Support for Parents
As a parent or carer for a young person, it’s important you look after your own mental health as much as theirs. Take a look at this page for sources of support around Wakefield and links to information available online.
Wakefield has a wide range of services available to help with mental health and related issues (such as finances, addiction and housing). There are services available for men, women and children.
Wakefield Citizen’s Advice Bureau
Provides free, independent, confidential and impartial advice to everyone on their rights and responsibilities on a wide range of issues including benefits, debt, employment, housing, relationships, immigration and much more.
Call: 0344 411 1444
Offers a variety of emotional and practical support for women only, around wellbeing, including group work, counselling and a variety of therapies, providing a safe place and to be part of a learning community.
Call: 01924 211 114
The service is designed to provide quick and easy access to a range of psychological therapies – so you can get the help you need, when you need it.
Call: 01924 234 860
Carers Wakefield and District
Support unpaid adult carers in Wakefield district who give their time and energy to look after a family member or friend who needs support due to an illness or disability.
Call: 01924 305 544
More Money in My Pocket
More Money in My Pocket is an online hub run by Wakefield Council to help Wakefield residents make the most of their money.
It includes links for emergency funding, advice about applying for funding due to lockdown restrictions and the impact of Covid, and more general advice on how to make your money go further.
Get Cash Wise
A dedicated financial support team based in Wakefield, Get Cash Wise can help you to manage your household budget, apply for benefits and access grants to help you in the home.
The team can help you to switch utility providers to save money on your energy bills as well as work out which payments to make first to help you save money and pay off your debts.