Children & young people


Noah’s Ark Counselling Centre

A Calderdale-wide service for children and young people funded by Calderdale Clinical Commissioning Group and delivering 1 to 1 support and group work in Calderdale secondary schools and many primary schools.

Contact the service on 01422 300 457 or www.noahsarkcentre.org.uk/


School Nursing

Locala’s School Nursing Teams work in partnership with families, education, social care and other health professionals, to support children and young people who attend schools in Calderdale to ensure that their health needs are being met.

School Nursing teams consist of registered Nurses with an additional specialist School Nursing Qualification. In some areas they are supported by School Staff Nurses (registered Nurses) and School Nurse Assistants.

Information about the school nursing service can be found at www.locala.org.uk/your-healthcare/schools-nursing/calderdale-school-nurses/. The school nurse referral form is also on this web page. For general information about Locala please visit www.locala.org.uk.

Anyone who wishes to contact the school nursing duty line should phone the Mill Hill Admin Hub on 0303 330 9974 (2 – 5 p.m.).


Youth Support

For information on youth clubs and centres please contact
Upper: 01422 883 880 Lower: 01484 404 750
Central: 01422 369 403 North and East 01422 254 220
yoyo.calderdale.gov.uk/young-peoples-centres/


Youth Works

The Youth Works drop-in is currently located in the basement of the YMCA in Halifax town centre and will be moving to the Orange Box in the Autumn. It is a safe space for young people aged 13-25 to come along, ‘chill out’, listen to music, access the internet or have a brew.The drop-in is always staffed by youth workers who can offer advice, information, support or guidance on the whole range of issues that affect young people.The drop-in is open weekdays from 3.30 pm to 5.45 pm.

Tel 01422 320 033