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Mental Health Service

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For parents and carers

We hope you find the information we link to from this page helpful.


Useful Websites & Apps

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MindMate

Mindmate is a Leeds based website about mental health and emotional welbeing. It is for young people and parents. It has information about local services and how to access them, self help and advice as well as personal accounts by young people. Leeds CAMHS are represented on the professionals panel that reviews the content on the site.

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 Young Minds

Young Minds is a national mental health charity. It provides up to date young people friendly information about mental health as well as advice for parents. It also campaigns to raise awareness.

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 MindWell

MindWell is a Leeds based mental health and emotional welbeing website for adults concerned about their own mental health. It has information about local services and how to access them as well as self help and advice. 

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 MindED

 

MindEd is a free educational resource on children and young people’s mental health for all adults. Are you a parent or carer who is concerned about your child? Or perhaps you just want some hints and tips on parenting? MindEd for Families has online advice and information from trusted sources to help you to understand and identify early issues and best support your child.

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The Go- To

 If you’re a parent or carer in North Yorkshire who wants to provide emotional support to a child or young person with mental health difficulties, there’s help for you at a new website. Designed by young people in North Yorkshire, for young people in North Yorkshire; visit The Go-To for mental health support

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Enter DadPad into the app store for your phone/tablet and download.

 

DadPad is an App that was created because babies don’t come with a set of instructions. Developed with the NHS, the DadPad gives new dads and dads-to-be the knowledge and practical skills necessary to be able to support themselves and their partner, and give their baby the best possible start in life.

Leeds CAMHS can’t control the content of external websites but we only include links to sites that are run by organisations that we trust


Useful reading

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This is a list of books recommended by Leeds CAMHS

The books on this list are available as part of a collection in Leeds Libraries.

You might also find the Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust Self Help Guides useful too.


Creative & Therapeutic Ideas for Families who are Isolating 

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CAMHS Arts Therapies toolbox 

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Well-being Workbook KS1

This booklet is to support families to help their child develop emotional literacy and support their general wellbeing by providing easy to use strategies.

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Well-being Workbook KS2 This booklet is to support families to help their child develop emotional literacy and support their general well-being by providing easy to use strategies.

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Well-being Workbook KS3

This booklet is to support young people to develop a growth mind and to support general wellbeing by providing  some psycho education and easy to use strategies.

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Wellbeing Workbook KS4

This booklet is to support young people to develop a growth mind and to support general wellbeing by providing  some psycho education and easy to use strategies.

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Infant Mental Health Resources List Our Infant Mental Health Service has created a document listing helpful resources for those who are pregnant, have babies or have small children.
camhs 2 The Story of the Oyster & Butterfly Corona & Me

A lovely way to think about the Coronavirus with younger children and activity sheets to work through with them when talking about it.

camhs 2 Eating Disorders Staying Well in Isolation Booklet

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Link to Facebook Page

Link to Instagram Page

To support families at home during the Covid-19 crisis, The Centre for Child & Parent Support are running  new Facebook and Instagram pages. The daily content is taken from their programmes, with each day focussing on different topics and themes.  The aim is to offer realistic, compassionate evidence-based parenting information that raises awareness, supports family resilience and promotes coping


This page was reviewed and updated 02/06/2020 (Next review due September 2020)

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