Support Over the Christmas and New Year Break

Support Over the Christmas and New Year Break


Leeds University Union will be closed from 4pm, 21 December 2017 until 2 January 2018, however there'll still be support around for students over this period. The services listed below can help you in instances of abuse, crime and financial and housing issues.

You're not alone over the Christmas break, so don’t suffer in silence if you have a problem.


Crisis Numbers

  • Victim Support

08 08 16 89 111

Monday to Friday: 08:00-20:00

Saturday and Sunday: 24-hour service

  • National Domestic Abuse Helpline

0808 2000 247

24-hour Freephone helpline

  • West Yorkshire Police


24-hour Freephone

  • Crimestoppers

0800 555 111

24-hour Freephone

  • The Hazelhurst Centre (Sexual Assault Referral Centre)

Everyday (9am – 5pm): 0330 223 3617

Out of Hours Help Line: 03302230099

  • Samaritans

0113 116 123

24-hour Freephone



  • National Debtline

0808 808 4000

Monday to Friday: 09:00-20:00

Saturday 09:30-13:00



Leeds North and West Foodbank:

Leeds South and East Foodbank:


Other foodbanks close to Hyde Park/Woodhouse/Burley/Headingley.

  • Moortown Distribution Centre

Moortown Methodist Church, Alderton Rise, Leeds, LS17 5LH


Tuesday: 10:00-12:00

Friday: 11:00-13:00

  • Woodhouse Distribution Centre

Gateways Church in St Marks Church, St Marks Road, Leeds, LS2 9AF


Monday: 12:30-14:30

  • Bramley Distribution Centre

Trinity Methodist Church, Town Street, Bramley, Leeds, LS13 2EP

Wednesday: 13:00-15:00