Recommended sources of information

Living Well

My Living Well is a dedicated site for living well support, making it easier for everyone in the Bradford District Area to live healthier, more active lives.

The Practice supports our local Park Runs. These are great events for your health, but also socially and for your community.

BEEP aims to encourage and support individuals to become more active, more often. Access to discounted gym / leisure membership and a tailored exercise programme. You can ask us for a BEEP referral. If you meet the referral criteria, a health professional can complete the referral form and give it to you.

Bradford Council offer a wide range of sport and activities to keep you fit and well and in the best of mental health.

Free weight loss groups run for 12 weeks, covering topics including food groups and nutrition, portion sizes, tips and food swaps to make favourite meals healthier. They are open to anyone aged over 18 who lives in the Bradford district. To join a group, call 01274 322666, or email healthtrainers@bdct.nhs.uk

There is increasing evidence that a Mediterranean diet can really help maintain your health and prevent conditions like Diabetes and heart disease. Find more information on this via the NHS site.

The Bradford Leisure Card entitles you to reduced admission for a wide range of leisure activities including:

  • reduced price admission to all normal public swimming sessions
  • free admission and equipment hire and half price activity charge with up to seven days advance booking at sports centres
  • half price for games of bowls, tennis, putting and pitch and putt
  • discount at Doe Park Water Activities Centre
  • discount at the Alhambra Theatre and St George’s Hall

Bradford Leisure Card is the new name for Passport to Leisure.

Children & Young People's Health

Healthier Together – common sense information on childhood illnesses, including advice on what ‘red-flag’ signs to look out for, where to seek help, what you should do to keep your child comfortable and how long your child’s symptoms are likely to last.

Best 1001 Days – Developed as part of the early years healthy development review, this document outlines 6 areas for action to improve the health outcomes of all babies in England.

Children and young people’s Mental Health:

Youth in Mind – for 11-19 year olds in Bradford who do not meet the CAMHS threshold but who are struggling with their social, emotional or mental wellbeing.  Offering one to one support, groups and peer support that can be accessed in schools and other community-based settings (referral is via the school nursing service), urgent and crisis support. Their website also has a section with general information and self help.

Young Minds: is a highly informative website and recommended to all young people struggling with mental health issues.

The Royal College of Psychiatrists website has a section for young people:  with links to a wide range of topics as well as a section for parents.

Kooth: is an online counselling and emotional well-being platform for children and young people, accessible through mobile, tablet and desktop and free at the point of use. It also has a support are for parents who are finding it hard.

Papyrus provide confidential support and advice to young people struggling with thoughts of suicide, and anyone worried about a young person through their helpline 0800 068 4141.  They can also be contacted by email: pat@papyrus-org.uk

Childline:  offer support on a wide range of issues:  0800 1111 and have an information filled website.

Mental health

To find the most suitable services for your problem use the Healthy Minds Digital Doorway – it will recommend the three nearest services that best deal with the issue you have identified.

First Response – support 24 hours a day for people suffering a mental health crisis. Available seven days a week to people of all ages living in Bradford. Call 01274 221181

Samaritans:  national helpline number 116 123 – Every six seconds, they respond to a call for help. No judgement. No pressure. They’re there for anyone who needs someone.

My Wellbeing College – Our local service which you can self refer to, offering confidential psychological therapy services, helping you work through difficult feelings. Addressing issues such as anxiety, panic attacks, depression, relationship issues, sleep problems, phobias, difficult life changes, post-natal depression, post-traumatic stress , OCD, and health anxieties. Call 0300 555551.

MIND Bradford– information and support for anyone experiencing mental or emotional health problems, primarily throughout Bradford, Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven.

Cellar Trust – Support for unemployed adults experiencing mental health difficulties to improve wellbeing via voluntary work; activities; workshops; education and training. Call 01274 530448

Bradford CounsellingBradford Counselling Services is a professional voluntary sector organisation offering confidential counselling for people aged 16 and over. We provide a confidential, friendly and safe environment.

Counselling directory – Find a private counsellor in your local area.

Carers and social care

Adult Social care services – where to start if you think Bradford council can help you with your care needs, or those of your loved ones. For exploring home care options click here and residential and nursing homes here.

Adult Safeguarding concerns can be raised through the webpages or contact centre if you are worried about abuse or neglect of a loved one or friend.

Safeguarding children contact points for Bradford Council.

Bradford Young Carers – Care support for young and informal carers.

Carers Allowance  – Financial assistance via the .gov website

Care for Carers  – A peer support organisation.

Citizens Advice – For finance, debt and benefits advice and support for caring roles.

Carers’ Resource – support for carers across Bradford, Call 01274 449660 or visit the website. Can help you develop an emergency care plan in case you were unable to care for your loved one and much more.

Making Space – A national charity providing health and social care services for adults with mental health conditions, learning disabilities, dementia and their carers. Contact 01274 323702 or visit the website.

Time Out – Bradford Council Adult and Community Services