Home from Hospital in Bassetlaw Royal Voluntary Service
Royal Voluntary Service C/O Royal Voluntary Service Shop Bassetlaw Hospital Blyth Road, Worksop Nottinghamshire
Support for the over 50's returning home from hospital. Service users can self refer by telephone or email. Worksop 01909 484437
Home from Hospital in Bassetlaw Royal Voluntary Service
Royal Voluntary Service C/O Royal Voluntary Service Shop Bassetlaw Hospital Blyth Road, Worksop Nottinghamshire
Contact Royal Voluntary Service C/O Royal Voluntary Service Shop Bassetlaw Hospital Blyth Road, Worksop Nottinghamshire
Phone: 01909 484437 / 07714 898531
COVID19 - update, 16th July 2020 - Telephone safe and well checks, shopping and meds collection if volunteers are available.
Still no face to face activity. Safe and well telephone calls and assistant shopping only.
Bassetlaw Hospital Discharge Scheme operates in Bassetlaw district for anyone aged 50 or over on hospital discharge and helps them to quickly regain their independence and confidence.
The patients will be visited on the ward before discharge and matched with a volunteer. Services offered include:
- Preparing the home for return
- Assisting with visits to outpatients' appointments, shopping, collecting prescriptions and social activities
- Signposting to other service benefit checks, home safety, community transport and other community services.
All volunteers are trained and DBS checked, and will provide support for six to eight weeks.
Monday: 9 - 5pm
Tuesday: 9 - 5pm
Wednesday: 9 - 5pm
Thursday: 9 - 5pm
Friday: 9 - 5pm
Contact The Old Library Memorial Avenue Worksop
Phone: 01909 470985
Aurora services set to relocate to enable building work to commence
02 October 2020
Aurora Wellbeing in Worksop has this week relocated a number of vital services in preparation for the start of building works and the transformation of the Old Library Building on Memorial Avenue.
Aurora Wellbeing, a local charity that supports people in Bassetlaw affected by cancer and long term health conditions was in 2019 awarded £1.56M from the National Heritage Lottery Fund (NHLF), boosted to £2M with support from key stakeholders, to transform the Old Library Building where the Aurora charity is based.
Throughout the duration of the building works, Aurora will continue to deliver services to local people to ensure people in Bassetlaw diagnosed with cancer receive vital help and support, and until services can return to the centre in 2021.
The Aurora Charity Shop and Tea Rooms will relocate to the former Dukeries Tea Rooms building on Bridge Street in Worksop in October 2020, for a period of approximately six months and will open daily from Monday – Saturday, 10 am – 3 pm.
Aurora beauty therapy services will continue to deliver services from Sparkles Beauty, Kilton Road, Worksop and customers are asked to call 0750 3612084 during this period to book appointments.
Aurora Wellbeing Practitioners will continue to provide health needs assessments and support across the Bassetlaw area (working remotely) to help support people and their families with a cancer diagnosis, and to offer emotional support, counselling and workshops.
Aurora exercise classes, including Yoga, Pilates, and Tai Chi, will continue either online via Zoom or at locations across the locality.
Our support lines are open Monday - Friday (9 am-5 pm). Please call us on 01909 470985 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Pre-loved charity shop
Aurora’s pre-loved charity shop is now open. They have a fantastic selection of good quality clothes, children’s toys and a second hand book collection selling books at very reasonable prices for you to browse. Their volunteers have been busy making hand-crafted quality facemasks, which have an internal breathable filter material and these are available to buy or order from the shop.
They are operating a takeaway service from their much loved Valerie’s Tearooms and welcome old and new friends to visit and take away a hot drink, slice of cake or light refreshments. They also have a competitive meal deal on offer.
Aurora continues to offer telephone-based support and services to people and their families affected by cancer or long term health conditions. Every day their advisors speak to people who are living with cancer, newly diagnosed or struggling to move forward with life after treatment, and for many, they face additional difficulties due to the coronavirus outbreak. Right now, it is their priority to stay in touch with clients, volunteers and many friends of the charity. They are continuing to offer support and a friendly listening ear to anyone who may be struggling with feelings of anxiety, loneliness or depression and encourage you to chat about your concerns. Contact Aurora via telephone, Monday to Friday from 10.00am to 4.00pm, on 01909 470985.
Aurora is continuing to offer a range of support services whilst the centre remains closed, and they continue to share information and advice and arrange counselling and bereavement support. Their support groups have moved online, along with Aurora courses and exercise classes. Anyone interested is encouraged to get in touch or to subscribe to their newsletter to keep up to date. Visit www.aurorawellbeing.org.uk/worksop and click on the link.
The rest of Aurora’s facilities in the centre will be monitored closely and will become available when it is safe to do so. They are lucky to be situated in the delightful Memorial Gardens so go along, enjoy the gardens and visit the Aurora Centre.
Aurora would like to thank all of their volunteers and the local community for their continued support.
If you would like to donate to Aurora to support local people in Bassetlaw diagnosed with cancer, please visit www.localgiving.org/charity/aurorawellbeingcentres.
The telephone service is open Monday to Friday, 10.00am to 4.00pm. Call 01909 470985 or email email@example.com, follow them on Twitter, @AuroraCentres, or Facebook, @AuroraWellbeingCentreBassetlaw.
Aurora provides support to people affected by cancer and long term health conditions.We share information and advice, arrange counselling, signpost support groups, courses and exercise classes. We also offer professional beauty treatments and holistic therapies and advice on skin care and hair loss, to help boost self-esteem and self-confidence whilst undergoing, and recovering from cancer treatments.
