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Supporting children and families with their emotional health and wellbeing 

On this page you will find a number of resources and information that can support you and your family around your emotional health and wellbeing. We hope you find some of the resources useful. 

As always if you wish to discuss any issues/concerns that you may have further then please contact the pastoral office and we will be more than happy to offer some support regarding this. 

Leaflets for parents and carers

Parents and carers have asked for advice, support and signposting to emotional health and wellbeing resources for their children. In response to this, 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, and can also be found in the parents/carers section on Open Minds Calderdale website:

http://www.openmindscalderdale.org.uk/emotional-health-support-parents/

 

Routine difficulties

Stressed worried or uncertain leaflet

Frustrated, cross or angry leaflet

Low Mood leaflet

Self harm leaflet

Expressing suicidal thoughts leaflet

Please find a guide on the current Emotional Health and Wellbeing Service on offer to children and young people in Calderdale. For further information about these services, please visit  Calderdale’s emotional health and wellbeing website; Open Minds www.openmindscalderdale.org.uk which provides advice, information, support and signposting on local and national emotional health and wellbeing services that help children and young people who are going through a difficult time. Alternatively please make contact with school and we will be more than happy to try and support you and your child.

Open Minds has a section on “Exam help & Support” for any children who want additional support http://www.openmindscalderdale.org.uk/exam-help-calderdale/ The website will give you more information about how best to prepare for exams and how to deal with exam and results stress in an effective way.

Young Minds

 

Young Minds are leading the movement to make sure every young person gets the mental health support they need, when they need it, no matter what.

It takes courage to ask for help. But for many young people who do, the support they need just isn’t there.

Young Minds provide young people with tools to look after their mental health. They empower adults to be the best support they can be to the young people in their lives. And give young people the space and confidence to get their voices heard and change the world we live in.

Together, we can create a world where no young person feels alone with their mental health.

Young Minds have a free helpline available to parents/carers, where you’ll get through to a trained adviser who will listen and talk through your concerns in complete confidence. The adviser will help and support you and give you practical advice on what to do next.

If you feel that you need to talk to someone about your child then please call for free on 0808 802 5544 from 9:30am - 4pm, Mon – Fri. Or alternatively please visit the Young Minds website where they have a number of resources and support articles, there are also opportunities to seek support via email or web chat https://youngminds.org.uk/find-help/for-parents/parents-helpline/#parents-helpline

 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.

Temporary arrangements for the Open Minds Partnership (CAMHS)

If any of these links are of interest to you please download the document and use the links that way.

Below are links for mindful and relaxation exercises that parents can do with children to help with managing anxiety

https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

https://www.headspace.com/meditation/kids