Find advice about improving your mental health and accessing local support in North Yorkshire.

If you are experiencing difficulties with your mental health and would like some support please contact one of the local services below:

North Yorkshire mental health crisis support: 0800 0516 171

Helpline for those struggling with emotional wellbeing - Hear to help: 01423 856 799

For social care support and assessments: 01609 780780

Need urgent support?

If you need urgent support or you feel suicidal, please call the Samaritans on 116 123

There's no quick-fix cure for mental health problems such as stress, anxiety or depression, but there are simple things you can do to help improve your wellbeing. These include relaxing, exercise, eating a healthy and balanced diet, and talking to someone. You can create a free personalised mind plan which is designed to help you feel more in control, deal with stress and anxiety, boost your mood and improve your sleep at Every Mind Matters.

Try our free mental health self-help course

As part of the North Yorkshire Community Learning Partnership we provide a free online course that covers various aspects of mental health. From helping your own wellbeing to supporting a friend, family member or colleague that may be struggling. It includes information on spotting the warning signs of stress, anxiety and depression and also tips and self-help solutions.

Take the mental health self-help course

Check your mood

We all expect to get a cold or sore throat from time to time but when it comes to the way we feel emotionally, it can be hard to recognise or admit that we're not feeling 100 per cent.

The mood quiz is designed to recommend some resources to help you better understand how you feel. You should answer based on how you've been feeling over the last two weeks.

You may find that your mood usually goes both up and down, so use this questionnaire to monitor it over time but remember, it is not intended to replace a consultation with a GP if you are struggling.

Check your mood - mood self-assessment quiz

Local services


Healthy Minds Craven & Bradford

The Healthy Minds Digital Doorway has been created to bridge the gap between those looking for support and the service groups out there struggling to help the right people. We want anyone who needs help or guidance in relation to their mental health to be able to find what they need, when they need it - quickly and easily. The Services Index lists a wide range of services available in the Bradford region and the Wellbeing Assistant offers tailored suggestions. The Wellbeing Assistant also recommends ORCHA approved apps that you can access whenever you like, so you can trust that the content is regulated and meets a quality threshold.

Open Healthy Minds

Scarborough Survivors

Scarborough Survivors is a registered charity with 25 years of experience representing and supporting people with poor mental health.

Open Scarborough Survivors

Compass REACH

Compass REACH is the specialist young people’s drug and alcohol treatment provider for those screened as having moderate or high levels of need with regard to substance/alcohol misuse. 

The service also works with children and young people who may benefit from receiving early help and prevention work in relation to emotional wellbeing and mental health issues.

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Compass BUZZ

Compass BUZZ works with all primary, secondary, special schools, colleges, pupil referral service, academies and private school in North Yorkshire.

BUZZ US text messaging service - young people aged 11-18 years old who reside in North Yorkshire.

Open Compass BUZZ

Library resources

Your local library provides lots of resources to improve your health and wellbeing, including mental health.