Mental Health and Wellbeing

COVID, anxiety and stress resources

The below organisations can help you look after your emotional wellbeing and also help you to access mental health support and services. Follow the links for information or to contact somebody.

Kooth – digital mental health support service for children and young people

The Kooth team provides free, safe and anonymous online support and counselling. On Kooth you can chat online to qualified counsellors, read articles written by other students, chat online to other young people in the Kooth community, set personal goals and record how you feel: Access help

Open Minds – for children and young people in Calderdale including Covid-19 anxiety

Advice, information, support and signposting on local and national emotional health and wellbeing services that help children, young people and families who are going through a difficult time: Advice and signposting

Andy’s Man Club – male support

A talking group for men over 18 – a safe place to come together and talk about issues or problems they may be facing or have faced. Andy’s Man Club is open to any men over the age of 18, not just those with mental health issues. There is no referral, no signing in, no registration and no charge. In line with Covid-19 government guidelines, Andy’s Mans Club Groups are currently running online. Email: Facebook

Barnardo’s Positive Identities Service

Providing emotional health and wellbeing support to young people and their families where people are questioning their sexual or gender identity. Peer support is also available via group work sessions.

Age range: up to 21 years

Opening times: Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm. Identity Youth Group – Wednesday early evening

Contact details: 01422 37199 or

Website details

NHS – National Health Service

How to access mental health services

Mind – mental health support including Covid-19 anxiety

We provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. All of us are worried about Covid-19 and how it will affect us and those we love. If you’re finding things hard emotionally right now, you’re not alone. We’re here to provide information and support: Mental health support including Covid-19 anxiety

Mind – Bereavement

Support and services

Mental Health Foundation – mental health support including Covid-19 anxiety

Our mission is to help people understand, protect and sustain their mental health. Prevention is at the heart of what we do, because the best way to deal with a crisis is to prevent it from happening in the first place. Infectious disease outbreaks, like the current Covid-19, can be scary and can affect our mental health. While it is important to stay informed, there are also many things we can do to support and manage our wellbeing during such times. Looking after your mental health during the coronavirus outbreak

Samaritans – mental health and suicide support

Whatever you are going through, a Samaritan will face it with you. If you are struggling to cope or are having suicidal thoughts we can help. If you are worried about somebody else we can help you to help them. You can talk to a Samaritan 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Call us free on 116 123, day or night. Online: Support including Covid-19 anxiety

Support After Suicide Partnership – a programme hosted by Samaritans

Providing emotional and practical support for those affected by suicide. You can access a library of support guides online: Access help

YoungMinds – mental health support for young people including suicide support

We’re here to make sure young people get the best possible mental health support and have the resilience to overcome life’s difficulties. If you’re feeling so down that you can’t see a way out, you are not alone. Lots of people have felt like this and – with help – managed to get through it. However bad you are feeling right now, there is a lot of help out there for you: Access help