Children and Young People

Kirklees Safeguarding Children’s Board – https://www.kirkleessafeguardingchildren.co.uk/

 

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 https://www.thrivingkirklees.org.uk/

 

KOOTH – Free, safe and anonymous online counselling support for 11+ www.kooth.com

 

Barnardos Young Carers – young carers 8-18 years (01484 426100) http://www.barnardos.org.uk/kirklees-young-carers/service-view.htm?id=242341151

 

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. https://kirkleesinrecovery.com/services/cgl-thebase/

 

Luke’s Lads – Mental Health Support groups for males ages 11+ to 15 in addition to adults https://www.lukeslads.co.uk

 

Butterflies – Mental Health Support Group for females ages 11+ to 15 in addition to adults https://www.butterfliesmentalhealth.co.uk/

 

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. https://www.yctrust.uk/

 

Carers Count – support for carers (including parent carers), access to wellbeing activities and groups (0300 120231) https://www.carerscount.org.uk/

 

Kirkwood Hospice – pre & post bereavement support for children and families (01484 557910) https://www.kirkwoodhospice.co.uk/

 

Martin House Community Bereavement Service – bereavement support for families following the death of a young person aged 0-25 years (01937 845045) https://www.martinhouse.org.uk/

 

The Southwest Yorkshire Mental Health Trust – provide specialist mental health and learning disability services across Kirklees, Calderdale and Wakefield; https://www.cht.nhs.uk/services/mental-health-services/ SPA- 01924 316830

 

Huddersfield Support Group for Autism (HSGA)– Can be contacted through the website – info@hsga.org.uk

 

RELATE – Family Counselling around parental separation and poor relationships for young people and families 10+ (01484 425843) https://www.relate.org.uk/

 

Anna Freud - is a children's charity dedicated to providing training & support for child mental health services; https://www.annafreud.org/

 

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; https://minds.actionforchildren.org.uk/

 

Bullying UK – Part of Family Lives providing advice and support around bullying for all ages; https://www.bullying.co.uk/

 

Not fine in school - is a parent-led organisation supporting families experiencing school refusal & attendance difficulties & raising awareness of related issues; https://notfineinschool.org.uk/

 

NSPCC – Supporting young people in every area of their lives; 0808 800 5000  www.nspcc.org.uk

 

Calm - Support for young men; www.thecalmzone.net

 

Calm Harm App – A phone app providing help for young people who use self-harm as a coping strategy; https://calmharm.co.uk/

 

Childhood Bereavement Network - is the hub for those working with bereaved children, young people and their families across the UK. http://www.childhoodbereavementnetwork.org.uk/

 

Child Line – 24/7 support service via phone and online chat; 0800 1111 (www.childline.org.uk)

 

COPMI (Children of Parents with a mental illness)- Promoting better outcomes for children and families where a parent experiences mental illness; http://www.copmi.net.au/

 

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; https://unravelsupport.co.uk/

 

Winston’s Wish – Online and telephone bereavement support for young people (Freephone: 08088 020021https://www.winstonswish.org/

 

CRUSE – Bereavement support for families 0808 8081677 https://www.cruse.org.uk/about-cruse with HOPE AGAIN for young people http://www.hopeagain.org.uk/

 

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; https://www.ditchthelabel.org/

 

Elefriends – A safe online forum for young people struggling with issues https://www.elefriends.org.uk/

 

Elsa Support – Resources around managing emotions for primary children; www.elsa-support.co.uk

 

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; https://epicfriends.co.uk/

 

ESCAYP – counselling and therapeutic play for young people aged 3-21 years across West Yorkshire (01274 878117) https://www.escayp.org.uk/

 

Young Minds – The UK’s leading mental health charity supporting young people and families; https://youngminds.org.uk/

 

PACE (Parents against child sexual exploitation) – helps parents fight to keep their children safehttps://paceuk.info/

 

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; https://www.selfharm.co.uk/

 

The Children Sleep Charity – Supports children with sleep issues; https://www.thechildrenssleepcharity.org.uk/

 

The Mix - Free information and support for under 25s in the UK. Get advice about sex, relationships, drugs, mental health, money & jobs. https://www.themix.org.uk/

 

The Sleep Council – Organisation raising the awareness of the importance of a good night’s sleep; https://sleepcouncil.org.uk/

 

Papyrus – Website promoting the prevention of young suicide; https://papyrus-uk.org/  

 

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

 

Place 2 Be – Promoting the wellbeing of children in schools; https://www.place2be.org.uk/

 

Princes Trust – is a youth charity that helps young people aged 11 to 30 get into jobs, education and training; https://www.princes-trust.org.uk/

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