We believe that all children deserve the best and our aim is to help them succeed by reaching their potential in every area of school life – we understand that good mental health is a vital part of achieving this. Our aim is to teach the early skills they will build on throughout their entire lives to help them manage the stress and anxiety of daily modern life. We understand that we have a duty of care towards our children and our families.
Below you can find links to links to local support. Simply click on each item to find out more. Please remember that if you need someone to talk to then our door is always open and we will listen, not judge and help where we can.
Mrs Priestley and Mrs Sheard are our emotional well-being support staff, but you are welcome to speak to any member of staff you feel comfortable with.
If you need urgent help right now then please call the Samaritans free on 116 123 or the Kirklees Crisis Team on 01924 316 830.
Schools and families can request support from the Kirklees Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) or the Children’s Emotional Wellbeing Service (ChEWS), which are based at Northorpe Hall Child and Family Trust in Mirfield. You can find out more by clicking the Northorpe Logo.
Northorpe Hall regularly hold free workshops for parents and carers. They aim to be fun, informal and practical sessions, delivered by friendly and knowledgeable staff. Check their website for the courses currently on offer.
Health and wellbeing services for Kirklees children and young people aged 0-19 years (up to 25 years for children with special needs) and their families have been brought together under one name… Thriving Kirklees.
Thriving Kirklees is a partnership of local health and wellbeing providers all working together to support children, young people and their families to thrive and be healthy.
Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust Leaflets
This NHS Trust has created a number of well-written self-help leaflets on topics such as anxiety, depression, health anxiety, panic, etc.