Giving Advice and Support to People in Emotional Distress
Working with the communities in Wakefield, Castleford and surrounding areas since 1995 to:
Raise awareness about mental health issues including addictive behaviours, suicide and domestic abuse.
Provide supportive services to help people grow in confidence and rise to the challenges they face.
What We Do
Provide non-judgemental supportive services guided by people with lived experience.
Using a person centered approach we consult and listen so we can offer give people a voice to let them shape their own recovery.
Develop partnerships to deliver mental health support in Wakefield, Castleford and surrounding areas.
Gasped was established in 1995. The service was created as a result of one parent’s experience of living, caring for and supporting her son who was addicted to drugs. As a result of recognising the isolation, fear, guilt, shame and stigma, a support group and helpline were established to help and support others in similar circumstances.
Today the charity remit is much broader, and we work with local people to help them build emotional resilience, self-esteem, improve their health, wellbeing and education.
All of our counsellors donate their time free of charge to help our clients. We take on counsellors of all backgrounds and qualification levels, if you would like to join our dedicated and caring team please visit our Work with Us page.
We work closely with a number of Partners in the Wakefield and Castleford areas. Through these close ties we have been able to deliver successful projects helping people with a wide variety of issues. To find out more about our work please visit our What We Do page.
Over the years we have established an excellent reputation locally for providing confidential, non-judgemental advice and support. We have worked independently and with a number of partners to deliver successful projects supporting local people in Wakefield, Castleford and surrounding areas.
From working with families who are dealing with addiction to people who have been long term unemployed we help people build the emotional resilience they need to face today’s challenges.
Working with the Career Cabin In Castleford to deliver support for people who are furthest from the job market. This includes practical support with benefits, housing, budgeting and access to the internet to enable people who have been long term unemployed to get into training and employment.
For further information contact Sally Evans
Providing an out of hours service to the people who are in crisis. The helpline provides practical and emotional support to those who are feeling isolated, alone and struggling with mental health issues.
The confidential helpline is open from 6pm to midnight Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
For help call 07776 962 815
Supporting male victims of domestic violence
GASPED have secured funding from the West Yorkshire Combined Authority to provide dedicated practical and emotional support services to help male victims of domestic and sexual violence cope and work to recover from the effects of crime.
For further information contact Tracey Riggott
Become a Volunteer Today
GASPED relies on the help of volunteers to deliver our highly respected counselling service. Please take a look at our Volunteer Page for a list of vacancies and how to get in touch.
GASPED has continued to deliver practical and emotional support throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.
We were recognised for our work during the crisis by the Lord-Lieutenant of West Yorkshire.
GASPED has continued to deliver practical and emotional support throughout the pandemic. Most of this support has switched to being over the phone, or via online meetings through Zoom.
The impact of COVID-19 on our mental health cannot be underestimated and our dedicated team have worked hard to help people come to terms with loss, whether it is loss of a loved one, loss of freedom or loss of employment or financial loss.
Gasped has developed a reputation over the years for providing excellent support through our dedicated team of volunteer counsellors. We can work with people who have a wide variety of mental health issues and we believe we are well placed to offer services to those affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.
For more information visit our Covid-19 page
We work closely with a number of Partners in the Wakefield and Castleford areas. Through these close ties we have been able to deliver successful projects helping people with a wide variety of issues.
News & Updates
Gasped has been helping and supporting people suffering from drug, alcohol, domestic violence and suicide for over 25 years, by providing non-judgemental advice and support. The government’s ten-year plan is to combat the drug misuse by breaking drug supply chains,...
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To find out more about the work of Gasped and how you can get involved please contact us
5a Cheapside, Wakefield, WF1 2SD
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