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It’s Children and Young People’s Mental Health week!
On 03/02/21, we’d like you to join in with #InsideOutDay.
Let’s get some conversations started! How we look on the outside doesn’t always reflect how we feel on the inside.
Visit Every Mind Matters
Mental Health and Self-Care for young people.
Visit Self-care tips for young people | One You (www.nhs.uk)
Join in with our Challenge of the Day on Wednesday!
This years theme for Children’s Mental Health Week is “express yourself”, we’d like you to get creative and join in with our Challenge of the Day.
You can send in your ideas/ creations to firstname.lastname@example.org
There will be a member of staff from either Wakefield or Kirklees Young Carers present at every session.
Any interested Young Carers, email email@example.com
The West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership Grief and Loss Support Service is for anyone suffering any form of grief and loss, or those worried about losing someone, whether this relates to a family member, friend or member of the community.
Download more versions of the poster here:
- Grief and Loss A4 print poster (Bengali)
- Grief and Loss A4 print poster (Arabic)
- Grief and Loss A4 print poster (Polish)
- Grief and Loss A4 print poster (Punjabi)
- Grief and Loss A4 print poster (Slovak)
- Grief and Loss A4 print poster (Urdu)
- Grief and Loss A4 print poster (Gujarati)
- Grief and Loss A4 print poster (Hungarian)
Young Healthwatch would like to hear your feedback on your experience of using Orthodontics services in Wakefield.
Click here to take part: Young Healthwatch Survey (smartsurvey.co.uk)
From 00:01 Tuesday 5 January, the entire Wakefield District will be under national lockdown restrictions.
This lockdown means that schools are closed and people must stay at home, with a limited set of exemptions:
- shop for basic necessities, for you or a vulnerable person
- go to work, or provide voluntary or charitable services, if you cannot reasonably do so from home
- exercise with your household (or support bubble) or one other person, this should be limited to once per day, and you should not travel outside your local area.
- meet your support bubble or childcare bubble where necessary, but only if you are legally permitted to form one
- seek medical assistance or avoid injury, illness or risk of harm (including domestic abuse)
- attend education or childcare – for those eligibleClinically extremely vulnerable people are also being told to shield again. Click here for Wakefield Council’s Coronavirus information.
Click here to visit our local Covid information page, for more information, advice and useful links and contacts.
Thursday 24/12/2020 (Christmas Eve)
Friday 25/12/2020 (Christmas Day)
Tuesday 29th December
4pm – 7pm
Wednesday 30th December
4pm – 7pm
Thursday 31st December (New Years Eve)
Friday 1st January (New Years Day)
Monday 4th January
RESUME NORMAL TIMES: 1-5pm and 7-9pm
Young Healthwatch is your local champion when using health and care services.
- gives you a voice
- involves you
- provides free confidential advice and information
- listens to your experiences
- tells people who plan and run services what you think
“We want to hear about your experiences.
Everything you tell us is confidential and we won’t ask for any personal details. It is up to you if you would like to take part. If you do, your feedback will help the people who make decisions improve health and care services for children and young people in Wakefield District.”
If you would like to talk to someone please contact Safeen or Kate at Young Lives on telephone number 01924 364198 or Healthwatch Wakefield on 01924 787379. You can also text Safeen on 07885913395.
Click here if you would prefer to download, print and freepost the survey.
Visit the Healthwatch website here.
You can talk to our youth workers about anything, good things as well as things that are worrying you.
* Please note this is not a counselling service.
Our Confidentiality Statement means… We are here to listen to you. We aim to keep everything you tell us confidential so that you can talk to us about anything that is bothering you. There are times however when we cannot promise to do this. If we think that you or someone else is at risk of harm or in any danger, we must pass this information on to other professionals. We have a duty of care to keep you safe.
If you are 8-12 and want to chat, click here
If you are 13-19 and want to chat, click here
One to One Development Trust are looking to recruit 12 young people from across Wakefield District who would like to come on a creative journey making a new multiplatform game.
You might be a gamer, or an artist/creative, or a person who cares passionately about the environment and our planet – if so #OurEarthYourChoice needs you. For more information and to apply please visit
This opportunity has been made possible with funding from Wakefield Council Creative Challenge (Wakefield Council, Creative Wakefield).