For further information and informal support to support your student’s emotional health, please look below.
Emotional health and wellbeing is everyone’s business and it’s vital that professionals working with children and young people are equipped with the knowledge and understanding to provide appropriate early intervention and signposting and know where and when to make referrals when things don’t improve. These guides have been developed in partnership by mental health professionals, parents and carers and commissioners.
This resource covers ways to speak to children and 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.
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.
Time Out is delivered by Healthy Minds who help children and young people ‘find their thing’, through activities such as arts, crafts, sports, singing and drama sessions.
Time Out have also have a Listening Line which provides support and advice for students age 10-19 years. Open Monday-Friday. Text 07418 311736 to book an appointment.
ChatHealth is an NHS-approved secure and confidential text messaging support service.
The BREW project offers children and young people who present with personal, social, emotional concerns to access bespoke support sessions with one of their wellbeing team.
Night OWLS offers Free emotional listening support and mental health crisis support for ALL children, young people, and their parents/carers across West Yorkshire.
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.
The Youth Justice Team is a FREE service for young people and their families who have become involved with the criminal justice system. Phone: 01422 368279.
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.