Mental Health Services
Doncaster Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS)
The Doncaster child and adolescent mental health service (CAMHS) provides assessment, interventions and support to children, young people and their families who are suffering from significant mental health or behavioural problems.
Referrals to CAMHS can be made through your GP.
Open Minds Counselling Doncaster
Talking Shop is a new and innovative venture that will make psychological therapy accessible and available to the community. You can drop into the new town centre shop and access the following services:
- Specialist books and leaflets on how to manage mental health problems and emotional distress
- Information on what services are available in the community
- Appointment-led clinics for service users
- Free use of computers with internet access to computerised psychotherapy and information sites
- Informal advice in person from a mental health worker
Doncaster – The Talking Shop
63 Hall Gate,
Phone: 01302 565650
Talking Shop Doncaster
Work to prevent exclusion from therapeutic services by prioritising accessibility and client-centredness in their services.
By providing one to one and group counselling, and personal development training and volunteering opportunities to adults and children aged 8 and over who would otherwise be excluded from such services.
Adult Community Mental Health Service Doncaster Access Team
We provide an initial assessment of all specialist mental health referrals to identify individual need and the most appropriate service to meet that need.
The team also incorporates the crisis resolution and home treatment functions.
The team consists of community psychiatric nurses, social workers, approved mental health professionals, assessment officers, consultant psychiatrists and psychological therapists.
Address: Opal Centre, Tickhill Road Site, Weston Road, Balby, Doncaster DN4 8QN
Telephone: (01302) 798400
Fax: (01302) 798106
Doncaster Family Hubs
Doncaster Family Hubs are designed to bring services together to work with families from conception, through childhood and into adolescents (0 to 18 yrs and 25yrs SEND) to deliver an integrated local offer.
What are Family Hubs in Doncaster?
Doncaster family hubs are the ‘place to go’. We work with other providers to offer a range of activities, services and information for you and your family.
Families are welcome with children of all ages from conception, through childhood to adolescence and even older if your child has a special need.
Think of any service you may need from daycare and early learning to schools and education; from midwives to health visitors and mental health; from advice on parenting to family support and adult learning to employment opportunities.
There are 12 Family Hubs across Doncaster we also deliver activities in other places too. Look on the link below to find out what’s on offer in a family hubs near you.
- Belle Vue
- Barnby Dun
- Kirk Sandall
- Torne Valley
Rossington Family Hub
Rossington Family Hub is located close to the college.
Rossington Family Hub
Monday – Thursday: 8:30am – 5pm
Friday: 8:30am – 4.30pm
Mental Health Support Organisations
Kooth is a free online counselling, and emotional well-being platform for young people, accessible through mobile, tablet and desktop.
Offering support and advice in the flowing ways:
- Drop in chats
- Booked 1:1 sessions
- Themed message forums and lots more…
Kooth provides free, safe and anonymous online support for young people, covering a number of issues including:
- Feeling low
- Being abused
- Eating Disorders
Visit the website for further information – www.kooth.com
The Samaritans is a registered charity aimed at providing emotional support to anyone in emotional distress, struggling to cope, or at risk of suicide throughout the United Kingdom and Ireland.
You can contact them by calling: 116 123 (this is a FREE number)
National text number: 07725 90 90 90 – Please be aware that there is an average reply time of 2 hours 30 minutes.
Visit the website for further information – http://www.samaritans.org/
ESCAYP is available for young people up to the age of 21, offering a supportive environment in which they feel secure and safe, therefore enabling them to explore their issues. We work alongside existing agencies where appropriate and with consent.
Our counsellors can help with issues including;
If you would like to refer yourself for help or counselling please use our Referral form, or fill in the form on our website.
Visit the website for further information: http://www.escayp.org.uk/
Rethink Mental Illness
Welcome to Rethink Mental Illness. We help millions of people affected by mental illness by challenging attitudes, changing lives. Here is just a selection about what we do, and what it means for you.
Advice and information
We provide expert, accredited advice and information to everyone affected by mental health problems. When mental illness first hits you or your family, it can be hard to know who or what to trust. We give people clear, relevant information on everything from treatment and care to benefits and employment rights. We were the first mental health charity to gain the Information Standard for our trusted and relevant information.
Services and groups
We have over 200 mental health services and 150 support groups across England. From psychological therapies and Crisis and Recovery Houses to peer support groups and housing services, we directly help thousands of people every year across England. Find out what we have near you. Over 90% of people using our services say they are respected, listened to and get the right kind of support. If you want support online instead, go to our pages on Facebook and Twitter. It’s easy to find a good supportive chat or lively debate going on every single day.
Rethink Advice And Information Service
0300 5000 927
The Rethink Mental Illness Advice Service offers practical help on issues such as the Mental Health Act, community care, welfare benefits, debt, criminal justice and carers rights. They also offer general help on living with mental illness, medication, care and treatment.
The line is open from 9:30am – 4pm, Monday to Friday.
Doncaster Mind provides a range of services and support to people experiencing, or vulnerable to mental ill health.
If you are looking for support but not sure which service or support is right, or you would like some information to support a family member or friend then we do offer appointments with a member of staff who will meet with you on a one to one basis to discuss our services and the options available to you.
However if you know which service or support you require please click on the relevant page on the left hand side.
If you would like an appointment you can either telephone or email us on the numbers below.
Telephone: 01302 812190 or 01302 812505
www.sane.org.uk – We are a UK-wide charity working to improve the quality of life for people affected by mental illness
www.childline.org.uk – 24 hour free confidential helpline for children and young people (0800 11 11)
The centre develops preventative mental health work with women. Services offered include individual support, counselling, group services, workshops, training and outreach work.
Address: Oracle House 2-5
Landline: 01302 309800
Bereavement and Loss
Cruse Bereavement Care is the leading national charity for bereaved people in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. We offer support, advice and information to children, young people and adults when someone dies and work to enhance society’s care of bereaved people.
Cruse offers face-to-face, telephone, email and website support. We have a Freephone national helpline and local services, and a website (hopeagain.org.uk) specifically for children and young people. Our services are provided by our network of 5,000 trained volunteers and are confidential and free. Cruse also provides training and consultancy for external organisations and for those who may encounter bereaved people in the course of their work.
Advice and support to help you get through the loss of someone important to you. A bereavement counsellor explains what bereavement is, how to cope, and where to go for help and support.
Visit the website for further information – https://www.nhs.uk/livewell/bereavement/Pages/bereavement.aspx
Other useful websites offering support and advice
- Moodjuice – a self-help guide to bereavement
- Mind – how to access bereavement support
- Winston’s Wish – coping with the loss of a parent
- Childhood Bereavement Network – Support for young people who have lost a relative
- Cruse – support after the loss of a loved one
- Marie Curie – experiencing the loss of a loved one
- Scouts – understanding loss and grief
- HopeAgain – support network specifically for young people experiencing grief after the loss of a loved one