Iain MacBeath, Director of Adult Social Care at Bradford Council

To commemorate World Mental Health Day on Tuesday, 10th October, the Bradford District and Craven Health and Care Partnership will host two information stalls.

The first will be at Morrison’s in Skipton (Broughton Road, Skipton BD23 1FL) from 9am to 12pm, and the second at the Broadway Shopping Centre in Bradford (20 Broadway, Bradford BD1 1EY) from 1pm to 5pm.

Additionally, on this day, the Partnership will unveil the revamped mental health support website, Healthy Minds (www.healthyminds.services), designed to assist individuals throughout Bradford District and Craven.

The information stalls will provide a platform for people to discuss what aids their mental well-being, offer a demonstration of the updated website, and distribute informative resources. Representatives from Safe Spaces, a crisis support service for individuals aged 7 and above, will also be present to engage in conversations about maintaining mental health.

The enhanced Healthy Minds website serves as the initial point of contact for mental health assistance in Bradford District and Craven. The platform encompasses a comprehensive directory of services, including support groups and mental health guidance. It also offers customised information tailored to individual needs.

Iain MacBeath, Director of Adult Social Care at Bradford Council, Director of Integration for Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust, and Executive Lead for Healthy Minds for Bradford District and Craven Health and Care Partnership said: “The refreshed Healthy Minds website is a great resource for anyone in Bradford District and Craven seeking mental health support. The website gives you personalised information to meet your needs, and the results are given based on a few questions about how you’re feeling. Please tell your family, friends, or work colleagues about the website, it’s there for people when they’re in need of mental health support.

“Attending the information stalls will give people the chance to tell us what helps with their mental health, which we can then share with other people, as this may help to manage their mental health.”

Helen Davey, CEO of Mind in Bradford and the Chair of the Mental Health Provider Forum for Bradford District and Craven Health and Care Partnership said; “We’re pleased to launch the refreshed Healthy Minds website where you can find mental health support and advice in Bradford District and Craven. On the website, there is a directory of services and groups that you can explore, as well as practical tips and advice for managing your or a loved one’s mental health. To access the site, please visit www.healthyminds.services.

“We know it’s not easy for some of us to ask for support but please make the first step and ask for help, whether it’s a service you access or speaking to someone you trust. Keeping things to yourself can make you feel very lonely and isolated, by asking for support you will get the help you need.

“The information stalls will provide people a chance to learn about mental health services available to them in Bradford District and Craven. The Healthy Minds team will share helpful resources including their free mindfulness cards and information about the refreshed website.”

Dr Junaid Azam, GP and Clinical Lead for Bradford District and Craven Health and Care Partnership, said: “I would encourage people to attend one of the information stalls taking place on World Mental Health Day. In the morning, the team will be at Morrison’s in Skipton (9am – 12pm) and then at the Broadway Shopping Centre in Bradford (1 – 5pm) in the afternoon.

“A demonstration of the refreshed Healthy Minds website will allow you to see what is available on the website and how you can access that information. There will be interactive activities about mental health and wellbeing that people can take part in.”

Local mental health support services across Bradford District and Craven:

Bradford District and Craven Talking Therapies (for anxiety and depression): A free and confidential NHS service for people aged 16 and over who are registered with a GP in Bradford, Airedale, Wharfedale or Craven.

Visit: www.bdctalkingtherapies.nhs.uk
Call: 01274 221234 (9am to 5pm)
Email: talkingtherapiesadmin@bdct.nhs.uk
Write: Somerset House, Manor Lane, Shipley, West Yorkshire, BD18 3BP
Guide-Line: Feel like you need to talk to someone? Guide-Line provides confidential, emotional support 365 days a year.

Call: 08001 884 884 (8am to 12am)
Live chat online at: www.mindinbradford.org.uk/chat (8am to 12am)
Kooth – a free, safe and anonymous online community available 24/7, 365 days of the year and provides discussion forums, resources and access to online counselling for children and young people aged 10 to 18.

Visit: www.kooth.com
West Yorkshire Night OWLS: a confidential support line for children, young people, their parents, and carers. This service is available from 8pm to 8am.

Call: 0800 1488 244
Text: 07984 392700
Live Chat: www.lslcs.org.uk/services/night-owls-helpline
For urgent mental health crisis support, please contact:

First Response on 0800 952 1181. This service offers support 24 hours a day, seven days a week to people of all ages living in Bradford, Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven.

Anyone aged seven and over can contact Safe Spaces which is a crisis service in the community, this service is available 365 days a year from 12pm to 2.30am. To access Safe Spaces, call First Response on 0800 952 1181 and ask for ‘Safe Spaces’.