Mental Health Support in Hambleton & Richmondshire

Mental Health Support in Hambleton & Richmondshire

At a glance

Causes

  • Local / community
  • Mental health
  • Older people / later life
  • Voluntary sector support
  • Women
  • Young people

Other details

Geographical remit: 
Local
Charity registration number: 

Objectives

Mental Health Support in Hambleton and Richmondshire (MHS) is a Registered Charitable Organisation which can offer support to people who, for whatever reason, are experiencing, or have experienced a mental health problem. This could range from difficulty in coping with life experiences and the anxiety this brings, to more serious problems such as depression or schizophrenia.

 

What do we offer?

 

Day Support Services including Drop-Ins, Social Clubs,   Outreach, Housing Support and specialist support services for older people with mental health problems and their carers.

 

Activities

Day Support Services at Centrepoint

  • Monday, Tuesday & Thursday:

o    10.00am - 4.00pm

  • Friday:

o    10.00am - 3.00pm

 

Day Support Services in Richmondshire

  • Monday, Thursday:

o    10.00am - 2.00pm

  • Friday:

o    10.00am - 3.00pm

 

These services are provided in Northallerton and Richmondshire where they offer support to people who have been referred by a Community Mental Health Team via a Doctor, Social Worker, Community Psychiatric Nurse or Occupational Therapist. MHS's Day Centres in Northallerton (Centrepoint) and Richmondshire offer a wide range of activities both within and outside the centres, e.g., fitness activities; arts and crafts; gardening.

 

Drop-Ins at Centrepoint

2 The Link, Northallerton

  • Mondays:

o    10.00am – 12.00pm        

  • Wednesdays:

o    09.30am - 12.30pm

  • Alternate Sundays:

o    10.30am - 2.30pm

Anyone is welcome to call in for a cuppa and a chat with people who will understand what you are experiencing.  Staff are present to offer a listening ear and to give information about the range of services we offer, or to signpost other services. 

 

Wellbeing Centres

Like all MHS services, the social clubs offer a friendly and supportive environment which helps people experiencing mental health problems to regain their social confidence. Each club offers a range of enjoyable activities which are planned jointly by service users and volunteers.

The clubs meet weekly in;

Richmond: Monday:

2.00pm - 4.00pm

Bainbridge: Alternate Mondays:

12.30pm - 2.30pm

Thirsk: Tuesday:

2.00pm - 4.00pm

Stokesley: Thursday:

1.30pm - 3.30pm

Leyburn: Thursday:

10.30am - 12.30pm

 

Outreach Support

MHS provides outreach support via staff and volunteer home visitors to people who are unable to attend a day centre or a social club, or who are in need of extra support in their own home or who may need assistance in accessing a range of community facilities.

 

Support for Older People

MHS runs specialist Befriending, Outreach and a small group Day Care support scheme for people over 65, who experience mental health problems (not for dementia sufferers). These services are a valuable alternative source of support for service users and their carers.

 

Referrals need to be made via a Doctor, Social Worker or Community Psychiatric Nurse. 

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