Wellbeing and Mental Health

Health Visiting

The health visiting service offers every family a series of visits and appointments to check if you and your baby are healthy and developing well.

Your health visitor will usually visit you and your baby at six key stages from 0-5 years.
To find out more visit Help with children’s health – Wakefield Council or call 0-19 Service on 0300 373 0944

New Growing Healthy 0-19 Service App

The Wakefield 0-19 Service have launched a new app. The app provides information including perinatal, infant and child emotional health.

Perinatal Mental Health

Perinatal Mental Health Team

The team will support you to promote mental wellbeing in pregnancy in preparation for the birth and the postnatal period. The Perinatal Mental Health Team can assess, diagnose and offer short-term treatment to women affected by moderate to severe mental health problems during and after pregnancy. They also offer advice on planning pregnancy if you have concerns about your mental health.
• www.southwestyorkshire.nhs.uk/services/perinatal-mental-health-team/
• 01924 316900

Homestart Perinatal Mental Health Worker

A Perinatal Mental Health Worker can provide you with emotional support and help in getting out and about by visiting once a week for 8 weeks.
• www.homestartwakefield.org.uk
• 01924 251205
• admin@homestartwakefield.org.uk

NHS Perinatal Talking Therapies at Turning Point

Talking Therapies offer psychological therapy through groups, online and one-to-one sessions to support you and your family during pregnancy and after the birth of your child for a range
of problems including anxiety, low mood, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and much more. They also offer pregnancy and parental support workshops including sessions on mindful pregnancy and birth, becoming a new parent and supporting dads with the transition to fatherhood.
To find out more or book on a workshop, go to talking.turning-point.co.uk/workshops or call
01924 234 860 to speak to a member of the team.

The Parent and Infant Relationship (PAIR) Team

The 0-19 Service PAIR Team can help you to overcome difficulties you are experiencing in forming a positive relationship with your baby. Support can be offered online, at your local Family Hub or in your home, delivered by one, or many of our team at different points on your PAIR journey.
If you need support from the team, please ask your Midwife, Health Visitor, GP or local Family Hub to refer you.

Drug and Alcohol Support

 Do you or your family need help with drug and alcohol concerns or worries?

There are many organisations in Wakefield and nationally that can support individuals and families who need help, advice, or support in relation to drugs and alcohol.

Who to contact for information, advice and support?

NHS Live Well – for advice about healthy living, including diet, exercise, quitting smoking and drinking less alcohol. nhs.uk/live-well/ 

Healthier Families NHS – Healthy recipes, food swaps, nutritional advice and top tips and activities to help the whole family stay healthy. nhs.uk/healthier-families/

Alcohol Change – for support if you’re worried about yours or someone else alcohol use. https://alcoholchange.org.uk/

Frank – for advice, support, and information about drugs. talktofrank.com/

Alcoholics Anonymous – find out about self-help groups that meet across the Wakefield District – alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk/

Nacoa – for information, advice and support for anyone affected by a parent’s drinking. https://nacoa.org.uk/


Where to go for help and support in the Wakefield District?

Inspiring Futures – is the drug and alcohol service for the Wakefield District supporting young people and young adults under 25. The service offers non-judgmental, support and advice for young people who feel they need help with their drug and/or alcohol use. The team includes Specialist Recovery Workers and a Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) Nurse. turning-point.co.uk/services/inspiring-futures.html

Inspiring Families – is a specialist support service for families and carers from the Wakefield District who are directly affected by a person’s substance use. This can be individual support or part of the 5 Step programme. Also support young people who are affected by a parent, carer, or siblings’ substance use. turning-point.co.uk/get-support 

Inspiring Recovery – is based in Wakefield and offers support for adults to promote wellbeing and recovery from drug and alcohol difficulties. The team tailor support to meet individual needs offering group work, mindfulness, and help with physical and mental health needs. turning-point.co.uk/services/wakefield-inspiring-recovery 

School Nursing Service – is based in Wakefield schools and can support young people through HYP clinics in schools and online through the 0-19 app. https://hdftchildrenshealthservice.co.uk/ 

WF-I-Can – is an online advice service for all children and young people across the Wakefield District including useful information and advice about drugs and alcohol and where to go for help and support. https://wf-i-can.co.uk/

Support for dads

Homestart -Dad Matters

Dad Matters support dads from pregnancy to age 5 with bonding, helping your baby’s brain development and your mental health. A Dad’s Coordinator can provide you with bespoke support. Call 01924 251205.

More information for dads is available on the Children’s Health Services app: http://www.hdft.nhs.uk/services/childrens-services/wakefield-0-19-service

Emotional Health support for Children and Young People

You can find support with your emotional health through the following links:

CAMHS Resources: https://www.southwestyorkshire.nhs.uk/wakefield-camhs-resources/

CAMHS support: 01977 735865 (available Monday to Sunday 9:00am to 8:00pm. Outside of these hours please contact your out of hours GP (by calling your practice number as usual) or NHS 111. You should only contact the emergency service on 999 or go to your nearest A&E if: Someone’s life is at risk – for example, they have seriously injured themselves or taken an overdose; You do not feel you can keep yourself or someone else safe.)