There are lots of support groups in the local community that can help with mental health problems:

  • Andy’s Man club - A talking group which provides a place for men to come together in a safe environment to talk about issues/problems they have faced or are currently facing
  • Spectrum People - Supporting any individual of any age experiencing mental health issues; helping people take their own steps towards overcoming these barriers.  Call 07720899781 or email
  • Carers Wakefield and District - Support unpaid adult carers in Wakefield district who give their time and energy to look after a family member or friend who needs support due to an illness or disability. Call 01924 305544
  • Facing the Future - Facing the Future has been developed by Samaritans and Cruse Bereavement Care to help support people who have been bereaved by suicide. Call 01924 377011
  • Catch A Falling Star - Our group meets to share experiences and offer support around mental health related topics, checking in and supporting each other in a relaxed environment. New people very welcome to join and please feel free to bring a friend, family member, partner, support worker or carer if you would like to. Refreshments available. Free to attend. Like our Page on Facebook for up-to-date event information. Meetings are held at the Art House Wakefield, 6:30pm to 8:30pm
  • The Richmond Fellowship Mental Health Support Service - Offers support to adults aged 17 years and above with Mental Health Needs. The service provides Drop-in Sessions across the district to access advice and guidance, signposting and on-the-spot listening on a one-to-one basis. They offer a Support Programme that provides specific and practical support tailored to meet individual’s needs. Access to Peer Support Groups provide an opportunity for individuals to come together to share knowledge and experiences, and / or provide emotional and practical support to each other. Call 01924 339157 or email
  • Wakefield Safe Space – Touch Stone the Wakefield Safe Space is open to anyone in crisis. Call 07776 962815
  • The Mental Health Foundation - a charity that works to help people thrive through understanding, protecting, and sustaining their mental health. 
  • Men's Health Forum - The Men's Health Forum is a charity that works to improve health services for men and the mental and physical health of men. They provide information, advice, and support. Facebook page here.
  • ManHealth - A Community Interest Company providing peer support for men suffering depression and other mental health issues. Facebook page here. Live Webchat: Every evening, 6 – 10pm.
  • Uniting WF Mental Health and Wellbeing - A local Facebook group which provides information on groups, events, and activities across the district that help to better support mental health and wellbeing.
  • Wakefield Citizens Advice Bureau - Provides free, independent, confidential, and impartial advice to everyone on their rights and responsibilities on a wide range of issues including benefits, debt, employment, housing, relationships, immigration and much more. Call 0344 411 1444
  • Well Women Centre - Offers a variety of emotional and practical support for women only, around wellbeing, including group work, counselling, and a variety of therapies, providing a safe place and to be part of a learning community. Call 01924 211114
  • GASPED - Offers information, advice, help and support for the parents, partners, families, and carers who care for or are affected by a loved one's drug and/or alcohol misuse. Gasped also supports male victims of domestic violence (the independent service offers 1:1 support, advice, information, signposting, liaising on your behalf if required and counselling). Phone us on 01924 787501 or email GASPED also offer a ‘Men Matter’ Service.
  • Turning Point Talking Therapies -A self-referral service supporting people experiencing mental health difficulties, including anxiety, low mood, depression, and stress. Call 01924 234 860 or email wakefield.talking@turning
  • Live Well Wakefield -Supporting healthy living for people in Wakefield, including support to manage long-term conditions and befriending. You can self-refer by calling 01924 255363 or by completing a self-referral form on their website here:
  • Healthwatch Wakefield - Your local health and social care champion, making sure NHS leaders and other decision makers hear your voice and use your feedback to improve care.
  • Night OWLS - Night OWLS: new mental health service for children and young people launched - Healthwatch Wakefield. A safe space for people approaching or are in a crisis. Night Owls provide in person support or over the phone 6pm till 12pm every day for people aged 16+.
  • Choose well for mental health - South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
  • Wakefield Discovery College run short courses and one off workshops across the whole of the Wakefield district to support you to; understand and manage health conditions, find new skills and interests, build strengths and inner resources, engage in physical activity and become an expert in your own self-care. Email
Last updated: 11/23/2022