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World Mental Health Day 2020 | Looking after your mental health

This Saturday marks World Mental Health Day, a campaign dedicated to raising awareness around mental health and advocating for better and more accessible support services.

According to charity MIND, one in four people will experience a mental health problem each year in England.

However, they also claim that only one in eight adults are currently getting any kind of treatment to support them.

With this in mind, we’ve decided to dedicate World Mental Health Day to recognising the many free and low-cost services available to our staff and customers.

Here's a list of the support services covering Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire and Sheffield.

More information on their services and resources can be found over on their websites.

Gainsborough and Lincolnshire:

  • EP-19 – 0800 027 2057
    Throughout the pandemic, this project has supported Acis customers through regular wellbeing calls and mental health check-ins over the phone.
  • Gainsborough WellFamily Service (Gains) – 07967 201 202
    The service aims to improve the mental health of individuals and families who live in Gainsborough.
  • Connect to Support (Lincs) – 0300 303 8789
    This group offers online advice and sign-posting services to help people access mental health support.
  • Active Faith Network (Lincs) – 01522 370 148
    This group will be focussing on everything to do with mental health and disability as well as identifying how to tackle self-harm and suicide.
  • Steps2Change (Gains/Lincs) – 0303 123 4000
    A free NHS service that provides a range of evidence-based talking therapies for problems such as depression, anxiety, and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).
  • Shine Network (Gains/Lincs) – 07969 872 804
    Shine is an award-winning network of people and organisations involved in supporting people with their mental health.
  • Voluntary Centre Services (Gains – 01427 613 470, Lincs – 01522 551 683)
    Offer social prescribing and enable health and care professionals to connect people with community services and opportunities that support wellbeing.

Nottinghamshire:

  • EP-19 – 0800 027 2057
    Throughout the pandemic, this project has supported Acis customers through regular wellbeing calls and mental health check-ins over the phone.
  • Counselling Xtra – 0115 960 5577
    A local charity offering low-cost person-centred counselling for adults across Nottinghamshire.
  • Real Lives – 0115 941 7352
    Offer recovery-focused social care packages of support for adults in Nottinghamshire. Work with the individual and their supporters to deliver person-centred care.
  • Insight Healthcare – 0300 555 5582
    A free and confidential service available to anyone aged 18+ and living in Nottingham City. Open to self-referrals, with face to face meetings and telephone therapies.
  • Trent PTS – 0115 896 3160
    Provide free, flexible, responsive and accessible high-quality psychological therapy services. Offer treatment for depression, anxiety, loss, grief, trauma and relationship problems.

Sheffield:

  • EP-19 – 0800 027 2057
    Throughout the pandemic, this project has supported Acis customers through regular wellbeing calls and mental health check-ins over the phone.
  • Share Psychotherapy – 0114 273 0200
    Offer low-cost therapy sessions for those struggling to afford support. They work with a variety of mental health conditions, including difficulties with relationships, depression and anxiety.
  • Rethink Mental Illness – 0808 801 0440
    Provide a 24-hour helpline offering adults emotional support, sign-posting and professional advice to those affected by mental illness.
  • Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) – 0114 2264 380
    The IAPT NHS service provides free psychological therapies for adults suffering from mild to moderate depression, anxiety or stress.

More information on the services listed can be found on their websites.

If you’re struggling with your mental health, contact your GP and ask for support with getting a referral.

If in crisis, always contact 111 or if in immediate danger, dial 999.

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