Young People's Mental Health - 'Don't put a filter on it'

Whether you want to understand more about how you’re feeling and find ways to feel better, or you’re looking to support a young person around you who is struggling, this webpage can help find local support for you.

If you’re feeling anxious, stressed or overwhelmed, about anything at all, no matter how big or small, there’s always someone you can talk to.

On this page, there are links to things you can do to help your wellbeing, how to get help from services in Doncaster, as well as other places to get information. If you were getting help from a mental health service before, get in touch with them to find out what they can do to help now. Remember to check if a clinic is open first before you go to it (you could check their website, or phone or email them). 

Local and National/Online Support for:

Your overall mental health

Local Support

School Nurses and Project 3:

  • Call School Nurses: 01302 566776 to book your own confidential session to talk about a range of topics including from bullying to sexual health, periods, general health and anxiety around school.

  • Confidential Text Service with School Nurses - You can also use the School Nurses confidential text service anytime:

    Text School Nurses: 07917031891

  • DOWNLOAD THE RDASH E-CLINIC APP If you're aged between 11-19 you can download the RDaSH eclinic app to have virtual appointments with School Nurses and the Project 3 service:
  1. Daily 'EClinics' with School Nurses - School Nurses continue to offer daily 'EClinics' between 10am and 4pm Monday to Friday.
  2. Project 3 e-clinics - Run six days a week between 10am and 6pm, book an appointment to have a ‘live’ chat about sexual health, alcohol, drugs issues and help with stop smoking.

Children and Young People’s Mental Health (CAMHS):

  • Telephone support sessions with Children and Young People's Mental Health Services (CAMHS) - If you are feeling low, anxious, stressed, or need help managing your emotions, you can call 01302 796191 every Tuesday and Thursday between 10am and 3pm to have a confidential chat with a mental health worker. Anyone with concerns about a child or young person's mental health can ring this number Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm.
  • Download the new e-clinic CAMHS app - Download the app and book an online appointment to have a live chat with a specialist mental health worker via instant messaging. This is available for any Doncaster young person aged between 11-18.

  • The CAMHS website has local information to support young people to cope with the effects of mental health or any other worries, as well as information on how to access CAMHS services. 

Other local support services:

  • Visit the With me in Mind website for further information, support and guidance on looking after your mental health and local services available.

  • KOOTH is a new digital mental health and wellbeing support service available in Doncaster. Young people, aged 11-25 years, can access this new service online at www.kooth.com Kooth provides a safe, confidential and anonymous way for young people to access emotional wellbeing and early intervention mental health support.

  • Visit the 5 Ways to Wellbeing page which is full of helpful ideas and links to resources that can support you to look after yourself, such as keeping active,and ideas of things to do if you're feeling bored. 

  • You might also like to visit the Doncaster Youth Hub Facebook page facebook.com/DoncasterYouthHubs  

National/Online Support

Young Carers

Local Support

National/Online Support

  • The Carers Trust has lots of useful information on looking after yourself and the person you care for.

In Care / Care Leavers

National/Online Support

  • IMO is a voice for teenagers in care and for care leavers. The IMO website is somewhere you can share stories, experiences and achievements, and get and give advice to the online community.  

LGBTQ+ Community

Local Support

  • Doncaster LGBTQ is the town’s leading partnership advocating for and supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender young people and beyond. They envision a world in which all LGBTQ children, young people and families enjoy the freedom to live safely, openly, and be true to themselves.
  • You might like to visit the Doncaster Youth Hub facebook page facebook.com/DoncasterYouthHubs or for Doncaster's LGBTQ Young People's group and forum, please contact LGBTQenquiries@doncaster.gov.uk 

National/Online Support

Last updated: 27 April 2022 11:51:21