Evidence suggests there are 5 steps you can take to improve your mental health and wellbeing. Trying these things could help you feel more positive and able to get the most out of life: 5 steps to mental wellbeing – NHS (www.nhs.uk)
To learn more about how to manage your mental health you can visit NHS Choices here:
NHS North Lincs Talking Therapies
NHS North Lincs Talking Therapies – previously known as North Lincs IAPT – provides talking therapies to adults who are experiencing common mental health problems such as depression, stress or anxiety.
The North Lincs team is made up of psychological wellbeing practitioners and cognitive behavioural therapists. The team can offer a range of different talking therapies to support you in managing your mental health and improving your wellbeing.
To access the North Lincs Talking Therapies service, you must be registered to a North Lincolnshire GP surgery.
You can self-refer to our service via our online referral form or by contacting NHS North Lincs Talking Therapies on 03000 216 165. You will then be contacted by our team. Please note, we are not a walk in service.
Every Mind Matters
Every Mind Matters can help you manage and maintain your mental health, as good mental health makes such a difference. It helps us to relax more, achieve more and enjoy our lives more. Click here to read more.
The Haven, located at Scunthorpe and District Mind Offices at Printer’s Yard in Fenton Street, is designed to help reduce the risk of mental health crisis by providing a safe space for people who urgently need to talk to someone.
Anyone aged 16 years and over can call 01724 279500 from 4pm – 12 midnight 7-days a week, leave a message and one of the trained staff members will call you back. Trained staff are available to support people in managing their thoughts of self harm, distress, low mood and to help prevent crisis. Click here to read more.
WRAP (Wellness Recovery Action Plan)
WRAP is a personal framework for people who want to learn more about themselves and learn how to manage their mental health better. WRAP helps individuals to manage unpleasant symptoms of poor mental health, recognise triggers, develop a plan of managing the effect of triggers and may help prevent people from feeling worse.
WRAP is very personal plan and can develop alongside your recovery. North Lincolnshire Mind run WRAP sessions every Monday from 2 pm to 3:30 pm via Zoom, but there is possibility to participate face to face. Please call North Lincolnshire Mind on 01724 279500 to register for this course.
Coping with Life
Sometimes we all struggle with stress and worry and we might need a bit of help in coping with it. Coping with Life is a short, 4 session course during which you can discuss tools and techniques of how to increase resilience, become more assertive, help manage worry and deal with stress more effectively. Coping with Life support group runs every Wednesday from 2 pm to 3 pm via Zoom, but there is availability to participate face to face. Please call North Lincolnshire Mind on 01724 279500 to register for this course.
Every Mum Matters
The coronavirus pandemic is having an impact on everyone’s lives. You may feel low, worried, anxious, or be concerned about your health or that of those close to you. You may also feel concerned about the economic impact of the pandemic and how this could affect your job or finances. These are all common reactions to the difficult situation we face. Everyone reacts differently to events and changes in the way that we think, feel and behave vary between different people and over time. It’s important that you take care of your mind as well as your body.
To watch Improving Access to Psychological Therapy sessions on creating a safe space and mindful breathing, please click on the links below:
IAPT – Creating a Safe Space: https://youtu.be/0n90ebcc5Dc
IAPT – Mindful Breathing: https://youtu.be/LpbXNu1SStQ