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Wakefield Children and Young People’s emotional health and wellbeing service

Our service, commissioned by the NHS, provides emotional health and wellbeing services for children and young people in their communities in Wakefield.

How the service can help you

We offer a range of advice, support and education on emotional health matters using text, web based and face to face to support children, young people and families to improve and maintain emotional health.

Compass staff can work with you if you’re experiencing mild, emerging emotional health difficulties and you want to stop things getting any worse.

So, issues may include low mood, anxiety, managing different emotions like anger, being scared, friendship groups, being bullied or online bullying, friendship problems, loneliness and sadness would also be addressed.

Compass staff, working in local communities, will offer

  • Guided/self-help (online & face-to-face)
  • Psychoeducation
  • Supported referrals
  • Peer support groups
  • Parenting programmes

The new service, which is aligned to The Wakefield Resilience Framework will work closely with existing agencies in the district.

How you can access the service

We’re trying to ensure you get help and support as easily as possible and in the way you want it.

You can get in touch by texting BUZZ to 85258. The new, dedicated Wakefield District hotline will be staffed by real workers responding in real time.

Young people can also use the existing WF-ICAN website – including self-help resources, health promotion and protection resources, information, advice and signposting.

Or you can call us…

You can get in touch with us by phoning 01924 665 093.

Or write to us

We also accept written Requests for Support from young people, parents, carers and professionals. Just fill in the Request for Support form below and return it to

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

For emergency support

Call 999

You should only contact the emergency services on 999 or go to your nearest A&E if:

  • Someone’s life is at risk – for example, they have seriously injured themselves or taken an overdose
  • You do not feel you can keep yourself or someone else safe.

Additionally there is also Safe Space for those 16+ – click here. Community Wakefield

CAMHS – South West Yorkshire Partnership Foundation Trust.

Monday to Friday, 9:00am – 5:00pm
Wakefield CAMHS Single Point of Access (SPA)  team: 01977 735865. Will take both self/parental referrals and professional referrals. There is also an online referral form on Child and adolescent mental health service (CAMHS) in Wakefield – South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

ReACH Team is available

Monday to Sunday, 9:00am – 8:00pm
For urgent support that cannot wait until the next day, you can contact the CAMHS ReACH team (previously crisis team), on: 01977 735865.

If you already get mental health support from the NHS or another organisation,
please contact the service that helps you

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Contact your GP

You can contact your out of hours GP (by calling your practice number as usual) or NHS 111 any time.

Contact Night OWLS (West Yorkshire only). Call free on 0800 148 8244, text on
07984 392700 or chat online: from 8pm–8am every day

If you don’t currently use mental health services, you can contact
Single Point of Access (SPA) teams:

  • Wakefield: 01977 735865
  • Barnsley: 01226 644829
  • Calderdale: 01422 300001
  • Kirklees: 0300 304 5555


  • Childline: Free, confidential support, available any time. Call 0800 1111
  • Papyrus: Support 9am to midnight every day on 0800 068 4141 or text 07860039967
  • Samaritans: Free to call, 24/7, 365 days a year. Call them on 116 123
  • Shout: Text BUZZ to 85258 for free, confidential, 24/7 support