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August 2019

Welcome to ChEWS News, the monthly bulletin for young people and families who are awaiting or accessing support at Northorpe Hall. This bulletin will hopefully provide some information, resources and tips to help you reflect on your self-care and emotional resilience.

The Happiness Bible: The definitive guide to sustainable wellbeing
by Cheryl Rickman

by Rosa

This book is interesting because it is written by someone who suffering from depression, felt medication was the only solution as a result of a possible chemical imbalance, but then discovers that there are usually additional factors. This can range from traumatic incidents to disconnecting in the important areas of our lives which make us feel worthwhile and productive. In most cases the answer is a reconnection to those things which matter most like values, relationships, purpose and self-worth. A radical new way of thinking!

fun in the sun

Fun in the Sun

Everyone seems to feel better in the summer as the days are longer and the weather is warmer. This is a good time for self-care and promoting our well-being. It is a time for family, friends and social occasions where we can relax and take time to enjoy activities we may have let slip and connect with others through fun activities and meaningful conversations. In addition to this we need to look after ourselves by ensuring we are eating and sleeping properly in order to function well daily. It is a time to enjoy the outdoors getting some fresh air and exercise. A time to be bold and have some new adventures. It is a time to reflect and change things which are not working to make a difference to our future. Those with good emotional well-being have a positive outlook, which is achieved through gratitude and optimism.

Chill 'n' Chat

chill n chat poster All parents and carers of children awaiting or accessing a service are invited to drop in for a chat in the barn at Northorpe Hall on Thursday 24th of October from 10am-12pm. This is an opportunity to have a cuppa, meet other parents/carers and Northorpe Hall staff, discuss and share resources and ask our team any questions you may have. Refreshments will be provided. We hope to see you there!


A guide on ways to boost your emotional wellbeing

10 Ways to boost your emotional wellbeing

Top 3 TED Talks to improve your health & wellbeing

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Did you know? You can rewire your brain to be happy by simply recalling 3 things you're grateful for every 21 days.

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Workshops for Children and Young People and their Parents/Carers

Why not attend one of our weekly workshops aimed at raising awareness and knowledge on a range of emotional health concerns. Take the opportunity to develop self-care skills, learn new coping strategies, meet others and share your experiences in a relaxed environment. Please click the link below to find out more or book a place on workshops that will be available over the next few months.

Singing for Wellbeing

Are you 11-18? Sing you way to better mental health at the Singing for Wellbeing group. The group is every Tuesday 4-5:30pm (except school holidays) at S2R Create Space, 5-7 Brook St, Huddersfield, HD1 1EB. To get involved or for more information, please contact Alex Feather 01484 343150 or via alex.feather1@swyt.nhs.uk

Waiting Times

  • 14.7 weeks for Counselling support
  • 20.6 weeks for direct support with an Emotional Health Worker
  • 19.6 weeks for Group work
  • 24.2 weeks for direct support with a Senior Practitioner

  • This is from the date of the original support request.

Keep us informed

We know that waiting times can seem long. If you need to talk to someone while you are waiting for support or you are concerned that things are getting worse please contact Rosa on 01924 492 183 If you are aged 11-18 you also like to access Kooth an online support service providing self-help and online counselling available at www.kooth.com and signing up with your location as Kirklees.

If you feel that things have changed for you and support is no longer required please contact us on 01924 492183 or send a text to 07757 751927 to let us know.

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