Other Community Services
South Yorkshire Police Mental Health Alert Card
South Yorkshire Police have launched a new Mental Health Alert Card and passport for people in South Yorkshire.
It is designed to help anyone living with a long-term mental health problem to quickly and easily communicate with emergency services, should they find themselves in crisis or distress.
The card is for anyone who:
- Lives in South Yorkshire
- Suffers from a mental health problem that affects their daily life
- Is of any age
- Can provide a supporting letter of proof of diagnosis from a GP or health professional
Click on the image opposite to register.
Care Navigators are there to provide support even if you don't think you need help now. Your Care Navigator can help you find out what is available and how long it takes to arrange. Then when you sense you are going to need help, you can agree to start the process in good time. As the situation changes you can work with your Care Navigator to review your needs.
Your Care Navigator can provide general health advice e.g. about memory issues, continence, diet, keeping safe and avoiding falls, and arrange assessments for equipment such as a commode, walking frame or hand rails. They can organise mediation aids such as the nomad system, or refer you to the memory services. The Care Navigator can provide the relevant contact details or liaise on your behalf if required.
You can get in touch with a Care Navigator by self referral or through the surgery.
Art for Wellbeing Free 4 week course
Being outdoors is more than just exploring new places and looking after your physical health. The outdoors is known to be a great place to improve your mental wellbeing too.
The courses will be held in the beautiful, inspiring and peaceful surroundings of Cannon Hall's Walled Garden. In a relaxing atmosphere within a small group, explore your creativity using art materials whilst connecting with the natural environment.
No experience necessary, all materials are provided.
What to bring: We will mainly be spending time outside. Please bring clothing and footwear appropriate for the season. An indoor option is in place in the case of adverse weather.
Tea and coffee available, free parking, £5 towards transport costs.
Courses run 10am to 12:30pm
Course 1 Course 2 Course 3 Course 4
06.07.22 03.08.22 07.09.22 05.10.22
13.07.22 10.08.22 14.09.22 12.10.22
20.07.22 17.08.22 21.09.22 19.10.22
27.07.22 24.08.22 28.09.22 26.10.22
Booking is essential, for further information please email:
Prostate Cancer 30 Second Risk Checker
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Versus Arthritis Let's Move with Leon
Let’s Move with Leon is a 12 week programme of 30-minute movement sessions, presented by fitness expert Leon Wormley. The Let’s Move with Leon classes are a holistic, full-body programme that will improve strength, flexibility and cardiovascular fitness. You don’t need any special gear, and there’s no cost. Leon specialises in working with people with arthritis and related conditions and has a fun, motivational and inclusive approach. The programme has been created for people with Musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions who want more movement in their lives. Created by Versus Arthritis and funded by Sport England. First, meet Leon in this video, where he goes over some very important tips on how to stay safe during exercise and what you need to get started. To access the link please click on the image opposite.
Barnsley Mental Health Support Team (MHST)
Barnsley Mental Health Support Team (MHST) works with children, young people, and families in education settings in Barnsley. We provide free, confidential support, help and advice for pupils, students and schools for issues related to mental health and emotional wellbeing.
We help you build your skills to cope with:
- Low mood: sadness, low motivation
- Mild to moderate anxiety: worries, irrational fears and concerns
- Common challenging behaviours: angry outbursts, pushing boundaries, frustration and distress
- Family and peer relationship difficulties
- Difficulty adjusting to change and transition
- Difficulty managing emotions
We provide low intensity one-to-one or group support (usually 6-8 sessions based on what you need) for children and young people aged 5-19 with mild-to-moderate emotional and mental health needs who attend one of our partner schools or who may be
- A Young Carer
- Educated At Home
- Excluded from school or at risk of exclusion
The service is made up of Education Mental Health Practitioners and Supervising Practitioners, Trainees and Assistant Practitioners from a range of health and education backgrounds working alongside a specialist Family Practitioner and Bereavement Counsellor. For more information, how to refer and other services please click on the image opposite.
The Climb Parent/Carer Support Group
For parents/carers who are supporting a child or young person with any kind of emotional or mental health problem to include:
- Low Mood
- Self Harm
- Sleep Problems
- Suicidal Thoughts
- Emotional Difficulties
We will be holding monthly meetings for parents/carers to come together to share their experiences, as well as gaining information and support. The aim of this group is help you feel that you are not alone in this climb to get the help and support your child needs. Come along and meet parents/carers in similar situations. There will be a fantastic selection of:
- Practical tips to help you and your child
- Guest speakers
- Chance to talk
- Lots of tea, coffee & biscuits!
