Mental health support

Most of us will experience mental health problems at some point in our lives.

Mental health problems could be stress, anxiety, depression or something else – but the important thing to remember is you are not alone. Support is out there for you.

It’s also important to know how to stay mentally well, or where to find the resources that can help, as well as know how to refer people to services. We’ve gathered a number of resources below, both national and local. We are continually adding to this list.

Adults

A range of information, advice, and resources is available online, that can help you manage your mental wellbeing.

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:

What to do in an emergency

If you have an emergency out of hours, please call the RDaSH Mental Health support (Crisis Team) on 0800 015 0211. They also have a text service for anyone unable to use the standard telephone line (i.e. deaf or hard of hearing); you can text 07918 372894.

North Lincs IAPT

The North Lincs IAPT service provides evidence-based psychological therapies to adults who are experiencing common mental health problems such as depression, anxiety and stress. Adults wishing to access the service must be registered with a North Lincolnshire GP surgery.

The North Lincs IAPT team is made up of psychological wellbeing practitioners and cognitive behavioural therapists, who offer low intensity and high intensity psychological interventions.

Please take the time to read through the information regarding their different therapies and self-refer to the service via their online referral form or by contacting North Lincs IAPT on 01724 867297. Find out more here.

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

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 6pm – 12 midnight 7-days a week. 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. 

Qwell for Men

Qwell for Men is a free online mental health and wellbeing support service for men. The service is available to men aged 18 and over, providing a safe and confidential space to share experiences and gain support from qualified professionals.

Visit Qwell for Men at http://qwell.io/hcv

Every Mum Matters

The Every Mum Matters campaign is there to support new and expectant mums and their families to be able to recognise symptoms of perinatal mental health problems early and encourage them to seek help promptly. Click here to read more. 

The North Lincolnshire Health and Wellbeing service offers children, young people and family’s access to an integrated Health Visiting and School Nursing service.  They offer advice and support on a range of health related topics including breastfeeding, child health and development, healthy diet and nutrition, transition to school, sexual health and healthy relationships, and maternal mental health and wellbeing. The team consists of Health Visitors, School Nurses, Community Nurses, Community Nursery Nurses and support staff.

Visit the website: https://nlhealthandwellbeing.rdash.nhs.uk/

Or link in via Facebook: North Lincs Health Visitors – Home | Facebook

Perinatal Mental Health Service

The service is open to women during their pregnancy and up to 12 months post- delivery who may be suffering from post-natal depression and can provide support around the following:

  • Additional support for woman with pre-existing mental illness during their pregnancy
  • Mothers under the age of 18 if perinatal mental illness dominates their presentation and they are likely to be the baby’s principal carer.
  • Pre-conception advice to women with a diagnosis or vulnerability to develop a psychiatric illness considering a pregnancy;
  • A liaison service to maternity, primary care and psychiatric services;
  • Expert advice to non-specialist health professionals;
  • Assessment and care of pregnant women who are well but at risk of developing a serious mental illness following delivery;
  • Women with a family history of serious mental illness;

How to access the service:

  • Discuss with professionals involved in your care such as your GP, Midwife or Health Visitor, who will be able to offer you support and refer you to an appropriate service.
  • Alternatively you can request a referral to the service or contact the Mental Health Access Team on 01724 382015.

Humber, Coast and Vale Resilience Hub

Access support and advice, available to all health and care workers and their families, living or working in the Humber, Coast and Vale region. The Resilience Hub staff are trained mental health professionals with extensive experience of working with people who have experienced traumatic and distressing events. The team works with individuals as well as teams to develop and promote resilience. Find out more: www.hcvresiliencehub.nhs.uk

Suicide

#TalkSuicide

The #TalkSuicide campaign is a suicide prevention campaign from the Humber Coast and Vale Health and Care Partnership. Click here to read more.

