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October 2019

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

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens
by Sean Covey

by Rosa

This book has been written by the son of the original author Stephen Covey who published the book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People and The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families. The habits look at personal development, developing and maintaining relationships and self-care with the purpose of leading effective and productive lives.


Communication and Relationships

Talking and developing relationships is very important in order to connect with others. For some, this is easier than others and if struggling can lead to loneliness and feelings of isolation. We talk to express our needs, feelings, plans and dreams, but this can make us feel very vulnerable as we have to trust that the people we talk to will validate what we are saying, without us feeling ridiculed or embarrassed. It is important to make time to talk and sometimes we have to initiate this by being the first to offer and share information. Sharing information is how we develop relationships as people get to know us and our interests and can then be a part of our lives, providing encouragement and support.

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 at The Northorpe Centre, in the Packhorse Centre in Huddersfield on Thursday 12th of December 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!


The expression, “no man is an island” comes from a sermon by the seventeenth-century English author John Donne to explain that no-one is self-sufficient, everyone relies on others.

Group of Feet in a Circle

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 the soul

Are you 11-18? Interested in making new friends, learning new skills and boosting your confidence? Come join the Singing for the Soul group and learn how to sing your way to happiness. The group is every Tuesday (term time only) 4-5:30pm from 10th of September 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

ChEWS Waiting Times

  • 17 weeks for Counselling support
  • 31 weeks for direct support with an Emotional Health Worker
  • 21 weeks for Group work
  • 30 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 are awaiting a service within ChEWS and 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 492183. If you are aged 11-18 you may 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 to let us know:

ChEWS - 01924 492183 or send a text to 07757 751927

CAMHS - 01484 343783

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