Children's mental health support available in Wakefield

Support for children and young people's mental health and emotional well-being in Wakefield is delivered through the Future in Mind programme.

The Programme offers various essential services that support children and young people. This includes support online, in schools, and within the community:


We offer a range of advice, support, and education on emotional health matters.

This is provided using text, web based and face-to-face support for children, young people, and families to improve and maintain emotional health.

Our Wakefield team are available Monday – Thursday, 9am to 5pm and Friday, 9am to 4:30pm (excluding bank holidays).

Phone: 01924 665 093

Text BUZZ to 85258 for free and confidential support 24/7

Child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS)

Provided by South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (SWYPFT). Wakefield CAMHS provides assessment, services and support to children, young people and their families who are suffering from significant mental health or behavioural challenges. This may include:

  • depression

  • self-harm

  • severe anxiety (including obsessive-compulsive disorder)

  • eating disorders (such as anorexia nervosa or bulimia)

Primary Intervention Team

Community-based support is offered in local schools and community services and delivered by SWYPFT. Referrals for the Primary Intervention Team are completed through schools.

Schools and education offer

Local schools are provided with the opportunity for support during their:

  • assemblies
  • PHSE lessons
  • staff training

This service is provided by the Mental Health Support Teams (MHST) and is requested by schools.

Peer support

The Samaritans provide this service in schools, where they train young people to offer peer support. The school pastoral team identifies the young people who can access this service.

Family Hubs

Delivered by Wakefield Council, the Hubs offer co-located services and a whole-family approach.


The online resource for children and young people in Wakefield

If you are worried about a young person, you should contact the Single Point of Access (SPA) on: 01924 316 900.  

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