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.
Kooth: free online counselling platform for children & young people
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
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.
MindMate Single Point of Access (SPA)
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.