The Aurora centre is open Monday - Friday 09.30 am - 4.30pm
Contact 1A Grove Street Mansfield Nottinghamshire
Phone: 116 123 Helpline
c/o Bassetlaw Self Help link Retford Action Centre Canal Street, Retford
Contact c/o Bassetlaw Self Help link Retford Action Centre Canal Street, Retford
Email: No email address available
Phone: 0115 9264701 or 01623 825199 or 03451232304
COVID19 update 24th August 2020 -
In light of the recent Government recommendations that the UK population should wherever possible avoid social contact and that all non-essential travel and meetings are avoided, we have made the decision to suspend all Compassionate Friends group support meetings and face to face support due to the rise in the spread of coronavirus. This is not a decision we have taken lightly, but rather it is to protect the health of our members and the wider community.
We very aware that our support groups are a place where you can safely come and talk about your child and share any thoughts and feelings around your bereavement; so we appreciate that many of you will find it difficult that this support is not available for the time being.
Please do remember that you can call the TCF Helpline any day of the week if you would like to speak with another bereaved parent who is there to listen on 0345 123 2304 (10 am – 4 pm, 7 -10 pm). If the Helpline is busy, please clearly leave your name, number and a short message and one of our team will get back to you as soon as they can (please note, this may not be the same day). You can also email the helpline for support at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please do also consider joining one of our private Facebook Groups or online Forum for support and to talk with other bereaved parents and siblings. Details are here
Our postal library will still be operating but will offer a more limited service during this time. For more information contact Mary at email@example.com.
We are reviewing all events and gatherings planned for the next few months and will be contacting those who have booked onto our future supportive weekends over the coming days and weeks.
The group aims to support parents who have lost a child of any age. The supporters themselves are bereaved parents.
Meetings are held every 6 weeks in members homes.
Contact Unit 1 Ten Pound Walk Doncaster
Phone: 01302 812345
COVID19 update, 20th July 2020 - for details please call 01302 812345
https://www.ageuk.org.uk/ Our free national advice line and local advice helps hundreds of thousands of people every year.
Age UK Doncaster provides services including homecare, cleaning services, day services, home and garden services and a home from hospital service.
Age UK Doncaster can also offer information and advice on a range of issues including money, housing, health and social care etc.
Contact 6 Hardy Street Worksop
Phone: 0800 470 0203
Please note some of these services are disrupted due to restrictions from Covid-19 please call our main number for details 0800 470 0203
Across the Nottinghamshire area we support people with mental health problems and their carers.
Professional and self-referrals are accepted depending on the services required.
Office Opening Hours: 9am – 4pm Monday – Friday
IF YOU FEEL IN IMMEDIATE DANGER OF TAKING YOUR OWN LIFE, HARMING YOURSELF OR SOMEONE ELSE, PLEASE STOP AND READ THE FOLLOWING:
There are people you can talk to when you are in a crisis or feeling desperate. You are not alone, talk to someone, tell them how you are feeling and understand that it is okay to turn for help during difficult times.
If you are struggling to confide in someone you know…
Talk to your GP
Dial 999 or go to your nearest Accident and Emergency department (A&E)
Get in touch with your local crisis home treatment team if you have one
Speak to someone who is trained to listen
Below are some useful numbers…
Crisis Team Bassetlaw 0300 123 1804(7.30am-9pm) 0115 1213 0860(9pm-7.30am)
Nottingham Samaritans 01159 411111
Domestic violence Helpline 0808 800 0340
NHS 24 hour helpline in a crisis 0808 196 3779
Turning Point Mental Health Helpline 0300 555 0730 (9am-11pm 7 days a week)
Individuals can access 1-2-1 sessions with a mind recovery coach addressing specific issues including debt, welfare, housing, relationships, access to services and support.
Clinics are appointment only via our registration form and are available across Nottinghamshire.
Please complete the online referral form on the website.
Counselling - Supporting your psychological and emotional wellbeing, helping you to find ways to cope.
Counselling charges £12.50 per session unwaged and £20.00 per session waged
At Nottinghamshire Mind we aim to provide you with a counselling experience that will support you to understand your psychological and emotional well being and to find ways of coping.
We provide a highly professional and ethical counselling and psychotherapy service. Our therapists have all received thorough recognised training and all abide by the Ethical Framework of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). This ensures that the service we provide is safe, ethical and confidential
You can find more information on the BACP website about their Ethical Framework
Psychotherapy, or talk therapy, is a way to help people with a broad variety of mental illnesses and emotional difficulties. Psychotherapy can help eliminate or control troubling symptoms so a person can function better and can increase well-being and healing.
Problems helped by psychotherapy include difficulties in coping with daily life, the impact of trauma, medical illness or loss, like the death of a loved one, and specific mental disorders, like depression or anxiety. There are several different types of psychotherapy and some types may work better with certain problems or issue. Psychotherapy may be used in combination with medication or other therapies.
Psychotherapy can be short-term(a few sessions), dealing with immediate issues, or long-term (months or years), dealing with longstanding and complex issues. The goals of treatment and arrangements for how often and how long to meet are planned jointly by the patient and therapist.
Access to Service
Our service is available across the county using digital platforms and telephone. Face to face sessions are available in Mansfield and Worksop. Daytime, evening and weekend appointments are available to suit your needs.
We can work with clients aged 18 and over through self-referral, a GP referral or through other agencies that support you.
In a telephone conversation, our coordinator will ask you about your personal circumstances and what is causing you concern. This will help determine if our service is right for you.
At the assessment, you will be asked about your current situation, past experiences, a brief medical history and how you hope to benefit from counselling. If we cannot provide the correct help for you at this time we will do our best to find alternative support.
After the assessment, you will be placed on our waiting list. If you would like any further information about our Counselling Service please contact our main office on 0800 470 0203 and speak to our team for more information.
New Digital Services
Peer support services have been a part of Nottinghamshire Mind for many years now and provide a platform for individuals to share experiences and build support networks, this has proven to improve emotional health, wellbeing and a sense of belonging for both those who deliver and receive support.
Through the current pandemic we’ve encouraged members old and new to take part in our ever growing platform or digital services, empowering some to try something new for the very first time.
At present we offer app based peer support sessions daily Monday to Thursday.
