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Whether you want to take control of your mental health, or just need someone to listen right now, we can provide support.  We are the local mental health support service for families and young people.

We're not an emergency or 24hr service, though. Outside normal service hours, you can talk to someone about an urgent mental health concern by calling 01924 316830. If someone is seriously ill right now or there is a risk to life, call emergency services on 999.

For someone to talk to in confidence, you can also contact the Samaritans or one of the below organisations.

Talk to Northorpe Hall Child & Family Trust - 01924 492183

Whether you're calling to change an appointment, ask a question or bring us up to date, we're looking forward to your call. We're here 8am to 8pm Mon to Fri and 9am till 1pm Sat.

Outside usual service hours, you can speak to someone about an urgent mental health concern on 01924 316830. Alternatively you can email us and we'll respond when the office is open again.

Request support - 0300 304 5555

Support Request Form

If you're aged 0-18 with a Kirklees doctor, you can request support by phone or online form, as above.  A Thriving Kirklees worker will talk to you on the phone to gather information about your support needs and then pass your details to the appropriate service.  If it is us, we'll contact you.

We'll ask about the situation, how your child's feeling, any impact on sleep, eating, friendships and we'll ask about self harm. We can help you understand mental health through workshops, group sessions, one to one or telephone support and you can meet parents in similar situations with our Chill and Chat sessions. We're also here if you just want to talk. Sometimes we can't help, but we can help you find who can. You can find out more here.

Chathealth text support- 07520 618866

Chathealth is a text support service for young people and parents/carers, provided by the Thriving Kirklees partnership. It's available between 8am and 8pm Monday to Friday.  Responses may not be immediate, depending on worker availability.

Chathealth links you with a local healthcare professional to answer questions via text message. You can ask anything about your health.

External support

We understand that sometimes you need to speak to people urgently and that our processes take time. If you need support immediately, the following organisations can help.

Night OWLS

Night Owls is a new overnight listening and advice service for children and young people experiencing a mental health crisis.

The service is available 8pm – 8am every day.

To access the service, call 0300 2003900; text 07984 392700 or chat on

Night OWLS can help if you:

  • are finding it hard to cope with life
  • feel like you have nowhere to turn
  • are feeling angry, lonely, anxious, or depressed
  • are caring for a young person who is struggling with their mental health
  • feel confused or find it hard to think straight
  • feel unsafe
  • feel you can’t go on living
  • someone you know is experiencing a mental health crisis or you are concerned about their emotional wellbeing
  • Or simply want to talk either via phone/text or online chat

Family Lives- 0808 800 2222

Family Lives help families achieve the best relationships possible with children and support professional parents. They provide professional, non judgemental support and advice which is easy to access.

The Calm Zone- 0800 585858

The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) is a leading movement against suicide, but can support you with issues such as anger, anxiety, bereavement, bullying, depression, eating disorders, mental health, self harm and much more. Calm have a free and confidential helpline and webchat available 5pm-midnight, 7 days a week.

Young Minds Parent Helpline: 0808 802 5544

If you have questions about your child's behaviour, wellbeing or mental health Young Minds can help.

Samaritans- 116 123

Samaritans works to make sure there's always someone there for anyone who needs someone to talk to. You can call, email, text or visit a branch for support. Samaritans are open 247, 365 days a year.

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