Because we cannot see everyone at this difficult time we have collected together 100s of resources, activities and links to help you at www.openmindslibrary.com 

Thank you for your patience while Open Minds sets up this page with information about sources of support during the pandemic 

Hand Out Of Online Resources

 

Mental Health And Well-Being

 

Childline: 0800 1111

Samaritans: 116 123

Domestic Violence Hotline: 0808 2000 247

Mind: 0300 123 3393

Age UK: 0800 169 6565

MoodJuice have self-help materials available https://www.moodjuice.scot.nhs.uk/professional/index.asp

Young Minds has a section on their website aimed at supporting young people with anxiety around coronavirus including a section about looking after mental health while social distancing/isolating.

https://youngminds.org.uk/blog/what-to-do-if-you-re-anxious-about-coronavirus/

 

National Autistic Society have a dedicated section on their website with information about coping with coronavirus, including tips for both autistic adults and families of autistic children for coping with the emotional impact, supporting mental health, and Social Stories to help explain what is happening for carers/parents to use.

https://www.autism.org.uk/services/helplines/coronavirus.aspx

Social Isolation

 

DAS e-support www.facebook.com/Sobersocial2018/posts/3374143199266861 

https://www.doncaster.gov.uk/doitonline/let-us-know-if-you-are-self-isolating?

Keeping You Safe

 

Childline: 0800 1111

Samaritans: 116 123

Domestic Violence Hotline: 0808 2000 247

Age UK: 0800 169 6565

 

Food And Resources

La Leche League: 0345 1202918 (for mums struggling to get formula milk)

https://www.doncaster.gov.uk/doitonline/let-us-know-if-you-are-self-isolating?

https://m.facebook.com/KDDTheGreengrocers/

 

Questions about COVID19 

COVID-19: The Government on Wednesday 25 March have launched a Coronavirus Information Service on WhatsApp.

 

This is a free, automated 'chatbot' service which will allow you to get answers to the most common questions directly from the Government.

 

To use the service:

- Download the WhatsApp app

- Add 07860 064422 in your phone contacts

- Message the word ‘hi’ in a WhatsApp message to get started.

 

The service will provide information on coronavirus prevention and symptoms, the latest number of cases in the UK, advice on staying at home, travel advice and myth busting.

 

The government will also send messages to all opted-in users.

 

Doncaster based support

 

 

 

Doncaster Community Hub is now available to support the most vulnerable people during this incredibly challenging time.  The Hub has been established in partnership with a range of voluntary sector organisations and is being hosted by Doncaster Culture and Leisure Trust (DCLT) where staff have been redeployed to support. The Hub, along with partners in the voluntary and community sector will offer the following:

 

Doncaster Community Hub will provide:

  •          Helpline available 7 days a week from 8.00am to 8.00pm - Telephone: 01302 430300 – anyone can ring this if they are or know of someone who is vulnerable and has no other   

 support

  •          Practical support such as urgent food supplies, shopping, hot food, collection of medication etc will be a priority

  •          Online chat, signposting and connecting people to other groups and volunteers to provide advice on exercising at home, keeping connected or just for regular contact  

  •          A proactive team who will be calling vulnerable people to see how they are and find out if they need any support

  •          Helping to co-ordinate volunteers - collecting information about what voluntary and community sector can offer and supporting and co-ordinating voluntary effort

  •          There is also an email address: enquiries@dncommunityhub.org.uk and a web site: www.dncommunityhub.org.uk.

 

A letter is about to go out to every address in Doncaster with the attached postcard encouraging those vulnerable people in need of help to contact the Helpline for support. Please feel free to use this in the ward / community. 

 

Please note that this support is for those that really need it who may not have anyone else to help (eg family, neighbours, other volunteers.  We will prioritise

 

  •          Those over 70

  •          Those with underlying health conditions as publicised by the NHS

  •          Carers where they have no other support and cannot get out

  •          Families \ parents with a child in need or in crisis who have no other support and are unable to get out

 

Of these we would wish to be flexible and would consider other people needing help.  Normal referral routes apply if you feel that there is a safeguarding or social care need. 

Doncaster Council has a dedicated website to practical aspects of dealing with coronavirus including advice for those who can’t pay their rent, or council tax, what council services are still open and what is closed.

Also, Twitter and Facebook links to follow to keep up to date. @CovidDoncaster ​https://www.doncaster.gov.uk/services/health-wellbeing/coronavirus-covid-19 

Open Minds is a Registered Charity no. 1155119 and a not-for- profit Company no. 06695828 

 

OFFICE HOURS 

We have more than 50 volunteer counsellors but despite the wonderful The National Lottery Community Fund we cannot employ enough children's counsellors to meet demand, and are very short staffed for office volunteers so please be patient;

we will get back to you as soon as we can 

ADDRESS 

28 Christchurch Road 

Doncaster 

​DN1 2QL 

openminds@counsellingdoncaster.com

TEXT US 

07765 224564 

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PHONE US 

07765 224564 

FAX

We do not have a fax 

OPENING HOURS 

 

Monday - Thursday

10am to 7pm 

 

Friday and Saturday:      10am - 3pm 

Counselling, Mentoring, Training and more for adults, children, couples and families 

 

Charity no. 1155119 

Company no. 06695828 

 

​If you would like to make a referral to Open Minds please follow the link below to complete our online referral form. 

 

REFERRALS FOR ADULTS: 

https://forms.gle/CVRzho63tC8VwVRx9 

 

REFERRALS FOR CHILDREN AGED 8 TO 17: 

https://forms.gle/kZu6xFiPfG5GDiyY6

 

Thank you for your time and we look forward to receiving the referral. 

We are very sorry but we are not accepting new referrals for counselling during this period of pandemic as we are not in a position to triage, assess and allocate clients to therapy at present.

We are very sorry for any delay in contacting us. 

 

We have 2 telephones and are also frequently contacted by e-mail for appointments,

this does mean that it can take a while to get through to us. 

 

If you phone us on 07765 224564 and leave a message (or text that number) we are likely to respond sooner. 

 

If you have left us an answerphone message,  text or e-mail and not heard back within a week we suggest phoning again. 

 

Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. 

 

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