You’ll have the opportunity to feel part of a community, share experiences, feelings and thoughts and build friendships, all of which will promote and support you to maintain positive wellbeing.
Our use of the GroupMe app allows our recovery coaches to promote ideas and approaches that may be helpful to you, such as relaxation tips, exercises, talking therapies and near crisis planning. We also use these session to provide creativity and fun with our Quiz – keeping the brain active , Photography sessions – sharing snaps to brighten your day ….. and much more.
Our Information sessions can also take place digitally on a 1-1 basis should you require a little more support, sessions take place over zoom and allow you the chance to see and communicate with one of our recovery coaches.
Sessions are 30 minute and you don’t need to have your camera switched on but you’ll be able to see our recovery coach, we feel this helps build a better relationship for the client.
If you are interested in any of the services above please contact one of our recovery coaches.
Sarah Carter – Bassetlaw
firstname.lastname@example.org 07398 073844
If the recovery coaches are unable to take your call just leave a short message and they will get back to you.
WAY Widowed and young
WAY Widowed and Young Suite 14, College Business Centre Uttoxeter Road Derby DE22 3WZ
Contact WAY Widowed and Young Suite 14, College Business Centre Uttoxeter Road Derby DE22 3WZ
Beckingham Village Institute
Beckingham Village Institute High Street
At present the Institute provides for billiards, snooker, darts, pool and dominoes. It is open from 10.00 a.m. until 10.00 p.m. every day of the week except Sunday, and is closed on Christmas Day and Good Friday.
Contact Beckingham Village Institute High Street
Phone: 01427 848889
Membership open to all those living within 5 miles of Beckingham. (Young persons aged thirteen and under must be accompanied by an adult).
Open all year. £5 annual membership, 20p per game.
Open Monday to Saturday 10am-10pm.
Contact www.beckinghamnorth-notts.org for application form.
Ken Roggott - Chairmain.
Contact Sports and Social Club Scrooby Road Bircotes Doncaster
Phone: 01909 488704 or 07853 725262
COVID 19 update, 13th July, waiting for confirmation that walks can resume.
A volunteer walking group offering free Health/Leisure Walks, starting from Harworth & Bircotes Sports & Social Club every Wednesday at 10.00 a.m. There are two levels of walks available; a short walk of approx. 1 hour at a gentle over fairly level terrain and a longer walk of approximately 90 minutes at a reasonable pace. Walks are usually on farm tracks and public paths around the Bircotes & Harworth area. Occasionally we go off site to visit places of interest. All walks are led by trained Walk Leaders who carry first aid kits and safety whistles. After the walks we adjourn to the Sports & Social Club for refreshments and a good natter. Assistance dogs are welcome on a short lead.
For further information ring Malcolm on 01909 488704 or 07853 725262
Fifty Plus Club - North Notts Community Arena, Worksop
North Notts Community Arena Eastgate Worksop Notts
Contact North Notts Community Arena Eastgate Worksop Notts
Phone: 01909 480164
THE ARENA IS CURRENTLY CLOSED DUE TO COVID 19.
All regular events and groups are suspended until further notice.
Fifty plus group. Indoor bowls, badminton, snooker and table tennis. Can accommodate wheelchairs for carpet bowls.
£14.00 annual membership
Contact Community Centre 2 Devonshire Road Harworth Doncaster
Phone: 07790 230673
COVID19 update, 20th July 2020 - all current and past clients have been contacted by telephone and will continue to be contaced during the pandamic to check on their welfare.
- Every Tuesday (except Christmas week)
- 10.30am - 2.30pm
- 2 course hot meal provided by County Enterprise Foods
- Held at the Harworth Methodist Church, Waterslack Road, Bircotes.
- Please contact the Secretary in advance of attendance to secure your place.
- Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays
- 8.45am - 12.30pm
- Community centre, Devonshire Road, Harworth
Other services and meetings
Age Concern Harworth & Bircotes are able to offer:
- Signposting to other local services and organisations
- Day coach trips, for our Coffee Shop and Luncheon Club Clients, with a meal (where possible).
Contact The Well RBC Hospital Road Retford Notts
Phone: 01777 702344
COVID19 update, 3rd August 2020 - awaiting guidance on when it will be safe to open the cafe again. Keeping in touch with friends of the cafe via telephone.
The cafe is at 10.15am when you will be able to enjoy a cup of tea or coffee and cake whilst making new friends.
There is also a Support Worker from Christians Against Poverty (a debt counselling organisation) in the team if you require that service. At 11.15am there will be various activities lasting an hour on a rolling monthly cycle, subject to change.
You can also stay over for our ‘Lunch on Mondays’ where you can enjoy a 2 course meal for just £5.
Phone: 01777 862533
Ryton Chorale is a friendly choir which rehearses every Monday evening in Worksop. We have very close links with Bassetlaw's twin towns and this enables us to enjoy exchange visits and to stage joint concerts. We welcome enthusiastic singers. Contact the Chair for more information or simply turn up to one of our rehearsals.You will receive a very warm welcome.
Rehersals are on Mondays at 7:30pm at The Holy Family School, Netherton Road, Worksop, S80 2SF during school term times
All newcomers welcome.
Subscription £8.00 monthly direct debit.
A friendly atmosphere where you can come and discuss your health in an informal and relaxed way. Our main aim is to try and maintain positive attitudes towards depression and anxiety and to share ways and things that help us. In our group we chat about the problems we may face on a daily basis such as relationships with friends and family, the stigma of illness, finding and maintaining employment and the effects of medication. You are welcome to being a relative, friend or carer with you if you prefer not to come alone. Tea and coffee are available at a small charge.
Held every Tuesday, 1.30pm-3.30pm at Bassetlaw Museum, Grove Street, Retford, DN22 6LD
Contact Turn2Me, 1st Floor, South William Street, Dublin 2
Online support & counselling.
