SafeSpace Emotional Support

SafeSpace is an out of hours emotional support service for adults in Calderdale. It is a place of safety for people experiencing emotional distress. Safespace is part of Healthy Minds, a local charity supporting people in Calderdale to have better mental health. They will offer you the time and space to talk through what’s happening and find ways to help you. Safespace is in addition to other mental health services and crisis support. They’re there to support you.

How it works
They are open on Wednesday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday nights from 6pm till late Contact Safespace for support by telephone on 01422 345154 or call / text on 07388 990227 Facebook: safespacecalderdale

The team will take some basic details from you and offer one or more options:

  • 1: Face-to-face appointment – we’ll agree a time for you to arrive and a worker will be ready to see you
  • 2: Telephone support – if you can’t come to the service, a worker will call you back. You can do this by text message if you prefer.
  • 3: Online support via Facebook private messaging
  • 4: Group area – a friendly, safe & supportive environment in which you can try different activities and chat with others if you wish

You can have up to an hour with a worker – whichever way you’ve contacted them – to talk through what’s happening for you and agree next steps. After one-to-one support, if you have come in person to Safespace, you can stay for a while in the group area until you feel ready to go home.

Open Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday – 6pm till late
Healthy Minds/Safespace, 1 king street, Halifax, HX1 1SR

Access to safespace is by appointment. Just call 01422 345154, text 07388 990227 or get in touch on facebook at safespacecalderdale and you will be called straight back.

For general enquiries, email

Urgent Crisis Support

If you need urgent crisis support call 01924 316830 (24 hours NHS)
You can also contact Samaritans on 116 123 Saneline 0300 304 7000 (for anyone aged 16+, open 4.30-10.30pm daily)
Papyrus HOPELINE 0800 068 4141 (up to age 35; open until 10pm daily)