Helping to support the health and wellbeing of children and young people
If you have any concerns: below are some contacts that might help you or your child.
We would like to remind you that you can text a nurse at Locala thriving Kirklees Health Service for advice during this time, in the Covid 19 pandemic our service runs Monday to Friday 8am until 8pm with qualified nurses and nursery nurses The numbers to text on are Chathealth Text for parents/carers 07520 618867 for young people 07520 618866.
We also have our Locala Facebook page which is updated daily.
Kirklees Suicide Prevention Action Group
The KirkleesSuicide Prevention Action Group has shared information on a new national text line that has been launched. Info rmation on the launch including how the Royal Foundation (William, Kate, Harry and Meghan) is supporting this can be found in this BBC News story.
The number to text is 85258.
It is a free, anonymous 24/7 text service for anyone in crisis anytime, anywhere and a place to go if you're struggling to cope and need imm ediate help. The trained Crisis Volunteers can help with issues such as suicidal thoughts; abuse or assault; self-harm; bullying and relationship challenges. The conversation only ends once the person is in a calm, safe place and ideally with a plan for support going forward.
During the 12 month pilot, 60,000 conversations took place and Shout research suggests 85% of these were from people aged 25 or under. Further information on the service can be found at the Shout website: https://www.giveusashout.org/
Caring for a child/ young person can be one of the most difficult roles anyone can undertake. At times life can be tough and watching someone you care about struggle to make sense of thei r emotions and behaviours can be difficult. When a young person is feeling stressed or anxious, angry or upset, or when bad things have happened, they may benefit from some extra help from outside the family. That one person they can talk to in confidence.
Escayp offers 8/10 counselling I therapeutic play sessions in a confidential and supportive space. The young person will be given the opportunity to express their feelings and to explore issues that are concerning them. We aim to support them in coping with these issues in a secure and safe environment.
You can make a referral online for help at: https:// www.escayp.org.uk/referral
If you require help filling in the form you can ring on 01274 878 117. You can also reach them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
0800 1111 (UK), 24 hours a day chat: chat online web: www.childline .org.uk
Available 24 hours a day, help and advice abo ut a wide range of issues, talk to a counsellor online, send ChildLine an email or post on the message boards.
116 123 (UK), 24 hours a day web: www.samaritans.org
Available 24 hours a day to provide confidential emotional support for people who are experiencing feelings of distress, despair or suicidal thoughts.
0300 123 3393 (Mon - Fri, 9am-6pm except bank holidays) email: info @mind.org.uk web: www.mind.org.uk
Offers advice and support to service users; has a network of local associations in England and Wales to which people can turn for help and assistance.
Rethink Mental Illness
0300 5000 927 (Mon - Fri, 10am-2pm)
Rethink Mental Illness works to help everyone affected by severe mental illness, such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, recover a better quality of life. It provides effective services and support and campaigns for change through greater awareness and understanding.
0845 767 8000 (6pm-11pm every day - local rate on BT landlines)
SANE services provide practical help, emotional support and specialist information to individuals affected by mental health problems, their family, friends and carers.
Education Support Partnership
08000 562 561 (UK), 24 hours a day text: 07909 341229
chat: chat online web: www.educationsuppor tpartne rship.org.uk
For teachers and everyone working in education to boost health; happiness and wellbeing through individual support and great management.
NHS Mental Health Services
Find local mental health services on the NHS web site. You can also get advice from NHS 111 phone servic
Prevention of young suicide Call: 0800 068 41 41 Email : pat@papyr us-uk.org SMS: 07786 209697
A specialist telephone service staffed by trained professionals who give non-judgemental support, practical advice and in formation to Children , teenagers and young people up to the age of 35 who are worried about how they are feeling. Anyone who is concerned about a young person.
YoungMinds is the UK's lea din g charity comm itt ed to im pro ving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people.
Mental Health Foundation
Charity improving the lives of those with mental health prob lem s or learning disabilities.
At its heart, MindEd provide s practical knowledge that gives adults confidence to identify a mental health issue and act swiftly, meaning better outcomes for the child or young person involved.
Young Minds Parents Helpline
Depression, anxiety, ADHD & self-harm 0808 802 5544 (9.30 to 4.00pm, Mon- Fri)
We offer free, confidential online and telephone support, including information and advice, to any adult worried about the emotional problems, behaviour or mental health of a child or young person up to the age of 25.
Adults over 18 including parents, teachers or concerned adults:
0345 634 1414 - . (Mon-Wed, 1pm-4pm)
Support forums (7 days a week) email: email@example.com Under 25s:
0345 634 7650 - (Mon-Wed,1pm-4pm)
Beat provides helplin es for adults and young people offering support and information about eating disorders and difficulties with food, weight and shape. We also have an email service and an online one to one service.
0300 123 6600 (UK), 24 hours a day live chat (UK), 2-6pm
SMS: 82111 - Need a quick answer? Text a question and FRANK will text you back. website: www.talktofrank.com
We are a charity supporting children's mental and emotional health in Kirklees. We support hundreds of local children and their parents every year, providing counselling, mentors and confidence building activities to help chi ldren grow strong and well.
If you think that your child may benefit from some counselling you can access this by phoning 0300 304 5555 or online form on the following link:
https:// www.northorpehall.co. uk/accessing-support
Telephone: 01924 492183
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