If someone is in immediate danger telephone 999.
Many people who live with a mental health problem try to keep their feelings hidden because they are afraid of other people’s reactions, however, one of the best things you can do to improve your mental health is talk about it.
If you’d like to take to someone about mental health issues there are a number of local contacts there to help:
The Flying Scotsman Centre, St Sepulchre Gate West, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN1 3AP
Phone: 01302 565650 / 565556
A Single Point of Access (SPA) has been set up to receive requests for nursing intervention for patients who are not able to get to their GP surgery and for consultations that are deemed appropriate to only be completed in the patient’s home.
Patients and professionals can contact Doncaster Adult Mental Health Service Single point of access in one of the following ways:
Telephone (01302) 566999
Secure email to NHS.net mailbox – Doncaster.SPA@nhs.net
This service is accessible 24 hours, 365 days per year.
Samaritans is available round the clock, every single day of the year, for anyone who is struggling to cope.
You can call Samaritans for free from any phone on 116 123 or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Doncaster Mind is an independent local charity, providing high quality mental health services in Doncaster and its surrounding area.
For contact details visit their website.
The Children and Young People’s Mental Health Service is here to work with children, young people and their families who are experiencing emotional wellbeing and mental health difficulties. Our teams are made up of several different professions who are able to work with children and young people up to the age of 18, working as part of a wider network of services that offer help and support to children and young people who have mental health difficulties and their families/carers.
Help in a crisis or out of hours
If you need to get help in a mental health crisis between 9am and 5pm you can contact the CAMHS team or your care coordinator (if you are already seeing someone in CAMHS) on 01302 796191. Please note the services are closed on public bank holidays but the out of hours service continues to operate.
Out of hours is after 5pm and at weekends – for a mental health crisis access to support is available at your local Emergency Department. You can also contact the Single Point of Access on 01302 566999
More information is available at: http://camhs.rdash.nhs.uk/
The Families Information Service can help you find a range of information and advice on mental health and wellbeing for new parents.
Around a quarter of the population experience some kind of mental health problem in any one year.
The overall number of people with mental health problems has not changed significantly in recent years, but worries about things like money, jobs and benefits can make it harder for people to cope.
There are five steps we can all take to improve our mental wellbeing. If you give them a try, you may feel happier, more positive and able to get the most from life:
For Mental Health Awareness Week Doncaster Council ran a campaign called 'Another Way'. Resources from that campaign are available here.