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'A continuous provision of quality and nurture for every unique child'

ADDRESS: BRADFORD ROAD, LIVERSEDGE, WEST YORKSHIRE, WF15 6LP

PHONE: 01274 878136

EMAIL: OFFICE@LITTLETOWNSCHOOL.COM

Mental Health

 

Your child’s emotional wellbeing and mental health is so important to us and we want to make sure that we are all healthy inside and out. All of us will need help with our mental health at some point. It is a strength to ask for help and recognise when we need external help. On this page there are a number of links to help you support yourself or your child. Mrs Lombard and Mrs Ward are our emotional well being champions in school and are also able to help you, they are also both trained in Mental Health First Aid. Please ring or pop in and ask to speak to them.

In school we have worry boxes in the entrance way and by the Phoenix Room for children. They are encouraged to put in worries or speak to staff regularly. The boxes are checked weekly and are actioned.

 Below is information and contacts to support both you and your children:

Spenborough community hub wellbeing directory - click here for details

Tips for talking to young people - click here for details

Understanding young people's mental health - click here for details

Sources of stress for young people - click here for details

10 Keys to happier living - click here for details

 

Northorpe Hall

We are a charity supporting children’s mental and emotional health in Kirklees. We support hundreds of local children and their parents every year, providing counselling, mentors and confidence building activities to help children grow strong and well.

If you think that your child may benefit from some counselling you can access this by phoning 0300 304 5555 or online form on the following link:

https://www.northorpehall.co.uk/accessing-support

Telephone: 01924 492183
E-mail: info@northorpehall.co.uk

Parent Information sessions, please book by phoning the number above.

 

Introduction to CYP Mental Health

Monday 1st April 09:30 – 11:00 at Moor End Academy

Thursday 13th June 09:30—11:00 at Northorpe Hall, Mirfield

Understanding Behaviour as Communication

Monday 8th April 10:00 – 11:30 at Pack Horse Centre, Huddersfield

Thursday 16th June 09:30-11:00 at Northorpe Hall, Mirfield

Understanding and Supporting Anxiety

Monday 29th April 09:30 – 11:00 at Moor End Academy

Thursday 6th June 09:30-11:00 at Northorpe Hall, Mirfield

Positive Communication and Attachment

Wednesday 13th March 12:30-14:00 at Northorpe Hall, Mirfield

Monday 13th May 10:00 – 11:30 at Pack Horse Centre, Huddersfield

Thursday 23rd May 09:30-11:00 at Northorpe Hall, Mirfield

Introduction to Self-Harm

Wednesday 20th March 12.30-14:00 at Northorpe Hall, Mirfield

Thursday 2nd May 09:30 – 11:00 at Northorpe Hall, Mirfield

Monday 20th May 09:30 – 11:00 at Moor End Academy

Maintaining Positive Emotional Wellbeing

Tuesday 26th March 12.30-14:00 at Northorpe Hall, Mirfield

Thursday 11th April 09:30-11:00 at Northorpe Hall, Mirfield

Monday 3rd June 09:30 – 11:00 at Moor End Academy

The Teenage Brain

Thursday 16th May 09:30 – 11:00 at Northorpe Hall, Mirfield

Monday 10th June 09:30 – 11:00 at Moor End Academy

 

 Kirklees Suicide Prevention Action Group

The Kirklees Suicide Prevention Action Group has shared information on a new national text line that has been launched.  Information on the launch including how the Royal Foundation (William, Kate, Harry and Meghan) is supporting this can be found in this BBC News story.

The number to text is 85258.

It is a free, anonymous 24/7 text service for anyone in crisis anytime, anywhere and a place to go if you’re struggling to cope and need immediate help.  The trained Crisis Volunteers can help with issues such as suicidal thoughts; abuse or assault; self-harm; bullying and relationship challenges.  The conversation only ends once the person is in a calm, safe place and ideally with a plan for support going forward.

During the 12 month pilot, 60,000 conversations took place and Shout research suggests 85% of these were from people aged 25 or under.  Further information on the service can be found at the Shout website:  https://www.giveusashout.org/

Escayp

Caring for a child / young person can be one of the most difficult roles anyone can undertake. At times life can be tough and watching someone you care about struggle to make sense of their emotions and behaviours can be difficult. When a young person is feeling stressed or anxious, angry or upset, or when bad things have happened, they may benefit from some extra help from outside the family. That one person they can talk to in confidence.

