Mental health support

Young Minds offer support for parents and children including a free texting service. Download their Guide to caring for the mental wellbeing of a child.

Childline have a one-to-one online chat service as well as other forms of support.

Samaritans are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and you can either call or email them.

Trained NSPCC counsellors offer a 24/7 support to parents and anyone worried about their child.

WF I Can is Wakefield’s own wellbeing website for young people. It is full of information and advice as well as self-help tips that can increase confidence and resilience.

Night Owls is a confidential support line for children, young people, their parents and carers who live in Bradford, Leeds, Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield. The service is available 8pm-8am every day.

Move Mood is an app developed for teenagers to help you improve your mood by encouraging you to increase your motivation to carry out a variety of tasks in order to help you to move forward, take control and feel positive.

Clear Fear is an app developed for teenage mental health charity stem4 by Dr Nihara Krause, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, and uses the evidence-based treatment CBT to focus on learning to reduce the physical responses to threat by learning to breathe, relax and be mindful as well as changing thoughts and behaviours and releasing emotions.

Wakefield Council have a booklet on managing difficult feelings.

Turning Point Wakefield have a helpful document on Hidden Harm.