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.
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, 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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also find information at www.heymind.org.uk.
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
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.
Young Minds provides support and advice to children and young people about a variety of mental health issues.
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
- 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.
Free listening services
These services offer confidential advice from trained volunteers. You can talk about anything that’s troubling you, no matter how difficult:
- Call 116 123 to talk to Samaritans, or email: email@example.com for a reply within 24 hours
- Text “SHOUT” to 85258 to contact the Shout Crisis Text Line, or text “YM” if you’re under 19
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.