Turn2me provides a 3 tiered approach to supporting mental wellbeing- self help, peer support and proffesional support.
Remain anonymous, express yourself and share your experiences without fear of recognition or judgement.
We can support you through peer support, support groups, counselling and psychotherapy.
Visit our website for contact details.
What does post-lockdown mean?
The government has officially eased lockdown rules, meaning as things stand right now, you’re allowed to meet up with more friends and family from different households, visit pubs and restaurants and even have your hair cut!
You still have to follow some social distancing restrictions and rules are slightly different depending on where in the UK you live.
For a full summary, see this BBC article.
Is the easing of lockdown a good thing?
For some people, the end of lockdown might feel like a huge relief. You can go out again! You can see your mates and you can do all the things you’ve been missing so much over the past few months.
But this isn’t the way everyone feels, and many of us might not feel at all ready to go back to “normality.”
- Though you may want to see your friends, the thought of putting yourself or others at risk of getting ill can be scary.
- You might be dealing with loss.
- You might be struggling with your mental or physical health.
- You might not want things to change.
How do I cope with all this change and uncertainty?
Uncertainty can be uncomfortable. When the future is hard to predict it can make you feel like things are out of your control, which can be scary.
Anxiety and fear are reasonable and natural responses to big changes.
If you feel this way there’s nothing wrong with you and there’s no need to feel embarrassed.
- Try talking to someone you trust about the way you’re feeling.
- Sticking to a routine can help to give you a sense of control, even if it’s something small like reading before bed or going for a walk at the same time every day.
- Try writing a list of all the things you can control.
- Get creative! Try singing, dancing, playing music or painting to express how you’re feeling.
What if I don’t feel comfortable going out yet?
Know that you don’t need to do anything you’re not comfortable with.
- Take things at your own pace.
- Communicate with your friends and family about how the changes are making you feel.
- If it makes you feel safer, stick to meeting people in the park in smaller groups.
- If you want to wear a mask when you see people then that’s fine too.
What if I’m shielding?
For those who are shielding (often people with long-term health conditions), the easing of restrictions won’t apply in the same way.
If you or someone in your family is shielding then it can be really stressful to see life returning to normal. It can also give you massive FOMO!
If you’re shielding or you’re worried about someone who is, know that you’re not alone.
Make sure you’re chatting to friends and family as much as you can. You can also chat things through with one of our team.
It might help to switch off from social media sometimes to avoid drawing comparisons.
Things are going back to normal, but I’m dealing with loss
Some people will have lost loved ones during the pandemic. It can be difficult to see normality returning when you’re dealing with grief and loss.
You may not have been able to see a loved one before they passed away. Restrictions may have meant that you couldn’t go to their funeral. This can make things feel twice as hard.
Grieving is one of the hardest things we go through, and everyone reacts differently. It’s ok if you’re struggling and it’s nothing to feel guilty about. But the fact that restrictions are easing also means that you can now see the people in your life that can support you through this time. Staying in touch with your friends and family can make a huge difference.
You could also sign up for bereavement counselling. You can get free counselling with The Mix here.
But, I liked some bits of lockdown!
Did you actually find lockdown nice and peaceful? Some people enjoyed the chance to slow things down and reconnect with the things they love doing.
You might also feel anxious about returning to school, university or to normal working life. But you’re not the only person who’ll be feeling this way.
- Make a list of all the things you enjoyed about lockdown, so you know which habits you want to keep.
- Talk to your employer or your teachers about what you need to feel comfortable going back to a more normal routine.
- Take things slowly; no one is forcing you to rush back to a faster pace of life.
No matter how you’re feeling about a post-lockdown world, it’s important to remember that we’re all going through this together, and there’s no perfect way of coping.
The key thing is to stay connected to those around you and make sure you feel supported and heard.
Speak to our team for free and confidential support on anything and everything that’s on your mind.
- If you're under 25 and would like free confidential telephone counselling from The Mix to help you figure things out complete this form and we'll call you to arrange your first session.
- Mind offers advice and support to people with mental health problems. Their helpline runs nine to six from Monday to Friday. 0300 123 3393
- Anyone can contact the Samaritans on their 24-hour helpline to talk things through. 116 123
- Our Crisis Messenger provides free, 24/7 crisis support across the UK. If you’re aged 25 or under, you can text THEMIX to 85258
- AnxietyUK run helplines, email support, live chats and therapy services for people with anxiety disorders. 08444 775 774
- Chat about this subject on our Discussion Boards.
- Need help but confused where to go locally? Download our StepFinder iPhone app to find local support services quickly.
The Mix is the UK’s leading support service for young people. We are here to help you take on any challenge you’re facing - from mental health to money, from homelessness to finding a job, from break-ups to drugs. Talk to us via online, social or our free
If you’re under 25 and need help but don’t know where to turn call us for FREE on 0808 808 4994. We’ll explore your situation with you and find organisations that may be able to help you further. We’re open from 11am to 11pm every day.
One to one chat allows you to live message our trained helpline supporters about any issue that is troubling you. Our team is trained to help you explore your situation and find organisations which might be able to help you further. We offer a non-judgemental service so you can speak to us about any issue. We’re open from 11am to 11pm every day.
We want to help you find the information you need. The more you are able to tell us about your current situation, the more we will be able to help. You can email the helpline at any time and we aim to respond within 24 hours.
Visit our website: http://www.themix.org.uk/
Muddy Fork Retford Enterprise Centre Randall Way Retford Nottinghamshire
Gardening together for wellbeing You can help too! Muddy Fork helps people experiencing mental health challenges take back control of their lives through volunteer gardening & conservation in Bassetlaw.
Contact Muddy Fork Retford Enterprise Centre Randall Way Retford Nottinghamshire
COVID19 Update 13th August 2020 - Muddy Fork, Retford’s ‘gardening for wellbeing’ project based at the Idle Valley Nature Reserve, is of course currently unable to provide a service. Groups are suspended and the worker furloughed. The garden, however, is being maintained by volunteers in the expectation that work will resume in due course and will be needed more than ever.
