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   Peer Talk


Jo Cox House
90 Commercial Street
WF17 5DS
We support adults over 18 experiencing anxiety, depression and related distress by providing weekly volunteer-facilitated support groups.

Description of services - your directory entry: Every Wednesday morning, 11am - 12.30pm, we hold a peer support group for adults experiencing anxiety, depression or related distress. The group is free, confidential, with no bookings or referrals required.

   ASK 4 Advocacy Service

Touchstone Support

Dewsbury Business Centre

13 Wellington Road East


WF13 1HF



01924 460211

ASK 4 Advocacy service works to empower individuals across Kirklees to know their rights, make choices and decisions about their lives and to ensure that their wants, needs and wishes are heard.

There are a number of different types of advocacy provided by this service:

Care Act Advocacy, Independent Mental Health Advocacy (IMHA), Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy (IMCA), Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards Advocacy (DoLS), Relevant Person’s Representatives (RPR), Community Mental Health Advocacy, General Advocacy, Independent NHS Health Complaints Advocacy.

   The Base Drug and Alcohol Service for young people


Tel: 01484 541589

Message on:

Online chat: local-support/online-chat-yp-1-nm


Provide advice and support for people up to 21 years in Kirklees, as well a provision for parents, carers and professionals who support young people in Kirklees.

   Calderdale and Kirklees Recovery and Wellbeing College

Calderdale & Kirklees Recovery & Wellbeing College
Nettleton Road
WF14 9AQ



07717 867911

The Recovery & Wellbeing College is led by South West Yorkshire Partnership Trust and supported by Calderdale and Kirklees Councils. They work in partnership with volunteers and other supporting organisations to develop and run a range of workshops and courses which promote wellbeing and good mental health.

It is for adults who want to improve their own wellbeing and/or the health and wellbeing of someone they care for or support. The College is based on the principles of hope, control and personal responsibility. They believe that it is possible to regain a meaningful life, despite having a mental or physical health-limiting illness or disability.

   Carers Count

Carers Count

Lower Ground Floor

Brian Jackson House

New North Parade





Phone: 0300 012 0231



Carers Count offer information, advice and support, groupwork, training, advocacy and peer support for carers. Their Information and Advice team can help with benefits, grants, respite care, support and practical care, emergency care planning, disability equipment, assistive technology, blue badges, other transport help and other specialist services relevant to the person's needs.

   CHART Kirklees Drug and Alcohol Service

01484 353333


CHART Kirklees provide a range of treatment, recovery and support services for those who have concerns about their drug or alcohol use, as well as support and advice to family members and concerned others. They believe that anyone can change the direction of their life and their expert team is there to help you do just that.

   ChatHealth - young people’s text messaging service (part of Thriving Kirklees)


07520 618866

Monday to Friday from 8am to 8pm

(automatic bounce-backs respond to incoming messages out of hours. All text messages will be responded to within one working day).


Offered by Thriving Kirklees for local 11–19 year olds providing advice from nurses on subjects including sexual health, emotional health and wellbeing, bullying, healthy eating and any general health concerns. 

Learn more about Thriving Kirklees here

   ChatHealth - parents’/carers’ text messaging service


07520 618867

Provides advice and help for parents/ carers on health and well-being issues relating to their children.

Learn more about Thriving Kirklees here

   Community Plus


01484 225224

Community Plus works with people in our communities. They all about helping and supporting people and families who might be struggling to lead a better life by connecting them with local resources, groups and individuals. Community Coordinators work across Kirklees supporting children and adults of all ages, by jointly exploring with you your current situation and helping you to pursue a healthy and positive lifestyle for the future.


Visit website to complete a form and request an introduction. 

   Grief and Loss Support Service

Call 0808 196 3833

Available from 8am to 8pm, 7 days a week.


Practical and emotional support and advice for anyone in West Yorkshire and Harrogate suffering from any form of grief and loss, or those worried about losing someone, whether this relates to a family member, friend or member of their community.

   Healthwatch Kirklees

Healthwatch Kirklees
11 Empire House
Wakefield Rd
WF12 8DJ



01924 450 379

Healthwatch Kirklees are a local watchdog who gather and represent the views of people living or using services in Kirklees to tell services about experiences of care, hold them to account, investigate problems, seek solutions and influence how local services are delivered and designed.

   HOOT - Kirklees' Arts and Mental Health Service for Adults

Hoot Creative Arts

Bates Mill

Milford Street




Sessions also in Dewsbury & Batley.



01484 516224
07880 731767

Creative activities for adults who are experiencing problems with their mental health or wanting to maintain their wellbeing. Artforms include creative writing, visual arts, singing, music making and digital music. Activities are free and no previous experience is needed.

