Through the information and links below you can find services which can help you if you are struggling with your emotional health.
This poster was developed by a group of young people providing information about the current service offer to children and young people in Calderdale.
Lots of students get support from their school/college/university when they’re going through a tough time. You can speak to anyone working in your establishment about anything that’s bothering you, whether its education related or something different. In Calderdale, there are a range of services including peer support, family support and counselling that can help you.
Time Out will help you ‘find your thing’, through activities such as arts, crafts, sports, singing and drama. Time Out is a self referral scheme to help you feel good, make friends and support you to relax, socialise and do something for yourself. Phone: 01422 345154 or 07388 990 229.
Time Out have a Listening Line which provides support and advice for 10-19 year olds. Open Monday-Friday. Text: 07418 311736 to book an appointment.
ChatHealth is an NHS-approved secure and confidential text messaging service. TEXT 07480 635297 (11-19) to start a conversation with an experienced clinician from 9.00am to 5.00pm, Monday to Friday. Messages outside this time will receive an automated response letting you know when you will receive a reply, and who to contact to get immediate help.
Youth Works is a safe space for you to come along, ‘chill out’, have a chat, listen to music and access the internet. The drop-in is open weekdays at the Orangebox in Halifax from 3.30pm to 5.45pm. Phone: 01422 320 033.
The Youth Justice Team is a service for young people and their families who have become involved with the criminal justice system. Phone: 01422 368279.
Safespace offers emotional support for people over 18 who are struggling emotionally. They are open 7 days a week, from 6.30pm every evening – with the latest available appointments at 10pm. Individuals who are struggling can have up to half an hour with a worker to talk through what’s happening and agree any next steps. You can contact Safespace on 01484 345154 or text 07388990227 to get through to a worker. You can also send a private message through Facebook messenger @safespace-Healthy Minds. A worker will contact you back and arrange an appointment for the same evening.
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 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.