Thursday 5th May ’22, 10am – 12pm
Thursday 9th June ’22, 10am – 12pm
Thursday 7th July ’22, 10am – 12pm
All meetings are being held at:
1 Blucher Street
To find out more about ‘The Climb’ support group you can contact our team on:
Call: 01226 107377
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Creative Minds - Twocan crack down on mental health
Creative Minds, a linked charity of South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, have developed a social buddy scheme known as the TwoCan project. It supports those across South West Yorkshire who are struggling with their mental health. It is designed to help address certain issues made worse by the pandemic, causing so many more to be affected by social isolation, low mood, and increasingly poor mental health.
The project pairs Volunteers with those most affected, based on shared hobbies, activities and interests, to connect local people. It reaches out to individuals who have been hit hardest to provide a welcome relief from social isolation.
Creative Minds have launched a communal storyboard on their website too, known as the ‘Universal Story’. Anyone can access the platform to co-create and share stories, write songs or poetry, or just share thoughts and experiences with one another, or across the Universal Story community.
All of this is so that when we can all take part in face-to-face activities again safely, there will be friendly faces there that we recognise, and can make us all feel more comfortable about reconnecting and rediscovering life outside of social restrictions.
Anyone looking to get involved in the project or would like more information, take a look at the Creative Minds website https://www.southwestyorkshire.nhs.uk/creative-minds-news/twocan-crack-down-on-mental-health/
If you would like to enquire about becoming a Creative Minds Volunteer, email Creative Minds at: email@example.com, or call 01924 316 285.
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Hey Mental Health Services for Young People age 5 to 25
Hey! Offers a range of mental health services for young people aged between 5-25 years old.
We currently offer:
- Play Therapy
We also operate across numerous Primary and Secondary Schools in Yorkshire
Hey! Offers Tier 1 to 3 support. We closely liaise with Schools, GP’s, Parents/carers and other charitable organisations to help combat mental health struggles for young people across Barnsley.
We help young people who may be struggling with
We have a bespoke Wellbeing Programme which helps young people build a toolkit to combat their worries.
We offer both face to face and online sessions on a 1-1 or group basis.
Avaiable in Barnsley and Huddersfield postcodes. For more information, please contact us.
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone number: 01226 872120
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Mermaids supports transgender, nonbinary and gender-diverse children and young people until their 20th birthday, as well as their families and professionals involved in their care. We also currently offer web chat support to students up to the age of 25.
Transgender, nonbinary and gender-diverse children and teens need support and understanding, as well as the freedom to explore their gender identity. Whatever the outcome, Mermaids is committed to helping families navigate the challenges they may face.
- Reduces isolation and loneliness for transgender, nonbinary and gender-diverse children, young people and their families.
- Provides families and young people with the tools they need to negotiate education and health services.
- Helps young people to cope better with mental and emotional distress, and equips their parents with what they need to offer individual support.
- Improves the self-esteem and social skills of children and young people.
- Improves awareness, understanding and practices of teachers, GP’s, CAMHS, Social Services and other professionals.
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Reds in the Community
Reds in the Community is a registered charity delivering community and charitable activities on behalf of Barnsley Football Club.
Reds in the Community provide inspiring, high-quality inclusive programmes and initiatives. Harnessing the reach of Barnsley Football Club, we raise the aspirations of our community, supporting them through positive change.
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Unique me and beyond
Unique Me & Beyond has evolved over 5 years through stringent development, delivery and evaluation offering a comprehensive participant led project.
The primary objective of our work is to improve wellbeing and therefore reduce the negative health consequences associated with isolation, poverty and poor physical and mental health. It will also seek to narrow health inequalities by focusing efforts towards lower socio-economic groups.
Tel: 07933 355437
Post: Unique Me. Hoyland Common Community Centre, 30a Hoyland Rd, Hoyland Common Barnsley, South Yorkshire, S74 0PB
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Gamcare Gambling Support for Young People
Our service is available for anyone aged 11 to 18 living in the UK that is worried about their own, or someone else’s gambling or money spent in gaming. We offer advice, guidance and education to parents/carers/professionals as well. We generally ask the screening question “Are you worried about your own, or someone else’s gambling or money spent in gaming?” for determining eligibility. We are a newer service with no waiting lists and no limits on how long clients can stay in our service.
You can self-refer via the from on big deal website https://bigdeal.org.uk/referral-form/ (parents/carers and professionals can also refer a YP with their consent)
Via the gambling helpline available 24/7: 0808 8020 133.
Via NetLine: https://bigdeal.org.uk/ (Live chat button top corner) Same as HelpLine.
By contacting the YPS directly on email@example.com or 0203 092 6964 (9am-8pm Monday-Thursday; 9am-5pm Friday). Outside these hours, you can call the National Gambling Helpline for free on 0808 8020 133 (24 hours, every day).
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