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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, 
https://www.betteroffkirklees.org.uk/#/home



To find out whether you qualify for free school meals
https://www.kirklees.gov.uk/beta/schools/free-school-meals.aspx



Our Local Welfare Provision scheme helps vulnerable people in short-term crisis with food and essential items.
https://www.kirklees.gov.uk/beta/benefits/local-welfare-provision.aspx



Our coronavirus help and advice page shows the range of local organisations who can help
https://www.kirklees.gov.uk/beta/health-and-well-being/coronavirus-help-in-your-community.aspx



We also have a page all about financial support
https://www.kirklees.gov.uk/beta/council-tax/covid19-financial-hardship.aspx



You can find community response information in other languages
https://www.kirklees.gov.uk/beta/health-and-well-being/coronavirus-languages.aspx

 


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 -

www.adhdfoundation.org.uk

 

 

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

www.annafreud.org

 

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

www.anxietycanada.com

 

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

www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk

 

BlurtWebsite increasing awareness and understanding of depression;

www.blurtitout.org

 

BRAKEThe road safety charity;

www.brake.org.uk

 

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

www.beatinganger.com

 

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;

minds.actionforchildren.org.uk

 

 

Bullying UKPart of Family Lives providing advice and support around bullying for all ages; www.bullying.co.uk

 

 

Calm - Support for young men;

www.thecalmzone.net

 

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

www.calmharm.co.uk

 

CBT Self-helpSelf-help resources;

www.getselfhelp.co.uk/selfhelp.htm

 

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;

www.childbereavementuk.org

 

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

childhoodbereavementnetwork.org.uk

 

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

www.childline.org.uk

 

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

www.copmi.net.au

 

CRUSEBereavement support for families 0808 8081677

www.cruse.org.uk/about-cruse

with HOPE AGAIN for young people

www.hopeagain.org.uk

 

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; 

www.ditchthelabel.org

 

ElefriendsA safe online forum for young people struggling with issues 

www.elefriends.org.uk

 

Elsa Support Resources around managing emotions for primary children;

www.elsa-support.co.uk

 

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; 

epicfriends.co.uk

 

ERIC Information on bladder and bowel issues;

www.eric.org.uk

 

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

www.escayp.org.uk

 

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.

nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters

 

Family Lives Parenting and family support;

familylives.org.uk

 

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

handsonscotland.co.uk

 

Heads TogetherWebsite bringing together partner charities to tackle mental health issues head on; www.headstogether.org.uk

They also have a help line;

giveusashout.org

 

Healthy PlaceA website providing information about various mental health issues;

www.healthyplace.com

 

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

www.hearing-voices.org

 

Internet MattersSupport for parents around internet safety;

www.internetmatters.org/advice

 

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

www.jkp.com/uk

 

Karma Nirvana Supporting victims of honour-based abuse:

karmanirvana.org.uk

 

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

www.mentalhealth.org.uk

 

MindThe mental health charity providing support and advice;

www.mind.org.uk

 

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

www.minded.org.uk

 

Mood CaféInformation and resources to promote mental health; 

www.moodcafe.co.uk

 

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

www.moodjuice.scot.nhs.uk

 

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;

myhappymind.org

 

National Autistic Society -

www.autism.org.uk

 

National Self Harm Network Providing resources and a forum to support people who self-harm; www.nshn.co.uk

 

NHS Self-help Leaflets Self-help leaflets covering a variety of mental wellbeing issues; web.ntw.nhs.uk/selfhelp

 

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

notfineinschool.org.uk

 

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

www.nspcc.org.uk

 

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

 

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

paceuk.info

 

PapyrusWebsite promoting the prevention of young suicide; papyrus-uk.org

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

 

Place 2 Be Promoting the wellbeing of children in schools

www.place2be.org.uk

 

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

www.princes-trust.org.uk

 

Raising an Extraordinary PersonSupporting families of young people with autism and ADHD; hes-extraordinary.com

 

Richmond Fellowshippromoting mental health recovery

www.richmondfellowship.org.uk

 

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;

www.samaritans.org

 

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; 

www.selfharm.co.uk

 

The Children Sleep CharitySupports children with sleep issues; 

www.thechildrenssleepcharity.org.uk

 

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

www.themix.org.uk

 

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

 

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

www.therapistaid.com

 

Time to Change Website about ending mental health discrimination;

www.time-to-change.org.uk

 

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; unravelsupport.co.uk

 

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

www.winstonswish.org

 

Young MindsThe UK’s leading mental health charity supporting young people and families; youngminds.org.uk

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:

https://youngminds.org.uk/blog/what-to-do-if-you-re-anxious-about-coronavirus/ 

 

