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Health and Wellbeing

You can access various websites below which will provide you with all the information you need in relation to: Health and Well being

Wakefield Families Together brings services together, to join up how we work, so that it’s easier for you to find and access the support you need, at the earliest opportunity.  Because everyone needs help and support at some point in their life. So, when you do and find it hard to deal with a difficult situation, or have worries around family relationships, behaviour, school attendance, emotional and mental health, domestic abuse, parental conflict, housing issues, or employment and debt problems, Family Hubs can help direct to the right people and services. 






WF-I-CAN is a place to find information and advice as well as self-help tips that can increase your confidence and resilience.  Young Carers Health and Wellbeing Newsletter



A Charity providing health and wellbeing services, helping people unleash their unique potential and live healthier, safer and more fulfilling lives.

Is a friendly confidential drugs advice for young people and parents. Including what to do if you are worried about a child or adult in relation to substance misuse.



Is a charity that promotes positive mental health in teenagers and those who support them including their families and carers, education professionals, as well as school nurses and GPs through the provision of mental health education, resilience  strategies and early intervention.


Yorkshire MESMAC is one of the oldest and largest sexual health organisations in the country. We offer services to various communities including men who have sex with men, BME people, people misusing drugs, sex workers and LGB&T* young people and adults.



YoungMinds logo

Young Minds is the UK’s leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people. 





This is for a website which supports young people with areas such as anxiety, depression, eating disorders and addiction. They have an app which young people can use independently.



CGL service provides confidential drug and alcohol support for young people aged 18 and under living in Wakefield. The service also offers advice and information to parents, carers and professionals.


When two people share responsibility for a child, no matter whether they are still together or separated, the relationship between them has a direct impact on the mental health of their children.


Andys Man Club
We are talking groups for men because… You’ve either been through a storm, currently going through a storm or have a storm brewing in your life.


Mental health support . 24 Hours a day.

We offer a range of advice, support and education on emotional health matters using text, web based and face to face to support children, young people and families to improve and maintain emotional health.

Compass staff can work with you if you’re experiencing mild, emerging emotional health difficulties and you want to stop things getting any worse.

So, issues may include low mood, anxiety, managing different emotions like anger, being scared, friendship groups, being bullied or online bullying, friendship problems, loneliness and sadness would also be addressed.

Compass staff, working in local communities, will offer

  • Guided/self-help (online & face-to-face)
  • Psychoeducation
  • Supported referrals
  • Peer support groups
  • Parenting programmes

The new service, which is aligned to The Wakefield Resilience Framework will work closely with existing agencies in the district.

How you can access the service

We’re trying to ensure you get help and support as easily as possible and in the way you want it. You can get in touch by texting BUZZ to 85258. The new, dedicated Wakefield District hotline will be staffed by real workers responding in real time.

Camhs –

CAMHS stands for child and adolescent mental health services. We are the NHS service that offers support and treatment for children and young people, aged up to 18 years old, who are experiencing difficulties with their mental health and wellbeing.

We also support parents, carers and families of these children and young people too.

Here in Wakefield, CAMHS is made up of several teams. Each team works in a slightly different way, and specialises in different areas, but we all work together to support children, young people and families during their journey with CAMHS.

Our teams are made up of lots of different healthcare professionals who have experience of working specifically with children and young people. This includes; nurses, social workers, psychologists, doctors, therapists and support workers.

How to contact or ‘refer’ into Wakefield CAMHS

If you’re a professional, a young person aged 16 to 17 or a parent or carer of a child or young person under the age of 18, you can contact the Wakefield CAMHS SPA team directly:

Monday to Friday, 9:00am – 5:00pm, on: 01977 735865.


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Wakefield 0-19 Service – Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust (

Wakefield’s 0-19 Service of Health Visitors (including Family Nurses) and School Nurses is provided by Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust (HDFT).

We have worked closely with Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust (BDCFT) prior to the transfer and wish to reassure you that the service will remain locally based in Wakefield.

HDFT are very experienced in the successful delivery of services for children aged 0-19 years. We will continue working with children, young people and families across Wakefield district in a variety of settings such as schools, health centres, GP surgeries, youth venues and in the family home.

We have a new telephone number for you to contact us from 1 October 2022: 0300 373 0944. This number can be used between the times of 9 am–5 pm.

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