Mental Health and Wellbeing

Help when in a crisis

For patients experiencing a mental health crisis, the Crisis Team can be contacted directly on: 08000 51 61 71


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. There are free mindfulness courses available in our area.

Mindfulness course information leaflet
TEWV Mindfulness Leaflet - June 2018.pdf
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How to access talking therapies

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. 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.

Drug and alcohol problems

North Yorkshire Horizons 01723 330 730 help support people wanting help with drug and alcohol problems. Horizons also have a website for people who are curious about how alcohol and other drugs impact health, how to stay as safe as possible when using alcohol or other drugs, or want to know how to support someone they are worried about.

Debt and mental health

If you’re in a mental health crisis, the free support with the Mental Health Crisis

Breathing Space Scheme may be able to provide you temporary protection from your creditors.

It can STOP creditors from:
• Contacting you directly aboutdebt repayment.
• Charging interest, fees or penalties on your debt.
• Requesting debt payment.
• Evicting you from your home.

Other sources of help

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.

Guide to accessing local mental health services
Mental Health Brochure.pdf
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Mental Health problems in children and young people - guidance for parents and carers
A Mental Health Guide for parents/carers on how to support children and young people with emotional or mental health problems
Mental Health Problems in Children and Y[...]
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Local Support Services and Activities available from MIND
H and R Activity Pack.pdf
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Guide for general mental health support services including on line and apps.
Mental Health Brochure 1.pdf
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The Recovery College offers free on line courses covering a variety of mental health problems ranging from health anxiety to managing interpersonal relationships. Courses are free to access for people living in the practice area.

Qwell provides free, safe and anonymous mental wellbeing support across the UK

Coping with major incidents


This new course from Recovery College Online has information for the general public and practical advice for staff directly or indirectly affected by a major incident.


What is a major incident and how can it impact us?


What are the common psychological reactions?


The course offers:


  • Guidance on how to deal with the impact from a personal perspective
  • Practical advice for staff, both personally and professionally
  • Helpful tips on how to support other people affected directly or indirectly

To access the course, create your free online account at:

Social and emotional health for children and young people is a NorthYorkshire signposting website that provides information, advice and signposting to services for children and young people's mental health and wellbeing.

Compass BUZZ is an innovative project which works with the whole school workforce and other key partners in schools across North Yorkshire to increase the skills, confidence and competence  of staff dealing with emotional and mental health concerns. Compass BUZZ also a confidential text messaging service for young people aged 11-18 called ‘BUZZ US ’. Text 07520 631168

Compass REACH works with children and young people who may benefit from receiving early  help and prevention work in relation to emotional wellbeing and mental health issues.

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