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MindMate - Social, Emotional and Mental Health


For Young People

MindMate is a Leeds-based website, for young people, their families and the professionals who support them. They’re here to help you explore emotional wellbeing and mental health issues and offer information about where support is available.

Please note, the website is not designed to diagnose emotional problems or mental health conditions and MindMate  cannot respond to enquiries from individuals relating to their health.

To speak to someone urgently, please call ChildLine free on 0800 11 11.


Life can be challenging.

Family life, friends, school, work and many other things can leave you feeling stressed, sad, lonely or worried. The most important thing to remember is you're not alone and looking for advice and support is exactly the right thing to do.


For Parents and Carers

No matter how dark it is today, tomorrow things can change

All children and young people experience anger, anxiety and other difficult feelings as a part of growing up. But when these feelings start to get in the way of everyday life, it might be time to think about getting some support.

The MindMate website offers a range of support, links and resources for parents and carers.


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Thinking of Suicide? Need Urgent Help?

If you’ve injured yourself or taken an overdose, get immediate medical treatment from A&E. In an emergency, call 999.

If you are feeling suicidal and you need to speak to somebody straight away, you can call ChildLine free on 0800 1111.

Suicidal feelings can make you feel alone and like there’s no hope. No matter how bad things get though, remember that you’re not alone and things can change for the better.

Take Action Straight Away

If you’re feeling suicidal or you feel like you might harm yourself, it’s important that you speak to someone straight away. You can:

  • Call a ChildLine counsellor free on 0800 1111. They are here for you, they care about you and they want to help you – any time of the day or night.
  • In an emergency, for example if you’ve taken an overdose or seriously injured yourself, call 999.
  • If you’re having suicidal feelings, you can also speak to your GP. They can talk about the thoughts you’re having and make sure you get the help and support you need.
  • The Samaritans are here for you if you’re feeling depressed, desperate or need to talk. Their confidential helpline is open 24 hours a day: 08457 90 90 90

No matter how you’re feeling now and how strong those feelings might be, with the right support you’ll be able to overcome these overwhelming feelings.

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