Children and Young People

Kirklees Safeguarding Children’s Board –


Thriving Kirklees includes Northorpe Hall, NHS South West Yorkshire Partnership, Locala, Home Start, Yorkshire Children’s Centre – 0300 304 5555 (Chat Health text for parent/carers 07520 618867, for young people 07520 618866


KOOTH – Free, safe and anonymous online counselling support for 11+


Barnardos Young Carers – young carers 8-18 years (01484 426100)


The Base – drug and alcohol support service for people up to 21yrs old and support for parents and carers. They also have a Hidden Harm Project providing support for young people who have concerns about parent /carers struggling with drug/alcohol issues (01484 541589) Alice Quarterless-Oates is the NTH lead for this.


Luke’s Lads – Mental Health Support groups for males ages 11+ to 15 in addition to adults


Butterflies – Mental Health Support Group for females ages 11+ to 15 in addition to adults


Yorkshire Children’s Trust – Primarily set up by parents to support families of children with cancer, they now offer counselling for children and young people. They also offer respite breaks for families.


Carers Count – support for carers (including parent carers), access to wellbeing activities and groups (0300 120231)


Kirkwood Hospice – pre & post bereavement support for children and families (01484 557910)


Martin House Community Bereavement Service – bereavement support for families following the death of a young person aged 0-25 years (01937 845045)


The Southwest Yorkshire Mental Health Trust – provide specialist mental health and learning disability services across Kirklees, Calderdale and Wakefield; SPA- 01924 316830


Huddersfield Support Group for Autism (HSGA)– Can be contacted through the website –


RELATE – Family Counselling around parental separation and poor relationships for young people and families 10+ (01484 425843)


Anna Freud - is a children's charity dedicated to providing training & support for child mental health services;


Build Sound Minds – is a campaign for improving young people's emotional wellbeing. They offer advice on how to support children and personal self-care. Explores how to help children understand their feelings, and what they can do to manage them;


Bullying UK – Part of Family Lives providing advice and support around bullying for all ages;


Not fine in school - is a parent-led organisation supporting families experiencing school refusal & attendance difficulties & raising awareness of related issues;


NSPCC – Supporting young people in every area of their lives; 0808 800 5000


Calm - Support for young men;


Calm Harm App – A phone app providing help for young people who use self-harm as a coping strategy;


Childhood Bereavement Network - is the hub for those working with bereaved children, young people and their families across the UK.


Child Line – 24/7 support service via phone and online chat; 0800 1111 (


COPMI (Children of Parents with a mental illness)- Promoting better outcomes for children and families where a parent experiences mental illness;


Unravel Support – supporting mental health in young people by helping unravel children and young people’s emotional and behavioural difficulties for improved wellbeing and happier lives;


Winston’s Wish – Online and telephone bereavement support for young people (Freephone: 08088 020021


CRUSE – Bereavement support for families 0808 8081677 with HOPE AGAIN for young people


Ditch the Label – is one of the largest anti-bullying charities in the world, working endlessly to end bullying and to support young people aged 12-25;


Elefriends – A safe online forum for young people struggling with issues


Elsa Support – Resources around managing emotions for primary children;


Epic Friends - Mental health issues with young people are common. This site is all about helping young people help their friends who might be struggling to cope emotionally;


ESCAYP – counselling and therapeutic play for young people aged 3-21 years across West Yorkshire (01274 878117)


Young Minds – The UK’s leading mental health charity supporting young people and families;


PACE (Parents against child sexual exploitation) – helps parents fight to keep their children safe


Self-harm UK – is a project dedicated to supporting young people impacted by self-harm, providing a safe space to talk, ask any questions and be honest about their feelings. Also provides a 6-week online course called Alumina;


The Children Sleep Charity – Supports children with sleep issues;


The Mix - Free information and support for under 25s in the UK. Get advice about sex, relationships, drugs, mental health, money & jobs.


The Sleep Council – Organisation raising the awareness of the importance of a good night’s sleep;


Papyrus – Website promoting the prevention of young suicide;  


HOPELineUK - Prevention of young suicide helpline – 0800 068 41 41


Place 2 Be – Promoting the wellbeing of children in schools;


Princes Trust – is a youth charity that helps young people aged 11 to 30 get into jobs, education and training;