Mental wellbeing describes your mental state - how you are feeling and how well you can cope with day-to-day life. Our mental wellbeing is dynamic. It can change from moment to moment, day to day, month to month or year to year

If anyone experiences low mental wellbeing over a long period of time they are more likely to develop a mental health problem.  If someone already has a mental health problem, they are more likely to experience periods of low mental wellbeing than someone who hasn't. But that doesn't mean the person won't have periods of good wellbeing.

The Very Brief Intervention (VBI) pages below recognise that the perception that it can be difficult to start a conversation about a persons Mental Wellbeing. The following VBI uses advice from 'Time to Change' which is led by Mind and Rethink Mental Illness.

Our Mental health can be impacted at any time in our lives, whether this is from a relationship breakdown, a bereavement or financial worries so lets get taking about mental health, its OK to ask!

How are you?
How are you feeling at the moment?
What’s been happening for you recently?

You mentioned you are feeling low, why do you think that is?
What have you been doing to make yourself feel better?
What more would you like to do or do more of that would help?
Reflect back what has been said to you; “you said you have not been sleeping well, tell me a bit more about that?

It may be worth asking about the causes and what could possibly be done to address them e.g. debt management, housing support, stress management.

Give reassurances that there are lots of sources of support

If you are worried that this person is in crisis, please see section for Suicide Prevention

SELF CARE 

  • Encourage the person to contact their GP. Their GP will be able support the person in many ways
  • Mind 'The charity for better mental health' has an extensive range of self help resources available
  • The NHS have has a range of self-help tools available
  • Andy's Man Club provides a weekly talking group, a place for men to come together in a safe environment to talk about issues/problems they be have faced or currently been facing.  Meetings take place regularly in different locations across the region, where applicable these can be found in the local support and contact details section.

Support Services - Adults

Adults can self-refer to Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) services. IAPT is a national NHS programme, which offers evidence based psychological therapies or interventions approved by the National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE). IAPT is primarily for treating people with mild to moderate mental health issues such as anxiety disorders, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder.

IAPT treatments are delivered via a stepped care model where patients are initially offered low intensity therapies, such as computerised cognitive behavioural therapy (cCBT) and guided self-help. If these treatments are unsuccessful, or not appropriate for individuals, higher intensity therapies are utilised and include one to one cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) or interpersonal therapy (IPT). Please see local support and contact details for further information.

Support Services - Veterans

Veterans Combat Stress is the UK's leading mental health charity for veterans. They offer free, confidential 24-hour support to Service and ex-Service personnel who are experiencing mental health issues, including feeling suicidal.

Tel: 0800 138 1619

Web: https://www.combatstress.org.uk/help-you

Support Services - Perinatal

PANDAS Foundation

The PANDAS Foundation is here to help support and advise any parent who is experiencing a perinatal mental illness. We are also here to inform and guide family members, carers, friends and employers as to how they can support someone who is suffering.

Tel: 0843 2898401 (0900 - 2000 hrs, 7 days per week)

Web: http://www.pandasfoundation.org.uk/

Support Services - Carers

The Carers Trust

It is important that you take care of your own health, even if you are busy looking after someone else's health.  Being healthy is not only important for you, but it also helps the person you care after too.  The website contains some helpful guides on relationship management and information on self-care and respite care.

Support Services - Children and Young People

Children and Young People can contact the 'The Mix which is a leading support service that can help young people to take on any challenge they are facing - from mental health to money, from homelessness to finding a job, from break-ups to drugs. 

Talk about the Five Ways to Wellbeing.  The mental health equivalent to the dietary advice to have ‘5 a day’ fruit and vegetables for physical health.

1. Connect - With the people around you. With family, friends, colleagues and neighbours. At home, work, school or in your local community.

  • As being well connected is good for your mental wellbeing… Is there anything you could be doing more of?
  • Can you think of connections that you would like to make or remake?

2. Be Active - Go for a walk or run. Step outside. Cycle. Play a game. Garden. Dance. Exercising makes you feel good. Most importantly, discover a physical activity that you enjoy; one that suits your level of mobility and fitness.

  • What activities do you engage in on a regular basis? How would I like to develop this?
  • Are there any minor adjustments you can make in your life that can help you to be more active?

3. Take Notice -  Be curious. Catch sight of the beautiful. Remark on the unusual. Notice the changing seasons. Savour the moment, whether you are on a train, eating lunch or talking to friends. 

