Supporting young adult carers

What we do

Our young adult carer service supports carers between 16 and 25 years old living in Leeds caring for a friend or family member with an illness, disability or addiction. We provide one on one and group support sessions giving information, advice and emotional support.

If you are a young carer aged under 16, you can access support from Family Action.

We also run activities and trips to enable young adult carers to have a break and meet other young people who are caring. In previous years we’ve visited ITV studios, been to the North Yorkshire moors for outdoor pursuits and activities, had universities and colleges come and speak at our groups and we took a group to the rock ‘n’ roll pantomime in Leeds city centre.

New course – Carers Leeds have teamed up with iBme UK to bring you a new mindfulness course starting in Jan 2021. Take a look here.


Click here to view our young adult carer leaflet.

Click here to view our YAC newsletter

Useful contacts

Night Owls

Night OWLS is a confidential support line for children, young people, their parents and carers who live in Bradford, Leeds, Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield.

We’re available 8pm – 8am for children, young people, parents and carers across West Yorkshire

Night OWLS can help you if you…

  • Feel you have nowhere to turn
  • Feel you can’t go on living
  • Are in a crisis
  • Are finding it hard to cope with life
  • Are feeling angry, lonely, anxious or depressed
  • Are feeling confused or finding it hard to think straight
  • Are feeling unsafe
  • Are caring for a young person
  • Just want to talk

Open: 8pm to 8am
Telephone (free): 0300 200 390
Text: 07984 392 700

The Market Place offer a range of mental health support services including one to one support, counselling, group-work for people aged 11-25.

Opening hours: Telephone support service running between 12-6pm, 7 days a week.

How to access: Self or professional referral by phone.

Contact details: Telephone 0113 246 11659


COVID-19 update: Current changes to this service has been made due to cov-19. Subject to change in the future. Office is closed, no face to face appointments.

The Teen Connect team at Leeds Survivor Led Crisis Service provide emotional support either by phone or online chat for anyone aged 11-18.

Opening hours: Monday – Friday 3.30pm–2am; Saturday – Sunday 6pm–2am

How to access: Self referral.

Contact details: Call on 0808 800 1212, Text on 0771 566 1559 or Online chat via website.


Leeds Mental Wellbeing NHS Service provide mental health support and a range of psychological therapies to help adults over 18 who are struggling with anxiety and depression.

Opening hours: 8am – 4pm

How to access: Self or professional referral via online form or telephone

Contact details:, 0113 843 4388


COVID-19 update: No face to face appointments.

The THRU Peer Support project (Talk, Help, Relate, Understand), led by Leeds Mind, offers peer support group work for young people aged 16 to 25.

Opening hours: THRU Groups meet online every Monday and Thursday evening, 4.30pm- 6.30pm

How to access: Self-refer to Leeds Mind Peer Support

Contact details:, 0113 305 5800


COVID-19 update: No face to face groups.

Mindmate is a website that has mental health resources and signposting for anyone aged under 25.

Opening hours: 24/7 365 days

How to access:

Employment and Skills Leeds is part of Leeds City Council. They can support you into work, training (including apprenticeships) and education opportunities.

Opening hours: 24/7 365 days

How to access:

Family action offer information, advice and support for young carers (under 16) in Leeds.

Opening hours: 9-4pm Mon-Fri

How to access: Self or professional referral via telephone

Contact details:, 0113 733 9126


COVID-19 update: Office is closed, no face to face groups.

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Carers Leeds supports unpaid carers:

Carers Advice Line: 0113 380 4300
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