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Mental Health Support

We all have mental health. Just like our bodies, our minds can become unwell.

This Healthwatch guide covers where you can go and what help and support there is in North Lincolnshire.

  How to access Mental health Services   

Mind have released a useful guide for if you are working from home. It contains helpful tips and a plan you can print out and fill in which helps you to think about what adjustments you may want to implement to help make working from home easier.  



Adult Mental Health Services 

If you, or someone you know has concerns about their immediate health and you or they are already registered with one of the Adult Mental Health services then please use the following contact methods to get the help you need:

During office hours

  • Phone your GP
  • Phone your care coordinator / lead professional or other mental health worker
  • Phone Mental Health Access Team/Single Point of Contact – 0800 015 0211

Outside of office hours

  • Please phone your local Access/Crisis Team: 01724 382015. A trained call handler 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/Crisis Team

 CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service)

North Lincolnshire CAMHS is an NHS service that provides mental health assessments, therapy and intervention for children, young people up to the age of 18 years and their families or identified carers. They are a multidisciplinary team of professionals based at St Nicholas House, Scunthorpe, who work with children, young people and their families or identified carers where the child or young person is experiencing mental health issues, or emotional difficulties and are registered with a general practitioner (GP) who is based within the North Lincolnshire geographical area.  

Tel: 01724 408460 The Duty Team operate Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.


Options Recovery College offer a range of recovery focused educational courses, which are aimed at supporting people to make the most of their talents and skills through self-management, enabling them to deal with their mental health challenges and helping them achieve the things they want in life. Their courses offer opportunities to gain an understanding of the issues that challenge our mental health, begin the journey of recovery and the hope that taking control and self-management can bring.

To register with the Options Recovery College Call (01724) 878170, or email at: optionsrecoverycollege@rdash.nhs.uk. 

When they have received your registration, they will contact you to arrange an appointment with one of their workers to discuss your learning requirements.

Local branch of the national charity MIND. Mind strive to ensure anyone affected by a mental health problem has somewhere to turn for support and respect. Series of programmes available locally including Wellness Recovery Action Programme (WRAP), Mental Health First Aid, Coping with life courses, VOICE of the service users (hold regular meetings Tuesdays 10.30am to 12.30pm at the peer support centre), Peer support and other helpful training available.    

Based at: Printers Yard, Fenton Street, Scunthorpe, DN15 6QX Tel: 01724 279500 Email: info@sdmind.org.uk 

Ongo Talk (new from April 2019)

Counselling and Life Coaching service

Providing counselling, life coaching and training for people who want to improve their mental health and well being, or further their personal development.

Check if you're eligible for free support here

Find out more here




Reading Well helps you to understand and manage your health and wellbeing using self-help reading. The scheme is endorsed by health professionals and supported by public libraries

Provides support to carers of people with mental health problems. The group share experiences and have access to information via speakers and publications. An active friendly group offering a warm welcome to all who wish to attend.

Based at: St Bernadette's Church Hall, Ashby Road,Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire, DN16 2R

Jennifer Watson Tel: 07552 136884  Email: scunthorpecarergroup@rethink.org      

Samaritans offer a confidential listening ear to local people who are upset or struggling to cope. The service is available round the clock by telephone and they have regular visiting hours, when people can simply drop in to talk.  If you can describe your feelings better using the written word you may email them. You don't have to be suicidal to contact them.

Based at: 2 Lindum St, Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire DN15 6QU.  Tel: 01724 860000 Email: jo@samaritans.org


SANE is a UK-wide charity working to improve quality of life for people affected by mental illness. SANE offers emotional support and information to anyone affected by mental health problems through their helpline, email services and their online support forum where people share their feelings and experiences. 

Helpline: 0300 304 7000 from 4:30pm - 10:30pm every evening Textcare: Allows you to arrange for messages of support at times that are right for you. 

Support Forum: Available 24 hours a day to share your experiences with other members and give and receive mutual support.


No Panic is a registered charity which helps people who suffer from Panic Attacks, Phobias, Obsessive Compulsive Disorders and other related anxiety disorders including those people who are trying to give up Tranquillizers.

No Panic also provides support for the carers of people who suffer from anxiety disorders.

Their website provides a range of support, information and helpful resources.

Website: www.nopanic.org.uk

Email: info@nopanic.org.uk

Helpline: 0844967 4848






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