Who will be there when I need extra help?

Call 0800 4 70 80 90 - The Silver Line is the only free confidential helpline providing information, friendship and advice to older people, open 24 hours a day, every day of the year.

A self-referral service supporting people experiencing mental health difficulties, including anxiety, low mood, depression, and stress. There are a number of free online wellbeing workshops also available during lockdown. Contact them on 01924 234 860 or email

Supporting healthy living for people in Wakefield, including support to manage long-term conditions, befriending, and support during COVID-19. You can self-refer by calling 01924 255363 or by completing a self-referral form on their website here:

Your local health and social care champion. They make sure NHS leaders and other decision makers hear your voice and use your feedback to improve care.

AccessBus is currently operating 7 days a week (excluding bank holidays) and with limited capacity on Sundays. To protect yourself, your fellow passengers and the driver we encourage you to wear a face covering.

Wakefield Discovery College and Recovery 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.

The Wakefield Recovery and Wellbeing College and Wakefield Discovery College have been developed in partnership with South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust staff, volunteers, people with lived experiences of mental and physical ill health and with organisations across the Wakefield district and the surrounding areas.


Last updated: 8/24/2022