Here you can find services and further information which can help you if you are struggling with your emotional health.
This poster was developed by young people for young people providing information about the current services in Calderdale.
Lots of students get support from their education setting when they’re going through a tough time. You can speak to anyone working in your setting about anything that’s bothering you, whether its education related or something different. In Calderdale, there are a range of services established in settings which can support you including peer support, family support, and counselling.
Time Out is a FREE service that will help you ‘find your thing’, through activities such as arts, crafts, sports, singing and drama. Time Out can help make you feel good, meet new friends and support you to relax, socialise and do something for yourself.
Time Out has a FREE Listening Line which provides support and advice for 10-19 year olds. Open Monday-Friday. Text: 07418 311736 to book an appointment.
ChatHealth is a FREE NHS-approved secure and confidential text messaging support service.
Youth Works is a FREE safe space for you to go, ‘chill out’, have a chat, listen to music and access the internet. The drop-in is open weekdays at the Orangebox in Halifax.
Childline offers FREE confidential support over the telephone or online with a 1-1 councillor. No problem is too big or small.
Safespace is a FREE service which offers emotional support for people in distress during evenings and weekends.
Unmasked provides a safe and regulated platform for users to communicate with each other and create bonds and friendships. The Unmasked mobile app is available on both Apple and Android phones and allows users to connect, message and live chat; to share your problems, support and be supported.
ThinkNinja is an app specifically designed to educate 10-18 year olds about mental health, emotional wellbeing and to provide skills young people can use to build resilience and stay well. ThinkNinja addresses a range of issues including stress, anxiety, low mood, or having unhelpful thoughts. ThinkNinja is free to download for all children and young people with the correct access code, and can be downloaded via the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.
In February 2020 the young people’s Tough Times Reference Group created a survey to gather the views and opinions of their peers, aged 9-25, about mental health and emotional wellbeing. The survey included general questions on emotions, as well as more specific questions focusing on local services.