Local Links 

Here you will find links to Doncaster based groups and services which can help you while you are isolated. They are separated into area of work.  

These are organisations independent of Open Minds and IMP;ACT, but we hope their loveliness makes a difference to you. This list is not comprehensive - to find more support than listed below contact the coronavirus hub linked below. 

Support with coping with the pandemic; financial, food, community support and more. The following groups can help you find the support you need. 

  • 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  

Victims of domestic abuse will be able to access safe spaces at Boots pharmacies consultation rooms where they can contact specialist domestic abuse services for support and advice. The scheme is in response to the desperate situation facing many victims who are isolating with perpetrators during lockdown. 

Doncaster Flood and Covid-19 Mutual Group Response Community Coordination - In terms of response, information and coordination here's some useful information. It's humbling and heartwarming to see the community coming together. Resources are stretched across Town and people want to know how to help. 

Debt Management

https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/about-us/policy/policy-research-topics/welfare-policy-research-surveys-and-consultation-responses/welfare-policy-research/helping-people-through-the-covid-19-pandemic/ 

During Coronavirus we have changed the way CAB provide advice. The best way to contact us via email on the link below https://buff.ly/2UfJTR7 We can provide advice via telephone on Mexborough - 01709 572402 Thorne - 01405 741457 Stainforth - 01302 846745

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

Help, support, and advice for Women, Men and Child victims of Domestic Violence and Abuse.

 

https://www.phoenixwomensaid.org.uk/ 

Domestic Abuse

https://www.doncaster.gov.uk/services/crime-anti-social-behaviour-nuisance/support-for-victims 

 

Self referral Helpline 01302 737080 

www.doncaster.gov.uk/domesticabuse

https://sayit.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/South-Yorkshire-Domestic-Abuse-Support-Services.pdf 

If you are experiencing domestic violence and need help but can't talk Dial 999 then 55

Reporting breaches of COVID19 guidance https://www.reportingcrime.uk/SYPBreachOfCovid19Guidance/ 

The vicar and team at St. John the Evangelist Church in Balby will prepare food and essential items, free of charge, for anyone in need. If you cannot collect the items yourself they will try and make a delivery. 

https://www.facebook.com/BalbyJohns/

Vehicles and the Corona Virus: MOTs due from 31st March 2020

Your car, van or motorcycles expiry date will be extended by 6 months if it's due on or after 31st March 2020- but you must keep your vehicle safe to drive.  https://www.gov.uk/guidance 

Bus timetable changes www.FirstGroup.com for revised timetable

Reporting breaches of COVID19 guidance https://www.reportingcrime.uk/SYPBreachOfCovid19Guidance/ 

 

 

Morrisons Helpline for Vulnerable People 0345 6116111 Option 5 

Julie-Ann's easy cook facebook group; facebook community shring recipe ideas during lockdown https://www.facebook.com/groups/1298303747227132/ 

 

The butchers , Glasby in Cantley Everingham Road is offering deliveries to people who cannot/should not go out. 

Georges Family Butchers 01302 326767 Home deliveries 

Teasdales Bakery

01652 640582 Home delivery 

Ramshaws Butchers 01302 361806 Free delivery for orders over £25. Correct at 23/3/20

The Butchers Shop 01709789100 Deliveries Monday - Friday, minimum order £30

Local grocery store delivering food 

https://m.facebook.com/100217581597057
 

Topping Pie Company

01302 738333

Home delivery across Doncaster (up to 30 miles), 3 days per week, Minimum order £25 

Marshalls Butchers Ltd  07940346090 Deliveries Tues/Thurs/Fri/Sat 

 

Support with medical needs. 

Doctors Out of hours service for urgent but not for emergencies 0300 123 9990 

  • Doncaster School Nurse

  • Available for young people via an eclinic live from 10am or via a text message service 07917031891 

  • Cow&Gate Help 

  • Specialist baby advisors and experienced mums are here to talk and ready to help whenever you need them. You can call us 24/7, or we are available on Live Chat 8am-8pm Monday-Friday.

  • Facebook messenger or phone 08009778880. For the latest information and FAQ.

 

Doncaster Royal Infirmary Visiting times update

https://www.dbth.nhs.uk/patients-visitors/visiting-times/

 

Weldricks the chemist are offering delivery of medications for all who need it 

 

If you need help from your GP or other medical teams they are still there for you. This article written by a GP is reassuring. 

ttps://healthinsynergy.co.uk/2020/04/28/life-as-a-lockdown-gp/

  • Midwife

  • Covid 19 Midwifery Helpline 01909 572235

 

Support with your mental health for adults 

 
Counseling
  • Therapies 

  • Help for people with long term health conditions who are feeling down, depressed or anxious. Call Improving Access to Psychological Therapies Team 01302 566999

Sandy Beach

The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) is leading a movement against suicide 

 

Smiling medical personel
Project 5 is a new initiative to support NHS staff struggling with mental health including suicidal thoughts during the pandemic. https://www.project5.org/

 

Counseling
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Doncaster Alcohol Services are providing 6 sessions of free counselling, as well as an enormous variety of activities and community support during lockdown. 

 

Support Group

Doncaster Mind are offering a variety of free support, online and by telephone. 

 

Outdoor Family Day

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

https://www.facebook.com/groups/566773050854402/ 

They have karaoke, coffee mornings and more, all through facebook. 

