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 email@example.com 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 ages, at any point in their lives, and it can bring with it a range of challenges that can be difficult to overcome. If you, or someone you know, is experiencing social isolation and loneliness and would like to connect with people in your community, Doncaster’s Social Isolation and Loneliness Alliance (SIA) may be able to assist. The SIA is a group of voluntary, community and faith sector (VCFS) organisations that are working together, throughout 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, please visit:
SIA website: https://sia.dclt.co.uk/
SIA Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/siadclt
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
Andy's Man Club: A 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
If you would like to take part in FREE training to support people who may be at risk of taking their own life, you can visit the Zero Suicide Alliance website to access the training. Events are also frequently being held in Doncaster to take part in the training in person- check back to see when the next session is taking place. To find out more about the ongoing work from City of Doncaster Council's Public Health team surrounding suicide prevention, you can visit the suicide prevention webpage.
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.