Support for Men
Vast amount of information on everything related to male mental health, including signposts to specialist support services.
Next Steps Mental Health Resource Centre host several ‘Men in Sheds’ groups across Ryedale, whereby men meet to share their skills and provide peer support. The group is managed by an experienced mental health nurse.
Tel: 01653 690 854
Andy’s Man Club host numerous male peer support groups across the UK. The closest to Ryedale is located in Scarborough. They also have a national online group for those outside of their catchment areas.
Support for Women
Future Intentions is a social enterprise business working across York, Scarborough, Norton and Malton, engaging and supporting women wishing to return to the workplace after a break but facing challenges of low confidence, social isolation, loneliness and poor mental health.
Tel: 07495 731958
Support for Young People
Access to CAMHS is usually through your GP. For all routine referrals to the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (Harrogate & Rural District, Scarborough, Whitby, Ryedale, Hambleton & Richmondshire) please contact CAMHS:
Tel: 0300 0134778 (Mon to Fri 9am to 5pm)
If it is a crisis: 01723 346502 (10am to 10pm)
Childline is here to help anyone under 19 in the UK with any issue they’re going through. You can talk about anything. Whether it’s something big or small, their trained counsellors are here to support you.
Tel: 0800 1111 (Mon to Friday 9am-3:30am)
The Go-To is the home of wellbeing and mental health for young people in North Yorkshire. It also provides valuable information and signposting for parents, carers and professionals.
Kooth is an online counselling service that is available to all young people in North Yorkshire aged between 11 and 25 years old. Kooth is free and can be accessed 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
NYSCP operates through a subgroup model made up of partners who develop policy, procedures and practice guidance for professionals and volunteers who work with children, young people and families in North Yorkshire.
Tel: 01609 535123
Support for Older People
The Silver Line is the only free confidential helpline providing information, friendship and advice to older people, open 24 hours a day, every day of the year.
Tel: 0800 4 70 80 90
Age UK also have a vast range of information relating to mental health issues more commonly associated with getting older, such as depression and anxiety, coping with bereavement, and seasonal affective disorder.
Tel: 0800 678 1602
Dementia Forward are an experienced and established team, passionate about supporting people across North Yorkshire living with dementia and those who care for them.
Tel: 03300 578592
Support for LGBT+
Switchboard provide information, support and a referral service for lesbians, gay men and bisexual and trans people – and anyone considering issues around their sexuality and/or gender identity.
Tel: 0300 330 0630
Yorkshire MESMAC is one of the oldest and largest sexual health organisations in the country. They provide a range of support to the LGBT+ community.
Tel: 01609 258745
Support for Veterans
If you or someone you know is struggling with their mental health or wellbeing, expert help is available from Op COURAGE: The Veterans Mental Health and Wellbeing Service.
Tel: 0303 123 1145
First Light Trust help veterans get back on their feet. They work out what needs doing and how, using existing services if possible. They have a Café Hub in Scarborough.
Tel: 020 7730 7545
Information, advice and support for veterans and their families.
Tel: 0808 802 1212
Carers Plus Yorkshire have expanded their team to include a new Carer Engagement Advisor exclusively for the military community. This role provides support to veteran carers and those who are caring for veterans to build strength, confidence, skills and knowledge needed to 'care with confidence', to find balance in their every-day lives and live well with their caring responsibilities and commitments.
Tel: 01723 850155
Addiction & Eating Disorders
If you have alcohol and drug related issues it may be worthwhile contacting North Yorkshire Horizons. This is a drug and alcohol recovery service provided on behalf of North Yorkshire County Council.
Tel: 01723 330730
Rehab 4 Addiction is an advisory and referral service for people who suffer from alcohol, drug and behavioral addiction. They work closely with rehabilitation centres and outpatient clinics throughout the United Kingdom and the admissions team match a patients’ addiction with an appropriately placed rehabilitation centre. Check out their resource page for people living in Yorkshire who may be experiencing issues with addiction and/or mental health.
Tel: 0800 140 4690
Living Well Smokefree (LWSF) is a stop smoking service run by North Yorkshire County Council eligible for anyone who lives or works in North Yorkshire who is registered with a North Yorkshire GP. They provide a 6-12 week course of stop smoking medication with weekly interventions (currently by phone) with a stop smoking practitioner for behavioural support and motivational interviewing techniques. It is free for those who do not pay for prescriptions or at prescription rates for medications for those who do pay.
Tel: 01609 797272
Next Steps also provide a range of services that can help those suffering from addiction. Head over to their website for more information or contact them using the details below.
Tel: 01653 690 854
Support for Disabilities
Sight Support Ryedale provides a network of support, activities and friendship to help alleviate the social, emotional and practical problems that living with sight loss can bring.
Tel: 01653 698860
Camphill Village Trust supports people with learning disabilities, autism, mental health challenges and complex needs to lead a life of opportunity, encouraging and empowering them to make informed life choices and contribute to society in a way that brings purpose and meaning.
Tel: 01653 228322
Ryedale Special Families offer support to families of children and young people up to the age of 25 with additional needs, disabilities or illness, and mental health issues. This includes parents, carers, grandparents, siblings and the child or young person themselves.
Tel: 01653 699000