Other Useful Services

From time to time, volunteers in mutual aid and community groups may come across a situation, or a person they are helping, who they think may need additional support.

Below are links to other services that may be useful to pass on to people in need, or to ask for advice.

It may also be useful to bear in mind safeguarding issues – there is a useful training guide for mutual aid groups here 




Food Directory – for delivery services
Food Banks – for emergency food provision

Well Being and Mental Health

The Staying Well team can work with any adult in Calderdale from 18 years and over to access social activities and health and wellbeing related services in the community

Telephone: 01422 392767.  More info
Email: stayingwellproject@calderdale.gov.uk
Staying Well Admin, 87 Turner Avenue South, Illingworth, Halifax, HX2 8EF (OFFICE CLOSED AT CURRENT TIME) https://stayingwellhub.com

Calderdale’s mental health and well-being charity is Health Minds.
Phone us on 01422 345154
Email us: info@healthymindscalderdale.co.uk

Healthy minds are also running Safespace
Out-of-hours support for people age 18+ in distress: •Evenings from 6.30pm to 10.30pm (last call will be taken at 10pm). •Phone: 01422 345154. •Contact by Facebook: SafespaceCalderdale. •Email: safespace@healthymindscalderdale.co.uk. •Visit: Healthy Minds Calderdale – Safespace.

Time Out Listening Line

Support and advice for 10-19 year olds struggling with lockdown: •Phone: 01422 345154, Wednesdays from 1pm to 4pm. •Website: Time out.

Andy’s Man Club: groups where men can meet, talk and share – “We are talking groups for men because….You’ve either been through a storm, currently going through a storm, or have a storm brewing in your life” – https://andysmanclub.co.uk/

Domestic AbuseDomestic violence and abuse | Calderdale Council

WomenCentre Calderdale and Kirklees (women only): their wide-ranging services include emotional and practical support on issues such as debt, benefits, mental or physical health, domestic violence, counselling, training and development and much more https://womencentre.org.uk/

Bereavement support

* Bereavement Support « Openminds in Calderdale (openmindscalderdale.org.uk)

* WYH Partnership@WYHpartnership Our free Grief and Loss Service provides specialist support and advice to anyone living in West Yorkshire & Harrogate. The helpline is open 8am-8pm, 7 days a week or you can chat with our advisors online http://ow.ly/jZEN50CwsZk #WYHGriefSupport

* Cruse Bereavement Care (national organisation) Tel: 0844 477 9400 Email: helpline@cruse.org.uk Web: www.cruse.org.uk

Older people

Age UK Calderdale and Kirklees: provides a number of different services for older people, including information, advice and befriending www.ageuk.org.uk/calderdaleandkirklees/

The Silver Line on 0800 4 70 80 90 is a free confidential helpline providing information, friendship and advice to older people, open 24 hours every day of the year.

South West Yorkshire Partnership Foundation Trust Crisis help for adults, older adults, children & young people, and people with a learning disability www.southwestyorkshire.nhs.uk/service-users-and-carers/in-crisis/

Financial Support

Citizen’s Advice Bureau Calderdale: working in our local community for over 70 years providing advice and support to Calderdale residents on a wide range of issues, including financial, debt and benefits advicehttps://calderdalecab.org.uk/

Step Change who provide the UK’s most comprehensive debt advice service. They help people with debt problems take back control of their finances and their lives www.stepchange.org/


See above for mental wellbeing for young people

Resources for children / families