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Further Help and Support

Pupils and Young People

 

CALM
CALM is the Campaign Against Living Miserably, for men aged 15 to 35.
Phone: 0800 58 58 58 (daily, 5pm to midnight)

Childline
Childline is a free, private and confidential service where you can talk about anything.
Important update: Childline are working a little differently because of coronavirus. But you can still speak to a counsellor every day from 7:30am – 3:30am.
Phone: 0800 11 11

Heads Above the Waves
Online advice, support and coping strategies for young people suffering from depression and self-harm.

Kooth
Free, safe and anonymous online support for 11 to 19 year olds.

Meetwo
offers a safe and secure forum for teenagers to discuss any issues that are affecting their lives.

Papyrus
PAPYRUS is the national charity dedicated to the prevention of young suicide.
Phone: HOPElineUK 0800 068 4141 or text 07860039967 (Monday to Friday, 10am to 5pm and 7pm to 10pm, and 2pm to 5pm on weekends)

SelfharmUK
Peer-to-peer communications for young people aged 14-19. A space for them to share their encouraging experiences through the use of blogs, stories, poetry and art.

Shout
Available for anyone of any age, who is a resident in the UK needing support in a crisis.

Star Bereavement
Supporting local children and young people who have been bereaved and are in need of support Phone: 01924 787384

Stay Alive
The Stay Alive app is a pocket suicide prevention resource for the UK, packed full of useful information to help you stay safe. You can use it if you are having thoughts of suicide or if you are concerned about someone else who may be considering suicide.

Talking Therapies
If you are aged 16 years or older and are registered with a GP surgery in the Wakefield District, you can access NICE recommended therapies at Turning Point Talking Therapies by contacting 01924 234860 or email: Wakefield.talking@turning-point.co.uk.

Victim Support
Emotional and practical support to anyone under 18 who has been affected by a crime Phone: 0300 303 1971.

WF I Can
An Online resource for children and young people in Wakefield.

Winstons Wish
Giving hope to grieving children and supporting families. Winston’s Wish support children and young people after the death of a parent or sibling
Phone: 08088 020021.

Young Minds
Resources for children and young people, parents and professionals about looking mental health and wellbeing

 

Adults, Parents & Carers

Alcoholics Anonymous
A free self-help group. Its “12 step” programme involves getting sober with the help of regular face-to-face and online support groups.
Phone: 0800 917 7650 (24-hour helpline)

Anxiety UK
Charity providing support if you have been diagnosed with an anxiety condition.
Phone: 03444 775 774 (Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 5.30pm)

Bereavement- Cruse Bereavement Care
Phone: 0808 808 1677 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm)

Bipolar UK
A charity helping people living with manic depression or bipolar disorder.

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS)
CAMHS is the name for the NHS services that assess and treat young people with emotional, behavioural or mental health difficulties.
Phone: 01924 304 172 (Single point of access for advice and support)

Carers UK Coronavirus guidance
The UK’s only national membership charity for carers, Carers UK is both a supportive community and a movement for change.
For the past 50 years they have been driven by carers raising their voices together to call for change and seek recognition and support.

Change Grow Live (CGL)
Offer a confidential drug and alcohol service for young people 0808 169 8711.

Combined Minds
App-based support to help families and friends support young people with their mental health.

Doc Ready
Helps people to prepare to talk to somebody about mental health, including a doctor.

Elefriends (side by side)
A safe place to listen, share and be heard.
Elefriends was Mind’s supportive online community where users could share their mental health experiences, and give and receive support.

FRANK
Free, confidential information and advice about drugs, their effects and the law. FRANK’s live chat service runs daily from 2pm to 6pm.
Phone: 0300 1236600 (24-hour helpline)
Text a question to: 82111

Help at the Hub
A new Wakefield based service to help everyone deal with the impacts of the Covid crisis on jobs, finances and much more*
Mentally Healthy Schools – Covid-19 Mental Health and Wellbeing

Mental Health Foundation
Provides information and support for anyone with mental health problems or learning disabilities.

