CAMHS - Leeds Community Healthcare Crisis Call Information
The site has been created to pool together lots of helpful resources from across the internet that are available to help support your mental health and well-being.
On the site you will find links to books, websites, apps and much more.
Healthy Eating Resources & Advice
Advice on keeping healthy and eating a balanced diet for heart health.
Fun and family friendly information for eating well and keeping active. Tips, ideas, recipes and games to help keep kids and adults happy and healthy. Parents and pupils can also download the free app and food scanner to find out what’s really in food and drinks.
Lessons and curriculum resources that parents can use at home to help educate their children about healthy eating, cooking and where food comes from.
Information and advice on food, nutrition and the Eatwell Guide. This website also provides advice on digestive health and recipes ideas.
A nationwide network of food banks that together provide emergency food and support to people locked in poverty, and campaign for change to end the need for food banks in the UK.
Helplines, Online Chats & Referral Pathways
The BEAT website has lots of advice and resources around eating disorders including a helpline (0808 801 0677) and a Youthline (0808 801 0711), the link above will take you to their advice around eating disorders and coronavirus.
Free, safe and anonymous online support for young people aged 10-18 year old with trained counsellors as well as articles written by young people, a supportive online community forum and the function to record online journals. Kooth will still be operating as normal and are able to offer much needed support to young people at such a turbulent time. They are working on some digital materials specific to the current situation that we will send out when we have them. For now, here is a video outlining what the service does. We have a link with an integration and participation worker who is able to offer remote staff training sessions for kooth.com. If this is something you would like more information around, then please let us know.
Leeds Survivor Led Crisis Service provides emotional support to people in crisis aged
16+. The team can be contacted on Tel: 0113 260 9328. Young people aged 13-18 living in Leeds can contact their Teen Connect crisis line on 0808 800 1212 or text message 07715 661 559.
If you are concerned about the mental health of a young person, MindMate SPA referrals can link your child to the appropriate support. As a parent and carer of children (5-17 years) you can talk directly to the SPA team. Call 0300 555 0324 during office hours. Click on the link above to download a referral form.
The Young Minds Parents Helpline is available to offer advice to parents and carers worried about the mental health of a child or young person under 25. Young Minds will endeavour to reply to emails received within 3 working days.
Information & Guidance To Support Children & Young People
Anna Freud consulted with a wide range of young people to create a portal of self-care strategies to help young people to manage their wellbeing. Advice to give to young people: It’s up to you to decide what helps. If it works, keep doing it. If it doesn’t, stop and try something else. And you can help Anna Freud build an evidence-base for these activities by letting them know what works by clicking on the ‘Did this activity help your mental wellbeing’ button on each page. This will help them decide which ones to research further.
Need a safe space to talk and under 18?
Help with how you are feeling?
Speak to us*:
- Call or text us on 07513 134 747
- Message us @barcaleedscyp
- Video call (whatsapp, facetime or zoom)
* If possible please text us before or send us a private message on Facebook and a youth worker will get in touch with an appointment time.
Calm Harm is an award-winning app developed for teenage mental health charity stem4 by Dr Nihara Krause, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, using the basic principles of an evidence-based therapy called Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT). Calm Harm provides tasks to help you resist or manage the urge to self-harm. You can make it private by setting a password, and personalise the app if you so wish. You will be able to track your progress and notice change.
Clear Fear is an app developed for teenage mental health charity stem4 by Dr Nihara Krause, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, and uses the evidence-based treatment CBT to focus on learning to reduce the physical responses to threat by learning to breathe, relax and be mindful as well as changing thoughts and behaviours and releasing emotions. You can personalise the app if you so wish and you will be able to track your progress and notice change.
MindMate is a Leeds website for families, professionals, children and young people around youth mental health. If you’re a young person, MindMate can help you understand the way you’re feeling and find the right advice and support. If you’re a parent, carer or professional, MindMate can help you support a young person you know. We would recommend hovering over the young person’s tab, clicking ‘games’ and then selecting ‘stress pot’, as this is a timely and helpful activity to do with your children.
Talking to your child about how they’re feeling can be hard. By taking 20 minutes with them to do an activity you’ll both enjoy, you’ll create a relaxed space to start that conversation. Here are some ideas of #Take20 activities that you could do in 20 minutes.
