Feeling distressed or unhappy from time to time is normal, however if these feelings are persistent or causing a lot of worry for you then you may need to seek professional help.
If you have experienced persistant or overwhelming feelings of unhappiness, and you have tried other emotional health and wellbeing/mental health strategies and services which haven’t worked for you, you may need to consult First Point of Contact to make a referral into Open Minds (CAMHS) who provide specialist mental health support for children and young people.
We all experience times when we feel like we can’t cope, sometimes this can start to affect our everyday lives and prevent us from doing the things we normally do. VitaMinds can help. They are our local NHS talking therapies service. It’s a FREE service and they offer a range of short-term psychological therapies to adults who are registered with a GP in and live in Calderdale.
Childline offers FREE confidential support over the telephone or online with a 1-1 councillor. No problem is too big or small.
YoungMinds Crisis Messenger provides FREE, text support for young people across the UK experiencing a mental health crisis. All texts are answered by trained volunteers.
HOPELineUK offers FREE help to young people who maybe suffering with suicidal thoughts.
Samaritans offer a FREE safe space for you to talk any time you like in your own way about whatever’s getting to you. You don’t have to be suicidal.
Feeling anxious, stressed overwhelmed or in need of support? Contact Shout, a FREE, confidential, text support service. It’s anonymous and won’t appear on your bill.
Jargon Buster – what does it all mean? The definitions provided within the Jargon Buster have been developed and approved by young people for other young people.
A guide with tips on when it’s time to talk about your mental health.
Find out about issues that can affect your mental health and what support or treatment you can get including self – help materials, contacting a counsellor or taking medication.
Self-care is about the things we can do to look after our own mental health. We’re sharing these strategies with you to help you to manage your wellbeing. It’s up to you to decide what helps. If it works, keep doing it. If it doesn’t, stop and try something else.
On my mind aims to empower young people to make informed choices about their mental health and wellbeing. This website has been co-produced by young people to help other young people.