Muddy Fork participants whose mental health has been adversely affected by lockdown conditions will be glad to return, get to work, and meet up with others. New referrals can be expected given the downturn in wellbeing felt by many. The project also hopes that its corporate wellbeing days will be increasingly used by businesses whose employees have appreciated access to nature during the lockdown period. All this however is dependent on the project’s financial survival. Fundraising possibilities are currently limited: many grant-giving bodies are not accepting applications, and the small donations from groups, clubs and individuals which have helped sustain the project have largely dried up.
Muddy Fork trustees are monitoring developments closely and providing updates on their website, www.muddyfork.org. They will be pleased to hear from supporters, donors and referrers, though referrals cannot actually be progressed at the moment. To get in touch, contact email@example.com.
Mental health issues don't just disappear because there's a pandemic, indeed they can be magnified.
Muddy Fork provides a much needed lifeline to some of our participants and whilst COVID has meant our sessions have had to be suspended, we are still providing support (where possible) to our partcipants. So we need all the help we can get at the moment. Heather is kindly fundraising for Muddy Fork by doing a massive challenge. For twenty-five days, Heather's doing 25 press-ups, every day!
Please follow the link to read more about why Heather's doing the challenge, and then donate and share!
We understand that this is an exceptionally trying time: the threat is real, the fear is real, isolation is now real; Muddy Fork will do its best to support existing participants (this may prove impossible, but we will try!).
New referrals will still be accepted, but not progressed for the time being.
Please take care and look after yourselves and your loved ones.
Dom Schad, Muddy Fork Director 23rd March 2020
We help people improve their wellbeing & mental health through volunteer conservation & wildlife gardening in Nottinghamshire.
If you would like to find more about the support which we offer please visit our website or get in touch https://www.muddyfork.org/
If you would like to refer - https://www.muddyfork.org/how-to-refer/
Contact Bliss Fourth Floor Maya House 134-138 Borough High Street London SE1 1LB
Phone: 020 7378 1122
COVID19 update, 6th August 2020 - Following the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) we understand that you may have questions and concerns if your baby was born premature or sick.
Please visit https://www.bliss.org.uk/parents/support/coronavirus-covid-19-information for further details.
If you have any general queries, questions or complaints please call us on 020 7378 1122
Support available via video call, email, or telephone.
Contact Unit 3. The Point, Coach Road, Shireoaks, Worksop Notts
Phone: 0115 8443541
COVID19 update, 29th July 2020 - no drop in sessions at the moment but face to face visits have resumed.
For anyone feeling isolated, vulnerable or lonely in their own home. Short term support in the following areas-:
Physical & mental health-Keeping active, support to maintain contacts with family & friends, preventing falls, support to manage long term health conditions
Finances- Supporting to budget, benefits applications, advice on Lasting Powers of Attorney
Social interaction-Support to find local activities, clubs & leisure
Housing Support to maintain tenancy, housing applications, support to move house, Home Safety-Support with aids & adaptions, repairs, gardening
Maintaining independence to improve self confidence.
Drop In Details: Monday: 1 - 4 Sandy Lane, Partnership House ( Worksop ) - 11am - 4pm
Friday 11.00 - 4.00 Goodwin Hall, Retford
Phone: 01909 502011
Service users will receive interventions if they are modertae to severe mental health problems, including depressive illnesses and disorders of personality
Interventions are offered on a 1-1 and/or group therapy basis
Support available Monday - Friday 09.00 - 5.00
Bassetlaw Bereavement Care at Bassetlaw Hospital
Bassetlaw Hospital Address Kilton Hill Worksop Nottinghamshire Postcode
Contact Bassetlaw Hospital Address Kilton Hill Worksop Nottinghamshire Postcode
Phone: 01909 572779
Support is accessible Monday - Friday 09.00 - 5.00pm based at Bassetlaw Hospital
COVID19 - currently offering counselling by telephone or email support.
CALM - Campaign Against Living Miserably
The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) is leading a movement against male suicide, the single biggest killer of men under 45 in the UK. Join the campaign to take a stand against male suicide and get the tools you need for action.
Phone: 0800 58 58 58
Visit the website for more information www.thecalmzone.net
Support is available from 5.00pm - Midnight 365 days a year
Call 0800 58 58 58 Nationwide OR 0808 802 58 58 from London
Way Up is an active, online self-help group aimed at providing mutual support to those who have been widowed primarily, but not exclusively, in their 50’s and 60’s. Based in the UK, our free to join members-only forum is an important aspect of our group and is a way to initiate friendships, to exchange views and to give and to receive care and support. The emotional and often practical advice and support we share on our online forum can make us feel much less isolated and alone in a world where we have been thrown so wildly off course. When we read how others feel we realise we are not alone, that there are others who totally ‘get it’. Although our non-widowed friends try to help and may think they understand they often just can’t appreciate the depth of our pain, or understand how lost we feel. As well as our online forum, we also meet up with each other in the ‘real world’. Our online forum means that such meets can be arranged safely and securely with access being for members only. Please note that we are a national group, we do not have a formal network of local groups or area organisers. Events are organised by any of our members, for any of our members, and have taken place locally, regionally, nationally and even internationally! From a simple meeting over coffee and cake, to holidays all over the world, only members can gain access to details of events, meetings or indeed to other members. We have travelled by boat, train and plane and by road, in groups large and small. We have visited Iceland and Africa, Australia and India and many places in between. We’ve eaten together and played together, camped and glamped, walked, run and ridden. We are usually first on the dance floor and last off it but can also be found meditating, practising yoga and being spiritual. We’ve been pampered, been theatrical, sung, painted and just chilled together. For such a disparate group of friends who often have only one thing in common – though it is a huge thing! – we really do seem to forge deep and meaningful friendships. Most of all, we have laughed together and cried together and formed the sort of friendships we find non-members often yearn for – until they find out what it is that binds us together!
