Care Navigators – Children and Young People’s Health

Local and national services that support the health and 
wellbeing of children & young people.

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Services available

Below are a number of local and national services that support the health and wellbeing of children and young people:

Diet and Healthy Eating

  • Beat – Beat provides helplines, online support and a network of UK-wide self-help groups to help adults and young people in the UK beat their eating disorders.
  • Change For Life – The NHS Healthy Eating Campaign.


Drug & Alcohol Services

  • Talk to FRANK – FRANK helps you find out everything you might want to know about drugs (and some stuff you don’t). For friendly, confidential advice, Talk to FRANK.
  • Wakefield Young People’s Drug & Alcohol Service – Free, friendly and confidential support if you or someone else is worried about your drug and/or alcohol use.


Mental Health

  • Kooth – A free online service that offers emotional and mental health support for children and young people.
  • The Samaritans – Supporting anyone in distress, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
  • Young Minds – The UK’s leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people.
  • Star Bereavement Support service – Local charity providing support around bereavement and loss for children and young people aged between 4-19 years in the Wakefield area.


Other Support

  • Childline – Childline is a free and confidential service for children and young people up to the age of nineteen. It’s available anytime and trained counsellors are available to support with any worries or issues you may be going through.
  • NSPCC – The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children provides a range of on and offline services for children, young people and their families.


Sexual Health

  • Sexual Health in Wakefield – Local sexual health service provided by Spectrum Community Health CIC. Services include STI testing and treatment, pregnancy testing and support, contraception and support for assault/rape. Look under ‘Sexual Health Clinics’ for more information.

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