Talk to Someone

If you need help for a mental health crisis or emergency, for yourself or someone else you should get immediate expert advice and assessment.

You may feel you are not in crisis but you need someone to talk to and want services that are available any time of the day or night.
You may just want to explore a range of mental health support and advice resource

It's Good to Talk - Guidance on everyday health and wellbeing conversations

Having Wellbeing Conversations

Although we’re encouraged to start conversations around mental health, the reality can be quite daunting and many people feel unprepared, unconfident and worry that they will say the wrong thing and make the situation worse.

Remember, a small conversation about mental health and wellbeing has the power to make a big difference.

Here are some great guides to help you plan and manage health and wellbeing conversations.

Time to Change –  Managing Mental Health Conversations Download

Resilience and Brilliance – How to have a good quality wellbeing conversation

Six Ways to talk about emotional wellbeing – Link to Nuffield Health Article

Developing A Wellbeing Plan

Wellness Actions Plans (WAPs) are an easy, practical way of helping you to support your own mental health at work and, if you are a manager, helping you to support the mental health of your team members.

Download the Mind Guide for Employees Wellness Action Plan

Download Guide

Download a Personal Wellbeing Plan Template

Download Template

Not in immediate crises but need to talk to someone

NHS Helpline


Call 0800 183 0558 for 24-hour support, advice and information and guidance. A confidential helpline for anyone seeking support for their mental health

Project 5

Project 5 is offering free one-to-one, confidential support sessions for all NHS staff. Led by qualified clinicians and coaches, Project 5 can offer you professional support at a time of crisis.

Psychological support via Bradford District Care Trust (BDCT)

Staff can self-refer for a range of online talking therapy courses through BDCT’s MyWellbeing College, which covers issues such as worry around coronavirus, stress, anxiety and low mood. Courses are delivered via live interactive webinars, or guided self-help with 1-2-1 support, and can be accessed from your own home. To enrol, visit the MyWellbeing College website or call 0300 555 5551 and press option 3

Grief and Loss Support

(Freephone 0808 1963833 or open chat window or phone 8am – 8pm, 7 days a week)

The service is a free and anonymous telephone helpline and online chat facility. Specialist advisors will offer practical advice and emotional support, and where appropriate, can signpost people to local place-based services for specific counselling or other support.

The service is commissioned by West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership and is delivered by West Yorkshire and Harrogate Independent Hospices Consortium, Bradford Bereavement Services Consortium and Leeds Mind. This is the IAPT service provision

BDCFT Helpline

To support staff with the challenge of Covid-19, the Trust has set up a BDCFT helpline for our staff, alongside primary care and care home staff. Psychological helpline for staff – sponsored by BDCFT (Freephone 01274 251909 8am – 6pm – Monday to Friday or e-mail – confidential helpline supported by highly qualified and experienced psychological therapists.

Get urgent help for a mental health crises

NHS First Response

If you are feeling suicidal and unable to keep yourself safe, call Bradford NHS First Response on

0800 952 1181

Find out more here –

First Response crisis service offers support 24 hours a day, seven days a week to people of all ages living in Bradford, Airedale, Wharfedale or Craven experiencing a mental health crisis.


In a life-threatening emergency, phone the emergency services and ask for an ambulance. When to call 999

National Staff Support Line

The NHS and the Samaritans, working in partnership, have launched a free confidential support service for NHS workers and volunteers. Call: 0300 131 7000 – 07.00am – 11.00pm seven days a week Or use the 24/7 text service – simply text FRONTLINE to 85258


Free 24-hour listening support. You can talk to the Samaritans about anything that’s troubling you, day or night, no matter how difficult.. call free on 116 123. visit the Samaritans website

Shout 85258

Shout 85258 offers confidential 24/7 crisis text support for times when you need immediate assistance:text “SHOUT” to 85258 visit Shout Crisis Text Line