Mental health support and services for families in West, East and South Leeds, covering Temple Newsam, Garforth & Swillington, Rothwell, Bramley & Stanningley, Armley, Farnley & Wortley, Morley, Middleton Park, Beeston & Holbeck, Hunslet & Riverside, Burmantofts & Richmond Hill, Pudsey, Tong, Crossgates and Seacroft.

OWLS childrens bereavement service

OWLS – Overcoming Worry, Loss and Sadness – primarily serves children aged 4 to 11 and their families, who are struggling with grief.  There is no right or wrong way to grieve and different children will react in different ways

OWLS can help in a number of ways, including offering practical and emotional support, direct 1-2-1 therapy, schools workshops and peer activity days where affected children and their families can get together to share experiences and support each other.

The service is free of charge; OWLS is funded by donations to the Jane Tomlinson Appeal. 

Self-referral service so parents/carers can access OWLS without a professional referral.

Further detail and referral forms can be found on the OWLS website.


0113 433 3737
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Directory of Family Mental Health Services in Leeds

CAMHS – Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services

To find out more visit


Children’s Centres

Your local Children’s Centre might offer the course ‘Preparation for Pregnancy and Beyond. To find out more visit:


Community Mental Health Service (referrals via SPA)

Phone: 0300 300 1485



Community Midwifery

Any woman can access midwifery services by requesting an appointment via her GP surgery or by asking at a local Children’s Centre.


Forward Leeds

Alcohol and drug addiction service

Phone: 0113 887 2477


Health Visiting and Early Start Services

To find details and local services:


Home Start Leeds (referrals with consent from the family)

To find out more:

Phone: 0113 244 2419


Housing Options

For housing related issues:

Phone: 0113 222 4412


IAPT (self-referral available)

To find out more:

Phone: 0113 843 4388



Infant Mental Health Service (referrals from Midwives, HVs and CAMHS)

The IMHS is a citywide service working with families up to the child’s second birthday. To discuss referrals and services offered phone: 0113 843 0841.


Leeds Domestic Violence and Abuse

To find out more:

24hr Helpline: 0113 246 0401


Mind Leeds

Phone: 0113 305 5800





Mindmate and child and young person single point of access (SPA)


NSPCC – Pregnancy in Mind

Phone: 01274 381440


Special Perinatal Mental Health Team

Information and referral form:

Phone: 0113 855 5505 (out-patients); 0113 855 5509 (MBU); 0113 855 5650 (CPNs).


Support after rape and sexual violence

Rape crisis centre for all women and girls in Leeds affected by rape and sexual violence of any kind, at any time in their lives including childhood sexual abuse.

Freephone: 0808 802 3344 (Mon, Weds, Fri 6pm-8pm, Tues, Thurs 8pm-11pm, Sun 2pm-5pm); Text: 07860 022 880.


Touchstone – Best Start Peer Support Project

To find out more:

Post: Touchstone House, 2-4 Middleton Crescent, Leeds LS11 6JU


Phone: 0113 271 8277


Touchstone – Stronger Families

To find out more please contact Sharon Kumar

Phone: 0113 386 9900

Leeds Community Healthcare 0-19 Public Health Integrated Nursing Service

Every family across Leeds, starting at pregnancy and continuing through to school leavers, receives support from the service. Find out about the services and resources available to you and your family across Leeds.


For more details visit the Leeds Community Healthcare website:

and follow the Facebook Page. 

Tel: 0113 220 8500

Leeds IAPT

Leeds IAPT logoDepression, anxiety or any kind of emotional stress are part of everyday life and can be a real challenge. Sometimes people are able to deal with this by themselves or with the help of family and friends. However, some professional help may be needed and Leeds IAPT can provide this.

Leeds IAPT provides psychological treatments, sometimes called talking treatments, to help people who are stressed, experiencing low mood (depressed) or are very nervous (anxious).

Treatments are delivered across a number of locations across the city, including South Leeds, and can take place as part of a group, online, or on a one to one basis. 

To access treatment patients can self refer to the service, this can be done via the website or by telephone (0113 843 4388).  Once an assessment has been completed our clinicians will then speak to patients about treatment options.

IAPT is available to people who are aged 17 or above and registered with a Leeds GP. 

Leeds IAPT can help you change the way that you think and feel.

Leeds IAPT Wellbeing Workshops

  • Are you feeling overwhelmed at work?
  • Is worrying about work or day to day life getting in the way of a good night’s sleep?
  • Do you feel like you are making mistakes at work due to stress?

Why not come along to one of one-off workshops or sign up to attending our Stress Control Classes? These sessions focus on the importance of maintaining wellbeing within day to day life, the working environment and beyond.

All our sessions use a CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) model which is commonly used and well researched. CBT encourages you to build an awareness of your own problem and learn coping strategies to reduce stress and improve overall wellbeing.

Attending will also give you an insight into the IAPT service and the other treatments we can provide.

If you would like to find out more or book your place please click on the link below:

You will not need to be assessed beforehand and the relevant information will be collected at the session.

All workshops are delivered in a class environment (up to 40 people) and some interaction will be encouraged however there is no expectation that you must get involved.

Patricia Stead Counselling

Person-Centred Counsellor working extensively with young people, adults and couples on a wide range of issues. I offer an opportunity to feel comfortable to talk through any difficulties and explore and understand how you are feeling at your own pace. Telephone or online sessions are available weekdays, evenings and weekends.

SEND Parents Group

First Tuesday of the month. 9am-11am.

A group for parents of SEND children, an opportunity to share experiences with other parents and get advice from each other and experts we will bring in on request.

Email: or Call: 07542 337839 for more information.

Kentmere Community Centre