Mental health support

Urgent help in a crisis

If you need help during a mental health crisis or emergency, NHS urgent mental health helplines provide:

  • 24-hour advice and support - for you, your child, your parent or someone you care for
  • help to speak to a mental health professional
  • an assessment to help decide on the best course of care

Find a local NHS urgent mental health helpline

If you live in England and are aged 18 or over, you can access NHS psychological therapies (IAPT) services.

A GP can refer you, or you can refer yourself directly without a referral.

IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies) services offer:

  • talking therapies, such as cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), counselling, other therapies, and guided self-help
  • help for common mental health problems, like anxiety and depression

See problems that IAPT services can treat

The problems that IAPT services can treat include:

  • depression
  • generalized anxiety
  • social anxiety
  • panic and agoraphobia
  • other phobias
  • obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • body dysmorphic disorder

Barnsley IAPT Team

We accept referrals from anyone over the age of 16 who is registered at a GP in the Barnsley area.

Telephone: Monday to Friday from 9 am to 5pm
01226 644900

Visit website Barnsley IAPT services

Non-urgent advice: If you would like to talk to a doctor

If you would like to talk to a doctor about your mental health please call us.

Mental health alert card

South Yorkshire Police have launched a new Mental Health Alert Card and passport.

It’s designed to help anyone with a long-term mental health problem speak to emergency services if they are in distress.

The card is for anyone who:

  • lives in South Yorkshire
  • has a mental health problem that affects their daily life
  • is of any age
  • can provide a supporting letter or proof of diagnosis from a GP or health professional

To find out more, visit the South Yorkshire Police website.