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Parental Mental Health

Living in a household where parents or carers have mental health problems doesn’t mean a child will experience abuse or negative consequences. Most parents are able to give their children safe and loving care.

Many children whose parents or carers have mental health problems go on to achieve their full potential in life, particularly if their parents receive the right support at the right time (Hogg, 2013).

However, there is a risk that parental mental health problems can have a negative impact on children. (NSPCC 2019)

Local Resources

This guidance supports professionals from different disciplines and agencies in working together to share knowledge and expertise, assess the needs of children (including the unborn) and families, and provide the necessary support to ensure those needs are met.

Single Point of Access (SPA)- Calderdale and Kirklees

The Calderdale and Kirklees Single Point of Access team receives all referrals for mental health services in Calderdale and Kirklees. The team directs all the referrals to the most appropriate Trust services or advises the referrer of the best organisation to contact.

National Resources

Useful resources for Parents / Carers

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