Way Up is an active, online self-help group aimed at providing mutual support to those who have been widowed primarily, but not exclusively, in their 50’s and 60’s. Based in the UK, our free to join members-only forum is an important aspect of our group and is a way to initiate friendships, to exchange views and to give and to receive care and support.
The emotional and often practical advice and support we share on our online forum can make us feel much less isolated and alone in a world where we have been thrown so wildly off course. When we read how others feel we realise we are not alone, that there are others who totally ‘get it’. Although our non-widowed friends try to help and may think they understand they often just can’t appreciate the depth of our pain, or understand how lost we feel.
As well as our online forum, we also meet up with each other in the ‘real world’. Our online forum means that such meets can be arranged safely and securely with access being for members only.
Please note that we are a national group, we do not have a formal network of local groups or area organisers. Events are organised by any of our members, for any of our members, and have taken place locally, regionally, nationally and even internationally! From a simple meeting over coffee and cake, to holidays all over the world, only members can gain access to details of events, meetings or indeed to other members.
We have travelled by boat, train and plane and by road, in groups large and small.
We have visited Iceland and Africa, Australia and India and many places in between. We’ve eaten together and played together, camped and glamped, walked, run and ridden. We are usually first on the dance floor and last off it but can also be found meditating, practising yoga and being spiritual. We’ve been pampered, been theatrical, sung, painted and just chilled together.
For such a disparate group of friends who often have only one thing in common – though it is a huge thing! – we really do seem to forge deep and meaningful friendships. Most of all, we have laughed together and cried together and formed the sort of friendships we find non-members often yearn for – until they find out what it is that binds us together!
Contact Manor House, Church Hill, Aldershot.
Phone: 01252 332 344
During the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, our office is currently closed for calls, but we're still here for you. Please contact the team you would like to speak to using the emails listed below or send your message to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
If you’d like to speak to a parent of twins or more for support, reassurance or guidance, or simply just to talk to someone, please give Twinline a call on 0800 138 0509. This free, confidential service is offered between 10am and 1pm and again at 7pm until 10pm, Monday to Friday.
Alternatively, you can email Twinline on Twinline@twinstrust.org
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The Tamba Bereavement Support Group (BSG) exists to support all parents and carers of multiples who have experienced loss whether it was during pregnancy, at birth or at any point afterwards. We are so sorry for your loss and hope that by making contact with the BSG you will find some comfort.
The group was established in 1982 in response to requests from parents who had lost a twin. Dr Elizabeth Bryan, a founder member of the Twins and Multiples Births Association (TAMBA), recognised the special needs of such families and started it off by producing the first leaflet of its kind on this subject. As more people contacted the group it became clear that families faced with the loss of both twins had yet another set of problems, as did parents who had suffered a cot death.
If you would like a hardcopy of the booklet, or like to have further support from the group, please email the Support Services team.
Tamba now have a separate electronic booklet for parents who have suffered a loss from TTTS, if you would like a copy of this booklet please send us an email.
BCVS Community Advisor
BCVS@ThePriory The Old Abbey School Priorswell Road Worksop Nottinghamshire
The BCVS Community Advisor can offer supported navigation for all patients registered with a Bassetlaw GP.. Community Advisor os part of Bassetlaw Social Prescribing Service.
BCVS Community Advisor
BCVS@ThePriory The Old Abbey School Priorswell Road Worksop Nottinghamshire
Contact BCVS@ThePriory The Old Abbey School Priorswell Road Worksop Nottinghamshire
Phone: 01909 476118
IMPROVING THE HEALTH AND WELLBEING OF BASSETLAW RESIDENTS THROUGH SUPPORTED
ACCESS AND NAVIGATION INTO LOCAL SERVICES AND SUPPORT GROUPS
The Community Advisor is a specialist with a wealth of knowledge and experience about services across Bassetlaw, helping individuals to access non-medical support services from voluntary organisations and community groups.
Anyone over the age of 16 who is registered with a Bassetlaw GP can access this service.
You can ask at your GP Reception when the Community Advisor will be visiting your local surgery or contact us directly here at BCVS.
The Community Advisor will discuss with the individual how one of the many voluntary or community services may help them improve their health and wellbeing alongside any existing medical treatment.
The Community Advisor can help you to:
- Identify groups which may offer additional support to help you understand and manage your medical condition
- Access community social groups by giving you a named contact and specific group information
- Access benefits, debt and welfare advice
- Address loneliness and isolation issues by encouraging participation with local activity group
- Access information and advice on a wide range of services for the whole family
Your Community Advisor will be able to identify suitable support options and they will afford the time to find contact details of the leaders of groups and services to make the access as smooth as possible.
There are several ways to make contact with the Community Advisor:
You can ring the Community Advisor direct for telephone advice. Available Monday to Friday on 01909 476118 Ext 24.
Contact Rampton Village Hall Retford, Nottinghamshire,
Phone: 07813 838320
CURRENTLY SUSPENDED DUE TO COVID AND DURING SUMMER 2020.
Further details of when meetings may resume are to follow.
This craft group consists of: Knitting, Crochet, Needlepoint and paper art
Everyone Welcome on a Tuesday evening 6.30 - 8.30pm
Contact Counselling Directory Building 3 Riverside Way Camberley Surrey
Phone: 0333 325 2500
When you are going through a difficult time, it can be very easy to keep your worries to yourself and believe that you are the only one experiencing such painful feelings. While we all have our own ways of coping, information and support can make a huge difference.
Counselling Directory was set up by a team who know how difficult it can be to find the support and information you need. Being a team who between us have experienced various mental health issues, we know how it feels to be overwhelmed, isolated and somewhat lost.
Through our own experiences, we have learnt how important having relevant information is and how the right support can help transform lives.
