When you call, those answering the phone will aim to get you to the right person to talk to, first time.
Thriving Kirklees is joining up a range of health support services and is working closely with safeguarding, local authority and voluntary sector organisations, so we can help you find the right support for you.
We will check that the child or young person is eligible for support. Each local authority area will have it's own mental health service for children. To access Thriving Kirklees or ChEWS, a child must have a Kirklees GP.
We will ask for consent to speak to those at home, school and other professionals involved. We will also speak with the young person themselves whenever we can, unless this isn't appropriate. This will help us to really understand what’s going well, what’s not and what might be helpful.
We will help you understand what support can be offered and what other services and resources might be useful. We may also be able to suggest on-line or self-help resources you might find useful, and we can offer support over the phone.
If a child or young person needs some sessions with a trained, experienced worker, then we'll arrange an appointment when we have one available.