Useful Local Contacts

Self Referral for Unwanted Pregnancies - Marie Stopes

As the UK's largest abortion care charity, we're committed to helping more women access abortion services every year than any other organisation. Whether you have treatment funded by the NHS or choose to pay privately, we'll ensure you receive the highest quality care in the UK. 

Our services include:

  • pregnancy testing
  • unplanned pregnancy consultations and counselling
  • medical abortion
  • surgical abortion
  • sexual health screening
  • the full range of contraception including emergency contraception and long acting methods. 

Supportive, non-judgemental advice and help from Marie Stopes

If a woman feels that an abortion is the right choice for her then she should have access to safe, supportive and non-judgmental advice and help from an expert clinic. No one else should pressure her into either continuing with the pregnancy or having an abortion. 

If you're pregnant and worried, be assured you are not alone. You matter and we are here to help you. Marie Stopes provides confidential, one-on-one treatment and will support you every step of the way. 

Our 24-hour information and booking line on 0345 300 8090 is there to answer your questions and arrange a fast, convenient appointment for you at one of our centres or clinics in Manchester and the North West. We're also able to offer a telephone abortion consultation service, where you can arrange to have an initial abortion consultation over the phone with an experienced nurse at a time that suits you.  

Want to talk about your options?

Our specialist staff are on hand 24/7 to offer expert advice and support – from your initial consultation to treatment aftercare.

To find out if you're eligible for NHS abortion treatment in Manchester and the North West, please call us on 0345 300 8090 (24 hrs) or request a call back at a time that suits you

You can also email us at for booking and information. 

Self Referral to Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT)

You can self-refer to Kirklees Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) by completing the self-referral form.

Kirklees Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) provides a choice of services for people experiencing common mental health problems such as depression, stress, panic and obsessive compulsive disorder.

The help available depends on each individual’s circumstances. Some people may benefit from a shorter period of help, whereas others may need more long-term support.

For shorter periods of help, a psychological wellbeing practitioner will work with you over the phone or face to face to provide support.

The type of support offered may include:

  • 6 – 8 sessions of guided self-help to help manage symptoms
  • An introduction to other services that may be able to help further
  • Attendance once a week on a 6 week stress control course

Sometimes a greater level of help is required. In this case, you will be seen for a further assessment by a cognitive behavioural psychotherapist, who can help identify and change unhelpful thoughts and behaviours. They can offer around 12 – 15 sessions of one-to-one support or group based therapy.

Alternatively, you may benefit from seeing a counsellor, who can listen and help to understand the problem then work with you to make changes.

Why would someone choose the service?

  • Kirklees IAPT has consistently achieved higher than average recovery rates with clients.
  • The service offers a range of different therapeutic approaches designed to respond to each individual’s unique needs.
  • Therapists are highly skilled and experienced in helping people either in one–to–one or group settings.

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Wellbeing and Disability Services - The University of Huddersfield

Support Group Leaflet

Work Programme Leaflet

Trans* & Gender Support Group

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 Kirklees Local Offer

The Kirklees Local Offer is for families of children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities. It contains information about services relating to special educational needs, disabilities, education and more for children and young people aged 0-25.

The Local Offer is part of the Children and Families Act which brought in a number of important changes about support and services, and will continue to develop over the coming months to cover:

  • learning - from early years through schools, colleges to employment;
  • health - from GPs and health visitors to hospitals and specialist care;
  • social care - from assessments for support, safeguarding, to respite and short breaks;
  • other services - such as leisure and after school activities; and
  • self-help information about a range of conditions and related subjects. 

The website can be accessed via this link:


West Yorkshire Integrated Care Board

The local Greater Huddersfield Commissioning Group has now been replaced by the West Yorkshire Integrated Care Board. 

From Friday 1 July 2022, the West Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership (WY HCP) will include a new statutory organisation within it called the NHS West Yorkshire Integrated Care Board (ICB). The new Board is part of new legislation set out in the Health and Care Act 2022 (this link will open in a new window - popups must be allowed), which focuses on improving outcomes for people by addressing health inequalities, the difference in care received and effective use of budgets across the area.

The Integrated Care Board will have a broad scope and pick up the functions of clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) when they are abolished on the 1 July. It will lead on some functions that previously sat in NHS England, Health Education England and elsewhere. This brings greater coherence and resources to local partnerships and provides an opportunity to build on the successful work of WY HCP.

The organisation will be led by Chief Executive Rob Webster CBE and an independent Chair, Cathy Elliott.

The Board also includes members from WY HCP’s five local places and includes ICB Directors for Finance, Nursing, People, a Medical Director and a Director of Strategy and Partnerships. Board members also include representation from:

  • NHS acute hospitals
  • Mental health, learning disability and autism providers
  • Community health service providers
  • Directors of public health
  • Local councils
  • Primary care providers
  • Voluntary, community and social enterprises.

The Board will be tasked with delivering a strategy that is built from local Health and Wellbeing Board Plans, and consolidated at the Partnership Board, which will be Chaired by Cllr Tim Swift , Leader of Calderdale Council. This Partnership Board brings all partners across West Yorkshire.

The Integrated Care Board will agree a plan for health and care services in West Yorkshire that delivers the strategy and most decisions about circa £5billion budget and services delivered will be made locally in the five local places.

More information can be found at: West Yorkshire Integrated Care Board :: West Yorkshire Health & Care Partnership (



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