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Welcoming spaces

We have a number of welcoming, warm and inviting spaces for anyone who's feeling the cold. You can go there to get warm, stay warm and even enjoy a little company.

Being able to meet and chat with others in a warm, safe and friendly place can make such a difference! You can come along on your own, with a friend, or your family, to the following welcoming spaces:

Barnsley Libraries

Our libraries are welcoming community hubs where you can meet, learn, discover and access services. Whether you want to get online, join in with activities and events, borrow a book or need somewhere to have some downtime, you're sure to find something for you.

There’s something for everyone, and free Wi-Fi for your own devices.

If you’ve not used a library for some time, you’re in for a surprise – we’ve got a lot more than just books on offer! There’s craft sessions, events, coffee mornings, games groups and a number of kids activity clubs.

With branches across Barnsley, you're never too far from one of our libraries.

Find your nearest library.

Barnsley Museums

Our museums and galleries are fantastic, pocket-friendly places to spend time in, with lots of free exhibitions and activities.

There’s always something new to discover, as well as enjoying some mindful moments. Our interactive exhibitions also provide plenty of fun, whatever your age!

Find out about Barnsley Museums.


Support services

If money worries are affecting your day-to-day life and mental health, don't struggle in silence. Contact a support service who can help.


Samaritans are available day or night for anyone who’s struggling to cope and who needs someone to listen without judgement or pressure. Contact Samaritans online.

Andy's Man Club

Andy’s Man Club run free sessions where men over 18 can come together and offer each other peer-to-peer support. Visit the Andy's Man Club Barnsley Facebook page for more information.

Barnsley mental health services

There's a range of mental health services in Barnsley, including the improving access to psychological therapies (IAPT) service who help you get quick and easy access to the best type of support to help you understand and learn to manage your symptoms and experience of conditions including anxiety, stress, low mood and depression.

Find out more about mental health services in Barnsley.

Rotherham and Barnsley Mind

Rotherham and Barnsley Mind is an independent local provider of high quality mental health services in Rotherham, Barnsley and its surrounding areas.

They're committed to supporting those in need by promoting good mental health and offering high quality support so that no-one feels alone when dealing with mental health problems. You can call them on  (01226) 211188 or visit the Rotherham and Barnsley Mind website.

Barnsley Support Hub

The Barnsley Support Hub offers free mental health support in a welcoming, comfortable, non-judgmental, and non-clinical environment. Find more information about the Barnsley Support Hub.

Domestic abuse support

Domestic abuse is any incident of threatening behaviour, violence or abuse (psychological, physical, sexual, financial or emotional).

  • Call 999 if you or someone you know is in immediate danger from domestic abuse.

  • Call 101 if you want to report something that's happened or if you want to seek advice.

  • Call the Independent Domestic Abuse Service (IDAS) on 03000 110 110 or the 24-hour national domestic abuse helpline on 0808 2000 247.

  • Visit the IDAS website for further help and support.

Support for the armed forces community

If you serve, or have served, in the armed forces (including reservists), there's support available for you and your family.

Find out about support for the armed forces community.

24 hour NHS mental health helpline 

Support, advice, information and guidance. A confidential helpline for anyone seeking support for their mental health or their carers.

You can call them on 0800 183 0558.

Alcohol problems support 

You can find information about the help and support available for people with alcohol problems.  Including DrinkCoach, an online tool designed to help people who want to cut down their alcohol intake.  


Alright Pal

Our #AlrightPal campaign is about starting the conversation around mental health and wellbeing as a first step towards suicide prevention. Find out about Alright Pal.


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