  • How can you practice slowing down and pausing more often?
  • What difference will incorporating this into your daily life make?

4. Keep Learning - Try something new. Rediscover an old interest. Sign up for that course. Take on a different responsibility at work. Fix a bike. Learn to play an instrument or how to cook your favourite food. Set a challenge you will enjoy achieving. 

  • What would you like to learn about? What interests you? What do you value? What would you find useful?
  • What do you need to do to make learning something you look forward to?

5. Give - Do something nice for a friend, or a stranger. Thank someone. Smile. Volunteer your time. Join a community group. Look out, as well as in. 

  • Do you notice what it’s like for you when you give to others?
  • What else could you give others that you hadn’t thought of before?

In an emergency or if someone is in immediate risk of serious harm or injury contact the emergency services. Telephone 999.

Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) Services

South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust - (Self Referral or GP)

The mental health access team provide access to psychological therapy and recovery focused treatment for people with mild to moderate anxiety and depression

Tel: 01226 644900

Web: http://www.southwestyorkshire.nhs.uk/our-services/directory/barnsley-mental-health-access-team/

 

Rotherham and Barnsley Mind

Rotherham & Barnsley Mind is an independent local provider of high quality mental health services in Rotherham, Barnsley and its surrounding areas

Tel: 01709 919929 or Barnsley on 01226 211188.

 

Tads Wellbeing Centre - (Children & Young People)

Tel: 01226 872120

Text: Young Person Confidential Line 07541301982

Web: http://www.tadsbarnsley.co.uk/

 

Mums in Mind Support - (Perinatal Mental Health)

Rotherham & Barnsley Mind are Working together with the Maternity Unit at Barnsley Hospital 

  • Are you Pregnant or a New Mum 
  • Are you feeling.... 
  • Low in Mood 
  • Lonely/Isolated? 
  • Lacking in confidence
  • Anxious about getting it “just” right? 
  • Would you like to make new friends and share your experiences?
  • Would you like to talk in confidence to other like minded mums with the support of a Midwife and the Mental Health Charity Rotherham & Barnsley MIND 
  • Free Refreshments and Free Parking

Tel: 01226 211188

Web: https://www.livewellbarnsley.co.uk/Services/995/Mums-in-Mind-Support

In an emergency or if someone is in immediate risk of serious harm or injury contact the emergency services. Telephone 999.

Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) Services

  • First Response service (24/7) for urgent help for people who live in Bradford, Airedale, Wharfedale or Craven - Call on: 01274 221181

MyWellbeing College (Self Referral or via GP)

MyWellbeing College is a free NHS service to help people manage everyday problems such as feeling low, having problems sleeping, feeling anxious and experiencing stress.  MyWellbeing college can provide information on a range of services that are offered within Bradford, Airedale, Wharfedale or Craven.

Tel: 0300 555 5551

Web: http://bmywellbeingcollege.nhs.uk/

 

Andy's Man Club

Andy's Man Club provides a weekly talking group, a place for men to come together in a safe environment to talk about issues/problems they be have faced or currently been facing. Meets Every Monday at 7PM - Except Bank Holidays at the Millside Centre, Bradford, BD1 2HS.  http://andysmanclub.co.uk/where-we-meet/

In an emergency or if someone is in immediate risk of serious harm or injury contact the emergency services. Telephone 999.

Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) Services

Insight Healthcare - (Self-Referral or via GP)

Insight talking therapies is a free and confidential service, commissioned by the NHS, and is available to anyone aged 18+ and registered with a Calderdale GP.

Tel: 0300 555 0191

Web: www.insighthealthcare.org

 

South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust - (Self-Referral or via GP)

Offers CBT and counselling support on a one to one, group and telephone contact basis. For people suffering with mild depression, panic, anxiety, stress, trauma, OCD and sleeping problems

Tel: 01484 434625 or 01484 434626

Webhttp://www.southwestyorkshire.nhs.uk/our-services/directory/calderdale-iapt/

Andy's Man Club

Andy's Man Club provides a weekly talking group, a place for men to come together in a safe environment to talk about issues/problems they be have faced or currently been facing. Meets Every Monday at 7PM - Except Bank Holidays at the Shay Stadium, HX1 2YS.  http://andysmanclub.co.uk/where-we-meet/

In an emergency or if someone is in immediate risk of serious harm or injury contact the emergency services. Telephone 999.

Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) Services

The Talking Shop - (Self Referral or via GP)

Tel: 01302 565650

Web: http://www.talkingsense.org/

The Talking Shop in Doncaster offers a drop-in advice and psychological therapy shop’s which give people the opportunity to browse information on mental health issues and gain knowledge about the therapies offered by the Trust.

Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services - CAMHS

Tel: 01302 304070

Provides mental health assessments, therapy and intervention for children, young people up to the age of 18 years and their families or identified carers.

 

Doncaster Mind

Tel: 01302 812 190

Doncaster Mind provides a range of services and support to people experiencing, or vulnerable to mental ill health

 

Your Life Doncaster

Web: https://www.yourlifedoncaster.co.uk

This website provides resources for you to look after yourself within your own community; focusing on you keeping well, safe and connected.

In an emergency or if someone is in immediate risk of serious harm or injury contact the emergency services. Telephone 999.

East Riding Emotional Wellbeing Service - (Self-Referral or via GP)

Providing support to people with common and emotional mental health difficulties. Services range from self-help therapies, to psycho educational courses and one-to-one support

Tel: 01482 301701

Web: http://humberews.co.uk/

Online portal https://iaptportal.co.uk/erew.html

 

Reach out Project - Hull and East Yorkshire MIND 

Offering open access to services promoting mental health and wellbeing through one to one support sessions, a variety of courses and workshops along with service user led social groups. The project offers a wide range of support options to residents of the East Riding of Yorkshire aged 16 and above who are experiencing mental health problems. They have an information service which acts as a first point of contact for people  for advice or referral.

Tel: 01482 240133 
Web: http://heymind.org.uk/how-we-can-help/reaching-east-riding/

 

Social Prescribing Service

Feel like no one has time to listen to you?  The Social Prescribing service provides a totally confidential service to discuss the things that affect you and your health and well being, it will then work with and support you to access appropriate local services, groups and amenities to help you improve your situation.

Situated in the majority of GP practices, the Link workers will listen and help you to arrive at the best solution for you, It can advise and support you with a wide variety of issues and can be accessed via a participating GP surgery without a referral.

If you want more information or details of how you can access the service please  telephone: 0800 9177752 or email: hnf-tr.socialprescribing@nhs.net

or call your nearest Social Prescribing Link Worker:

Bridlington:  07816863639 / 07970151668 / 07970155722

Beverley and Driffield: 07973 895011     

Withernsea and Hornsea: 07515788266

Hedon: 07702 975417

Market Weighton and Pocklington: 07973894829

Goole: 07973894749



Shelf Help - Books on Prescription

Reading well can help you cope with the pressures of life, feel better about yourself and boost your confidence using books. For more information visit the website, or pop into your local branch.

Web: https://library.eastriding.gov.uk/web/arena/healthzone 

 

East Riding Health Trainer Service

Healthtrainers provide personal support and motivation to adults across the East Riding of Yorkshire who wish to lead a healthier lifestyle.e all have issues in our lives which may affect our health in some way. You may want to get fitter, control your weight, have a healthier diet or quit smoking. You may want to reduce your stress levels or just feel better about yourself.

If you want to become healthier but don’t know where to start, a healthtrainer will be able to help you work out exactly what you want and how to go about it.

Healthtrainers are friendly, understanding and supportive. They will help and encourage you to achieve and maintain a healthier lifestyle.

Tel: 0800 9177752

Web: http://www.nhs-health-trainers.co.uk/

 

Alzheimer’s Society

Support for people affected by dementia

Find dementia support that’s right for you, our specialist services will help you:

  • Get tailored information and advice from our compassionate and experienced staff
  • Keep you independence and improve your wellbeing
  • Feel confident and supported knowing that someone is here for you when you need help

Hull & East Riding Services

Tel: 01482 211255

Email: hulleastriding@alzheimers.org.uk

Web: www.dementiaeastriding.org.uk



In an emergency or if someone is in immediate risk of serious harm or injury contact the emergency services. Telephone 999.

Lets Talk Hull - (Self-Referral or via GP)

Lets Talk can offer help with low mood, anxiety, sleep problems, stress, worry, low confidence and emotional problems. You can self refer via phone or book your assessment appointment online.

