For further information and informal support young people’s emotional health, as well as your own and colleagues’, please look at these pages for more information.
Time Out (Healthy Minds) will help young people ‘find their thing’, through activities such as arts, crafts, sports, singing and drama. Time Out is a self referral scheme. Phone: 01422 345154 or 07388 990 229.
Youth Works is a safe space for young people 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.
1325 is a project for girls and young women between the ages of 13 and 25. They work across both Calderdale and Kirklees and their aim is to work alongside girls and young women in the community to support and empower them to reach their full potential. 1325 provides both emotional and practical support around a wide range of issues which is provided in a safe space. They offer 1:1 support in a variety of settings and group work to raise self esteem, confidence and resilience. Phone: 07841 199669.
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 in distress during evenings and weekends. It’s open from 6pm on Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays – with the latest available appointments at 10pm.
Individuals who are struggling can have up to an hour with a worker to talk through what’s happening and agree next steps. After one-to-one support, individuals are able to stay for a while until they feel ready to go home.
SilverCloud is a free digital treatment programme for adults which can be accessed by parents, carers, staff and any adult who might find it helpful. The programme is provided by Silvercloud Health. There are modules on sleep, stress, and resilience for adults. The code ‘north’ should be entered when prompted. The site is secure, anonymous and confidential. No referral is required.
Unmasked Mental Health aims to provide 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.
Alongside the app, Unmasked Mental Health also provide a MHFA approved 2-day first aid course, a 1-day mental health awareness course and a half day mindfulness course aimed at workplace self-awareness, and helping to spot the signs and symptoms of stress, or fatigue, in yourself and your colleagues.
Lots of students get support from their school/college/university when they’re going through a tough time. Children and young people can speak to anyone working in their establishment about anything that’s bothering them. In Calderdale, there are a range of services including peer support, family support and counselling that can help children and young people.