Health and Wellbeing Services

Treat yourself at home

Visit your pharmacy to stock up on health care essentials (paracetamol, plasters etc.) – your pharmacist will be able to make recommendations. Conditions like colds, flu or an upset stomach are often treatable at home – make sure you rest and drink plenty of fluids. If you have a small cut or graze, clean the wound under clean running water and put a plaster on to help stop infection.

NHS 111

This is a free 24 hour helpline – If you’re not sure which service is best to use, talk to trained advisers about your symptoms and they’ll point you in the right direction.

Register with a dentist and a GP

Visit for a list of GP and dentist practices in your area.

You may need to join a waiting list to see a dentist. If you need emergency dental care, even outside of opening hours, call your dentist – they’ll have emergency contact details on their answer phone.

To register with a GP, either pop in or give the practice a call. It is important that you register with a GP in Leeds so you can get an appointment if you are unwell. You can still see your GP at home as a temporary resident during the holidays.

Your local pharmacy

Your local pharmacist is a trained medical professional. They are able to provide medical advice as well as over the counter medication for things such as:

  • Coughs and colds, including congestion and a sore throat
  • Earache
  • Athletes foot
  • Thrush and period pain
  • Hay fever and allergies
  • Minor cuts and bruises
  • Fever
  • Blocked nose
  • Sprain or strain
  • Hangover
  • Skin conditions such as mild acne, eczema, or a rash

Your pharmacist can provide medical advice and a range of services. To see if they provide the service you need, give them a call!
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Visit your doctor

If you are ill or can’t treat yourself at home, please make an appointment with your GP. On the day appointments are available for issues that need to be dealt with that day. To avoid waiting, check it’s not something your pharmacist can help with first.

Walk-in centre/minor injury unit

If you don’t have an appointment but have a minor injury, you can visit a specialist nurse at a minor injury unit or walk-in centre

St George’s Centre
Minor Injuries Unit
St George’s Road
LS10 4UZ

Wharfedale Hospital
Minor Injuries Unit
Newall Carr Road

LS21 2LY
0113 392 1647

Shakespeare Medical Centre
Walk-in centre
1 Cromwell Mount
0113 295 1132


Is it an emergency? For anything critical or life-threatening, head straight to A&E or dial 999. This could include:

  • Loss of consciousness
  • Heavy blood loss that cannot be stopped
  • Persistent, severe chest pain
  • Head injuries
  • A suspected stroke or heart attack
  • Severe breathing difficulties
  • Suspected broken bones
  • A deep wound, such as a stab wound


An alcohol and drug support service who offer advice, support and a range of interventions
0113 887 2477 /

Be Smoke Free - One You Leeds

Be Smoke Free – One You Leeds is a free service open to anyone who would like to stop smoking

0800 169

Improving Access to Psychological Therapies

Improving Access to Psychological Therapies provide psychological treatments, sometimes called talking treatments, to help people who are stressed, experiencing low mood (depressed) or are very nervous (anxiety)
0113 843 4388 /


Samaritans offers confidential, non-judgmental emotional support for people experiencing feelings of distress, despair or suicidal thoughts
116 123 /

Connect Helpline

Emotional support and information for people in distress living in Leeds. Open from 6 until 10.30pm every night
0808 800 1212 /

Dial House

A safe place for people to go at times of crisis, Dial House is open Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday evenings (6pm – 2am), and is staffed by friendly workers with past experience of mental health issues. They can also arrange transport to take you there and back at no cost to yourself.
0113 260 9328 from 6pm /

Your pharmacy will be able to provide sexual health advice including information about contraception. However Leeds Sexual Health offers a specialist service, which includes Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) screening and treatment, HIV testing and contraception services.
0113 392 0334 /


Anonymous non-advisory telephone listening and information service.

0113 380 1381 for our listening service
0113 380 1380 for our information service


MindMate is a website aimed at young people in Leeds to help support mental health and wellbeing. It includes some helpful self help tools like mindfulness videos, apps and info on support services in Leeds, plus details on coping with uni life!


FREED is a service to help young people with eating disorders as early as possible. The service is for young people between the ages of 16 and 25 who have had an eating disorder for three years or less.
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