For patients experiencing a mental health crisis, the Crisis Team can be contacted directly on: 01609 763 702
For more information please go to the Crisis Team website.
North Yorkshire Mental Health helpline: a confidential and anonymous service available to anyone registered with a North Yorkshire GP. This service provides a listening ear, emotional support, signposting and referral into other services for individuals and carers of people experiencing mental distress.
Mindfulness courses: if you suffer from repeated episodes of depression, are a stressed carer or parent of someone with a mental health problem this type of therapy may be able to help you. For details of free courses in our area please click on the link.
A guide to mental health services available for people living in our area is available to download. Many of the services can be accessed directly without a GP referral.
Increasing Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT)
IAPT is a national NHS programme designed to increase the availability of talking therapy treatments recommended by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE).
Significant events like bereavement, unemployment, relationship breakdown, traumatic events or even stress at work can lead to difficulties requiring help and support. Problems with low mood and anxiety can develop and make it difficult for us to cope with life’s daily demands.
To make sure that the IAPT service is right for you, you will need to complete a self-referral form. You can self-refer here. Assessments are undertaken over the 'phone, although alternative arrangements can be made if required. At the end of the assessment, the therapist will discuss what help is available within the service.