My name is Jenny Stephenson and l am the owner of Butterflies children’s occupational therapy. I have been qualified for 10 years and have worked within the NHS both in mental health and children’s occupational therapy. I am very flexible and adaptable to meet the needs of children and their families. I am also very friendly and approachable.
Butterflies is a small and local business offering a bespoke, personalised and fast service to children and their families. We provide 1:1 assessments and treatment for children to enable them to meet their full potential as well as running workshops and group work for children and their families.
Areas covered include
Based in North Leeds.
Every family across Leeds, starting at pregnancy and continuing through to school leavers, receives support from the service. Find out about the services and resources available to you and your family across Leeds.
For more details visit the Leeds Community Healthcare website: www.leedscommunityhealthcare.nhs.uk/our-services-a-z/0-19-public-health-integrated-nursing/
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Tel: 0113 220 8500
OWLS – Overcoming Worry, Loss and Sadness – primarily serves children aged 4 to 11 and their families, who are struggling with grief. There is no right or wrong way to grieve and different children will react in different ways
OWLS can help in a number of ways, including offering practical and emotional support, direct 1-2-1 therapy, schools workshops and peer activity days where affected children and their families can get together to share experiences and support each other.
The service is free of charge; OWLS is funded by donations to the Jane Tomlinson Appeal.
Self-referral service so parents/carers can access OWLS without a professional referral.
Further detail and referral forms can be found on the OWLS website.
Tel: 0113 433 3737
In collaboration with Leeds City Council, Child Bereavement UK has opened a centre in Leeds offering support to children and young people who have been bereaved of a close family member. The service is for Leeds young people up to and including age 18 and our practitioners will meet with them at their schools, children’s centres or a convenient community hub. Additionally, families and youngsters can choose to meet us at the centre on Tunstall Road.
The services are provided free of charge and are offered by trained bereavement support practitioners.
www.childbereavementuk.org/leeds or call 0113 350 3598.
Child Bereavement UK, Brooklands Court Business Centre, Tunstall Road, Leeds LS11 5HL
Are you a mum who would appreciate some time and space to focus on your goals for a change. As a life coach I work with mums to find their own path in life. Get in touch to arrange a free discovery call on 07944 896915
CAMHS – Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services
To find out more visit www.leedscommunityhealthcare.nhs.uk/camhs/about-camhs-in-leeds/
Your local Children’s Centre might offer the course ‘Preparation for Pregnancy and Beyond. To find out more visit: www.familyinformation.leeds.gov.uk/families/preparation-for-birth-and-beyond/
Community Mental Health Service (referrals via SPA)
Phone: 0300 300 1485
Any woman can access midwifery services by requesting an appointment via her GP surgery or by asking at a local Children’s Centre.
Alcohol and drug addiction service
Phone: 0113 887 2477
Health Visiting and Early Start Services
To find details and local services: www.leedscommunityhealthcare.nhs.uk/our-services-a-z/0-19-public-health-integrated-nursing/
Home Start Leeds (referrals with consent from the family)
To find out more: www.home-startleeds.co.uk/
Phone: 0113 244 2419
For housing related issues: www.leeds.gov.uk/residents/housing/housing-options/
Phone: 0113 222 4412
IAPT (self-referral available)
Phone: 0113 843 4388
Infant Mental Health Service (referrals from Midwives, HVs and CAMHS)
The IMHS is a citywide service working with families up to the child’s second birthday. To discuss referrals and services offered phone: 0113 843 0841.
Leeds Domestic Violence and Abuse
To find out more: www.leeds.gov.uk/domesticviolence
24hr Helpline: 0113 246 0401
Phone: 0113 305 5800
Mindmate and child and young person single point of access (SPA)
NSPCC – Pregnancy in Mind
Phone: 01274 381440
Special Perinatal Mental Health Team
Information and referral form: www.leedsandyorkpft.nhs.uk/our-services/services-list/perinatal-service/
Phone: 0113 855 5505 (out-patients); 0113 855 5509 (MBU); 0113 855 5650 (CPNs).
Support after rape and sexual violence
Rape crisis centre for all women and girls in Leeds affected by rape and sexual violence of any kind, at any time in their lives including childhood sexual abuse.
Freephone: 0808 802 3344 (Mon, Weds, Fri 6pm-8pm, Tues, Thurs 8pm-11pm, Sun 2pm-5pm); Text: 07860 022 880.
Touchstone – Best Start Peer Support Project
To find out more: www.touchstonesupport.org.uk/services/best-start/
Post: Touchstone House, 2-4 Middleton Crescent, Leeds LS11 6JU
Phone: 0113 271 8277
Touchstone – Stronger Families
To find out more please contact Sharon Kumar
Phone: 0113 386 9900
Depression, anxiety or any kind of emotional stress are part of everyday life and can be a real challenge. Sometimes people are able to deal with this by themselves or with the help of family and friends. However, some professional help may be needed and Leeds IAPT can provide this.
Leeds IAPT provide psychological treatments, sometimes called talking treatments, to help people who are stressed, experiencing low mood (depressed) or are very nervous (anxious).
Treatments are delivered across a number of locations in the city and can take place as part of a group, online, or on a one to one basis. To access treatment patients can self refer to the service, this can be done via the website www.leedsiapt.com or by telephone (0113 843 4388). Once an assessment has been completed our clinicians will then speak to patients about treatment options.
IAPT is available to people who are aged 17 or above and registered with a Leeds GP.
Leeds IAPT can help you change the way that you think and feel.
Why not come along to one of one-off workshops or sign up to attending our Stress Control Classes? These sessions focus on the importance of maintaining wellbeing within day to day life, the working environment and beyond.
All our sessions use a CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) model which is commonly used and well researched. CBT encourages you to build an awareness of your own problem and learn coping strategies to reduce stress and improve overall wellbeing.
Attending will also give you an insight into the IAPT service and the other treatments we can provide.
If you would like to find out more or book your place please click on the link below:
You will not need to be assessed beforehand and the relevant information will be collected at the session.
All workshops are delivered in a class environment (up to 40 people) and some interaction will be encouraged however there is no expectation that you must get involved.
Pregnancy and having a new baby is generally seen as a time of happiness and excitement. The reality is that many people feel low or anxious and experience problems with their emotional health during this time. This following can help you explore how you might be feeling and find the right help and support.
www.mindwell-leeds.org.uk/baby maternal mental health support
www.nestleeds.co.uk is primarily a blog page sharing stories of motherhood, birth, mental health of local Mums
www.mindwell-leeds.co.uk lists the mental health services available in Leeds.