Following on from Mental Health Awareness Week 2022 The Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) team in Doncaster are encouraging people 18 and over to get in touch to improve their mental wellbeing.
The IAPT service which is run by Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust – known as RDaSH for short - provides a range of talking therapy support to help people to manage their mental health.
The team offer free NHS counselling and cognitive behaviour therapies to help people to cope with and manage a range of mental health problems including depression, anxiety, low mood, low self-esteem, post-traumatic stress disorder and obsessive compulsive disorder. Services are delivered in a range of ways to suit the patient, from face to face to telephone and video calls.
In Doncaster there is a dedicated team working with residents who feel anxious, depressed or low due to a long-term condition.
If you have any of the following conditions and feel this way RDaSH can help you:
- Cardiac conditions
- Chronic fatigue
- Respiratory conditions
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Musculoskeletal conditions
- Medically unexplained chronic pain
- Skin conditions.
To get help residents can either refer themselves by visiting https://iapt.rdash.nhs.uk or call:
- For general IAPT - Doncaster 01302 565556
- For our long-term conditions IAPT – 03000 211563
RDaSH also has a crisis team for anyone really ill with their mental health and they can be contacted on Doncaster – freephone 0800 804 8999.
There are also services for children and young people who are struggling with their mental health. More information is on a dedicated website for children, young people, and their parents at https://camhs.rdash.nhs.uk or they can call Doncaster 01302 796191.
Remember help is always available to support residents at their time of mental health need. If you are suffering from mental health issues, you are not alone. Call the experts for help and support. They are there and waiting to help.