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
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:
Telephone: 01924 492183
Parent Information sessions, please book by phoning the number above.
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/
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:
If you require help filling in the form you can ring us on 01274 878 117.
You can also reach us at email@example.com.
0800 1111 (UK), 24 hours a day
chat: chat online
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.
116 123 (UK), 24 hours a day
Available 24 hours a day to provide confidential emotional support for people who are experiencing feelings of distress, despair or suicidal thoughts.
0300 123 3393 (Mon – Fri, 9am-6pm except bank holidays)
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: firstname.lastname@example.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.
0845 767 8000 (6pm-11pm every day – local rate on BT landlines)
Support forum email: email@example.com
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
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.
Prevention of young suicide
Call: 0800 068 41 41
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.
YoungMinds is the UK’s leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people.
Mental Health Foundation
Charity improving the lives of those with mental health problems or learning disabilities.
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)
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.
Adults over 18 including parents, teachers or concerned adults:
0345 634 1414 – . (Mon-Wed, 1pm-4pm)
Support forums (7 days a week) email: firstname.lastname@example.org
0345 634 7650 – (Mon-Wed, 1pm-4pm)
Support forums (7 days a week) email: email@example.com
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.
Low Mood Guide (Parent Info Site) - click here for details.