Together Service

The new service available to people across North and North East Lincolnshire and Hull and East Yorkshire helps support those who have been recently bereaved by a suspected suicide. Support can include CBT techniques, mindfulness guidance and talking and listening support. The service can also support with memory boxes, funeral planning and support, attending inquests and help with debts and finances. This service is offered to all ages and support will be tailored to each individual.  Referrals can be made through contacting 01482 240200 or email by info@heymind.org.uk. You can also find information at www.heymind.org.uk.

 

Coronavirus

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.

Mind: Coronavirus and your wellbeing

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

Children and Young People

For children or their families who want help to manage their mental wellbeing, there are lots of websites that provide information and support to young people and families. The links below provide details of a range of different sites and resources.

Kooth

A free online mental health and wellbeing support service for children and young people has been launched in Hull, East Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire. People aged 11-25 can use Kooth to receive one-on-one online sessions with counsellors, peer-to-peer support and more. Click here to read more. 

#DontDoItAlone campaign for children and young people’s mental health

As a part of Children’s Mental Health Week 2021, Kooth launched their #DontDoItAlone campaign, designed to encourage open conversations around mental health so children and young people know they are not alone with their struggles. The campaign is specifically aimed at young people, with some of the biggest stars on social media in their new video.

Visit explore.kooth.com/dontdoitalone to watch the video, and for an overview of the campaign. You can also download bespoke materials for schools and practices in your area.

Young Minds

Young Minds provides support and advice to children and young people about a variety of mental health issues.
www.youngminds.org.uk

Other information, advice, resources and apps are available through: https://www.camhs-resources.co.uk/websites

CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services)

CAMHS provides mental health assessment, therapy and interventions for young people experiencing emotional or mental health difficulties to help them gain an understanding of their difficulties and to find ways to manage, improve, and reduce the impact of their difficulties in their everyday lives. The mental health conditions they will see are:

  • Anxiety disorders, depression/low mood
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Psychosis
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorders
  • Eating disorders
  • Self-harm / suicidal thoughts

You can self-refer into the camhs service, or get advice through e-clinics which are available via the app. all you have to do is download the free RDaSH eClinic (CAMHS) app from Apple or Google Play. The instant messaging app enables you to schedule an online e-clinic appointment worker, where they can have a ‘live’ chat about any mental health problems they are having.

To learn more about CAMHS in North Lincolnshire, read more here: https://camhs.rdash.nhs.uk/north-lincolnshire/

To find out how to get an appointment with CAMHS, visit: https://camhs.rdash.nhs.uk/young-people/how-do-i-get-an-appointment-at-camhs/

Need help getting advice, visit: https://camhs.rdash.nhs.uk/north-lincolnshire/getting-advice/

North Lincolnshire CAMHS online referral form: https://camhs.rdash.nhs.uk/north-lincolnshire/getting-advice/north-lincolnshire-camhs-online-referral-form/

Professionals can also refer into the service using the link to the CAMHS E-referral form.

RDaSH eClinic (CAMHS) app

Young people in North Lincolnshire struggling with their emotional well-being can get personal, confidential advice from a health professional via their smartphone or computer. If they are aged 11 to 18, all they have to do is download the free RDaSH eClinic (CAMHS) app from Apple or Google Play and register their details.

The instant messaging app enables them to schedule an online e-clinic appointment with a Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) worker, where they can have a ‘live’ chat about any mental health problems they are having.

Click here to read more.

 

 

Other

Free listening services

These services offer confidential advice from trained volunteers. You can talk about anything that’s troubling you, no matter how difficult:

If you’re under 19, you can also call 0800 1111 to talk to Childline. The number will not appear on your phone bill.

 

For mental health emergencies, call 999 or go to A&E now if:

  • someone’s life is at risk – for example, they have seriously injured themselves or taken an overdose
  • you do not feel you can keep yourself or someone else safe

A mental health emergency should be taken as seriously as a physical one. You will not be wasting anyone’s time.