There are a number of professional support agencies that you can refer to or seek advice from.
Here are a few below (this is not an exclusive list)
Leeds City Council – Information on housing, activities etc.
Breeze Leeds -Website for children and young people looking for positive things to do.
Children’s Social Work Service – Offering statutory support to families, children and young people with a range of issues.
DWP – for benefits
BARCA – various opportunities including counselling (Reaching Out), targeted family support, youth support, young people drug and alcohol service.
CAMHS – Specialist assessment e.g. for ADHD, eating disorders, Autistic Spectrum Conditions as well as standard interventions e.g. parenting groups, individual therapy
Behind Closed Doors – works with both women and men throughout Leeds whose lives have been, or are affected by domestic abuse and violence.
MindMate Spa-Supporting Professionals who work with young people.
Citizens Advice Bureau – Offers advice on a number of issues.
Signpost – Support for families experiencing a range of difficulties in Leeds.
Platform – A service which helps young people (aged up to 18 years) to make an informed choice about their lifestyle and seek help regarding substance and alcohol use.
Genesis – Works with women involved in sex work to have the freedom and opportunity to be safe and make their own choices.
Youth Service – West North West – Offer a variety of activities including sports, arts and IT clubs. They have local centres and 5 Youth Hubs with excellent facilities. They work on the streets, in schools and from mobile provision, and we have drop-ins where you can talk about health, school, drugs or emotional issues.
Friday Night Project – A group for 13-19 year olds held at Pudsey Leisure Centre. The group offers you a chance to take part in a variety of different activities with your friends.
Pudsey Leisure Centre – A varied programme of activities for all ages and abilities.
Pudsey Wellbeing Centre – A varied programme of activities and support services for all ages.
West Yorkshire Police – Offer support to ensure people are safe and feel safe across Leeds.
Willows Young Carers – A service for young people who are carers for other people.
Marketplace – Offers support, information and counselling for young people aged 13-25 in Leeds.
Women’s Aid – Our mission is to protect women and children in Leeds from the damage that domestic violence can inflict on their lives.
CEOP – Work with Children and young people at risk of child sexual exploitation in Leeds and how to report a concern.