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Mental Health

Get help in a crisis

If someone is in immediate danger telephone 999.

Talk to someone

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:

Organisation Contact details Opening hours
Talking Shop
      Address: 63 Hall Gate, Doncaster, DN1 3PB

    T: 01302 565650
Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm
Doncaster Mental Health Service, Single Point of Access T: 01302 566999 Open 24 hours a day, every day of the year
Samaritans T: 116 123 Open 24 hours a day, every day of the year
Doncaster Mind T: 01302 812190 Monday – Friday, 9am – 4pm

You can also contact your doctor.

Mental health advice for young people

Children and Young People's Mental Health Service (CAMHS)

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.

How to access the CAMHS Community Services
East Laith Gate House,
East Laith Gate,

Telephone: 01302 796191

Help in a crisis or out of hours
If you need to get help in a mental health crisis please contact:
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

Project 3

Project 3 work with young people aged 18 and under who need advice information, help, support and intervention on a number of topics, including mental health.

Young people can attend one of their walk in sessions at our town centre base and see a worker for advice and information

For 1:1 structured support young people can self refer or parents, carers or professionals can give us a call to refer in and we can see the young person at a venue of choice as long as it is safe.

Address Contact details Drop in session times
Project 3 Young People’s Health and Wellbeing Service, 
East Laith Gate House, 
East Laith Gate, 
T: 01302 640032

      Monday 11am-6pm

      Tuesday , Wednesday and Thursday 11am-5pm

      Friday 11am-4.30pm

    Saturdays 10am-3pm
Young people can be seen at other times on appointment basis.

Mental health advice for new parents

The Families Information Service can help you find a range of information and advice on mental health and wellbeing for new parents.

Mental health advice

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:

  1. Connect - talk to someone
  2. Be active - physical activity is associated with lower rates of anxiety and depression
  3. Take notice - take time to look around and enjoy the environment around you
  4. Learn - try something new
  5. Give - a simple act of kindness can go a long way

Last reviewed: 29/10/2019


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