Want to CHAT?

You can talk to our youth workers about anything, good things as well as things that are worrying you. Please note this is not a counselling service. 

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There are different places you can go to if you need to chat to someone. Below is a list of organisations who can help you.

Shout is for anyone who urgently needs help with their mental health and is available 24 hours a day.
Text ‘Shout’ for free to 85258 and someone will get back to you.
For more information you can visit the Shout website: www.giveusashout.org

Samaritans is a service for people who need someone to talk to. Samaritans will listen and won’t judge or tell you what to do.
You can call Samaritans anytime for free on: 116 123
Or you can email them at jo@samaritans.org (it may take a few days before you get a response by email).

Our Drop In and Chat service isn't running at the moment, but you can send us an email to support@wf-i-can.co.uk (it may take a few days before you get a response by email).

In the meantime, please check out some of the links to services below.

Our confidentiality statement means... We are here to listen to you. We aim to keep everything you tell us confidential so that you can talk to us about anything that is bothering you. There are times however when we cannot promise to do this. If we think that you or someone else is at risk of harm or in any danger, we must pass this information on to other professionals. We have a duty of care to keep you safe.

 Click here to read our GDPR

Looking for Support?


Compass Wakefield
Helps children, young people and families facing low mood, friendship problems, bullying, online bullying or feeling angry, lonely or sad before things get worse. Text BUZZ to 85258 for text messaging support, call 01924 665 093 or send off a referral form


Telephone 116 123

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Childline Get help and advice about a wide range of issues, call us on 0800 1111, talk to a counsellor online, send Childline an email or post on the message boards.


Social Care Direct telephone number 0345 850 3503


Children and Adolescents Mental Health Service (CAMHS) and REACH Team Tel: 01977 735865


Turning Point Therapies provide support for anyone over 16 living in Wakefield District


Shout is the UK's first 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.


Stripes youth group for all LGBTQ+ young people aged 13-19. Meeting every Tuesday evening from 6.30pm-9.00pm in a central Wakefield location. Telephone 01924 302665 or email  youthwork@wakefield.gov.uk


WF Youth website hosts information from across the Wakefield Districts Youth Services.


Housing For Vulnerable adults is a Council service for people who are homeless, threatened with homelessness or in housing need.


Young People’s Drug and Alcohol Service  Tel: 0808 169 8711 from 09:00 - 17:00 on weekdays or email wakefieldservicereferral@cgl.org.uk


Care Leavers To find out about the local offer for Young People leaving care email or call 01924 306139 


Connexions for online support about education, work and carers.

Better Health: every mind matters

Better Health- Every Mind Matters
Mental Health and self-care for young people.


Change 4 Life Programme to help your family be healthier and happier by eating well and moving more

Wakefield Safe Space

Wakefield Safe Space
Provides support for anyone in crisis (16+). Phone, Zoom and Face to face support. Open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 6pm-12am- Caduceus House, WF1 4JZ
Phone: 07776 962815

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A confidential support line, 8pm–8am every night for all children, young people, and parents/carers in Wakefield.

  • Call us on  0800 1488244
  • Text us on: 07984 392700