North Yorkshire Libraries
North Yorkshire Libraries Family Matters book collections are aimed at helping you deal with the ups and downs of family life. There are books to share with children, as well as books for parents, carers, family members and professionals working with children. Alongside the Family Matters collections, they offer a set of books and resources on three Tough Topics – new baby, divorce and separation, and grief and loss. These sets are aimed at children aged 4 to 11 and can be used by parents and carers to aid discussion on these particularly tricky topics. For more information visit the North Yorkshire Council website.
Getting Early Help
If you think you may need support for your mental health and wellbeing there are a number of services available in North Yorkshire.
Services for children and young people's mental health
To see a summary of the commissioned services in North Yorkshire for children’s social and emotional mental health, visit our Mini Marketplace presentation.
North Yorkshire Council children and family hubs are located across the county and provide services for children and young people aged 0-19 and their families. Find out about the sessions, courses, activities, services and support our children and family hubs offer to families across North Yorkshire.Visit North Yorkshire Council website
SENDIASS North Yorkshire is a service for parents and carers of young people aged 0-25 with special educational needs and /or disabilities (SEND) as well as young people themselves. It is impartial, which means it is not bias and gives confidential information, advice and support that is arms length to the Local Authority.Visit SENDIASS North Yorkshire
Talking to your child about sex can be awkward and uncomfortable. But evidence shows that if parents talk about sex openly children and teenagers are more likely to have sex at a later stage and are more likely to use contraception.
Visit our Sexual Health page for information on how young people can look after their sexual health.Visit Sexual Health page
The Sleep Charity has been commissioned to provide a pilot sleep support service for children and young people in North Yorkshire.
The sleep service includes providing online one-to-one sleep clinics for families (click here for more information) and developing sleep plans with parents/carers to help address sleep issues and establish a regular night-time sleep pattern.
The charity also offer free foundation sleep workshops for parents/carers across North Yorkshire. Click here for more information.Visit The Sleep Charity website
Needs based guidance for Social and Emotional Mental Health (SEMH) for Children and Young People in North Yorkshire
This multi-agency document has been developed to support professionals working with children and young people to help identify the best way to provide support for social and emotional mental health in North Yorkshire. The document uses the principles of the i-thrive framework (please note, i-thrive is different from the Thrive Approach to social and emotional wellbeing) and links to the 5 needs based grouping: Thriving, Getting Advice, Getting Help, Getting More Help and Getting Risk Support.Download it here
The North Yorkshire Safeguarding Children partnership have developed a page to assist children, young people, parents, carers and their families in accessing bereavement information, resources and services when they are bereaved by the death of a child or a child is bereaved by the loss of somebody close in their lives.Visit the webpage here
Just B and Starfish are offering workshops for anyone who lives with young people and wants to help them improve their mental wellbeing.
Sessions will take place on Tuesday evenings between 6:00pm-7:30pm virtually via zoom and in person in both Harrogate and Thirsk.
During the Harrogate and Thirsk workshops, they will also be providing a wellbeing support group for the young people of those attending.
Click here for more information
Walk with us: A Toolkit for supporting children, young people and families affected or bereaved by suicide
This toolkit has been co-produced with children and young people who have been bereaved by suicide.
The toolkit helps ensure that everyone around a child and young person who has been bereaved or affected by suicide knows how to respond and support them.View the toolkit