CHEWS – (Children’s Emotional Wellbeing Service) & CAMHS (Children & Adolescent Mental Health Services)
(Children’s Emotional Wellbeing Service)
Children’s emotional and mental health is a concern nationally and locally. The right early support for young people can prevent long term and serious mental health difficulties.
Northorpe Hall Child & Family Trust is now delivering ChEWS, the new service providing targeted support to children and young people in Kirklees to improve their mental and emotional health.
ChEWS replaces the counselling service at Northorpe Hall and the Tier 2 work previously delivered by the Primary Mental Health Workers at the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS).
It does not replace the Tier 3 clinical CAMHS psychology service which is now provided by South West Yorkshire Foundation Trust. We do not provide diagnosis or assessment of conditions which require a Tier 3 intervention such as medication, ADHD, Autistic Spectrum Disorder assessments or clinical psychologist appointments.
ChEWS is a new service which aims to provide short term, targeted support to children, young people and families to improve their emotional health and prevent the need for higher level services. It aims to respond to the circumstances affecting emotional health, not just the symptoms.
ChEWS will share learning and help everyone to improve their contribution to children’s emotional and mental health.
It’s a new way of working that will take some time to test and develop, but we believe it will make a real and sustainable difference to children’s resilience in Kirklees. We aim to work in a joined up way with other organisations, particularly with our new partners Locala Community Partnerships.
The service aims to support children and young people up to the age of 19, living or studying in Kirklees, or who are registered with a Kirklees GP. The aim is to help children back to emotional health quickly and help them stay well.
There are different kinds of support available within ChEWS:
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The V6 Vision project started in January 2009, and has engaged with young people between the ages 10 – 19, provided high quality provision, which has offered young people a wide range of diverse activities and support.
Once onto V6 Vision, a young person can access any of the provisions on offer and have a smooth transition between any of the partner agencies.
V6 Vision has a dedicated outreach team which has provided support to young people unsure of direction and those with more complex needs.
Upon leaving V6 Vision, young people are given further one to one support to progress into education, employment or training.
V6 Vision outreach team
SHAP 11-15 Market Street Huddersfield HD1 2EH
Tel: 01484 353155
Free courses for unpaid carers caring for family members or friends in Kirklees
Kirklees Council with our partner organisations are running a series of self management and awareness courses for carers who are caring for family members or friends who may be frail, have dementia, has a long term health condition or disability. For more information click on link below
Eating Distress Support Group in Huddersfield for women 16+ starting 24 September 2012
Because it is needed and many women suffer around issues of eating and isolation is part of this. This eating distress group aims to provide a safe, supportive and non-judgemental environment in which to explore in greater depth, patterns in life and offer support and possible new ways of thinking and ideas . We hope to foster faith, confidence and mindfulness for each woman to live the life she hopes for
When is the group?
Starting Tuesday 24th September 5.30-7.00, meeting
fortnightly for 12 sessions
· Individual and group work
· Use of journal writing and daily tracking
· Explore pleasures and addictions
· Look at life patterns
· Bring in hopes and dreams
· Practical ideas
Venue– WomenCentre Kirklees & Calderdale
15 Lord Street
Telephone: 01484 450866
Contact: Louise/ Judy 01484 450866 email@example.com
Ways to wellbeing - A to Z of Mental Health 2011 - support solutions for adults in Kirklees
One in four of us will experience a mental health condition during the course of a year. Despite this high figure, having a mental health issue can feel very isolating and uncertainty about who to turn to can make this difficult situation feel worse.
This handbook has been written to help you use the wide range of mental health support solutions provided by organisations across Kirklees. It includes the services provided by Kirklees Council Adult Services, NHS Kirklees and the South West Yorkshire Mental Health Trust, as well as the variety of local voluntary sector, community and independent organisations.
It is intended to help you take control and make your own life decisions so you can build your way to well-being.
Pathways Day Services - Mirfield
Is for adults who are recovering from mental distress. The service offers a range of meaningful activities that help people build up confidence and self esteem, learn new skills and increase and develop strengths and interests, in a supportive enviroment.
Referrals :- A psychiatrist, community mental health worker or a mental health worker from the hospital can refer you
Out of The Blue...
Out of The Blue offers a range of creative opportunities for people in Kirklees aged 18-65 to help improve or maintain their mental health and wellbeing. Local arts organisations Hoot and AiM (Artists in Mind) combine forces to offer FREE group activities, one-to-one sessions and creative sanctuaries in Huddersfield and Batley/Dewsbury.
