studies improving mental health in autism
- Autistica – Autism and mental health – a guide to looking after your mind
Mental health advocacy
Advonet have Independent Mental Health Advocacy (IMHA) for people sectioned under the Mental Health Act and Community Advocacy services. If you would like more information or want to make a referral, you can: