Feeling distressed or unhappy from time to time is normal, however if these feelings are persistent or causing a lot of worry for your child then you may need to talk to them about the professional help available in Calderdale.
If your child is aged under 18 years and is struggling with their mental health you can contact Open Minds (CAMHS) in Calderdale who provide specialist mental health support for children and young people. Phone: 01422 300 001.
Open Minds (CAMHS) provide neurodevelopmental assessments for children and young people to identify whether or not they have an underlying neurodevelopmental condition, such as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
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.
Night OWLS offers FREE emotional listening support and mental health crisis support for ALL children, young people, and their parents/carers across West Yorkshire between 8pm – 8am every night. Phone 0800 148 8244, Text 07984 392 700 or go to the website to use the online chat function: www.wynightowls.org.uk .
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.
Anna Freud National Centre for Children & Families – Children, young people and families are at the heart of everything the Anna Freud Centre does, and they are committed to involving young people and parents in all aspects of our work. The Centre provides a range of meaningful and rewarding volunteering opportunities for parents and carers to participate in through their Parent Champion programme.
Depression – This parent’s guide to depression contains useful information about how to talk to children and young people who may be experiencing depression.
Mental Health Problems in Children and Young People: Guidance for Parents and Carers – This leaflet offers guidance on how best to support your child and where to find further advice and help with their mental health.
MindEd – MindEd is a free learning resource about the mental health of children, young people and older adults.
Place2Be – These resources can help parents and carers to support the emotional wellbeing and mental health of their children and young people.
Young Minds Parents Lounge – Once a month, experts from Young Minds Parents Helpline answer questions on a chosen topic live on Facebook. Joined by mental health professionals or experts in the field, they share their top tips, advice and next steps you can take.