For further information and informal support to support your student’s emotional health, please look below.
The 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.
This resource covers ways to speak to young people about their emotional health and wellbeing. Although it refers to GPs, the advice is applicable to any professional supporting children and young people.
Time Out (Healthy Minds) will help your students ‘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.
Time Out have also launched 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. Young people aged 11– 19 text: 07480 635297. Parents/carers text: 07507 332157. Available from 9.00am to 5.00pm, Monday to Friday.
The BREW project offers children and young people who present with personal, social, emotional, educational or professional concerns to access bespoke support sessions with one of our wellbeing team within 48 hours. Our wellbeing advisers are there to speak with, support and help find solutions to problems, concerns and issues that children and young people are experiencing through coronavirus, lockdown and the return to school.
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.
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.
ELSA Support is a website developed for providing resources for emotional literacy support assistants. They provide downloadable resources which are ready to print and use. Schools are welcome to order from the website and free resources are created and made available every Friday.
YoungMinds Professionals offers a toolbox of training and consultancy services for schools and other front line services in the children’s mental health system.
MindEd is a free learning resource which provides information about the mental health of children, young people and older adults.