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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.

 

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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.

 

 

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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 – https://www.southwestyorkshire.nhs.uk/services/camhs-wakefield/

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 (hdft.nhs.uk)

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.

Responding to initial Disclosures


It is important to stay calm and keep the environment you are in as relaxed as possible, this will help to support the young person. Remember, issues around sexting are a safeguarding issue, and you should therefore ensure you follow your setting’s safeguarding policies and processes.

If you are not a DSL, you should refrain from asking for further information about the imagery.

Remember not to use language that implies blame or judgment. Recognise the courage it has taken to speak up and reassure them that they have done the right thing by raising their concern. Let them know that you will need to pass on this information to the DSL and be clear that this is so that you can provide the best possible support for them.

You can find out more about how to handle a sexting incident with our downloadable guidance.

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Responding to a Sexting Incident as a non-DSL


The 2020 guidance from the UK Council for Internet Safety (UKCIS) shares the following guidance on how to respond to an incident involving sexting.

  1. Report it to your Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) or equivalent immediately, your setting’s child protection policy should be followed, and the young person should be reassured about the reporting process and support available from DSLs.
  2. It is illegal to view, share, save, or request that the young person share or download the imagery. If you do see the imagery by accident, you should report this to the DSL and seek support.
  3. Do not interfere with the imagery by deleting it or asking the young person to delete it.
  4. Do not request further information regarding the imagery from the young person.
  5. Do not share information about the incident to other members of staff, any young people involved, or parents and carers.

For further information, read the UKCIS guidance overview here.

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Responding to a Sexting Incident as a DSL


Every instance of sexting is different, and there are many factors to consider when responding to a sexting incident, including aggravating factors such as:

  • Adult Involvement
  • Intent to Harm: Instances of abuse, blackmail, and coercion.
  • Reckless Misuse: Images sent without consent or without thought, but without intent to cause harm.

To find out the full guidance on how to address and assess a sexting incident with consideration of any aggravating or experimental factors, DSLs should read 1.6 ‘Understanding motivations and behaviour' of the UKCIS Guidance.

As a DSL, it is important to gather as much information as possible, including:

  1. Information on whether the incident involves images, videos, or messages.
  2. Who is featured in the content.
  3. Who sent the content.
  4. If any adults are involved
  5. Where the content is located.

It is essential to record all decisions and steps taken during a sexting incident. Any documentation should explain why certain actions were or were not taken. Examples of this include explaining why it was not necessary to report an instance of sexting to the police, and why it can be handled internally. Remember, your approach should be child-centric and all decisions need to be justifiable and taken in the best interests of the child.

Once a sexting incident has been addressed, it is essential that your organisation reviews the case to see where procedures and responses can be improved or learned from. In line with your setting’s safeguarding policies and practices, you should ensure the child is provided with appropriate post-incident support as required.

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Reporting to the Police and/or Local Authorities


There are occasions where sexting incidents do not need to involve the police, such as when an incident is ‘experimental’ rather than ‘aggravated.’ An experimental incident involves the sharing of nudes or semi-nudes without adult involvement and with no apparent intent to harm or reckless misuse.

Aggravated or abusive incidents of sexting should always be reported to the police through the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH).

Once an incident has been reported to the police, they will be able to ensure a thorough investigation through the collection of all evidence. Any incident reported to the police will be recorded as an incident on their crime systems.

If a device needs to be passed on to the police, the involved devices should be disconnected from Wi-Fi and data and turned off immediately. The device should be locked in a secure place until the police are able to collect it.

To find out more information about the reporting process, you should read 1.9 ‘The Police Response’ of the UKCIS Guidance.

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Informing Parents


Generally, when incidents are disclosed, it is best to tell the parents or guardians of any young person involved. Exceptions can include when there is a risk or harm to the child by doing this, or if the young person expresses that this could cause a genuine problem.

Whether to tell the guardians or not is ultimately up to the DSL's discretion, however, they should always ensure to record and justify their decision within the establishment incident logs.

If the parents are informed, it is usually best to support the young person and involve them in deciding how to approach the conversation, by finding out what would make it easier for them (e.g. being present at the time or not).

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Reporting CSAM


Any incident that includes CSAM content online should be reported to the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF), who can identify and remove any content that includes child sexual abuse imagery.

You can also encourage children under the age of 18 to use Report Remove to help get an image or video of themselves taken down online. Report Remove is provided by IWF and Childline, and keeps the young person informed at each stage of their report, whilst providing further support when necessary.

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