Parent and Carers Resources
Advice and resources for parents and carers to help support their child or young person's wellbeing.
If you child is experiencing difficulties with their mental health and wellbeing there are many local organisations that can offer 24/7 support and advice. If Invictus Wellbeing are not able to help with your query please contact the telephone numbers below:
Useful telephone numbers and websites
Your child can also speak to the Papyrus HOPELINE, which supports young people who are experiencing suicidal thoughts. They can call 0800 068 4141 between 9am - midnight, any day of the year.
Open Minds (CAMHS)
Age range: 5-18 years
Contact details: 01422 300 001 or fill out this form
Opening hours: Mon-Fri, 9am-4.30pm
Out of hours support: Before 8pm contact 07385 399 840. Between 8pm to 8am contact Night OWLS free on 0800 148 8244 or you could send them a text on 07984 392700 or go to the website to use the online chat function: www.wynightowls.org.uk
24/7 Local NHS Mental Health Helpline (freephone): 0800 183 0558
24/7 open access to local mental health services: 01924 316830
The Samaritans offer emotional support 24 hours a day – in full confidence:
Call: 116 123 – it’s FREE Or email email@example.com
SANEline is an out-of-hours telephone helpline service offering practical information, crisis care and emotional support to anybody affected by mental health problems. Available between 4.30pm – 10.30pm each evening, every day of the year: 0300 304 7000
At Invictus wellbeing we are lucky to have lots of amazing partnerships that offer fantastic resources for our young people take a look at what they can offer!
The Brunswick centre offer LGBTQ+ Support for young people across Calderdale from the ages 13-19 years of age.
The run a drop once a week on Tuesday
13 - 15 year olds, 5pm to 6:30pm
16 - 19 year olds, 6:30pm to 8pm
Please contact El on the number below if you are interested in attending.
LGBTQ+ Youth Worker (Calderdale) - El Lotz -
07958 914 070
Please click on the links or documents below for useful tips and advice
How to start a conversation about mental health with your child
Warning signs of Depression (poster)
A parents guide to depression
TOP TIPS FOR MANAGING STRESS AND PREVENTING BURNOUT
Supporting a child with anxiety
A guide for when striving for excellence becomes unhealthy
Coping with self-harm
A Guide for Parents and Carers
The Mental Health benefits of Exercise!