Christmas and New Year – Your mental health

Christmas and the New Year is a time when we look to spend time with our family, friends and neighbours and take a few days away from the usual routines to enjoy ourselves.

For some of us though that is not necessarily the way it works and instead it can be a time that brings feelings of anxiety and stress, loneliness and isolation and can affect your mental health and wellbeing.

Is this you? If it is we still have services in Kirklees that are there to support you through this – don’t just let things get you down get in touch with someone – we’re all here to help you if you need it.

Working Together Better Partnership

A partnership of voluntary sector services provides mental health and wellbeing support options throughout the year. Find details of support on the Carers Count website.

Well-bean Café

Provides a safe space for times when you may be experiencing mental health crisis where you can get one-to-one support. Our service hours are 6pm-midnight. Telephone referrals are taken from 6pm onwards.

Contact can be made by any of the methods below:

Tel: 07741 900395 (Friday-Monday); 07867 028755 (Tuesday-Thursday)

Professional referrals can also be submitted during office hours on the day the support is needed, using the professional referral form. This can be requested via email

There are also a number of support lines that you can contact if needed:

NHS 24-hour mental health support helpline

Can be contacted at any time of the day if you are experiencing mental health distress

Tel: 0800 183 0558

Grief and Loss

The West Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership Grief and Loss Support Service is available from 8am to 8pm, 7 days a week, including all bank holidays. Chat online or call our freephone number 0808 1963833.

Kirklees Council, Gateway to Care

Kirklees Council can help you get to the right place and if you have an urgent need can be contacted by phone during weekends and bank holidays, including the Christmas and New Year period:

Call 01484 414933 or visit our website.

Brunswick Centre

Support for mental health for Kirklees residents living with HIV over the festive period. Ring 07780302843 or 01484 469691.

Support for mental health for Kirklees LGBT young people aged between 11 and 24 and their families over the festive period. Ring 07780302843 or 01484 469691.

Samaritans

Offer somewhere you can contact, at any time, day or night, on their helpline and if you would prefer to write down your thoughts you can do so using by emailing jo@samaritans.org

You can also call on 116 123 or visit the Samaritans website.