Local Support Groups
Leeds Freedom Families
The Leeds Freedom Families launched in February 2019 with the aim to provide a supportive network of parents & guardians with LGBTQ+ children (of any age).
We suspended activities throughout 2020 due to COVID but have since relaunched in a virtual capacity with a new monthly session.
Whilst the group re-establishes itself in early 2021 we are focusing initially on networking to bring together parents with experience of supporting their LGBTQ+ children. As we increase this engagement we will look to expand to incorporate opportunities to champion the LGBT+ community as allies, whilst offering a safe compassionate environment for those parents who need support.
Facebook: Angels of Freedom Leeds
Mental Health & Well-Being Information
Below are some useful documents and website links relating to mental health and well-being.
Personal Adult Counselling
Some adults have experienced abuse as children whether that be physical, emotional, sexual or neglect. Frequently they have never had the chance to talk through these experiences and what it means to them, even today.
If you, or someone you know, would like to talk to someone in confidence, then these contacts may be useful:
Leeds Crisis Centre
10.00 – 22.00 hours; answerphone out of hours, 365 days a year.
Counselling and support for people who are finding it difficult to cope at a stressful time in their lives. Short term help, usually no more than 8 weeks. Crèche; African-Caribbean, Asian and Gay workers available.
Sahara Black Women’s Refuge
Refuge for black single women, black women with children and white women with black children. The only totally black led service for black women and children experiencing violence. Provides support and/or emergency accommodation.
Tel: 0845 7909090
24 hour hotline
Confidential, non-judgmental support service
SARSVL (Support After Rape & Sexual Violence Leeds)
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 6 – 8pm
STAR Surviving Trauma After Rape
Tel: 01924 298954 Minicom: 01924 298594 Answerphone outside office hours.
Support, counselling and practical help for men and women who have been raped or sexually assaulted over the age of 17.
Stop it Now!
Tel: 0808 1000 900
Helpline that offers confidential advice and support to adults. If you are unsure or worried about your own thoughts or behaviour towards children, or the behaviour of someone you know, whether they are an adult or a child, our experienced advisors are available to discuss your concerns with you and can offer confidential advice and guidance on an appropriate course of action.
West Indian Family Counselling Service
10.00 -13.00 hours, Monday to Friday.
Individual and family counselling; support and advice.
Women’s Counselling and Therapy Service
Provides individual counselling for women in the Leeds area. Waiting list for initial consultation 2-3 months, and for treatment 1-2 months later.
Leeds Domestic Violence Services (LDVS) Tel 0113 2460401 – 24 hour helplineSupport for all women and children experiencing violence – offering emergency accommodation, and support and information for women living at home.
An organization which specialize in cases linked to FGM in Africa, and work on tracing, reunification and assessments.
Tel: 0207 704 2261
FGM Co-coordinator (in Manchester): 01612059274
Girls and Young Women's Service basisyorkshire.org.uk
Boys and Young Men Service mesmac.co.uk/our-services/leeds
Forced marriage - GOV.UK
Forced Marriage Website Link
The Forced Marriage Unit ( FMU ) is a joint Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Home Office unit which leads on the government's forced marriage policy, outreach and casework. ... The FMU operates a public helpline to provide advice and support to victims of forced marriage as well as to professionals dealing with cases.
Forward is a specialist FGM charity
Open Monday to Friday from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm.
Tel: +44 (0)208 960 4000, extension 1
Tel: +44 (0)7834 168 141
NSPCC Child Protection Helpline
Tel 0800 800500. Free 24 hour National Service. Provides counseling, information and advice to anyone concerned about a child at risk of abuse.
The NSPCC Offers FGM Helpline. firstname.lastname@example.org / 0800 028 3550
Parents Against Child Sexual Exploitation paceuk.info
PREVENT IN LEEDS
Radicalisation is the process by which a person comes to support terrorism and extremist ideologies associated with terrorist groups.
The Prevent Duty Protecting children from radicalisation: gov.uk/government/publications/protecting-children-from-radicalisation-the-prevent-duty
Physical Activity Resources & Advice
Below are some useful website relating to physical activity: