It’s not unusual for children and young people to experience strong emotions and behave in ways that others find challenging as they develop.
When those become emotional and mental health difficulties which are impacting on their day to day lives, those children and young people do need extra support to help them back to good mental and emotional health.
There are two services which support children, young people and families available as part of Thriving Kirklees:
• Children’s Emotional Wellbeing Service (ChEWS)
• Children and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS)
ChEWS provides short term emotional health and mental health support for children and young people in Kirklees whose emotions are impacting on their ability to function or are causing them distress on a daily basis..
This support can be provided in groups (either face-to-face or online), through online resources, or 1:1 for those aged over 11. The support offered depends on the need of the young person and is agreed with them and their family.
ChEWS works closely with CAMHS, nursing services, GPs and local authority services. We also work with many voluntary and community organisations so young people and families can find the right support for them.
So, if you would like to find out more about the range of services available visit the ChEWS webpages.
You can also find out more about the Children and Adult Mental Health Service (CAMHS) on the Thriving Kirklees CAMHS page.
Thriving Kirklees has also introduced Kooth.com – an anonymous, online counselling and support service for children and young people. The support is available through mobile, tablet and desktop and is free at the point of use. It’s for 11-19 year olds in Kirklees (up to age 25 for those with additional needs) and is available up to 10 o’clock at night, 365 days a year.
Kooth is a confidential and anonymous way for Kirklees young people to gain advice, support and guidance from qualified counsellors.
Find out more on our Kooth page.