Serving the people of Bradford, Harrogate, Selby and Craven Districts

Are you caring for a loved one? Do you feel like you need to talk to someone?

Carers’ Resource has recently been offering face to face, phone, or video counselling with our student counsellors, to give extra support to unpaid carers.

This project was funded by the Barclays 100×100 UK Covid-19 Community Relief Programme.

Unfortunately the funding for our current counselling service has come to an end and we are no longer able to take referrals.

Our advisers are still here to listen and give emotional support to carers – if you need a friendly ear, please call us on 0808 50 15939.

Carers’ Resource is now looking for other sources of funding to be able to offer counselling services to carers in the future. If you are able to offer assistance with this, please email

How to find a counsellor or therapist

For information about finding the right counselling or therapy for you, visit the Mind website: Talking Therapy and Counselling

The BACP Therapist Directory is an online, searchable directory of around 16,000 private therapists who offer services to the public.

The UK Council for Psychotherapy has a directory of accredited therapists.

The NHS website has information about access to counselling.

If you need to talk right now

Whatever you’re going through, there are people you can talk to any time. You can:

  • call Samaritans on 116 123 (UK-wide)
  • text SHOUT to 85258 (UK-wide)
If your life is at risk right now

If you feel like you might attempt suicide, or may have seriously harmed yourself, you need urgent medical help. Please:

  • Call 999 for an ambulance
  • Go straight to A&E, if you can
  • Call your local crisis team – if you don’t already have their number, you can find an urgent mental health helpline on the NHS website

If you can’t do this by yourself, ask someone to help you.

If you don’t want to call 999

If you can keep yourself safe for a short while, but you still need urgent advice:

More details about mental health, counselling and wellbeing support services for adults can be found in our factsheet which you can download below.