Mental health crisis? Phone First Response on 01274 221181
Mental health problems can happen to anybody. It is important to remember you are not alone.
It is OK to ask for help if you are struggling. Maybe:
- you have experienced trauma or a stressful event
- you feel isolated and lonely
- you have had relationship or money problems
- someone close to you has died
- you have been pregnant or had a baby
- or you feel at a low point in your life
These feelings could show you need some support with your mental health:
- if you are feeling down or sad
- you are worrying a lot
- you are having problems sleeping
- or you do not feel like eating much
There are many support services available for people who live in Bradford. You can get help for stress, anxiety, depression and other problems with how you are feeling. Any information you tell the services will be kept safe and private.
Find out what kind of support you need
A good place to start is to speak to your GP. Or go to the Healthy Minds website for more information and support. The website includes ideas you can try yourself. This can help improve how you are feeling. You can get information about help in Bradford, if you need it.
There is also a website for children and young people called Kooth.
Talk to someone
You can talk to a professional about how you feel. Maybe this can help you get better.
This is sometimes called ‘talking therapy’.
There are free services in Bradford that can offer talking therapy.
Some give special help for migrants, refugees and asylum seekers with mental health problems. This includes a good understanding of different cultures and faiths.
Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) is a service led by the NHS.
It offers talking therapy to help people with stress, low mood, depression, nervousness, anxiety.
Other places which offer Mental Health Services in the Bradford area are:
Samaritans is a unique charity dedicated to reducing feelings of isolation and disconnection. Their aim is that fewer people die by suicide.
If you are having a difficult time – talk to someone.
If you are worried about someone else – talk to someone.
Call for free, any time day or night : 116123.
You do not need credit on your phone.
If you prefer to write, they will get back to you. Go to the website for details.
Solace has been offering therapeutic services in Bradford since 2008 in partnership with Bradford Action for Refugees, which is now part of Refugee Action.
‘Health – Hope – Humanity’
Bevan Healthcare is a Social Enterprise. We are committed to getting people the health care they need.
Covid Update – some services are online or by phone, just for now.
We provide a GP service, to meet the needs of :
- people who are homeless or in unstable accommodation
- people who have come to Bradford as refugees or to seek asylum
At the Bevan House Wellbeing Centre, there are opportunities for:
- arts and creativity
- physical activity
- healthy eating
- mutual aid
- legal advice
- parenting problems
Learning and education:
- English as a Second Language
- literacy and numeracy
- computing and ICT
- skills for work
Recovery and managing health conditions:
- substance misuse
- physical and mental health problems, such as diabetes, cardiovascular and respiratory conditions, depression, stress and anxiety
- support for specific groups, such as female asylum seekers and refugees, homeless or at risk men.
You can find reception and surgery times on the NHS website.
We help people with mental health challenges. We give people hope, and we help them build brighter futures. 1 in 4 of us will face a mental health problem in any given year, so whether it’s you or someone you know, we are here to help. Our services are available to people who live in Bradford, Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven.
Our mental health services:
- Pathways to Employment – for people over 18, who are out of work with moderate to severe, and/or enduring mental health problems who want to work towards a specific goal such as education, training, voluntary or paid work.
- Workplace Wellbeing – free, specialist support group for people managing their mental health at work.
- Work retention – for people over 18, who are in work but on sick leave who need support to return to work.
- Crisis support – for people over 18, who are in severe mental distress or crisis. Open 365 days a year from 10am – 6pm.
- Telehealth – for guided self-help telephone appointments, you can register online at www.bmywellbeingcollege.nhs.uk or give the enrolment team a call on 0300 555 5551.
Mind in Bradford
We help people who are struggling with emotional and mental health problems across Bradford, Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven. Around 1 in 4 of us experience a mental health problem at any one time. We offer telephone support, a safe space to visit in times of crisis and a pathway to recovery at our wellbeing groups. We also have recovery workers ready to listen to adults and young people who are worried about their mental health. We will be by your side as you take steps towards recovery and help you build resilience, wellbeing and a better life. We’re here for you.
Homeless and New Arrivals Health Team
We are an NHS primary care multi-disciplinary team which includes Mental Health Practitioners, Nurses, a Psychological Therapist and Support Worker. We are an outreach team offering a range of support and services to those in need, including:
- mental health support
- TB education and awareness
- Latent TB testing
- Household assessments
- Psychological therapy
- Linking in with other services
We see those who are homeless, at risk of homelessness or living in unsecure tenure and are experiencing mental health difficulties, and asylum seekers in need of signposting and/or experiencing mental health difficulties.
We accept self-referrals, referrals from voluntary organisations and referrals from GP practices.
Sharing Voices Bradford is a community development mental health organisation and primarily works within the inner city areas of Bradford, comprising over 50% of Black Minority Ethnic Communities
Sharing Voices promotes self-help and mutual support, through community development. Groups are a large part of helping members to develop collective action.
Participation in activities of their own choice including fitness, music and faith groups as well as activities around art and which are gender specific.