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Children’s Mental Health Week is here

This Children’s Mental Health Week, we want to promote the importance of children’s mental health and raise awareness of the mental health services available for children and young people across the Bradford district.




We’re running free mental health awareness training in March for people who work with children and young people in the Bradford district – sign up here.

Children’s Mental Health Week is an annual awareness week which shines a spotlight on the importance of children and young people’s mental health. The week is organised by Place2Be and this year’s theme is Growing Together, encouraging children to consider how they have grown and how they can help others to grow.

We offer a range of services which children and young people can access to receive support and continue to grow.

Mind in Bradford services:

  • Our children and young people’s service, Know Your Mind, is here to support people aged between 8 and 19 (or up to 25 with additional needs such as special educational needs and disabilities) who are in the Bradford central area. The services offers a mixture of wellbeing groups and one-to-one sessions.




  • Anyone of any age can access Guide-Line, our free telephone helpline and live chat. Anyone aged 11 or over can book a one-to-one appointment with one of our recovery workers. 
  • In times of mental health crisis, children and young people should call First Response on 0800 952 1181. Anyone aged 16 or may get referred to our safe space, The Sanctuary

Mind in Bradford is also the lead provider for the Youth in Mind partnership, which plays a pivotal role within the landscape of mental health and wellbeing services for children, young people and their families in the Bradford district and Craven.

Youth in Mind services:

WRAP (Barnardo’s): A child-centered, self-care-focused 10-week Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) programme for young people experiencing difficulties with their emotional and mental wellbeing. For anyone aged 8-18 who lives in the Bradford district or Craven.

Peer mentoring for schools (Brathay Trust): Providing advice, guidance, resources and training to school staff and pupils, enabling them to design, implement and manage a 1:1 peer mentoring service within their schools. For schools in Bradford and Craven.

Buddies (Bradford Youth Service): Providing virtual, community, and school-based support to young people experiencing difficulties with their emotional and mental wellbeing through a mix of 1:1 support for up to 12 weeks and peer support groups. For anyone aged 11-19 or up to 25 with additional needs in Bradford district.

Craven Buddies (North Yorkshire Youth): Providing virtual, community, and school-based support to young people experiencing difficulties with their emotional and mental wellbeing through a mix of 1:1 support and peer support groups. For anyone aged 11-19 or up to 25 if they have special educational needs or disabilities, who live in or attend school in Craven.

Hospital Buddies (Bradford Youth Service): Providing de-escalation and social prescribing to young people in distress/crisis in inpatient settings at Bradford Royal Infirmary and Airedale General Hospital. For young people admitted as inpatients to Airedale General Hospital or Bradford Royal Infirmary.
 
Inspired Young & Healthy People (Inspired Neighbourhoods): Solution focused support to build resilience and reduce isolation via delivery of an 8 week Nurture Group Programme within schools, and additional 1:1 support to those young people with an identified need following completion of a Nurture Group. For young people age 9-13 in education settings in Bradford Central (BD 1,2,3,5,7,8,9).
 

Rooted (Rooted for Girls): Nurturing, nature-based and psycho-educational 12-week group intervention in woodland location that supports teenage girls within the Bradford district. For girls age 13-16 via schools within the Bradford district (group bookings).

Posted on: 7th February 2022

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