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

https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/coronavirus-and-your-wellbeing/ 

 

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:

https://youngminds.org.uk/find-help/for-parents/parents-guide-to-support-a-z/

 

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

https://youngminds.org.uk/contact-us/  

 

Corona virus social stories

http://www.millfields.hackney.sch.uk/uploads/2019/Corona%20Virus%20Info%20for%20Young%20Children.pdf.pdf

 

Elsa Support Corona stories

https://www.elsa-support.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Story-about-Coronavirus.pdf

 

Helping children understand coronavirus - https://hes-extraordinary.com/teach-kids-about-coronavirus?fbclid=IwAR0wBrFK1CFGVR1wDann0pfXC8k6Df5qzGXeY4zU9qR4RzFA1XiD74KjSxw

 

https://positivepsychology.com/the-crisis-kit/?utm_campaign=enormail&utm_source=enormail&utm_medium=email&utm_content='The%20Crisis%20Kit&rsquo

 

 

Adult wellbeing

https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/publications/looking-after-your-mental-health-during-coronavirus-outbreak

 

Coronavirus, how to protect your mental health –

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-51873799?fbclid=IwAR1MZL-PMjPq3i5MMCHX_lB0l-vFuiX8Cx_3xPFTLD-bSgtooOo1-0axz-I

 

The following helplines can also provide information/guidance/support:

 

 

Freebies and other useful information

 

 

Free Stress course - https://stopfeelingstressedout.thinkific.com/courses/sfso-mini-course?fbclid=IwAR0I0QgkSTGoM9ECeduMWSqBXx7uvqarY1fOb4p2cLFiNlYr6ymD3xmURnw

 

Advice for parents in talking to children - https://educateinspirechange.org/health/if-we-behave-in-these-10-ways-towards-children-the-future-of-humanity-will-be-in-safe-hands/?fbclid=IwAR1VzVUp2rc_ohWWkLIF65BZvjquFkuxX2NBhCH5jvzDk0y71CjRZ6RS93U

 

Advice on sleep - https://www.healthawareness.co.uk/sleep/sleep-is-the-unsung-hero-of-mental-health/?fbclid=IwAR0A6ZKVxx9yHAxfC8DEOPOy39YTem1m38vZ8tPdbK1NIDKJcfltndApbkQ#

 

Free online class to help develop confidence and resilience in children - https://www.facebook.com/myHappymind/posts/2584978118450828

 

Attunement in Hakomi Therapy: Bringing ‘Self’ to the Surface - https://www.goodtherapy.org/blog/attunement-in-hakomi-therapy-bringing-self-to-the-surface-0326154?fbclid=IwAR2VR3jaQOn5IPAIcoYO0A7v9uuaD6k6OasYtHtH6gS6q0Z7razvWhPEEEc

 

Children’s Mental Health animation – Lucy’s Blue Day https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=531294561129878

 

Helping children understand coronavirus - https://hes-extraordinary.com/teach-kids-about-coronavirus?fbclid=IwAR0wBrFK1CFGVR1wDann0pfXC8k6Df5qzGXeY4zU9qR4RzFA1XiD74KjSxw

 

Coronavirus, how to protect your mental health - https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-51873799?fbclid=IwAR1MZL-PMjPq3i5MMCHX_lB0l-vFuiX8Cx_3xPFTLD-bSgtooOo1-0axz-I

 

Better mental health for parents - https://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/lifestyle/5-simple-steps-better-mental-health-parents-1373820?fbclid=IwAR0ocwnA1p999ADNsVPRcLzckIxhCRRI4fcAyS0hwyz5ZvP5dKZ2NjRaswg

 

Recommended books for children on how to handle emotions - https://nurtureandthriveblog.com/picture-books-teach-kids-stop-think-handle-emotions-mindful/?fbclid=IwAR04fVfQSx8iWSwyBlKEyRAAYDeStDkHw56iabX8tw2yiJ0JHxej11R9si4

 

Free suicide awareness training - https://www.zerosuicidealliance.com/

 

Self-isolation, how to avoid cabin fever - http://theconversation.com/coronavirus-self-isolation-a-psychologist-explains-how-to-avoid-cabin-fever-133317?fbclid=IwAR1JljmYDkHKQFyGEbqaVsWpn0CP6yFK95E7cA6ffy-NoO3QcGnNZ6XE67w

 

How to deal with anxiety in scary times - https://louderminds.com/keep-calm-10-ways-to-deal-with-anxiety-in-scary-times/?fbclid=IwAR2Z7cDPrux7if6rOLwaKaBrmGKGpSZTSSsCPy_Oni7sR6LcEi2z0nVZm5w

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