The purpose of the Creative Arts Service is to work together to find and build on your strengths, gain new skills, think about stuck or problematic areas and grow new possibilities for the future. Your Out of the Blue Co-Producer, keyworker, will spend time with you to create your own Creative Arts Plan, meet up from time to time to review goals,talk about how things are going and complete your Wellbeing Star together. There will also be a weekly Check-Out session where you can get together for peer support with other participants to talk about how things are going, plan DIY sessions (see below) or celebrate achievements.
As well as artist-led sessions, the service draws on the skills and interests of group members so that some sessions become peer led with the support of the group facilitator. The artist and group facilitator will work with you in the group along the way to make this possible.
There is training available to support group members to become volunteers and/or peer support workers. With a volunteer role or as a
peer support worker you can make valuable contributions to the service - a role in the DIY or Pathfinder sessions, or at weekly Check-Out for example. To sign up for forthcoming Volunteer or peer support training, please speak to an Out of the Blue Co-Producer.
If you or someone who supports you thinks you could benefit from taking part in creative activities, give us a ring to find out how we might help. It’s a good idea to come along together to a session first. We’ll then make an appointment for you to meet with a Co-Producer to start designing yourown Creative Arts Plan. Referral check-in times are shown on the diary page. It may be possible to arrange appointments at other times.
For more information about what’s on offer read on or contact us for
more information: 01484 516224.
Do you want to know more about the mental health services available for children?
Kirklees psychological wellbeing and mental health partnership strategy and implementation plan
This strategy sets NHS Kirklees’ approach to improving the psychological wellbeing and mental health of children and young people in Kirklees. It outlines how NHS Kirklees, Kirklees Council and our partners will deliver comprehensive child and adolescent mental health services throughout Kirklees in order to meet government requirements.
Childhood mental health problems are linked to issues of risk, deprivation and vulnerability. They can result in social exclusion, low achievement, poor physical health, reduced social functioning, adult mental health problems and relationship breakdown.
It is apparent that when services work effectively together to promote psychological wellbeing, this can have long term benefits for children and young people.
To view the strategy in full, please click on link below.
For further information, please contact Debi Hemingway at Debi.Hemingway@kirklees.nhs.uk or 01484 464138.
”Working together for a brighter future for children and young people in Kirklees”
WomenCentre – Huddersfield & Calderdale
WomenCentre is a registered charity based in the heart of the glorious Pennines in West Yorkshire with a mission to improve the quality of life for women both locally and nationally.
As an organisation we have nearly 50 years experience of women`s issues and women`s lives.
We deliver, develop and promote holistic, one-stop-shop services from centre and community based settings which enable women to address often multiple needs and aspirations.
WomenCentre enables women to:
- improve health and well-being
- increase training and employment opportunities for improved economic conditions
- raise self-confidence, self-esteem and social interaction skills
- improve citizenship and social inclusion
- support the development of positive, safe and stable circumstances and relationships
- improve safety and wellbeing of their children
WomenCentre works to provide specialist women’s and children’s services and any woman can join us to support our work with women and children, in order to make a difference to their lives and wellbeing.
For further information
Support to Recovery
Promoting positive mental health
Who are S2R?
Support to Recovery works to the principles of the Recovery Model. This means we work with individuals to help them reach the goals they want to achieve in their lives by providing support and encouragement.
Wherever possible we use community settings to deliver our services. Through this, we strive to empower individuals and challenge existing stigmas or barriers.
We are a needs led organisation; all goals are agreed jointly with the individual. We believe these should be achievable, timely and useful to make the experience as positive as possible.
Our organisation aims to provide all the support necessary to help individuals move forward in their lives. Our services are reviewed to ensure everyone is able to benefit from them, and to prevent individuals becoming dependent on our services.
Please note: our services are by referral only.
Womens Centre – Kirklees – 15 Lord Street, Huddersfield, HD1 1JY
Eating Distress Support Group – for women 16 and over
Every fortnight on a Tuesday 5.30-7.00 on going group
New group to offer support as well as offering intervention idea drawing on person centred approach, an awareness approach and seeing disturbances as teachers, uses journals and tracking methods.
This group meets every 2 weeks as well as offering a telephone / email link up in between.
This follows a person centred and an awareness approach to eating distress. Open to any woman who has concerns with or with or without formal diagnosis.
Contact Louise or Sharon 01484 450866
Is your child 16+?
Do they attend Kirklees College, Greenhead College or New College?
If they do and you are worried that they may have an eating disorder and your GP won’t listen to you as a parent, then the college may be able to refer your child to CAMHS (Child Adolescent Mental Health Services).