Mental health support for Selby and the surrounding areas

If you have mental health issues you can ask for help. When you ask for help you’re taking the very first step towards becoming and staying well.

You might not know who to turn to and you could be tempted to deal with your problems by yourself. However, it’s always ok to ask for help. 

Why not give us a call? Our phone line is open from 7 pm – 10 pm, 365 days of the year.  Call us on (01757) 642 399.

If you call before our phone lines are open and we cannot answer you will be diverted to an NHS Helpline

 

Looking For Help

The great news is there are many different support options available. You may find that some of these options are more suited to your needs. So, it’s always worth looking for websites that offer help.

You could enter “mental health help near me” into your search engine. Alternatively, you could look for “help with mental health in Selby”, for example. The search engine results page will show you information about local charities and groups that could help you. 

 

Where Can I Get Help? 

There are many different options available to you. Please note, there’s no right or wrong way to look for help. The most important thing is that you’re taking the first step to getting and staying well. 

Some of the options you might want to consider include:

  • Your GP – Your GP can help you with any mental health concerns that you may have. They can make a diagnosis, offer you treatment such as medication and/or talking therapies. In addition to this, your GP could refer you to a mental health professional. Local groups or charities might also offer support.
  • A counsellor or therapist – Counsellors and therapists offer different types of therapies. This is done via the NHS through a GP referral. Occasionally, you might be asked to contact the counsellor or therapist directly. 
  • A charity – National charities and local charities such offer a range of support services. 
  • Community mental health support services – Community mental health teams might be able to offer you help. Services such as this and those provided by crises teams can help those who have long-lasting or severe mental health problems. 
  • Student services – If you’re a student in higher education your institution might have a student well-being centre where you can get support. 

 

Why It Can Be Hard to Ask For Help 

Asking for help is not always that easy and it can be harder when you’re not feeling good. Remember, you’re not alone, and that you deserve to get help.

Asking for help is the first step in getting your life back on track. Any help you receive can help you to take care of yourself every day. Please take that first step, no matter how scary it may seem. 

Why not give us a call? Our phone line is open from 7 pm – 10 pm, 365 days of the year. Call us on (01757) 642 399.

If you call before our phone lines are open and we cannot answer you will be diverted to an NHS Helpline. 

Interested in helping those who are struggling with their mental health? We offer Mental Health First Aid training in Selby. Contact us at info@communitea.org.uk