Mental health support for Selby and surrounding areas

We will provide you with information and a listening ear.

We will be providing a low-level intervention support and advice service.

We will provide an escort service to and from a place of safety such as a hospital if needed.

We will provide a link into Mental Health Services such as the Crisis Teams, or other support services

We will always endeavour to provide you with appropriate support and advice.

Mental Health Awareness

 Mental Health Foundation is providing support and information. This year, the theme will be kindness, as studies have shown that Kindness and our Mental Health go hand in hand.

Our Covid19 Response for Selby and the surrounding area.

Think of others, consider your actions. and be kind

Connect and reach out to your neighbours

Make the most of online groups

Support vulnerable or isolated people

Share accurate information and advice

We have been busy training Mental Health First Aiders to provide an out of hours telephone support and signposting service. Initially this will be for three hours a night from 7-10pm 365 days a year. However, the phone should never go unanswered as we are running the line in conjunction with TEES ESK WEAR VALLY NHS TRUST, NORTH YORKSHIRE COUNCIL, THE HAVEN IN YORK, MIND MATTERS and other support services throughout the North Yorkshire Area.

What is it?

Communitea was started on the basis that sitting down for a drink and a chat with somebody that is struggling with day to day life can be the difference between a good and a bad day.

We are aware that prolonged loneliness, trauma, bullying, relationship break downs, financial troubles etc, can lead to a feeling of vulnerability, which can in some cases lead to Mental Health conditions such as low mood and depression. Something as simple as a cup of tea and a chat in a one to one, comfortable environment or supportive group can go a long way to alleviating some issues. Giving somebody a reason to get up in the morning, and a purpose in their day to day life can help your own wellbeing.

And we are not forgetting about the carers, they also need support within their local area and communities.

We are building on existing infrastructure and outlets within local communities to support people through difficult times. We are creating supportive networks, signposting people to appropriate help and community led 3rd sector organisations and groups.

Why is it different?

We are developing a growing support network for. One that utilises existing infrastructures. For example, Café’s Shops, GP Surgeries, Leisure Centres, Libraries, Churches etc.

We can provide training to all key personnel within the venues that are supporting the initiative, on Mental Health First Aid, Suicide Prevention, and Safeguarding. All participating organisations and venues will display a readily identifiable sign in their window, or reception areas to show that not only do they support the idea, but that they are actively supporting the community they work in.

It can give an opportunity to access all organisations and services that support vulnerable people. Each venue becomes part of a Peer to Peer support network that can help individuals across whilst removing some of the reliance on frontline Health Services, reducing stigma, allowing people to talk about their issues in a supportive, safe, environment.


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Smashing the Silos in the Charities and local organisations.

The Silo Effect in Charities and supportive organisations (sometimes referred to as the third sector). This can cause a lack of communication across the different groups. We all need to work differently and share resources.

On a farm, the silos keep the grains from mixing. In the third sector, the silos can prevent organisations working together and sharing information and resources.

For example, one charitable organisation may have a big conference room that is only used 10% of the time. Whilst another charity desperately needs a room for a meeting or art group etc. However, if one group does not know about the other, refuses to share assets, or charges an unrealistic fee for the use of the room, then the money that could of helped somebody in need is now diverted to an unnecessary cost.

And do not be fooled, the Silo Effect does not just affect small charities or support groups. It is prevalent in charitable organisations of all sizes. This can damage the flow of information and support to other organisations, ultimately affecting the very people we are trying to help.