Our journey inspired us to share what we have learnt along the way with others. Our team is passionate about counselling and we want to promote the huge benefits talking therapy can have. We know how important it is to find the right counsellor for you and we are dedicated to making that process as simple as possible.
Contact us by phone
Tel: 0333 325 2500
Monday 9.30am to 5pm
Tuesday - Thursday 9am to 5pm
Friday 9am to 4pm
The Tomorrow Project - Bereavement & Suicide Support
Harmless, 1 Beech Avenue New Basford Nottingham
The Tomorrow Project was set up in response to a cluster of suicides in East Leake in 2012. We are a confidential, community based suicide prevention, intervention and postvention service that will help and support you in times of struggle.
The Tomorrow Project - Bereavement & Suicide Support
Harmless, 1 Beech Avenue New Basford Nottingham
Contact Harmless, 1 Beech Avenue New Basford Nottingham
Phone: 0115 880 0280
We are a team of individuals who understand despair. Many of us have faced similar difficulties and our service is here to help.
You can get in touch in whatever way feels most comfortable to you.
Open Monday - Friday 9am to 5pm. Closed on weekends and bank holidays.
If you contact us to tell us that you need our help, we will:
- Get back to you within one working day
- Arrange for you to meet up with a member of our suicide crisis or bereavement team
- See you regularly on a short-term in our crisis pathway, or long term in our bereavement pathway while things are difficult
- Ensure that we support you through your crisis or bereavement
- Help you to overcome practical and emotional issues and look at where else you can get help you need to feel better
- Listen to what you want.
If you are experiencing a suicide crisis or bereavement, our team aims to respond to your needs sensitively and empathically. We will listen, and we will try to understand what you are going through. We want each person who contacts us to feel heard, and with your help, we can work together to address your immediate needs and create a support plan that will keep you safe.
Don't give up just yet. Come and meet one of our team and let's take it from there. Together.
Contact Time To Change 15-19 Broadway LONDON
Checking in on your family, friends and colleagues is always important. But as the coronavirus pandemic continues, this is more important than ever.
Lots of us have felt worried about the coronavirus pandemic, and everyone will feel differently about the changes to lockdown restrictions.
If someone’s feeling anxious or worried, you don’t need to be an expert on mental health to support them. Think about using our three top tips:
1) Check in
If someone doesn’t feel ready to meet face-to-face, picking up the phone, having a video call, starting a group chat or messaging someone on social media lets them know you are there to talk and ready to listen.
2) Listen and reflect
Whether you have a mental health problem or not, this will be a challenging time for our mental health and wellbeing. If someone opens up to you, remember that you don't need to fix things or offer advice. Often just listening, and showing you take them seriously, can help someone to manage.
3) Ask questions
Ask how people are managing, and ask again if you're worried they aren't sharing the full picture. Asking again, with interest, can help someone to open up and explore what they're feeling.
If you are in need of mental health advice and information in relation to Covid-19, our partners Mind and Rethink Mental Illness have a number of resources at the bottom of our web page.
The Time to Change team is currently working from home in line with Government advice on Covid-19. This means we are unable to respond to calls, voicemails or post. To get in touch, please email our team.
Time to Change is a growing social movement working to change the way we all think and act about mental health problems. We've already reached millions of people and begun to improve attitudes and behaviour.
Despite the progress we’ve made, we know that many people still don’t consider mental health relevant to them. They don’t believe mental health problems are likely to affect them or people they know.
But the reality is that mental health can affect anyone. Statistically, 1 in 4 of us will experience a mental health problem in any given year. That’s why our work is so important. No one should have to fear being treated differently because of a mental health problem.
If you're looking for individual advice, information or support for you or someone else, unfortunately Time to Change can't provide that but there are lots of people who can - visit our Mental health help and support services page for a list of numbers to call.
Contact 11 Old Steine Brighton East Sussex
Phone: 01273 675764
Grassroots is an award-winning charity and UK leader in suicide prevention. We believe that suicide can be prevented through open and direct conversations. We call this Real Talk. We provide people with the skills and confidence needed to save lives through our training, innovation, and thought-provoking campaigns. But that’s not all. We make change. We work with ChangeMakers - the people who share our beliefs and want to make a difference.
Please visit the website for more information, resources and support https://www.prevent-suicide.org.uk/
Phone: 0300 500 80 80
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We are open Monday – Friday 8:00am – 6:00pm.
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The Golden Ball - Mens only support Group
The Golden Ball – Home To The Work Of Poplars Church 3 Victoria Square, Worksop
Contact The Golden Ball – Home To The Work Of Poplars Church 3 Victoria Square, Worksop
Phone: 07832 222480
Monday Mornings - all morning - 10am onwards. Contact Richard Hylton-Mais 07832 222480
COVID19 - Men's group has continuted through lockdown by means of Zoom meetings. One 2 One sessions available.
Phone: 01909 484437
A free service of a telephone call once a week or fortnight of around 20-30 minutes. Provides friendship and a listening ear.
Contact The Parish Centre 91 Sheffield Road Stonegravels
Phone: 01246 204418
COVID UPDATE CURRENTLY FACE TO FACE BEFRIENDING IS SUSPENDED.
Befriending and telephone befriending. Face to face befriending. Each person will be visited by a timebanker up to 6 times and in that time will find out about interests and match to similar people.
Contact Helm Woodfield Park Tickhill Road Doncaster
Phone: 07523 698 530
b:friend & COVID-19: Older neighbours need our support now more than ever. Become a telephone befriender to check-in on those that are vulnerable. Register today.
Since inception, b:Friend has created, delivered and evaluated hundreds of hours of community social group activity in Doncaster.
b:Friend has an effective blueprint for social groups for older adults focusing on venue, budgeting, marketing to the most isolated individuals and session planning methodology over (usually) a 48-week year.
