Emotional Health and Resiliance

The 0-19 Emotional Health Service is focused on delivering improved health and wellbeing outcomes for Children and Young People (CYP) to ensure they all enjoy good health. Our emotional health offer outlines the commitments we’ve made, as an organisation. We are committed to promoting and improving CYP health & wellbeing.

As a service we are visible, accessible, and confidential and work to build resilience among CYP by providing you with the tools to cope in challenging and difficult times, to reduce the risk of poor mental health. You can access us in a setting of your choice, whether it be in school, at home or your local community. Your journey starts with us listening to your voice leading to an assessment of your needs and agreed goals.

Globally 1 in 7, 10 to 19-year-olds experiences poor mental health. We also know that access to early support can prevent infants, children, and young adults from developing enduring conditions that can have long-term impacts on their lives and life chances. Around 50% of mental health conditions are established by the time a child reaches the age of 14, and 75% by age 24, which is why it is so important to get help at the earliest opportunity.

Avenues of support

Young people come and see us for lots of different reasons, examples such as:

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You may meet several different kinds of professionals in HDFT.  All our staff are trained in assessing children and young people, and some staff have additional specialist training. You will be informed who you will be coming to see before you come and see us, and this may include an:

  • Emotional Resilience Nurse/Practitioner
  • Staff nurse
  • Children’s wellbeing practitioner
  • Family health practitioners

Support can take place in the form of:

  • One to one support
  • Group sessions
  • Telephone contact
  • Home visits
  • Community venues
  • Virtual (in some areas)

Our staff aim to provide you with the highest quality of care. To do this we need to keep records about you, your health, and the services we have provided or plan to provide to you. We value your privacy and the security of your personal information.

Your practitioner will discuss confidentiality with you in your first session. We understand how important confidentiality is and abide strictly to data protection laws that allow us to share information only with your knowledge and consent, or, in very rare instances where we are legally obliged to do so. Confidentiality may only be shared where there is a risk to yourself or others, but this would be discussed with you. 

Please note: we only offer low level Tier 1 brief intervention around emotional health.

If you are experiencing a mental health emergency or mental health crisis, please contact the CAMHS crisis team on 0800 0516 171

The line is open 24/7 for people living in County Durham, Darlington, Teesside, North Yorkshire and York.

How to access the service

Across the Harrogate footprint we have different specialities of support depending on where you live. Please see your local app for what services are available in your local area.

Download our Children’s Health Services App at:

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Resources for Young People (local variation)

  • KOOTH - Young people aged between 11-25 can access, Kooth, which provides online mental health and wellbeing support, via any internet accessible device. Kooth provides an opportunity to interact in a supportive way with other young people, as well as receive support from a qualified counsellor, who are available from 12pm until 10pm on weekdays, and from 6pm until 10pm, 365 days a year. 
  • CAMHS Resources - camhs-resources.co.uk - This website has a number of resources on a range of mental health topics, including books, websites, apps, videos, and downloads (including self-help guides).
  • Anna Freud Centre - Information about a range of mental health topics – advice, your rights, ideas to improve things - https://www.annafreud.org/on-my-mind/
  • 24-hour confidential emotional support to anyone who is in crisis Samaritans samaritans.org.uk 08457 909090.
  • Young Minds - www.youngminds.org.uk  Young Minds is a charity which focuses on young people’s mental health and emotional wellbeing. The site includes downloadable information leaflets on a range of topics, including self-harm, aimed at both young people and adults.
  • CCG_LBUS_booklet_FINAL_tabs (nenc-healthiertogether.nhs.uk)

Resources for adults who support a child/young person.