Mental Health and Wellbeing - Healthwatch North Lincolnshire

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Mental Health and Wellbeing in North Lincolnshire What you can do to look after yourself Where to get help

Directory of advice, help and support Issue 3 : November 2017


Welcome! Mental Health 3

Do I have a mental health difficulty? 4 I think I need help. What can I do? 6 I am desperate! What should I do? 7 Telephone Helpline Support 9 Nobody’s listening! What can I do? 12 Talking things over 14 How can I look after my mental health? 15 I am recovering! How do I keep well?

Wellbeing Who can help me and where are they? 16 18 20 21 23 24 26 27 28 28 29 29 30 30 31 33 2

Abuse Activity and Social Groups Adult Learning Alcohol and Drugs Anxiety and Depression Benefits, Debts and Finance Bereavement Caring and Support Counselling and Talking Therapies Dementia Dementia – Information, Guidance and Standards Eating Habits End of Life Gambling Homeless Prevention Services and Housing Support LGBT

33 Local mental health organisations that provide health and treatment 34 Mindfulness and Meditation 34 National mental health websites and phone numbers 35 Offenders and Ex-offenders 36 Pregnancy and After - Mental Health 36 Relationships and Families 38 Retirement Age Plus 39 Self-Harm 40 Self Help and Stress Management 40 Sexual Health Services 41 Specific Illnesses and Conditions 42 Transport 44 Veterans 45 Work, Volunteering, Training and Support 46 Young People

Appendices 49 51 52 54

Appendix 1 Care Homes Appendix 2 Dentists Appendix 3 Doctors Appendix 4 Home Support Providers 56 Appendix 5 Opticians 57 Appendix 6 Pharmacies

Further Information 59 I can’t find what I’m looking for 59 Acknowledgements

Mental Health and Wellbeing in North Lincolnshire • Healthwatch North Lincolnshire

Do I have a mental health difficulty? Some of the problems that you or those around you may notice are:

• Low mood or feeling unhappy most of the time • Loss of enjoyment and interest in life • Feeling tired and lethargic • Inability to cope with things that used to be manageable • Difficulty concentrating and making decisions • Feeling listless and agitated • Loss of appetite or weight; or weight gain • Lack of sleep or too much sleep • Loss of libido • Thinking of death or suicide

We all have mental health. Just like our bodies, our minds can become unwell. At times we can struggle and our mental health is not as good as it should be. Help is at hand . This guide covers where you can go and what help and support there is in North Lincolnshire.

Are any of these long lasting, showing no sign of improvement or severe? Everyone will feel low from time to time and everyone has something that they feel anxious about. It’s when these very normal emotional experiences have unhelpful effects on day to day life that they can be termed a common mental health problem. Some of the problems people might want help and support with include: • Depression and low mood • Problems with anxiety (including social anxiety and generalised anxiety) • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) • Specific phobia • Panic disorder • Stress Website: mental-health-and-emotional-well-being

Mental Health and Wellbeing in North Lincolnshire • Healthwatch North Lincolnshire


I think I need help. What can I do? Around 1 in 4 people will experience some kind of mental health difficulty in their lifetime. Most commonly these are depression or some form of anxiety. Mental Health affects us all. How we think and feel about ourselves and our lives impacts on our behaviour and how we cope in tough times. Realise you are not alone and you can be helped! Rotherham, Doncaster & South Humber NHS Foundation Trust (RDaSH) Trust Headquarters, Woodfield House, Tickhill Road Site, Balby, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN4 8QN Telephone: 01302 796000 (switchboard) Em