Metropolitan Police
The Little Book of Big Scams.

Migrant Information Hub
Information for migrants and services in Yorkshire and Humber.

Mindout
Online instant message service that is confidential and anonymous to support and improve the mental health and wellbeing of LGBTQ communities.

MIND
Many may struggle to maintain mental wellbeing during the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. This page has tips to help yourself cope, including ways to support yourself during winter.
Promotes the views and needs of people with mental health problems.
Phone: 0300 123 3393 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm)

NHS: Every Mind Matters
Having good mental health helps us relax more, achieve more and enjoy our lives more. Every Mind Matters has expert advice and practical tips to help you look after your mental health and wellbeing.

NHS: Mood assessment and Mental Health Wellbeing Audio Guides
If you’re feeling stressed, anxious or depressed, or just want to feel happier, the NHS are there to help.

NSPCC – Keeping Children Safe – Support for Parents
Help and advice for parents and families dealing with mental health problems in everyday life and during the coronavirus pandemic.

Place 2 Be
Place2Be is a children’s mental health charity with over 25 years’ experience working with pupils, families and staff in UK schools.

Refuge
Advice on dealing with domestic violence.
Phone: 0808 2000 247 (24-hour helpline)

Relate
Advice and tips for helping your relationship stay healthy. Relate has increased the availability of our highly trained counsellors to support everyone’s relationships.

Research in Practice
Supporting remote and online supervision during COVID-19.
At Research in Practice, we bring together academic research, practice expertise and the experiences of people accessing services. We then apply this knowledge to develop a range of resources and learning opportunities, as well as delivering tailored services, expertise and training.

Samaritans
Free, anytime support, providing a listening ear and emotional support Phone: 116 123 (free 24-hour helpline)
Samaritans are there, day or night, for anyone who’s struggling to cope, who needs someone to listen without judgement or pressure.
Samaritans is not only for the moment of crisis, but to take action to prevent the crisis. They give people ways to cope and the skills to be there for others and encourage, promote and celebrate those moments of connection between people that can save lives.

Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) – Survivors Trust
Are still operating during the COVID-19 pandemic Phone: 0330 223 0099.
SARCs (sexual assault referral centres) are specialist medical and forensic services for anyone who has been raped or sexually assaulted. They are designed to be comfortable and multi-functional, providing private space for interviews and forensic examinations, and some may also offer sexual health and counselling services. Their services are free of charge and provided to women, men, young people and children.

Shout
Available for anyone of any age, who is a resident in the UK needing support in a crisis.

Stay Alive
The Stay Alive app is a pocket suicide prevention resource for the UK, packed full of useful information to help you stay safe. You can use it if you are having thoughts of suicide or if you are concerned about someone else who may be considering suicide.

Talking Therapies
If you are aged 16 years or older and are registered with a GP surgery in the Wakefield District, you can access NICE recommended therapies at Turning Point Talking Therapies by contacting 01924 234860 or email: Wakefield.talking@turning-point.co.uk.

Young Minds
Information on child and adolescent mental health. Services for parents and professionals.
Phone: Parents’ helpline 0808 802 5544 (Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 4pm)

Victim Support
As an independent charity, Victim Support work towards a world where people affected by crime or traumatic events get the support they need and the respect they deserve. They help people feel safer and find the strength to move beyond crime. Their support is free, confidential and tailored to your needs.

Wakefield Safe Space
WAKEFIELD SAFE SPACE IS NOW OPEN
Our referral lines are open from 6pm until Midnight.
Please get in touch

 

Staff

Education Support
The only UK charity dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of the entire education workforce.

Mentally Healthy Schools
Mentally Healthy Schools is a free website for primary schools, offering school staff information, advice and practical resources to better understand and promote pupils’ mental health and wellbeing.

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