Safeguarding children and vulnerable adults

Mental health and wellbeing text service for young people

An innovative text messaging service for young people has launched across North Yorkshire thanks to the local NHS clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) and Compass BUZZ.

Officially named BUZZ US, the service is for young people across North Yorkshire aged 11-18 years to help support any mental health and wellbeing issues.

By texting the service on 07520 631168 they will be able to receive confidential advice, support and signposting from a wellbeing worker within one day via text.


Diagnosing dementia

GPs and primary care play a crucial role in ensuring all their patients living with Dementia and their Carers have a diagnosis recognised and support needs met.

Despite the challenges of modern day primary care there are opportunities for GPs to use IT  resources to understand their local populations, target at-risk groups and use proven clinical tools to ensure high levels of dementia diagnosis and consistent approaches to clinical care that reach across the Dementia and Frailty work streams.

The Yorkshire & Humber Dementia Clinical network have produced a range of tools and resources to help GPs identify, diagnose and support people living with dementia.


The Blue Whale Challenge - important information about safeguarding children and vulnerable adults

In February 2017 a number of reports emerged in the media regarding a "suicide game" most commonly known as the Blue Whale Challenge which was originally reported by a Russian website. Although dismissed by some sources as a hoax North Yorkshire Safeguarding Children Board want to raise awareness among health professionals and the public.

You can read their briefing here