If you want informal support, somewhere you can drop in to chat with friendly people who are there to help you, there are many different places you can contact or go to. Please look at these pages for more information.
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.
Youth Works is a safe space for you to come along, ‘chill out’, listen to music, access the internet or have a brew. The drop-in is open weekdays from 3.30 pm to 5.45 pm. Phone: 01422 320 033.
Time Out (Healthy Minds) will help you do things that will make you feel good, get you enjoying doing things with others, making friends, giving and getting support. Phone: 01422 345154 or 07388 990 229.
Identity for the LGBTQ (Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and Queer/questioning) community has advice, information and support session. For details Phone: 01422 371993.
Youth Offending Team is a service for young people and their families who have become involved with the criminal justice system. Phone: 01422 368279.
You maybe worried about physical health issues, from rashes on your skin to breathing difficulties to other more serious symptoms. You can speak to your local General Practitioner (GP) about this, you will need to register with them and make an appointment to see them.
You can find your local GP on this NHS website – http://www.nhs.uk/service-search
Feeling distressed or unhappy from time to time is normal, however if these feelings are persistent or are causing a lot of worry for you or the person your are concerned about then you may need to seek professional help. In Calderdale the Child and Adolescent Mental Health service will be able to help you if you are under 18 years of age. If you are over 18 years you may want to contact your local IAPT service (Increasing Access to Psychological Therapy).
Calderdale Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) helps people to get quick and easy access to the best type of therapy for their individual needs. IAPT can help by gaining a new understanding of your difficulties and develop new ways of coping. It can also help you to make changes in your life and address current problems. Some therapists offer treatment on the phone and will call you at your convenience, which can include Saturdays and evenings. Phone: 01924 284555.
If you think you or someone you know may have a mental health problem ask your teacher or GP to contact – the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) in Calderdale who provide specialist emotional support for young people. Phone: 01422 300 001.
You may want to try counselling if you are experiencing difficulties at school, home or with friends. If you are having a tough time in life with things like being bullied, keeping up with schoolwork, anxious about making friends, feeling others don’t understand you or have time for you; or you may have more general underlying feelings of anxiety or dissatisfaction with life. In counselling you will be able to talk to an independent professional person about these things and get help and advice to make things better.
Kooth is a free, safe anonymous online counselling and support service for young people aged 11 to 25. If you need to talk to someone confidentially about what’s bothering you contact Kooth.
Noah’s Ark offer a confidential safe space in which to explore issues and feelings with a person who neither judges nor offers advice. This is available to young people and children. They also offer the Rainbows peer support programme for children experiencing loss in various ways. Phone: 01422 300 457.
You might be experiencing problems at school, issues with your parents or generally not feeling like yourself, if so contact Relate Children and Young People’s Counselling. Phone: 0300 100 1234.
If you have lost someone special and need to talk about it and get help call – Calderdale Help in Bereavement Service. Phone: 0845 0099221.
Using drugs and alcohol can create a lot of disruption in your life as well as those around you, and sometimes it can become a serious mental health issue. There is help at hand and in Calderdale you can contact projects like Branching Out.
If you are using and need help contact Branching Out. You will get confidential help and support with your drug and alcohol problem. Phone: 01422 510000.