Mental health and wellbeing issues can affect anyone. They can be caused by money problems or be the cause of money problems. There's always someone you can talk to, and help is available.
Samaritans are available day or night, 24 hours a day to listen and offer emotional support to anyone who needs it. Please call 116 123 free from any phone, or you can contact Samaritans online.
Barnsley mental health services
There's a range of mental health services in Barnsley, including the improving access to psychological therapies (IAPT) service. They offer quick and easy access to the best type of support to help you understand and learn to manage your symptoms. These include for conditions like:
- low mood
24 hour NHS mental health helpline
Mental health support, advice and guidance from the NHS. This is a helpline for anyone seeking support for their mental health or their carers. The helpline is confidential.
You can call them on 0800 183 0558.
Andy's Man Club
Andy’s Man Club run free sessions where men over 18 can come together and offer each other support. Visit the Andy's Man Club Barnsley Facebook page for more details.
Age UK Barnsley does everything it can to support older people in Barnsley. If you're worried about the cost of living, get in touch with them on (01226) 776820.
Rotherham and Barnsley Mind is provide high quality mental health services in the local area. They're committed to helping those in need by promoting good mental health. They offer high quality support so that nobody feels alone when dealing with mental health problems.
You can call them on (01226) 211188 or visit the RB Mind website.
Barnsley Support Hub
The Barnsley Support Hub offers free mental health support in a welcoming, non-judgmental, and non-clinical environment. Find more about the Barnsley Support Hub.
Support for the armed forces community
If you serve, or have served, in the armed forces (including reservists), there's help available for you and your family.
Domestic abuse support
Domestic abuse is any incident of threatening behaviour, violence or abuse. Types of abuse include 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 more help and support.
Alcohol and substance misuse support
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)
AA is a support service that helps people to not feel alone when battling their addiction. They help people handle sobriety and assist in their recovery.
Barnsley Recovery Steps
Barnsley Recovery Steps provide a free service if you would like to make changes to your drug and alcohol use.
Narcotics Anonymous (NA)
NA is a service that supports recovery for people battling substance misuse. They help people go back to a productive lifestyle.
Find out about gambling support on our help to manage your money page.
Support for businesses and staff
Employee health and wellbeing matters. That's why we work with businesses to access a range of support for their staff. There's also the chance to host events that can make a difference to the wellbeing of their employees.
Our #AlrightPal campaign is about starting the conversation around mental health and wellbeing as a first step towards stopping suicide. Find out about Alright Pal.