Sigala & Ella Eyre: Came Here For LoveiTunesAmazon

AUDIO: Lifting the lid on teen mental health

abuse

6:03am 5th October 2015
(Updated 4:22pm 8th October 2015)

What's causing young people in North Yorkshire to seek help for mental health issues?

Stray FM has been investigating the mental health of teenagers in the lead-up to World Mental Health Day on Saturday.  

We've been speaking to young people themselves, the NHS and the charities and organisations working hard to help them. 

Wellspring, a charity based in Starbeck, offers one-to-one counselling for children aged 8 and upwards.

It also runs an 'Empower Course', designed for teenagers aged 14 and over. 

Both of these teenage girls took part in the course and they've been speaking to Stray FM's Lisa North: 

Youth counsellors Maggie and Sarah tell us more about Wellspring: 

Services in North Yorkshire say a lot of their referrals relate to self-harm.

A special protocol has recently been introduced in North Yorkshire to help support young people who are at risk of self-harm.

The pathway has been developed for anyone who works with children to help identify people at risk more quickly.

One the services involved in the project is Compass REACH.

Service manager Lisa Gale has been speaking to Stray FM:

Charlotte Cole is a nurse who works for Compass REACH in Harrogate:

The Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service, or CAMHS, is an NHS service in Harrogate.

It treats children up to the age of 18 and is part of the Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust. 

Clinical Nurse Specialist Alison Machin has been speaking to Stray FM: 

Relate Mid Yorkshire offers counselling for young people from the age of 5 to 18.

The charity says 39 young people are currently on its waiting list waiting for an appointment. 

It's just moved to a new premises in Harrogate and Lisa North has been down to meet counsellor Janice Midwood: 

One Harrogate charity has teamed up with schools in the Harrogate District to help improve teenagers' emotional well-being.

Just B, which is part of Saint Michael's Hospice, has started working with a number of primary and secondary schools. 

The initiative sees staff go into the schools to work with young people teachers are concerned about.

Chief Executive of Saint Michael's Hospice, Tony Collins, has been speaking to Stray FM about the new project: 

Useful contacts: 

Compass REACH 

www.compass-uk.org  

Harrogate Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAHMS) 

01423 726900  

Wellspring Therapy and Training 

www.wellspringtherapy.co.uk

Just B 

www.justb.org.uk 

Relate  

www.relate.org.uk

Breaking local news for Harrogate, Craven & Wharfedale direct to your mobile from Stray FM

Share This Story

Submit this page to reddit
Most read
A59 Accident - Road Closure

90-year-old driver killed in A59 crash

Witness appeal after collision near Skipton

crosshills fire

Multiple cars on fire in Cross Hills

Emergency crews have attended the incident at an Auto Repair Shop in Cross Hills

Newer article

Tour de Yorkshire in Settle: an amateur's eye-view

Special Reports: Stray FM presenter - and cycling nut - Chris Dean thought he'd see what the professionals are in for when the Tour de Yorkshire hits the Dales on Friday.

Older article

How safe are children online?

Special Reports: Stray FM takes a look at internet safety, as figures from ChildLine reveal that cyber bullying is a big issue in Yorkshire.

Top articles

Salih Khater, 29, charged over crash outside Parliament

National: A 29-year-old man has been charged with attempted murder after allegedly driving a car through crowds outside Parliament.

Rescuers plead for help as thousands stranded in flooded Kerala

World: Thousands of stranded people are awaiting rescue as monsoon floods continue to batter the Indian state of Kerala.

Cristiano Ronaldo had a difficult Serie A debut for Juventus against Chievo

Sport: Ronaldo was heavily involved on his Serie A debut in Juventus' <a href='http://www.skysports.com/football/chievo-vs-juventus/399833'>3-2 win over Chievo</a>, but he did not have the best of luck in front of goal.

Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas confirm engagement in matching Instagram posts

Showbiz: Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas have confirmed their engagement on social media.

WATCH: Yorkshire Day goes with a BANG in Ripon

Harrogate, Craven & Wharfedale: Firework display closes a big day of celebration in Yorkshire's smallest city.

More strike action in Northern rail dispute

Harrogate, Craven & Wharfedale: There'll be walkouts on 25th August and 1st and 8th September.

Could this local nanny company be your child care solution?

Education: Hear from parents who have used the Yorkshire Nanny Company.

Fish and chips now being served on North Yorkshire train

Family: One train ticket with a side of salt and vinegar please.

Making waves with 'Ocean Boulevard'

70s On This Day: Eric Clapton made a real splash in the US with this one

Harrogate Hospice's sculpture tribute for loved-ones

Harrogate, Craven & Wharfedale: A new sculpture will pay a lasting tribute to loved-ones at Harrogate's Spring Flower Show.

Which Sixth Form is right for me?

Education: Want to ensure your teenager chooses the right Sixth Form for them?

8 facts about afternoon tea guaranteed to impress your friends

Food and Drink: It's one of the trendiest meals of the moment, but here are some things you might not have known about afternoon tea.

Improving short-sightedness with Christopher Nixon Optometrists

Health: Myopia, or short-sightedness is an increasing problem, but Christopher Nixon Optometrists are here to help.

POISONED: Red kite found dead near Knaresborough

Harrogate, Craven & Wharfedale: Police have received confirmation of the poisoning.

Top Party Dresses for the Festive Season

Christmas: Local Blogger, the Harrogate Girl, picks the best frocks, gowns and outfits for the big Christmas parties of 2017.

The Yorkshire floods: one year on

Special Reports: People affected by last year's downpours describe what has happened in the last 12 months

Your favourite 70s Summer Song is...

70s On This Day: The battle was fierce, but we've crowned the Stray 70s listeners' top summer tune from the 1970s!

Delve into deliciousness at Mother Shiptons Inn

Test pages: We sent Stray FM's James Stanley to try out the new menu at Mother Shipton's Inn Knaresborough.

LIVE: Stage 4 of the Tour de Yorkshire

Harrogate, Craven & Wharfedale: The Final stage of the Tour de Yorkshire is on today today, passing through Otley, Blubberhouses, Pateley Bridge and Skipton.

Tour de Yorkshire host venues confirmed

Harrogate, Craven & Wharfedale: There'll be no re-run of this year's memorable Tour de France stage finish in Harrogate.

Pedestrian killed on A59 near Broughton

Harrogate, Craven & Wharfedale: Police appeal for witnesses after Keighley man killed in accident

Poll

How do you feel about the rain?

Trending in Yorkshire

90-year-old driver killed in A59 crash

Witness appeal after collision near Skipton

Northern invites strike union to ACAS talks

The troubled local train operator says it wants to to resolve the ongoing RMT dispute over guards.

Foodbank almost out of stock

There's been a big demand for their services in Harrogate over the summer

Masked men demand car keys

They broke into a Craven home.

Major disruption to trains after tractor blocks line

Many services have been cancelled.

More news...