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Together we Can: Local Health Services

Your GP

GPs can give help and advice for mental as well as physical health issues and can refer you to a suitable service.

Find your GP’s contact details at www.nhs.uk

Community pharmacies

Your local pharmacist is your healthcare professional on the high street, and your pharmacy team can:

  • provide advice on treating minor health concerns and healthy living
  • sell over the counter medicines, like paracetamol
  • dispense NHS prescriptions
  • dispense emergency supplies of some medicines (subject to the decision of the pharmacist)
  • dispose of unwanted or out-of-date medicines

Find a local pharmacy at www.nhs.uk

Healthy Minds Calderdale

Calderdale’s mental health charity runs a variety of services, including support groups, workshops and courses for young people and adults.

For more information visit www.healthymindscalderdale.co.uk or call 01422 345154

Vita Minds

If you are suffering from depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, excessive worry or low mood, then VitaMinds can help.

VitaMinds is a free service and you don’t need to visit a GP to get help – the fastest way to get support is by going top https://www.vitahealthgroup.co.uk/nhs-services/nhs-mental-health/calderdale/ or by calling 0333 0153 494

Andys Man Club

A space where men can talk candidly and get support from others experiencing mental health issues, run by volunteers and based in Halifax.



WomenCentre is a registered charity offering mental health services including drop-in sessions, counselling, one-to-one support, group work, self-help groups, information knowledge and other opportunities

For more information visit www.womencentre.org.uk or call 01422 386500

Openminds Calderdale

The Openminds website is a resource to help children and young people find emotional health and wellbeing support available in Calderdale, helping them to access services, ideas and tools to help maintain their mental health.

For more information visit www.openmindscalderdale.org.uk


Kooth is an online counselling and emotional well-being platform for children and young people aged 11-25, accessible through mobile, tablet and desktop and free at the point of use.

For more information visit www.kooth.com

Staying Well

The Staying Well team works with adults in Calderdale to access hundreds of social and physical activities available in the community because we know that people with active social lives tend to be happier and healthier.

If you know someone who is isolated or vulnerable and would like support from Staying Well juts get in touch!

Call Staying Well on 01422 392767 or go to stayingwellhub.com)

Active Calderdale

Active Calderdale’s vision is to be the most active borough in the north by 2024. To do this They’re supporting people across Calderdale to move more in their daily lives because when we move, we’re stronger.

For more information visit https://active.calderdale.gov.uk/

24-hour Mental Health Helpline

If you feel you need a listening ear or some extra support, there’s a free 24-hour phone line to help with your mental health and wellbeing. It’s available to anyone registered with a GP in Calderdale and Kirklees.

To speak to someone, or to be pointed to a local service that may be able to help, call 0800 183 0558.