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Mental wellbeing

There’s more to good mental health than avoiding mental illness. Mental wellbeing can improve resilience to difficult situations, reduce the risk of depression and strengthen relationships. It can also speed up recovery from illness and lengthen life expectancy.


  • Connect with people.
  • Be active.
  • Keep learning.
  • Give to others.
  • Take notice of the present moment.

NHS website

Advice to help you boost your mood, including a mood self-assessment, links to services in your area and audio guides to help you understand the problems that you might be facing.

NHS every mind matters website (opens in new window).

NHS talking therapies

Our NHS talking therapies in North Lincolnshire, Rotherham and Doncaster offer information and support residents who may be experiencing difficulties with anxiety, depression or stress.

For more information visit:

NHS talking therapies website (opens in new window) for support in North Lincolnshire, Rotherham and Doncaster.

Crisis support

If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health crisis, feeling suicidal and in need of urgent support to keep you or a loved one safe, then please phone our crisis support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, on the number below:

One of our trained call handlers will signpost you to the most appropriate service depending on your level of need. This may include your out of hours GP, a voluntary organisation, or our Access and Crisis team.

Please remember only call 999 or use the emergency department when someone requires serious or life-threatening immediate emergency mental or physical health assistance.

Voluntary sector and other support

You can call The Samaritans free of charge on 116 123

In Doncaster you can also contact:

Rethink helpline: 0808 801 0442

We also have a mental health safe space in Intake call 01302 566999 to access this.

The Haven (open 4pm to midnight): 01724 279500

The Haven is for anyone over the age of 16 living in North Lincolnshire who is experiencing mental distress. Support can be accessed by phoning and leaving a message.

In Rotherham:

You can call The Samaritans free of charge on 116 123

Children and young people

If your child needs mental health support, please visit our child and adolescent mental health services website (opens in new window).

We help young people who are finding it hard to cope with everyday life because of difficult feelings, behaviour, or relationships.

We work with youngsters in Doncaster and Rotherham.

Our child and adolescent mental health service (opens in new window) is here to work with children, young people and their families who are experiencing emotional wellbeing and mental health difficulties.

Our teams are made up of several different professions who are able to work with children and young people up to the age of 18, working as part of a wider network of services that offer help and support to children and young people who have mental health difficulties and their families or carers. Our colleagues are highly trained in a range of different assessment techniques and evidence based therapies and in partnership with other agencies we offer services tailored to the needs of the children, young people and families who use our service.

Page last reviewed: May 22, 2024
Next review due: May 22, 2025

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