   Kirklees Social Prescribing Service

Contact your GP practice to access the service
Work in our communities to support people who are, for example, lonely or isolated, would benefit from support with their mental health, have a long-term condition(s) and/or complex social needs that affect their wellbeing to connect with community groups and other services for practical and emotional support.

   Kirklees Wellness Service

01484 234095


Supports local people (18+ years) who have or are at risk of long-term conditions to live healthier, happier lives and feel more able to look after themselves. The service currently provides 1-1 phone support including with quitting smoking, achieving and maintaining a healthy weight, becoming physically active, for low level mental health issues and around alcohol consumption.


Visit website complete and online referral or self-referral. 

   KOOTH - online counselling and support service (part of Thriving Kirklees)

Confidential and anonymous service for local 10-19 year olds to gain advice, support and guidance from qualified counsellors through their mobile, tablet and desktop. Provide one-to-one counselling, self-help materials, peer-to-peer moderated forums.

   Mencap in Kirklees

Batley hubs:


Jo Cox House

90 Commercial Street


WF17 5DS


01924 479082

Email Lorraine Ovens




Unit 9, Carlinghow Mills,

499 Bradford Road
WF17 8LN


01924 326334

Email Helen Housecroft



Local Mencap in Kirklees works with people who have learning disabilities and with their families and carers to enable them to lead full and purposeful lives. 

They offer a wide range of both leisure activities and learning opportunities, as well as weekend trips, evening social clubs, residential homes and supported living. 

   Richmond Fellowship

Trinity Street care home (Dewsbury)

27 Trinity Street
Batley Carr
West Yorkshire
WF17 7JZ


01924 456160
01924 458001



01484 434866

Richmond Fellowship provides a range of supported housing, employment and community based services for people with mental ill health across Yorkshire. Their employment service supports people with mental health problems to find meaningful paid employment, volunteering opportunities, education or training, encouraging the development of a sense of independence, purpose and fulfilment.

   Royal Voluntary Service

RVS hub in Batley:


Batley Community Centre

Upper Commercial Street


WF17 5DP


Tel. 01924 446100


At Royal Voluntary Service you can find the voluntary role that’s right for you. RVS are a national charity built on local volunteering giving support to the people that need it in hospitals and communities. Royal Voluntary Service wants to help create a society where everyone feels valued and involved whatever their age. 


Various activities for older people in the Batley and Spen area run by the Royal Voluntary Service. Aims to tackle loneliness and isolation in people over 50 through locally recruited volunteers.

The RVS project includes:
• Community Companions - a befriending service for older and vulnerable adults in Kirklees where a local volunteer (DBS checked and trained), makes a weekly visit and offers practical support and companionship.
• Community Space - a number of social and activity groups run from the Centre.
• Community Connections - social and activity groups

   Society for the Blind of Dewsbury Batley District & Kirklees Visual Impairment Network 

Society For The Blind of Dewsbury, Batley and District

The Whitfield Centre

180 Soothill Lane


WF17 6HP



KVIN Drop-in service - Batley

Jo Cox House

90 Commercial Street


WF17 5DS


The Society for the Blind of Dewsbury, Batley and District is a local independent charity for visually impaired people who live in North Kirklees. They provide a range of interesting and stimulating activities based in a safe and caring environment at its centre in Batley.


KVIN is a user led organisation that runs drop in sessions throughout Kirklees for people with visual impairments.


The Society for the Blind of Dewsbury is merging with Kirklees Visual Impairment Network (KVIN). 

   Suicide Bereavement Service


0113 3055 800



West Yorkshire and Harrogate Suicide Bereavement Service support for anyone who has been bereaved or impacted by suicide of someone they care about in Kirklees. 

   S2R Create Space


Brook Street





S2R Create Space is an independent mental health charity, working across Kirklees, offering a range of well-being, creative and outdoor workshops.

   Well-bean Cafe – Hope in a Crisis – Kirklees

Dewsbury café:

Union House

29 Union Street


WF13 1AS



07867 028 755

The Well-bean Hope In a Crisis Café supports anyone in a crisis – it provides a safe place for people in crisis to go and to prevent avoidable attendances at A&E. It's a 6 day service to anyone in crisis living in the Kirklees area; one-to-one support, practical advice, hot drinks and homemade food.

Anyone wishing to attend the cafes can self refer or ask a professional health or social care worker to refer them. 


Dewsbury Centre

First Floor Empire House

Wakefield Old Road

Empire House


WF12 8DJ



07590 445846

Services for women & girls including domestic violence support, counselling, learning & skills, refugee/asylum support and pioneering work with women offenders. Locations in Halifax, Huddersfield and Dewsbury.