Well-being support for children
Childline offer telephone advice or support to children, young people and their families. Their telephone line is open 24 hours a day. If you need to talk to somebody then you can ring 0800 1111.
Childline also have an online chat where young people can talk to a counsellor one to one. Visit www.childline.org.uk for more advice.
On their website you will find videos and activities for ideas of managing difficult feelings- look a section on the website called ‘The Calm Zone’.
Kids Health have online advice for parents, children and teenagers about a number of different health issues and how to enhance positive wellbeing. Have a look at their website- https://kidshealth.org for more advice on how to look after your body in the best way possible.
Kooth offer confidential support and advice for children and young people, who are 11years plus who are struggling with their mental health or with managing their emotions. They have an online chat which can be accessed via- https://kooth.com/
www.minded.org.uk offer online resources and advice for parents or carers whose children are experiencing challenges with their mental health. They offer step by step advice about what to do if you are worried or faced with a crisis.
The Mix is a nationwide support service for young people up to the age of 25 years. They offer advice about lots of different issues including mental health, relationships, your body, money, crime, study and lifestyle.
If you want to find out more you can visit their website on, www.themix.org.uk . They have lots of articles on lots of different issues which you might find useful.
They also have a free phone number which is open daily from 11am to 11pm. You can ring on; 0808 8084994.
The NSPCC is a national charity aiming to promote the protection of children and young people from any abuse. If you are a parent or carer and wanted to talk to somebody if you are worried about a child contact their helpline on 0808 800 5000. This is open 24 hours and is a free phone number.
Papyrus is the National charity for prevention of young suicide. They have a hope line that is open 10am-10pm Weekdays and 2pm-10pm on weekends. The number is 0800 068 4141.
The Samaritans will listen to you and help you talk through your concerns, worries and troubles.
You can call them on 116 123. This number is free to call and can be sued 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
This is a crisis text line which is open 24/7 and available to support people who are suicidal, struggling with self-harm, bullying, abuse or support. To get help text SHOUT to 85258.
National self-harm network-
The national self-harm network provides information and support to parents, carers, professionals and young people who are struggling with self-harm or wanting some more information about self-harm. The website is www.nshn.co.uk . They have some really useful downloadable documents on their website. You can also access self-help resources specifically to help with managing self-harm.
The key documents that you might find useful are;
-First aid for self-harm
-Distractions that help
-Advice for parents and carers
-Advice for young people
-What is self-harm?
The Sleep Charity – https//thesleepcharity.org.uk-
Lots of helpful support for children, teens
Young minds do not operate a telephone for children or young people, but there is a list of different support services that are available if you need to talk to somebody but don’t know where to go. You can visit https://youngminds.org.uk/find-help/your-guide-to-support/need-to-talk/
If your parents or carers are worried about you and they want some advice, then they can ring the Parents helpline. The helpline number is 0808 802 5544. You can also contact Young minds online via https://youngminds.org.uk/contact-us/parents-helpline-enquiries/. They can take upto three days to reply to emails, so parents should not use this service if they are concerned that their child is at immediate risk of harm.
CAMHS – 01977 735865
WF-I-Can Wakefield – Support for children and young people in the Wakefield district.
Below are links to other services in Wakefield that support children and young people.
https://wf-i-can.co.uk/013/support/managing-your-feelings for over 13s
https://wf-i-can.co.uk/u13/want-support/manage-your-feelings for under 13s