Mental Health

Get help in a crisis

In a crisis, contact the Samaritans on 116 123 or your GP.

Shout is the UK's first 24/7 text service, free on all major mobile networks, for anyone in crisis anytime, anywhere. It is a place to go if you are struggling to cope and you need help now. Text "shout" on 85258 or find out more at the Give us a Shout website.

If someone's life is in danger telephone 999.

Talking to someone:

The NHS Talking Therapies team in Doncaster offer free NHS counselling and cognitive behaviour therapies to support people with their mental health. These services can be face to face, over telephone and via video calls. You can refer yourself by visiting NHS Talking Therapies or call Doncaster 03000 211556.

There are lots of other places across Doncaster where you can get mental health support also:

  • Talking Shop: Contact the Talking Shop at 01302 565650
  • Single Point Access, Adult Mental Health Services: For more information on this service, visit the Rotherham, Doncaster and Sheffield NHS site
  • The Samaritans: Call 116 123 free from any phone or 0330 094 5717 (local call charges apply), email them at or you can visit: 36 Thorne Road, Doncaster DN1 2JA.
  • Mind: More information about Mind and the work they do, plus how to contact them can be found at their website.
  • Call the RDASH mental health crisis team: Freephone 0800 804 8999.

Social Isolation Alliance 

Social isolation and loneliness can affect people of all anyone, and it can bring with it a range of challenges that can be difficult to overcome. If you, or someone you know, is experiencing loneliness and would like to connect with people, Doncaster’s Social Isolation and Loneliness Alliance (SIA) is er. The SIA is a group of organisations working across Doncaster, to help anyone who is experiencing social isolation and loneliness. 

The SIA can offer:  

  • A variety of activities in each community - allowing you to meet new people or try a new activity.
  • Access to further support depending on your needs, including the Citizen’s Advice Bureau, the Job Centre, or other community groups within our network.
  • Opportunities to develop your skills through basic IT programmes, volunteer opportunities, and training.
  • Access to mental health and wellbeing support including counselling and peer support groups.
  • Information about available financial support such as foodbanks or hygiene products.
  • Specific support services, such as domestic abuse or carers support.

For further information, help or support, you can visit the Social Isolation Aliance webpage.

Suicide Prevention Training

Opening up and talking about suicide can be hard but it can save lives.

The Zero Suicide Alliance offer FREE special training to help you to have those conversations.

You can attend a drop in session to recieve the training at:

  • Woodlands Library- 20 June at any time from 09:30 till 12:30

  • Rossington Community Library- 15 July at any time from 10:30- 14:30

The training Includes information on:

  • How to spot the signs
  • How to have a conversation with someone you’re worried about
  • Where to signpost to for further support

You can aslo take part in the FREE training through the Zero Suicide Alliance website, it only take 30 minutes.To find out more, you can visit the suicide prevention webpage.

Support in your community

The NHS provide community mental health services to adults in Doncaster in four locality bases in the East, North, South and Central Doncaster: 

East: The Heathfield Centre, Ash Hill Road, Hatfield, DN7 6JH
Tel: 03000 211653

North: The Jade Centre, 207 Askern Road, Askern, Bentley, DN5 0JR
Tel: 03000 212002

South: Forrest Gate at Tickhill Road Site, Western Road, Balby,
Tel: 03000 211842

Central: The Opal Centre at Tickhill Road Site, Western Road, Balby
Tel: 03000 212031

Men's Groups

Andy's Man ClubA judgment-free, confidential space where men can be open about their mental health at weekly, free-to-attend peer-to-peer support groups for men aged over 18. 

Bounce Back: Doncaster Squash Club would like to welcome you in to learn more about this great game, whilst offering a safe, welcoming space to socialise and chat to support mental health. The project, which will run between 7pm and 8.30pm every Tuesday for eight weeks. For more info please contact 

Have you been affected by suicide?

Amparo is a suicide Bereavement Support Service that offers practical and emotional support after suicide. You can self refer on the Listening Ear website.

Every Mind Matters - Your Mind Plan

You can visit the Every Mind Matters section of the NHS websiteto get top tips and advice on supporting your mental health.