Each group activity is different… and they’re certainly not boring. From shaking-up Bond-style mocktails, performing street-dance routines, designing Christmas cards, making bird boxes, chocolate tasting sessions and jiving to Bollywood-inspired music… members are exploring new horizons and getting out of their comfort zone each week.
The Five Ways to Wellbeing model forms a clear framework with which b:Friend co-design all group activities. Our Social Clubs ensure attendees are: connected to others through conversation and activity; active through physically engaged sessions; continue to learn through engaging talks, discuss topics of the day and take note of others around them; while giving time, support and attention to others.
Contact 6 Hardy Street Worksop
Phone: 0800 470 0203
Do you struggle with your mental and emotional wellbeing?
Would you be interested in trying one of our Creative Therapy courses?
Our 6 week Creative Glass programme is run in partnership with Dukeries Community Workshop. You will be guided through glass cutting, fusing, design and technique. The project runs on the grounds of ‘The Dukeries Academy’, New Ollerton on a Thursday from 1pm till 3pm.
Our ten week Creative Ceramics programme will allow you to try slab building, coiling, paint a pot and even a go on the potters wheel. Mondays or Wednesdays throughout the year 11am-1pm. On the Welbeck Estate.
Our 5 week Creative Wood Workshop is run in partnership with Dukeries Community Workshop. You will be guided through wood carving, general woodwork and pyrography.
The project runs on the grounds of ‘The Dukeries Academy’, New Ollerton on a Thursday from 1pm till 3pm.
Mind office Hours 9am – 4pm Monday – Friday
Complete the online form.
Contact 2 Stanley Street Worksop
Phone: 01909 487222/07598 399674
THE CLUB IS CURRENTLY CLOSED AND ALL ACTIVITIES SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
If you want to get out of the house, meet new friends then this is the group for you!
There is also an opportunity to exercise with sequence dancing, bingo, raffle and parties.
£2.00 per session.
£3.50 per annum
Contact Low Street North Wheatley
Phone: 01427 880596/01427 880867
3rd Tuesday of every month.
Contact Hilary Bennett or Charles Hall.
Phone: 0808 196 3779
The crisis line number is 0808 196 3779 and is available to anyone in mental health crisis at anytime, anywhere across Nottingham and Nottinghamshire. Available 24 hours a day, seven-days a week, it’s the number to call if you are experiencing a mental health crisis and need immediate help. It’s open to people of all ages who need urgent mental health support.
I'm already a patient, how do I get help in a crisis?
If you, or the person you are concerned about are already being seen by our services, regardless of age, or you feel you need emergency treatment: During office hours call the local number for your area:
Bassetlaw: 0300 123 1804 (7.30am – 9pm) or 0115 956 0860 (9pm – 7.30am)
Outside office hours, you should call your local Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment (CRHT) Team. The CRHT teams are available 24/7 and will be able to offer you immediate telephone support and reassurance to ensure that you feel safe and to help you manage your distress.
For children and young people
Call the CAMHS Crisis number: 0115 844 0560
Phone: 01623 625 767
During this difficult period, CISWO is continuing to provide our personal welfare service and are accepting referrals from individuals themselves, family members and other agencies. The majority of our services can be delivered remotely and we are working hard to provide support by telephone, email, and post.
Our free and confidential service includes;
Assistance with welfare benefit applications and industry related compensation schemes.
Advice on mining related issues including illness and disability.
Help to access mobility equipment including walking aids and wheelchairs.
Support to reduce loneliness and social isolation.
Advocacy to enable you to express your views and concerns, and defend and promote your rights, including access to information and services.
Emotional support including loss and bereavement, illness and caring responsibilities.
Financial assistance at times of exceptional hardship through CISWO grants or assistance through other agencies and charities. Access to holidays and convalescence.
Access to CISWO educational grants for former mineworkers and their dependents. Our support is available to former mineworkers, partners, widows and any dependent children or adult dependents with a disability. We have also extended our services to those in our client group most in need, particularly those who are self-isolating and have limited local support and can provide access to essential shopping and prescription collection in some areas.
Please contact your local office if you think we can help:
NorthEngland@ciswo.org.uk South England Welfare Offices, Berry Hill Lane, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, NG18 4JR. 01623 625 767
Coronavirus and mental wellbeing
The impact and experience of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has been different for everyone, as has how we have reacted, but there's no doubt it's been a really difficult time for us all.
That's why it's so important to do what we can to look after our mental health and wellbeing – now more than ever – and to reach out if you need support.
Job and money worries
Feeling stressed about money can affect your mental health. Here are 8 things you can do to feel more in control.
10 tips to deal with change
See what you can do to look after your mental health and wellbeing in the face of uncertainty.
Worried about coronavirus?
Read our 10 top tips to help you manage anxiety about COVID-19.
Working from home tips
Get ideas and advice to help you manage and look after your mental health if you're working from home.
Coping with loneliness
Read our 7 simple tips to help you cope with feeling lonely during the coronavirus outbreak.
How to sleep better
See some easy things you can try to make a change if the coronavirus outbreak has left you struggling to sleep.
Staying at home
Taking care of your mind as well as your body is really important if you are staying at home. Find out how to stay on top of your mental wellbeing.
Help for parents and guardians
Advice on looking after the mental health of those you care for.
Back to school
Get ideas and advice on how to make being back in education as straightforward as possible.
For mental health support
The Every Mind Matters platform provides advice on common mental health concerns, how to look after your mental health and wellbeing, and where to get further support.
If you are concerned about your mental health, visiting your GP is a good place to start, or you can call 111 for further advice.
In most areas, you can also refer yourself for free, non-urgent, NHS psychological therapy services, called IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies) services.
If you need further support
For non-urgent personal medical advice, please visit the NHS website or discuss with your GP.
If you have an urgent, non-emergency medical concern, please call 111 to speak to a fully trained adviser.
In a life-threatening emergency, call 999.
Grief affects us in different ways. Find sources of support and advice that can help if you are dealing with bereavement.