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

Find out more about local and national mental health services

This is a list of mental health resources developed with men in mind.

• Safe Spaces
Crisis support in-person or over the phone when you’re reaching breaking point

• Men’s Shed
Community spaces for men to connect, converse and create to reduce loneliness and isolation

• Mental Health
The 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.

Call Freephone 0800 952 1181

For more information on First Response, visit

• The Samaritans
Call 116 123 or email

Whatever you’re going through, a Samaritan will face it with you. 24 hours a day, 365 days a year:

• Shout -Text 85258 – 24/7 text service
Free on all major mobile networks, for anyone in crisis anytime, anywhere. It’s a place to go if you’re struggling to cope and you need immediate help.

For more information

• Andy’s Man Club
Talking groups for men who have either been through a storm, are currently going through a storm or have a storm brewing in life. They provide nationwide mental health support talking groups every Monday from 7pm excluding bank holidays.

Click the link to find out where your nearest club is or contact them here

• Mashwara Counselling
A completely confidential service for men of Asian, African and African-Caribbean origin, aged 13 and over. You can reach out to them on 01274 497535 and you can leave details of how you would like to be contacted. You can use the same number to access their helpline which is open Monday to Thursday 3pm until 8pm.

You can also email them on

• Mind Bradford Guideline (Mental Health Telephone Support & Information)
Telephone: 08001 884 884
Opening Hours: 12pm-12am every day

• Bradford Bulls/Offload

Led by former Rugby League players, Offload is a free 8-week course of one-hour fixtures designed to equip men with the skills, tools and techniques needed to manage their own mental wellbeing. For more information on Offload and Rugby League Cares, including contact details for Offload at Bradford, Halifax and Huddersfield, please visit

With any queries regarding Offload or to register by email/phone: Paul Mitchell at the Bradford Bulls Foundation – or call on 0333 323 5075

• Platform 1
A mental health and crisis charity based in Huddersfield to help you with complex needs. They encourage recovery through various activities, such as gardening, woodwork, bike maintenance and board games allowing men to recover at their own pace and within a safe and non-judgmental environment. Their crisis line is 0800 066 2828 or email

For more information call 01484 421143 or email, Facebook page @Platform1forMen

• It’s Worth Talking About
Men’s peer support group in Keighley Thornton, Wilsden, Bingley and Silsden. A safe, confidential space to come and talk about anything that is affecting your well-being, mental health or quality of life. MHFA & Peer Support trained facilitators are at each group with safeguarding & signposting policies in place to help ensure that the best support is provided to everybody that attends.

A free, safe and anonymous online mental wellbeing community for adults. Support includes an online magazine, community forums, and professional text based support and counselling through an online platform.