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If you are a parent or carer, we hope you will find the web links below useful.

Please find below a range of information from Kirklees that may be of help to you, should you need support at this difficult time.


To see which benefits you may be entitled to, and for help with applying,

To find out whether you qualify for free school meals

Our Local Welfare Provision scheme helps vulnerable people in short-term crisis with food and essential items.

Our coronavirus help and advice page shows the range of local organisations who can help

We also have a page all about financial support

You can find community response information in other languages


The local number for our Covid-19 Community Response helpline is 0800 4561114 (8am to 6pm weekdays, 10am to 4pm weekends and bank holidays). This continues to be available, and we will happily call you back.


Support for all



ADHD Foundation -



Anna Freud - is a children's charity dedicated to providing training & support for child mental health services


Anxiety CanadaFormerly Anxiety BC providing information and strategies around anxiety, including the Mindshift app


B-EAT Website providing advice and support for eating disorders;


BlurtWebsite increasing awareness and understanding of depression;


BRAKEThe road safety charity;


British Association for Anger Management (BAAM) Provides support for those struggling with anger;


Build Sound Minds – is a campaign for improving young people's emotional wellbeing. They offer advice on how to support children and personal self-care. Explores how to help children understand their feelings, and what they can do to manage them;



Bullying UKPart of Family Lives providing advice and support around bullying for all ages;



Calm - Support for young men;


Calm Harm AppA phone app providing help for young people who use self-harm as a coping


CBT Self-helpSelf-help resources;


Child Bereavement UK - supports families and educates professionals when a baby or child of any age dies or is dying, or when a child is facing bereavement;


Childhood Bereavement Network - is the hub for those working with bereaved children, young people and their families across the UK.


Child Line24/7 support service via phone and online chat; 0800 1111


COPMI (Children of Parents with a mental illness)- Promoting better outcomes for children and families where a parent experiences mental illness;


CRUSEBereavement support for families 0808 8081677

with HOPE AGAIN for young people


Ditch the Label is one of the largest anti-bullying charities in the world, working endlessly to end bullying and to support young people aged 12-25;


ElefriendsA safe online forum for young people struggling with issues


Elsa Support Resources around managing emotions for primary children;


Epic Friends - Mental health issues with young people are common. This site is all about helping young people help their friends who might be struggling to cope emotionally;


ERIC Information on bladder and bowel issues;


ESCAYPcounselling and therapeutic play for young people aged 3-21 years across West Yorkshire (01274 878117)


Every Mind Matters - Having good mental health helps us relax more, achieve more and enjoy our lives more. There are simple things we can all do to look after our mental health and wellbeing – take our quiz to get started today with a free plan, expert advice and practical tips.


Family Lives Parenting and family support;


HandsOn - provides help and practical advice for supporting children and young people's mental health and emotional wellbeing;


Heads TogetherWebsite bringing together partner charities to tackle mental health issues head on;

They also have a help line;


Healthy PlaceA website providing information about various mental health issues;


Hearing Voices NetworkA small national charity raising awareness and providing information about hearing voices;


Internet MattersSupport for parents around internet safety;


Jessica Kingsley Publishers Publishing website with resources for autism and other related conditions;


Karma Nirvana Supporting victims of honour-based abuse:


Mental Health Foundation - is a UK charity, whose mission is "to help people to thrive through understanding, protecting, and sustaining their mental health."


MindThe mental health charity providing support and advice;


MindEd - Online courses around different mental health issues and support for families;


Mood CaféInformation and resources to promote mental health;


Mood Juice - a website with self-help resources supporting young people’s emotional and mental wellbeing;


My Happy Mind - helps primary schools, nurseries, and families to create a positive mental wellbeing culture in which children build resilience, self-esteem, and character;


National Autistic Society -


National Self Harm Network Providing resources and a forum to support people who self-harm;


NHS Self-help Leaflets Self-help leaflets covering a variety of mental wellbeing issues;


Not fine in school - is a parent-led organisation supporting families experiencing school refusal & attendance difficulties & raising awareness of related issues;


NSPCC Supporting young people in every area of their lives; 0808 800 5000


OCD UK The national OCD charity, run by and for people with lived experience of OCD;


PACE (Parents against child sexual exploitation) helps parents fight to keep their children safe;


PapyrusWebsite promoting the prevention of young suicide;

HOPELineUK - Prevention of young suicide helpline – 0800 068 41 41


Place 2 Be Promoting the wellbeing of children in schools


Princes Trustis a youth charity that helps young people aged 11 to 30 get into jobs, education and training;


Raising an Extraordinary PersonSupporting families of young people with autism and ADHD;


Richmond Fellowshippromoting mental health recovery


Samaritans - is a registered charity aimed at providing emotional support to anyone in emotional distress, struggling to cope, or at risk of suicide throughout the United Kingdom and Ireland, often through their telephone helpline 0800 116 123;


Self-harm UKis a project dedicated to supporting young people impacted by self-harm, providing a safe space to talk, ask any questions and be honest about their feelings. Also provides a 6-week online course called Alumina;


The Children Sleep CharitySupports children with sleep issues;


The Mix - Free information and support for under 25s in the UK. Get advice about sex, relationships, drugs, mental health, money & jobs.


The Sleep Council Organisation raising the awareness of the importance of a good night’s sleep;


Therapist Aid - Free worksheets, treatment guides, and videos for mental health professionals. Topics include CBT, anger management, self-esteem, relaxation, and more;


Time to Change Website about ending mental health discrimination;


Unravel Support supporting mental health in young people by helping unravel children and young people’s emotional and behavioural difficulties for improved wellbeing and happier lives;


Winston’s Wish Online and telephone bereavement support for young people (Freephone: 08088 020021


Young MindsThe UK’s leading mental health charity supporting young people and families;

Covid-19 and Emotional Well-Being


During this time, many of us may be experiencing a range of emotions. To support young people with this, Young Minds have released this information: 


As adults, it is also important for us to take care of ourselves. This website may be useful: 


You may also find information on the following website particularly useful. The Young Minds A-Z covers a wide-range of areas including anxiety, anger, gender identity, divorce, self-esteem and much more. It is available on our website or via the direct link below:


Please note there is also a Parent Contact section that includes a telephone number as well as contact form:  


Corona virus social stories


Elsa Support Corona stories


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Adult wellbeing


Coronavirus, how to protect your mental health –

Freebies and other useful information



Free Stress course -


Advice for parents in talking to children -


Advice on sleep -


Free online class to help develop confidence and resilience in children -


Attunement in Hakomi Therapy: Bringing ‘Self’ to the Surface -


Children’s Mental Health animation – Lucy’s Blue Day


Helping children understand coronavirus -


Coronavirus, how to protect your mental health -


Better mental health for parents -


Recommended books for children on how to handle emotions -


Free suicide awareness training -


Self-isolation, how to avoid cabin fever -


How to deal with anxiety in scary times -