Information for Parents/Carers with links
An NHS-approved secure and confidential text messaging service for school-aged children and their families in Calderdale.
ChatHealth is brought to you by Healthy Futures Calderdale, and allows you to get in touch with a healthcare professional, at the touch of a button, for advice and support about physical health or emotional wellbeing.
Access the service: TEXT 07480 635297 (young people) or 07507 332157 (parents/carers) to start a conversation.
From 9.00am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday, we have experienced clinicians waiting to help. Messages outside this time frame will receive an automated response letting you know when you will receive a reply, and who to contact to get immediate help.
Calderdale Open Minds Partnership
Calderdale Open Minds Partnership have produced a number of clear and accessible leaflets around some key issues to help parents support their children with getting back to their school routine and alleviate any feelings of frustration, worry and uncertainty. These leaflets were created in partnership with mental health professionals, local parents/carers and commissioners. You can find these as well as lots of information on their website: http://www.openmindscalderdale.org.uk/
Useful Guide to help parents/carers and our young people know where they can go and who they can speak to.
You can have both good and bad mental health which can change day to day and at different times in your life. Sometimes though, you might decide that you need some help.
NSPCC – Children’s mental health: Guides for parents
Advice for parents to help them support their child / children / a child / children known to them who may be experiencing depression, anxiety, suicidal feelings or self-harm can be accessed via this link:
Place2Be - Supporting your child's mental health
Parents / carers / families have an important role in teaching children and young people how to understand and manage their feelings as they grow up. You can access their website via this link:
Young Minds – fighting for young people’s mental health
We know that parenting isn’t always easy. Always remember it is ok to ask for and seek help. You can access the Young Minds website here: https://www.youngminds.org.uk/parent/
Make it Count – A guide for parents and carers from the Mental Health Foundation
This guide is for parents and carers to help children understand, protect, and sustain their mental health.
Access it via this link: https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/publications/make-it-count-guide-for-parents-and-carers
Kooth is a free, safe anonymous online counselling and support service. Young people aged 10 years and above can access Kooth’s counselling service, self-help resources, peer to peer forums and interesting articles written by young people for young people. Access it here: https://www.kooth.com/
CEOP Safety Centre
How can CEOP help me? Online abuse affects many children and young people every day, CEOP has helped thousands of people in need of support. Make a report. If you have been a victim of sexual online abuse or you're worried this is happening to someone you know, let us know safely and securely. Access it here:
Childline is a free 24-hour counselling service for children and young people up to their 19th birthday in the United Kingdom provided by the NSPCC. Childline deals with any issue which causes distress or concern, common issues dealt with include child abuse, bullying, mental illness, parental separation or divorce, and other issues. Access it here: https://www.childline.org.uk/
Thinkuknow is the education programme from the National Crime Agency's CEOP command. Thinkuknow aims to empowers children and young people aged 5-17 to identify the risks they may face online and know where they can go for support.
Offers resources for pupils, parents and professionals.
Appropriate for: All