At Northorpe, we provide mental health support for children and young people up to the age of 18 in Kirklees. This includes counselling, 1 to 1 support, group activities and workshops as well as advice, useful resources and support over the phone.
Our support will help you, and your family, understand what's affecting your emotional wellbeing and do something about it. We can help you better understand yourself, improve your resilience and live a full and enjoyable life. Where needed, we can help you and your family find the specialist services that you need.
You can either call us on 0300 304 555 or contact us online.
We'll chat to you about how you’re feeling, ask about your school, family, friendships, eating and sleeping habits as well as any worries you may have.
We'll also ask for:
We know this question can make people uncomfortable, but our priority is to make sure you're safe. If you're not feeling suicidal or self-harming, you'll still get the support you need. If you are, it's safe to talk to us and these conversations are confidential unless we feel there's a significant risk to you or someone else. We will always try and speak to you before we speak to someone else.
Once we have the information we need, we'll work out how we can help and send you a letter offering support. While you are waiting for support, you'll also receive a regular newsletter, which includes tips on wellbeing as well as information on upcoming workshops or events.
Where appropriate, a Wellbeing Support Worker will get in touch and they will monitor how you are feeling and provide advice and resources to help you improve your emotional wellbeing. If they have your permission, they'll also contact your school teacher or doctor. If you're over 11, your support worker will speak to you directly.