Keeping Neurodivergent People Connected
This is a short-term peer support and information service run by the Society 4 Neurodiversity for people in Calderdale with neurodivergent conditions including autism, dyslexia, dyspraxia, ADHD and Tourette’s as well as people with learning disabilities. An official diagnosis is not needed to access this service. The service provides
- information on staying safe and well during the Coronavirus crisis
- help finding local support services
- regular phone contact
It operates 7 days a week 09:00-23:00 and ends on Sunday 12th July. Website https://s4nd.org, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, phone 07441 399833.
Overgate Hospice, ‘Hear for You’
COVID-19 support line, provides telephone advice and support for health and social care professionals providing a frontline service in response to COVID-19, relatives and friends of patients being cared for in any health and social care setting in relation to COVID-19, bereaved relatives and friends. Telephone number 01422 387172; the line is open between 10am and 6pm seven days a week.
This app is a guide for new dads, developed with the NHS. New dads will feel excited, but may also feel left out, unsure or overwhelmed. The DadPad can help by giving them the knowledge and practical skills that they need. The resource will support dads and their partners to give their baby the best possible start in life. It can be downloaded free by anyone with a Calderdale postcode on the App store or Google Play. It can also be obtained as a 38 page wipe-clean hard copy for £10 – details at https://thedadpad.co.uk/get-dadpad/
West Yorkshire Suicide Bereavement Service
West Yorkshire & Harrogate Suicide Bereavement Service (WYHSBS) is a postvention service, providing practical and emotional support to people who have been affected by a suicide bereavement. Website https://wyhsbs.org.uk, phone 0113 3055800, e-mail email@example.com
Brunswick Centre (counselling service)
The Brunswick Centre provides counselling for people living with or affected by HIV, around issues such as living with HIV, relationship problems, sexuality, and bereavement. Website
https://www.thebrunswickcentre.org.uk/, phone 01422 341764.
Calderdale Mental Health Carer Support (Making Space)
This service supports people caring for someone with mental ill health in their caring role and helps give them balance in their life. Website https://makingspace.co.uk/services/centres/calderdale-mental-health-carer-support,
phone 07815 493439 / 07813 342856 / 07815 493442
Age UK Calderdale and Kirklees
Age UK provides a number of different services for older people, including information, advice and befriending. Website https://www.ageuk.org.uk/calderdaleandkirklees/, phone 01422 252 040.
Silvercloud online mental health support
Access to Silvercloud is available for any adult who might find it helpful. It includes a newly developed ‘Space from Covid 19’ module which has been designed by experts to help people dealing with difficult emotions brought on by coronavirus. This includes some advice on how to talk to children about coronavirus related anxieties. There are also modules on sleep, stress, and resilience for adults. Input the code ‘north’ when prompted. The site is secure, anonymous and confidential. No referral is required.
The Employee Assistance Programme
A 24 hour confidential helpline and on-line portal, for all paid Health and Social Care staff and people working in the volunteering hubs across Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield. It provides confidential, friendly, non-judgmental support on stress, anxiety, low mood, finances, relationships and legal support, provided by experienced therapists and advisors. Free 24 hour Helpline: 0800 028 0199.
Kooth is a transformational digital mental health support service. It gives children and young people easy access to an online community of peers and a team of experienced counsellors. Access is free of the typical barriers to support: no waiting lists, no thresholds, no cost and complete anonymity.