Book Shelf

Moodjuice have lots of resources for people to download and use for self-help https://www.moodjuice.scot.nhs.uk/professional/index.asp 

Man in sweatshirt on beach

The Samaritans are available 24/7 free on 116123 for anyone experiencing suicidal thinking or distress   

 

Team work

Safe Space, run by Doncaster PFG, are providing free telephone support to anyone in need. Their team of volunteers who each have lived experience of mental health issues are available at the numbers which appear when you click 'go there' 

 

Pharmacist helping elderly woman
Therapist

Open Minds are providing 10 sessions of counselling, and have created this open minds library website for people to access other support  

 

Men Volunteering
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https://www.facebook.com/greenheartdoncatser/posts/660738411426105 

 

a support group for men with mental health issues or suicidal thinking 

Children Embracing in Circle

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.

autism.org.uk

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

Helping Hands

https://sparkandco.co.uk/

Spark & Co. | COVID-19 BAME Resource Hub

COVID-19 BAME Resource Hub At Spark & Co. we normally run community events for women. However, given that COVID-19 has hit BAME groups harder, we decided to create this resource hub. In it, you will find curated links to organisations and information designed to help those from BAME backgrounds. 

Support Group

expert advice and practical tips to help you look after your mental health and wellbeing 

 

Classmates in the Library

Doncaster Rethink provide a free helpline, on 0808 801 0442 this is available 24/7 for people in distress  

 

Old and Young

 

Dementia UK

https://www.dementiauk.org/ 

Information for families looking after someone with dementia during the Covid 19 pandemic

Going for a Run
Support Group

Doncaster PFG have a facebook community in which hundreds of people are able to share their experiences and support one another 

 

Phone Operator

the following helplines are all available for different ages and levels of support need: 

Childline: 0800 1111

Samaritans: 116 123

Domestic Violence Hotline: 0808 2000 247

Mind: 0300 123 3393

Age UK: 0800 169 6565

Support with your mental health for children and young people 

Child Psycholgist

Doncaster CAMHS are providing telephone support https://www.camhs-resources.co.uk/coronavirus 

 

Children Embracing in Circle

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.

autism.org.uk

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

Book Shelf

Moodjuice have lots of resources for people to download and use for self-help https://www.moodjuice.scot.nhs.uk/professional/index.asp 

Children's Race
Children Heaping Hands
Gay Couple with Daughter
Sandy Beach

A 10 minute exercise in body centred mindfulness for children (or anyone). Helpful for grounding if feeling anxious.

https://youngminds.org.uk/media/2908/finding-your-balance.pdf

Art Class

DARTS have activities around art and music and more to help during lockdown 

https://wearedarts.org.uk/

https://www.facebook.com/wearedarts/

Rainbow Color Lights

Anger management

Traffic light poster to help parents deal with anger and conflict in the family, with suggestions about how to behave/things you might say to diffuse the situation.

https://youngminds.org.uk/media/2929/when-emotions-explode-poster-parents.pdf

Nurse Checking Girl

 

Teenager

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/

Helping Hands

https://sparkandco.co.uk/

Spark & Co. | COVID-19 BAME Resource Hub

COVID-19 BAME Resource Hub At Spark & Co. we normally run community events for women. However, given that COVID-19 has hit BAME groups harder, we decided to create this resource hub. In it, you will find curated links to organisations and information designed to help those from BAME backgrounds. 

Sporty Teens

A blog with many free resources, especially helping parents connect with teens.

 

You can also pay to subscribe or download.

Some articles have a strong American Christian lean, but others don't. 

Children coloring
Nurturing Growth

Hope clouds – an activity that can be used by anyone to help hang onto a sense of hope that things can get better

https://youngminds.org.uk/media/2900/hope-clouds-activity.pdf

Star String Lights

Printable Star Qualities poster which children can use to talk about and identify their own ‘star qualities’ and add them to the poster.

https://youngminds.org.uk/media/3533/star-qualities-final.pdf

Burst of Light

Self esteem

Worksheet to encourage young people to think about what positive qualities they have

https://youngminds.org.uk/resources/school-resources/how-many-positives-activity-sheet/

Group Discussion

Creative Support Doncaster are offering wide ranging support to families and individuals during and beyond the pandemic. 

www.creativesupport.co.uk

Man in sweatshirt on beach

The Samaritans are available 24/7 free on 116123 for anyone experiencing suicidal thinking or distress   

 

Phone Operator

the following helplines are all available for different ages and levels of support need: 

Childline: 0800 1111

Samaritans: 116 123

Domestic Violence Hotline: 0808 2000 247

Mind: 0300 123 3393

Expecting a Sibling

A site filled with resources for parents, including videos to help you cope during the pandemic, and help with your children 

Children Meditating

slideshow for children to talk them through how stress affects their body and mood. Click 'log in as guest' to enter  

Children's Storybooks
School Supply

Dealing with emotions

Letter template to help children express and understand their feelings, with helpful suggestions to get started with identifying emotions.

https://youngminds.org.uk/media/2933/a-letter-about-how-i-m-feeling.pdf

Bullet Journal

Well-being

Ideas for activities the whole family can join in with to promote well-being while coping with lockdown and school closures

https://youngminds.org.uk/media/3750/wellbeing-activity-calendar.pdf

Kids Painting

Save The Children also provide help/support and advice in other areas for children and families during and beyond lockdown