Here is a page of resources for self help and support related to and around mental health issues. They cover all age groups and many concerns. Please scroll through to find the support you need – these are all free services available without a GP referral.
Talk to someone today:
If you, or someone you know has concerns about their immediate mental health then call for free 24 hours a day:
Phone: 0800 804 8999
Can be contacted by telephone, letter, e-mail and mini-com. There’s also a face-to-face service, available at their local branches. They are open 24 hours a day, every day of the year.
Telephone: 116 123
Provide confidential support and advice to young people struggling with thoughts of suicide, and anyone worried about a young person through their helpline.
HopelineUK: 0800 068 41 41
For anyone affected by mental illness, including families, friends and carers.
Helpline is open between 4:40pm and 10pm every day of the year.
They also provide a free text-based support service called Textcare and an online supportive forum community.
Aimed at people over 55. Their helpline is open 24 hours a day, every day of the year.
Telephone: 0800 4 70 80 90
Looking for talking therapy or counselling:
Phone: 01302 565556
Looking for information and support about mental health:
The Solihull Approach
These FREE* online courses can help support the Mental Health and well-being of children and young people, and of parents.
To access any of the Online Course’s for free
Visit: www.inourplace.co.uk with
Free code: STGEORGE
Families and Carers do need a Doncaster postcode to be able to sign up for free.
Below is a list of courses currently available to parents and carers, also not forgetting there is a course now just for the teenagers:
- Understanding pregnancy, labour, birth and your baby
- Understanding your baby
- Understanding your child 0-18 years
- Understanding your child: Urdu اپنے بچے کو سمجھنا
- Understanding your child: Modern Standard Arabic فهم أطفالكم
- Understanding your child: Simplified Chinese 认识您的孩子
- Understanding your child: Polish Zrozumieć swoje dziecko
- Understanding your teenager’s brain
- Understanding your brain (for teenagers only)
- Understanding your child with additional needs
- Understanding your child’s feelings (a taster course)
A charity that provides lots of information about mental health and has helplines for support and for legal advice around mental health issues
Rethink provides information about mental health along with local mental health support groups and support for carers.
Support for mood:
Aimed at anyone affected by a mood disorder, including friends, families and carers.
Their helpline is open 10am to 4pm Monday to Friday.
Telephone: 0161 832 37 36
E-mail: [email protected]
Support of anxiety
A charity that supports those living with Panic Attacks, Phobias, Obsessive Compulsive Disorders and other related anxiety disorders.
No Panic also provides support for the carers of people who suffer from anxiety disorders
Telephone: 0300 772 9844 (10am to 10pm)
Support with mental health around pregnancy:
A community offering peer to peer support through a helpline, email and support groups for mental health issues before, during or after pregnancy
Helpline: 0808 1961 776 (11am – 10pm)
Light Peer Support
A peer support charity that was set up by a group of Sheffield mums. Light provides peer to peer support, with groups, telephone and email support.
Moodgym is like an interactive self-help book which helps you to learn and practise skills which can help to prevent and manage symptoms of depression and anxiety.
This is a site designed to help you think about emotional problems and work towards solving them.
Emotional problems are often the mind and body’s way of saying that something needs to be changed in our life.
Support for Domestic abuse
Support those going through domestic abuse through a freephone, 24-hour National Domestic Abuse Helpline, live chat, information and access to physical places of refuge.
Helpline: 0808 2000 247
Support for Sexual abuse
Doncaster Rape & Sexual Abuse Counselling Service DRASAC
Charity that provides counselling and advocacy for people who have suffered from rape or sexual abuse
Stop it Now!
Organisation helping to prevent child sexual abuse. They offer a helpline and live chat for anyone concerned about their own thoughts and behaviour or the behaviour of another adult or a child.
Confidential helpline: 0808 1000 900
Cruse bereavement care
Support for bereavement through a helpline, chat and one to one support sessions
Phone: 0808 808 1677
Blue Cross Pet bereavement
Support for pet loss through webchat, email and helpline
Phone: 0800 096 6606 (08:30 to 20:30)
Support for families
Doncaster Early Help Hub
Early help is a way of getting extra help and support when your family needs it. They have access to support in a whole range of areas including education, physical and mental health, employment and housing.
Phone: 01302 734110
Charity that offers a personalised coaching service for families which helps to support your child’s needs in the best way possible and provide practical, easy to use strategies for the whole family.
Phone: 01392 882036
Support for children:
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service
If you are concerned about a child may be experiencing mental health difficulties then call the Single Point of Access number for advice and support
Single Point of Access Self-referral number: 01302 796191
You can book an appointment to chat to them online by downloading the app:
Currently running telephone support sessions for children and young people who are feeling low, anxious, stressed or need help or support in managing their emotions.
The sessions run every Tuesday and Thursday between 10am and 3pm and are open to all Doncaster children and families. Contact number is the same one above for Single Point of Access.
Works with young people aged 18 years and under who need advice help and support around:
- Sexual Health and Contraception
- Drugs, alcohol and legal highs
- Hidden harm
Phone: 01302 640032
Support for alcohol and drugs:
Aspire Drug and Alcohol Services provides support for those with drug or alcohol addiction.
Phone: 01302 730956
provide services for individuals, families and communities affected by substance use, and those who may be experiencing multiple disadvantages
Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.
The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. AA membership is free