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. Open Minds (CAMHS) will be able to help if you are under 18 years of age, and Improving Access to Psychological Services (IAPT) can help if you are 18 or older.
If you feel you need help and support around your mental health you can contact Open Minds (CAMHS) in Calderdale who provide specialist emotional support for children and young people. Phone: 01422 300 001.
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. We are your local NHS talking therapies service. It’s a free service. We offer a range of short-term psychological therapies to adults 18-years and over, who are registered with a GP in and live in Calderdale. Phone: 0333 0153 494 or refer online: vitahealthgroup.co.uk/vitaminds.
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.
Samaritans offer a safe space for people to talk any time they like in their own way about whatever’s getting to them. You don’t have to be suicidal. Phone: 116 123 free from any phone.
HOPELineUK – help for young people who maybe suffering with suicidal thoughts. Opening hours are 10am-10pm weekdays, 2pm-10pm weekends, and 2pm-5pm Bank Holidays. Phone: 0800 068 41 41.