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Support for 5-18 Year Olds

Children and young people are amazing…

It’s normal for children and young people to experience strong emotions or to behave in ways which others find difficult, particularly as the approach adulthood.  It’s part of growing up.

Sometimes, though, they need some extra help.  National research suggests that one in four young people will need some additional help at some time in their childhood, because their feelings and behaviours begin to have a significant impact on their well-being and development. 

It might be that they have had some particularly challenging or painful life experiences and they are struggling to understand and cope with how these experiences have affected them.

Sometimes there are relationship or communication problems that develop over time.  We’re all different, and how we cope with difficulties depends on our personality, our circumstances and experience.


If a young person requires support, you can make a support request by contacting 0300 304 5555.


ChEWS is the Tier 2 Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service for children and young people in Kirklees.

Find out more about CHEWS.

The Create Project

The Create Project is a creative arts and sports project for children and young people with learning disabilities.

Find out more about The Create Project.

Group Work

Group work offers the opportunity for young people to learn from and support each other and is a great way of supporting children around issues such as confidence, social skills, self-esteem or developing their ability to deal with angry feelings or behaviours and stress.

Find out more about Group Work.



Kirklees Youth Mentoring is for young people in Kirklees aged between 10 and 19 who are going through an unsettled period in their lives and have few positive adult relationships to support them.

Find our more about Mentoring.