Crisis support links
If you are experiencing significant immediate distress that means there is a risk to your safety e.g. you might be having thoughts of harming yourself or ending your life then there are several places you can contact.If you feel distressed and have plans to end your life or have taken any action to do so, your local A&E is often the most appropriate place to contact.
999 + Local Accident & Emergency departments:
There are other services that you can also access for support and information, these are briefly outlined below
You can contact your GP if you are concerned about your mental health, and feel at risk of harming yourself in some way.
Local Single Point of Access (SPA)
This is a community service that receives self-referrals and referrals from professionals. It offers an assessment of a person’s mental health needs, sign-posting them to the appropriate service. If you feel as though you are experiencing a crisis in mental health or frequent and severe suicidal thoughts this is a useful number to ring.
Kirklees and Calderdale: 01924 316830
Available 24 hours a day to provide confidential emotional support for people who are experiencing feelings of distress and despair.
British Lung Foundation (BLF)
They have a helpline which is staffed by experienced health advisers and respiratory nurses - Call 03000 030 555, available Monday - Friday, 9am until 5pm.
They also have support groups that you can join in your local area, you can email email@example.com or call our Group Support Officers on 0300 3030 253.
They also have a free web community that can be accessed 24 hours a day, which is a great way to chat to people in similar situations https://www.blf.org.uk/support-for-you/web-community
There are also many free to download resources and leaflets about different breathing conditions and helpful tips and information.
Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT)
We also work jointly with Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) and VitaHealth, and your referral to Respiratory Psychological Services could be discussed jointly with these other services if we have obtained your consent to share this information.
They can help to address current problems, gain a new understanding of your difficulties and develop new ways of coping and help to make changes in your life. They can work with people who have problems like mild depression, anxiety, stress, panicking, nervousness, isolation and loss of sleep which make it difficult for us to cope with life’s daily demands.
Contact phone number (for both Kirklees and Calderdale): 01484 343700
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Vita Health Group
Vita Health Group works in partnership with the NHS to provide mental wellbeing services to support local residents in various districts throughout the UK. Known as IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies), VitaMinds is a talking therapy service designed to support individuals by providing the tools needed to get things back on track. It’s a free service. If you are suffering from depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, excessive worry or low mood, then VitaMinds can help.
Contact phone number: 03330 153494
Healthy Minds is Calderdale's local mental health charity, which is led by people who have personal experience of emotional distress. Healthy Minds offers lots of free support for anybody who lives or works in Calderdale. You don't need to be referred; you can just get in touch beforehand to join a group or activity.
Phone number: 01422 345154
Recovery College is a service for adults who want to improve their own wellbeing and/or the health and wellbeing of someone they care for or support. The service focuses on learning, building people’s skills and knowledge. They don’t provide therapy or clinical interventions.
Phone number: 07826 876172