Activities and Services in Wakefield

For more information about these services, or any other service that you may be seeking, phone/text/email Ali on 07733 715814 or ali@touchstonesupport.org.uk and he will  be able to direct you to  services, activities and organisations across West Yorkshire

Bereavement Support

Grief and Loss Support Service
The West Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership Grief and Loss Support Service is for anyone suffering any form of grief and loss, or those worried about losing someone, whether this relates to a family member, friend or member of their community.

Freephone: 0808 1963833 (available from 8am to 8pm, 7 days a week).

West Yorkshire & Harrogate Suicide Bereavement Service
West Yorkshire & Harrogate Suicide Bereavement Service provides practical and emotional support to people who have been affected by a suicide bereavement.


NHS Northern Gambling Service
The NHS Northern Gambling Service provides specialist addiction therapy and recovery to people affected by gambling addiction, as well as those with mental health problems. They also provide help to people close to those with gambling addiction. They have clinics in Leeds, Sunderland and Manchester.

Men's Health

Andy’s Man Club
Andy’s Man Club offers real, non-judgmental, talking groups for men aged 18+. The charity is based nationally across the UK. They meet every Monday at 7pm (except bank holidays).

Giving Advice and Support to People in Emotional Distress (GASPED)
GASPED provides help around mental health issues including addictive behaviours, suicide and domestic abuse against men.
Phone: 01924  787501

Men Matters
GASPED provides drop-in sessions every Monday 2pm-4pm. Anyone who identifies as male is welcome to come along and chat.
Call: 01924 787501

Offload – Rugby League Cares
The Offload project involves men engaging with current and former players to learn the techniques clubs use to manage players’ mental and physical fitness.

Featherstone: Wednesday 6.15pm – Millennium Stadium, WF7 5EN.

Mental Health Support

Choose Well
Choose Well is a guide to help adults in Barnsley, Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield to ‘choose well’ when looking after their mental health and wellbeing. You can download the Choose Well Guide in both English and Urdu.​​​​​​​

Health Watch Wakefield
Health Watch Wakefield provides links to information, support and advice, news items and updates for your mental health and wellbeing.

Any 11-25 year old in the Wakefield area can sign themselves up anonymously for free, safe, same-day, BACP accredited support on Kooth.com. The online community offers free counselling and drop-in chats via our live chat system, advice articles, discussion boards and activities all designed to improve emotional and mental health. You won’t need a referral, and there aren’t any thresholds or waiting lists, just head to the Kooth homepage to create your account.

Mental Health Support 
Wakefield Council’s website has a dedicated webpage for mental health support services.

South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust offers 24/7 open access to mental health services:

Wakefield Safe Space
The Wakefield Safe Space is open to anyone in crisis. It is a partnership between Touchstone, Spectrum People and Gasped.

Phone: 07776 962815 (Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday, from 6pm-12am).


PARENTS Online offers text-based emotional support to parents/carers who may have experienced separation from children or a relationship breakdown, which is a key factor in suicide. The service can be used anonymously and is staffed by trained peer support workers with their own lived experience of parenting. Available Monday-Friday 6pm-9pm.

Self Harm

Battle Scars
Battle Scars provides a Peer support group for anybody affected by self-harm: those who self-harm and those supporting them.

Harmless is a user-led organisation that provides a range of services about self-harm and suicide prevention including support, information, training and consultancy to people who self-harm and those at risk of suicide.  They also offer support and training to service users’ friends, families and professionals who are involved in their care.

Veterans Support

5 Towns Veterans
5 Towns Veterans support armed forces veterans who are in need.

​​​​​​​Combat Stress
Combat Stress is a charity for veterans’ mental health. They help former servicemen and women deal with issues like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety and depression.

Freephone: 0800 138 1619 (available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year).

Veterans Mental Health Complex Treatment Service
Veterans Mental Health Complex Treatment Service provides an enhanced service for military veterans who have service attributable, complex mental health problems many of whom will have experienced trauma, which has not been resolved earlier in the care/support pathway.

Young People

Night OWLS
Night OWLS – If a child or young person you care for is in a crisis and you are concerned about their emotional wellbeing contact Night OWLS.

Freephone: 0300 2003900 (available 8pm–8am every day for children, young people, parents and carers across West Yorkshire).

Text: 07984 392700

Star Bereavement
Star Bereavement supports young people (16-25) who have been affected directly, or indirectly, by suicide and/or sudden death.

Phone: 07708 471670

Wakefield Awareness Support Project (WASP)
WASP is a collaboration between KIDS and Barnardo’s. The service supports children and young people’s emotional wellbeing, particularly where a young person experiences anxiety and low mood as a result of an Autism Spectrum Condition or were not diagnosed but has identified social, communication and interaction difficulties or other neuro-developmental disorders.

WF-I-CAN is a place for children and young people to find information and advice.