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Support for Parents

Here at Emley First School we are always happy to help support parents who may be looking for some guidance or support with supporting their children. The following links all provide access to a variety of resources that may be useful to better understand your child, particularly if their mood has changed and you are not entirely certain why.

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  • Local Mental Health and Wellbeing Providers
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    Getting Help

    Whether you prefer talking, typing or texting there's a way get support and learn about your own or someone in your family's mental health.

    Tap or click on the logos on this page for more information about the support that is available for children, young people, parents and carers in Kirklees.



    Yorkshire Children's Centre

    We provide early interventions and medium to longer-term support for children and those in a child’s circle of influence who are facing challenges with their social, emotional, and mental health – meaning we’re experts in dealing with the difficult everyday issues they face.

    We listen, we respect, we include, and we care. And through the work that we do, we aim to make a positive and lasting difference for the people we support.

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    Information Sessions

    Sessions delivered both in person and online. It will be stated on the booking form which events will be in person and which you can access online. The sessions are interactive, giving you an opportunity to share and engage in activities. Please don't be shy, we're all in the same boat!

    Kirklees Local Offer

    Young peoples and adults mental health

    Information for parents and carers


  • Well-Being Websites



    Get help and advice about  wide range of issues. Can call on 0800 1111, talk to a counsellor online, send an email or post on the message boards.

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    YoungMinds - Mental Health Charity for Children and Young People

    YoungMinds are a mental health charity for children, young people and their parents, making sure all young people can get the mental health support they need.

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    Anna Freud

    Anna Freud is a world-leading mental health charity for children and families. 

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    5 steps to mental wellbeing

    Read about 5 steps you can take to improve your mental health and wellbeing.

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    MindEd For Families

    MindEd for Families has been developed in two phases. The first phase, funded by DfE, is intended to support parents and those caring for children and young people in their family when they are concerned about a young person’s mental health or well-being. The second phase, funded by NHSE, provides support for older people and their families when they are concerned about mental health and well-being, either their own or other family members.


  • Sleeping Difficulties

    The Sleep Charity

    The Sleep Charity, incorporating The Sleep Council, provide advice and support to empower the nation to sleep better.

  • Anxiety

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    All babies and children from time to time will experience some fear or anxiety. They might do so when they come up against challenging tasks, unfamiliar people (known as stranger anxiety) or when they are separated from their main caregiver (known as separation anxiety).


    We all experience anxiety from time to time. If it’s causing you distress and affecting your life, you deserve support. Find out more about anxiety symptoms, causes and what you can do to feel better.

  • Seperation Anxiety

    Seminar Leader - Work Discussion Group at Anna Freud

    From around 6 months, babies become anxious and get clingy and cry when their parent or carer leaves them. This is a normal part of development, which young children usually grow out of by around 3 years.

  • Low Self-Esteem

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    Raising low self-esteem

    Find out why some people have low self-esteem and how it can affect your mental health. Plus, simple tips on how to give your confidence a boost.

    Nemours KidsHealth

    Strong self-esteem is a child's armor against the challenges of the world. Here's how to build healthy self-esteem in your kids.

    Young Minds 13-25: what needs to change? | Healthwatch ...

    There are many pressures and obstacles that can affect your child's self-esteem. Read our guide for information and advice on how you can provide support.

  • Depression in Children and Young People

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    Depression in Children and Young People

    Find out about the warning signs of depression in children and young people, and the help available if you suspect your child or teen is depressed.

  • Aggression in Children

    Seminar Leader - Work Discussion Group at Anna Freud

    A child needs an adult to help them to find ways to understand and express their difficult feelings. If a child feels anger very strongly, but hasn’t yet learnt what it is, it is likely to feel both unpleasant and overwhelming.

  • Bereavement Support

    Winston's Wish

    Supporting a bereaved child can be tough. We provide information and guidance about our bereavement service, support for grief and loss.


    Hello. Children and young people grieve just as much as adults but they show it in different ways. We are here 9am to 5pm to offer support and information around bereavement.

    We help people through one of the most painful times in life – with bereavement support, information and campaigning.

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