Support for Parents and Carers
As a parent or carer for a young person, it’s important you look after your own mental health as much as theirs. Take a look at this page for sources of support around Wakefield and links to information available online.
Wakefield District Services
Wakefield has a wide range of services available to help with mental health and related issues (such as finances, addiction and housing). There are services available for men, women and children.
Wakefield Citizen’s Advice Bureau
Provides free, independent, confidential and impartial advice to everyone on their rights and responsibilities on a wide range of issues including benefits, debt, employment, housing, relationships, immigration and much more.
Call: 0344 411 1444
Well Women Centre
Offers a variety of emotional and practical support for women only, around wellbeing, including group work, counselling and a variety of therapies, providing a safe place and to be part of a learning community.
Call: 01924 211 114
The service is designed to provide quick and easy access to a range of psychological therapies – so you can get the help you need, when you need it.
Call: 01924 234 860
Carers Wakefield and District
Support unpaid adult carers in Wakefield district who give their time and energy to look after a family member or friend who needs support due to an illness or disability.
Call: 01924 305 544
More Money in My Pocket
More Money in My Pocket is an online hub run by Wakefield Council to help Wakefield residents make the most of their money.
It includes links for emergency funding, advice about applying for funding due to lockdown restrictions and the impact of Covid, and more general advice on how to make your money go further.
Get Cash Wise
A dedicated financial support team based in Wakefield, Get Cash Wise can help you to manage your household budget, apply for benefits and access grants to help you in the home.
The team can help you to switch utility providers to save money on your energy bills as well as work out which payments to make first to help you save money and pay off your debts.
Additional Information for Parents and Carers
Babies Cry, You Can Cope!
For additional help and support with infant crying, please access the following:
You can speak to your health visitor and/or GP if you are worried about your baby’s crying, or if you are struggling to cope.
The NSPCC has helpful advice for all parents and carers about caring for an infant – Baby Parenting.
Safer Sleep for Babies
The Lullaby Trust has put together a collection of helpful tips and advice regarding safer sleep for babies up to the age of 6 months.
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For more information about safer sleep for babies, please visit The Lullaby Trust website.
|We urge everyone to be aware of the risks of cooling off or playing in open water such as ponds, lakes and flooded quarries.
It is dangerous to swim in places that are not specially created for swimming. Although open water can look inviting on hot days, there are often hidden dangers underneath, such as discarded waste or tangles of weeds that can entrap people, as well as slippery rocks and changes in water depth. Water can also be dangerously cold when it gets deeper.
If you see anyone in danger please call 999 immediately.
More advice on staying safe this summer is available at www.wakefield.gov.uk/summersafe
Please see resources below;
These services are recommended by the NHS for those living anywhere in England; you can access help at the following by visiting their websites or using the phone number posted.