Mental Health Services
It is normal for you to have strong feelings which can affect how you react to people and situations around you.
When your emotions and mental health are impacting on your day to day life you may need some support to help get you back to good mental and emotional health.
If you are struggling to cope and need help now visit our Help I'm in Crisis page.
Looking after your mental health is as important as looking after your physical health. There are things you can do to help you think more positively, improve your confidence and feel calmer.
Our Self Help page has some suggestions and places to find more information.
It can be really useful to talk to a friend, relative or adult you trust. This may seem difficult, but it’s the best way to start moving forwards. Get advice on starting conversations.
You can get support from your school if you are struggling or everything feels too much. You can speak to a teacher or anyone working in your school. It doesn’t have to be about something school related. Many schools have a range of services including counselling.
Local Mental Health Support
There are many services in our local area. The links below have information on common mental health issues and where you can find the right support for you. These services can be very busy but please don't hang up, it may take a while to get through. They do want to help you.
West Yorkshire Night OWLS is available 8pm to 8am every day for children, young people, parents and carers across West Yorkshire. Call free on 0800 1488 244 or text on 07984 392700. Visit the website to use the online chat function www.wynightowls.org.uk
Kooth is an online counselling and emotional well being platform for children and young people. 10 to 18 year olds can chat one to one with counsellors, access self help articles and connect with peers through live moderated forums.
Bradford and Craven
Healthy Minds for young people is there to help you find support, information and advice if you are struggling with how you are feeling and thinking.
Open Minds provides advice, information, support and signposting to local and national emotional health and wellbeing services.
Children’s Emotional Wellbeing Service helps young people through short-term mental and emotional health problems.
MindMate was designed with young people to provide information about common mental health issues and where to find support.
WF I Can is an online resource for young people in Wakefield where you can find information and advice.
Future in Mind has a number of services which help support children and young people in different ways.
CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service)
If you have severe and ongoing mental health issues you can get help from CAMHS. This service is very busy but please don't hang up, it may take a while to get through. They do want to help you.
If you need immediate help go to Help I'm in crisis.
You or your parents can contact your local CAMHS team to request support (this is called self referral). Professionals such as GPs or nurses can also request support for you. You need to be registered with a GP practice to request support from CAMHS.
Waiting lists for CAMHS can be quite long. Remember you can get support using the links above on this page.
- Bradford and Craven Bradford and Keighley CAMHS offer support in the local area. Professionals, such as your GP or school nurse, can refer you for support. You can contact them in Bradford on 01274 723 241 or in Keighley on 01535 661 531 (9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday)
- Calderdale Open Minds partners provide support for emotional wellbeing and mental health. If you need support from Open Minds CAMHS, you can contact them online or call them on 01422 300 001 (9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday)
- Kirklees Thriving Kirklees provide mental health support, including CAMHS, in Kirklees. You can request support online or call them on 0300 304 5555
- Leeds Children and Young People's Mental Health Services provide support in Leeds. You can request support online or call them on 0300 555 0324 if you are 13 to 17, parent or carer, or a professional.
- Wakefield Wakefield CAMHS can be contacted by young people aged 16 and 17, parents and carers, or other professionals. You can request support online or call them on 01977 735865 (9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday)
Whatever you're going through, call free any time, from any phone, on 116 123. They're there for you, whatever your age. You can talk to them about whatever is on your mind, they'll listen. This might include how you look, problems at school or college, how people are treating you, and worries about exams or money.
Whether you want a quick chat or more focused help, the team is here to help young people with mental health, relationships, work life, school life, depression and any other issues all year round. Call 0808 808 4994 between 4pm and 11pm every day, email them, chat one to one online, sign up for free counselling or text THEMIX on 85258 for free 24 hours a day crisis support.
Honour Based Abuse can take many forms, including child marriage, virginity testing, enforced abortion, forced marriage, female genital mutilation, as well as physical, sexual and economic abuse and coercive control. No one, not even your family, has the right to control you or to harm you emotionally or physically. Call free for help on 0800 5999 247 Mon to Fri 9am to 5pm.
Beat provides support for eating disorders. Call free on 0808 801 0677 9am to midnight Mon to Fri, 4pm to midnight at weekends. Their phone lines can be busy, don't hang up. They want to help you.
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