Tel: 01482 247 111 or text TALK to 61825

Webhttp://www.letstalkhull.org.uk

 

Connect Well Hull

Connect Well Hull offers advice and will help you to access support and guidance on a range of issues, including:

  • Helping you with physical conditions or emotional difficulties
  • Helping you to feel more linked in with your community
  • Helping you on issues such as money, benefits or housing
  • Helping you to get active and feel better

Tel: 01482 217670

Web: www.connectwellhull.org.uk 

or email: enquiries@connectwellhull.org.uk

 

Hull & East Yorkshire MIND

MIND offers support and information to anyone experiencing mental health difficulties.

Tel: 01482 240133

Webhttp://heymind.org.uk

 

Andy's Man Club

Andy's Man Club provides a weekly talking group, a place for men to come together in a safe environment to talk about issues/problems they be have faced or currently been facing. Meets Every Monday at 7PM - Except Bank Holidays at the The Airco Business Lounge, Hull, HU3 4DL.  http://andysmanclub.co.uk/where-we-meet/

In an emergency or if someone is in immediate risk of serious harm or injury contact the emergency services. Telephone 999.

Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) Services

 

South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust - (Self-Referral or via GP)

Offers CBT and counselling support on a one to one, group and telephone contact basis. For people suffering with mild depression, panic, anxiety, stress, trauma, OCD and sleeping problems

Tel: 01484 434625/6

Webhttp://www.southwestyorkshire.nhs.uk/our-services/directory/kirklees-improving-access-psychological-therapies-iapt/

 

The Kirklees Health Trainer Service 

You can talk to a Health Trainer about the things that may be causing you stress, anxiety of depression

Tel: 01484 414774 and selection option 2

Web: http://www.kirklees.gov.uk/beta/health-and-well-being/health-trainers.aspx

 

Touchstone - Better in Kirklees (Self-Referral of via GP)

Better in Kirklees supports people living with a long-term health condition to become more active and involved in their community. Through Social Prescribing, we connect people to groups and activities close to where they live based on their interests.  The service is open to anyone over the age of 18.

Tel: 01924 846 808

Web: https://www.touchstonesupport.org.uk/services/better-in-kirklees-bik/

Andy's Man Club

Andy's Man Club provides a weekly talking group, a place for men to come together in a safe environment to talk about issues/problems they be have faced or currently been facing. Meets Every Monday at 7PM - Except Bank Holidays at Union House, Dewsbury. WF13 1AS and Union Bank,Yard, Huddersfield, HD1 2BP.  http://andysmanclub.co.uk/where-we-meet/

In an emergency or if someone is in immediate risk of serious harm or injury contact the emergency services. Telephone 999.

Mindwell Leeds (Adults)

Website: https://www.mindwell-leeds.org.uk/

MindWell is the single 'go to' place for information about mental health in Leeds. It provides quick and easy access to up-to-date information for anyone living or working in Leeds, including GPs and other professionals.

It can help you to access:

Mental wellbeing page – Info and resources for professionals https://www.mindwell-leeds.org.uk/professionals

MindMate (Children and Young People)

If you’re a young person, MindMate can help you understand the way you’re feeling and find the right advice and support

 

Andy's Man Club

Andy's Man Club provides a weekly talking group, a place for men to come together in a safe environment to talk about issues/problems they be have faced or currently been facing. Meets Every Monday at 7PM - Except Bank Holidays at the Leeds College of Building, North Street, Leeds, LS2 7QT http://andysmanclub.co.uk/where-we-meet/

Open Minds (Navigo) (Osbourne Street, Grimsby & Grimsby Road, Cleethorpes)

Contact Tel:

01472 625100

Email:

nel-ct.openminds@nhs.net

Website:

http://www.navigocare.co.uk/our-services/community-services/open-minds-mental-health-well-being-service/

Other Info:

In an emergency or if someone is in immediate risk of serious harm or injury contact the emergency services. Telephone 999.

Open Minds offers care and support to the 2 in 5 people aged 16 and above who are experiencing common mental health problems such as stress, anxiety and depression. We encourage self-referral, offer quick access and support to maintain positive mental health and wellbeing through a range of therapies and activities.

Support also available from

The Wellbeing Service (North East Lincolnshire Council)

Tel: 01472 325500

Web: https://www.nelincs.gov.uk/health-and-wellbeing/ 

In an emergency or if someone is in immediate risk of serious harm or injury contact the emergency services. Telephone 999.

Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) Services

The Talking Shop - (Self Referral or via GP)

Tel: 01724 867297

Web: http://www.talkingsense.org/

The Talking Shop in Scunthorpe offers a drop-in advice and psychological therapy shop’s which give people the opportunity to browse information on mental health issues and gain knowledge about the therapies offered by the Trust.

 

North Lincolnshire Healthy Lifestyle Service

A team of friendly and knowledgeable Healthy Lifestyle Facilitators will support groups of people wanting to focus on the following:

  • Achieving and maintaining a healthy weight 
  • Stopping smoking 
  • Reducing alcohol use 
  • Being more physically active 
  • Increasing wellbeing, including mental and emotional health 
  • Training around health and wellbeing for those people who are interested in becoming trained as health champions
  • Signposting to wider local supporting services

 

Tel: 01724 298212

Email: nlc.healthylifestyles@nhs.net
Webhttp://www.northlincs.gov.uk/healthylifestyleservice

 

Network Café

The Network Café (part of the Community Mental Health Social Work Team) is holding drop-in sessions for anyone requiring help with mental health issues and social problems. To find out where your nearest drop-in is held, contact Sandra Jackson or Karen McLaughlin.

Tel: 01724 296633

In an emergency or if someone is in immediate risk of serious harm or injury contact the emergency services. Telephone 999.

Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) services (Self referral or GP)

 

Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust - (Self-Referral & via GP)

Provide talking therapies for people experiencing the following difficulties:

  • depression 
  • panic disorder
  • anxiety and worry 
  • health anxiety 
  • social phobia 
  • specific phobias 
  • post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) 
  • obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)

Tel: 01423 790430 / 01423 790 396

Web: http://www.tewv.nhs.uk/site/services/Care-&-Treatment

In an emergency or if someone is in immediate risk of serious harm or injury contact the emergency services. Telephone 999.

Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) Services

Talking Sense - Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust (Self-Referral or via GP)

Talking sense offer a range of taking therapies from a team of highly skilled psychological practitioners

Tel: 01709 447755

Web: http://www.talkingsense.org/

In an emergency or if someone is in immediate risk of serious harm or injury contact the emergency services. Telephone 999.

In the evening and at weekends you can call the Sheffield Helpline. Telephone 0808 801 0440.

For advice and support

Sheffield Mental Health Guide

Your online one-stop-shop for information about mental health services.

Tel: (0114) 273 7009

Email: mhguide@sheffieldflourish.co.uk

Website: www.sheffieldmentalhealth.org.uk/

Other Info: Advice on how to get urgent help and what to do in a crisis. Service directory of support and groups. A to Z of mental health. Advice on your wellbeing and self-care. Events, groups and activities.

Community Resources: Sheffield Directory – Mental Health.

Children and Young People guide: Let’s Talk Directory

National Helplines: www.nhs.uk/livewell/mentalhealth/pages/helplines.aspx

In an emergency or if someone is in immediate risk of serious harm or injury contact the emergency services. Telephone 999.

Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) Services

Turning Point Talking Therapies - (Self Referral or via GP)

Turning Point Talking Therapies work with you to decide the best form of support for your needs. Access to assessments and treatments are available 7 days a week.

Tel: 01924 234860

Web: https://talking.turning-point.co.uk/

Andy's Man Club

Andy's Man Club provides a weekly talking group, a place for men to come together in a safe environment to talk about issues/problems they be have faced or currently been facing. Meets Every Monday at 7PM - Except Bank Holidays at 5A Cheapside, Wakefield, WF1 2SD.  http://andysmanclub.co.uk/where-we-meet/

In an emergency or if someone is in immediate risk of serious harm or injury contact the emergency services. Telephone 999.

Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) Services

Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust - (Self-Referral & via GP)

Provide talking therapies for people experiencing the following difficulties:

  • depression 
  • panic disorder
  • anxiety and worry 
  • health anxiety 
  • social phobia 
  • specific phobias 
  • post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) 
  • obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)

Tel: 01904 556820

Web: http://www.tewv.nhs.uk/site/services/Care-&-Treatment

York Mind

York Mind offers a wide range of services help individuals as they recover from a variety of mental health conditions. We are a leading local provider of services supporting individuals recovering from mental ill-health to achieve outcomes that will progress them towards recovery, social inclusion and integration in mainstream activity such as learning, volunteering or employment.

Tel: 01904 643364

Web: https://www.yorkmind.org.uk/