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West Wakefield Health and Wellbeing Directory

You can find out about a wide range of local services from our directory by clicking on the link below: 

Local Health and Wellbeing Services include:

Health Trainers

Health trainers work from the surgery on a Monday but work in the area throughout the week.  They can provide support and advice about:

  • Healthy eating
  • Losing weight
  • Reducing stress and anxiety
  • Stopping smoking
  • Cutting down on alcohol
  • Physical Activity
  • Social Isolation.

The Health Trainer service is completely FREE and confidential.  More information is available in this leaflet. To access the health trainer service call 01977 665 717 (24 hour confidential answer machine available out of hours) or email


Health and wellbeing development team

Health and wellbeing development workers promote health and wellbeing in older adults and adults with a physical and/or sensory impairment. Through health promotion, education and preventative activities the team supports members of the community to live a healthier lifestyle in groups or on a one-to- basis.


The health and wellbeing team have a directory of social, exercise and support groups in your area where you could meet new people. The team will discuss with you what sort of group you may be interested in, provide you with details and help you make arrangements for your first visit.

View the directories and see what is available in your own area.

The Wakefield health and wellbeing team provides a range of support and advice to local people to help maintain their wellbeing. Speak to us about what additional support is available and how they might be able to help you or someone you know and we can refer you for an appointment.

You can make a self referral to the health and wellbeing development team by contacting them on telephone number: 01977 705473, or by completing a referral form available on our website and sending it to the team by fax on 01977 705473 or by post to the Health and Wellbeing Development Team, c/o Thornycroft Centre, Halfpenny Lane, Pontefract, WF8 4AY 

Community food and health team

The team work across the district to raise awareness of the health benefits of eating a balanced diet. They encourage local people to overcome barriers that stop them from enjoying a healthy diet and run cook and eat sessions that allow people to develop skills, build their knowledge and their experience of choosing and cooking with healthy food.


Contact the team on 01924 361212 ext 228 to find out more.


Self management service

The self management service deliver the Expert Patients Programme to help people with long terms conditions improve their health and wellbeing and regain some control of their lives.

The Expert Patients Programme is a training course that teaches people how to manage their conditions by using five core skills: problem solving, decision making, making the best of resources, developing effective partnerships with healthcare providers and taking appropriate action.

Contact the team on 01977 665732 to find out more.  There are courses available at Church Street Surgery.


Safe @ Home

The Safe @ Home team support victims of domestic abuse, offering advocacy, emotional support, group work and one-to-one support. The team work with victims and their families to provide clear pathways and care plans in order for people to stay safe. They also provide anger management programmes for perpetrators of domestic abuse.


Contact the team on 0800 9151561 to find out more.


Anxiety, Depression and Stress

Turning Point Rightsteps

They support individuals aged 18 and over who are registered with a Wakefield GP and who suffer with any of the following common mental health problems:

Depression or low mood



Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PSD)

Coping with long term physical health conditions or chronic pain

Health anxiety

Social anxiety

Specific phobias

Panic Disorder with / without Agoraphobia

How to access:

You can contact them directly on or call 01924 234 860


Batley Self Help Depression Group

This charity offers support to sufferers of depression.  They run talking therapy groups, one to one counselling and active mind activities.

How to access:

You can contact them directly on or call 01924 446 413



Rethink Horizons Wakefield is committed to providing services to offenders focusing on housing.  The Horizon Service is set up to provide person centred recovery focused support to individuals in their own homes.  It is targeted at people who have a diagnosed mental health problem or history of mental health problems and are currently subject to supervision by the National Probation Service.

How to access:

You can contact them directly on email or call 01924 372 853


Beautiful Minds

Teams are based in various centres across the district, working with BME communities experiencing mental health problems.

How to access:

You can contact them directly on 01924 259 515 – Agrigg and Belle Vue Community Centre or 01977 652 005 – All Saints


Drop-in to beat pregnancy and postnatal ‘blues’

Based at the Families and Babies (FAB) shop in Wakefield city centre this is a drop in service to support women who are pregnant or have a baby under one year old and are experiencing symptoms such as low mood, loss of confidence, sleep difficulties, tearfulness, feelings of guilt and a sense of isolation.  There is a Health Visitor and Midwife on hand too should you want to talk to them.

Belinda Gaskell (Health Visitor) 07876 546 363 or June Lee (Midwife) can be contacted prior to the drop-in for an informal chat.


The Star Project

Help and support for people surviving the trauma of rape.

How to access:

You can contact them directly on 01924 298 954



Mind are a mental health charity who exist to make sure that no one has to face a mental health problem alone, they can provide support and information.

How to access:

You can contact them directly on


Get Connected

If you’re under 25 and not sure where to turn to Get Connected can provide help and information, they have a free app and provide a range of services themselves.

How to access:

You can contact them directly on or call 0808 808 4994 (free)


Bipolar UK

This is a user-led organisation working to enable people affected by biplor (manic depression) to take control of their lives.  They have a network of self-help groups for people with bipolar, their relatives and other friends. 

How to access:

You can contact them directly on or call 0207 931 6480



Depression Alliance

Information and support services for anyone affected by depression.

How to access:

You can contact them directly on or call 0800 123 2320


Depression UK

National charity supporting people experiencing depression and those who care for them

How to access:

You can contact them directly on or call 0870 774 4320

Online support, information and advice about mental health and emotional wellbeing for 11-17 year olds.

How to access:

You can contact them directly on



Telephone, email and postal support on a range of issues, particularly for people who are socially isolated, vulnerable, at risk or experiencing any form of abuse.  Subjects include relationships, anger, bullying, domestic violence, rape and sexual assault, child abuse, depression, anxiety, panic attacks, addictions, phobias, eating disorders, self harm.  Information on support groups and counsellors.

How to access:

You can contact them directly on or call 01708 765 200



Parents helpline for any adult with concerns about the emotional problems or behaviour of a child or young person (from birth – 25). 

How to access:

You can contact them directly on or call 0808 802 5544


Debt Advice / Help with your money


Wakefield District Citizens Advice Bureaux

0844 499 4138




0800 280 2816 / 0207 760 8980


National Debtline


0808 808 4000




0800 138 1111




Wakefield Council’s Housing Advice Team – advice and advocacy on housing and housing related problems

01924 302 085

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