 Escayp offers 8/10 counselling / therapeutic play sessions in a confidential and supportive space. The young person will be given the opportunity to express their feelings and to explore issues that are concerning them. We aim to support them in coping with these issues in a secure and safe environment.

 You can make a referral online for help at:

https://www.escayp.org.uk/referral

If you require help filling in the form you can ring us on 01274 878 117.

You can also reach us at help@escayp.org.uk.

Child Line

0800 1111 (UK), 24 hours a day
chat: chat online
web: www.childline.org.uk
Available 24 hours a day, help and advice about a wide range of issues, talk to a counsellor online, send ChildLine an email or post on the message boards.

Samaritans

116 123 (UK), 24 hours a day
web: www.samaritans.org
Available 24 hours a day to provide confidential emotional support for people who are experiencing feelings of distress, despair or suicidal thoughts.

Mind

0300 123 3393 (Mon – Fri, 9am-6pm except bank holidays)
email: info@mind.org.uk 
web: www.mind.org.uk
Offers advice and support to service users; has a network of local associations in England and Wales to which people can turn for help and assistance.

Rethink Mental Illness

0300 5000 927 (Mon – Fri, 10am-2pm)
Support forum email: advice@rethink.org
web: www.rethink.org
Rethink Mental Illness works to help everyone affected by severe mental illness, such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, recover a better quality of life. It provides effective services and support and campaigns for change through greater awareness and understanding.

Sane

0845 767 8000 (6pm-11pm every day – local rate on BT landlines)
Support forum email: sanemail@sane.org.uk 
web: www.sane.org.uk
SANE services provide practical help, emotional support and specialist information to individuals affected by mental health problems, their family, friends and carers.

Education Support Partnership

08000 562 561  (UK), 24 hours a day
text: 07909 341229
chat: chat online
web: www.educationsupportpartnership.org.uk
For teachers and everyone working in education to boost health, happiness and wellbeing through individual support and great management.

NHS Mental Health Services

Find local mental health services on the NHS website. You can also get advice from NHS 111 phone service.

Papryus

Prevention of young suicide
Call: 0800 068 41 41
Email: pat@papyrus-uk.org
SMS: 07786 209697
A specialist telephone service staffed by trained professionals who give non-judgemental support, practical advice and information to Children, teenagers and young people up to the age of 35 who are worried about how they are feeling. Anyone who is concerned about a young person.

Young Minds

web: www.youngminds.org.uk
YoungMinds is the UK’s leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people.

Mental Health Foundation

website: www.mentalhealth.org.uk
Charity improving the lives of those with mental health problems or learning disabilities.

MindEd

website: www.minded.org.uk
At its heart, MindEd provides practical knowledge that gives adults confidence to identify a mental health issue and act swiftly, meaning better outcomes for the child or young person involved.

Young Minds Parents Helpline

Depression, anxiety, ADHD & self-harm
0808 802 5544 (9.30 to 4.00pm, Mon- Fri)
web: www.youngminds.org.uk
We offer free, confidential online and telephone support, including information and advice, to any adult worried about the emotional problems, behaviour or mental health of a child or young person up to the age of 25.

Beat

Adults over 18 including parents, teachers or concerned adults:
0345 634 1414  – . (Mon-Wed, 1pm-4pm)
Support forums (7 days a week) email: help@b-eat.co.uk
Under 25s:
0345 634 7650 – (Mon-Wed, 1pm-4pm)
Support forums (7 days a week) email: fyp@b-eat.co.uk
web: www.b-eat.co.uk
Beat provides helplines for adults and young people offering support and information about eating disorders and difficulties with food, weight and shape. We also have an email service and an online one to one service.

Frank

0300 123 6600 (UK), 24 hours a day
live chat (UK), 2-6pm
SMS: 82111 – Need a quick answer? Text a question and FRANK will text you back.
website: www.talktofrank.com

Anxiety tips from the experts - click here for details.

Low Mood Guide (Parent Info Site) - click here for details.