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Barnsley Mental Health Awareness event

16 Sep - 21 Sep 2019

Mental health problems affect one in four people in any given year and can affect anyone at any time. They range from common problems, such as depression and anxiety, to rarer problems such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. 

Experiencing mental health problems can be upsetting, confusing, frightening and people may struggle to know where to turn to for help. This is why we have teamed up with local support groups and organisations in the Barnsley area, for the second time this year, to create awareness of where help is available to those in need. 

We will be welcoming a number of charities and support groups into the centre across our Mental Health Awareness week, 16th – 21st September 2019, who will be on hand to provide support, guidance and a friendly face to talk to.

Why not try some self help ...

If you’re in need of a pick me up we have plenty of stores across our Centre that can supply you with products that will help you to look and feel great and give your mental wellbeing a boost!

With Summer coming to an end our retailers are introducing their new Autumn 2019 trends. Fill your wardrobe with warming colours available throughout the Centre with some fantastic bargains to be had from Primark, Select, Next, TK Maxx, Roman, Bonmarche and Yours Clothing. Head over to our Autumn Fashion Blog to discover this years trends and wardrobe essentials.

Getting good sleep can help to improve your mood and increase your energy levels. Give your bedroom a refresh with new bedding, fluffy pillows and snug throws at Wilko.  

Keeping a mood diary can help you keep track of any changes in your mood, and you might find that you have more good days than you think. The Works have plenty of stylish stationary at unbeatable prices to help you get prepared.

Spending time with loved ones is a great way to lift your mood and discuss any issues you might be facing. Why not arrange to meet them for a bite to eat in Massarella Coffee Shop or Urban Deli?

Barnsley Mental Health Awareness Week

Join us between the 16th and 21st of September 2019 for a week filled with support and guidance on all things Mental Health for the people of Barnsley. For more information on each service involved please see below.

Monday 16th September

Royal Voluntary Service - 9.00am - 4.00pm

Rethink Barnsley - 10.00am - 3.30pm

Working Win - 9.00am - 4.00pm

Tuesday 17th September

Health Watch Barnsley - 10.00am - 4.00pm

Live Well Barnsley - 10.00am - 4.00pm

Working Win - 9.00am - 4.00pm

Wednesday 18th September

Emi B Designs (sewing classes) - 10.00am - 4.00pm

DIAL Barnsley - 9.00am - 12.30pm

Barnsley Mental Health Forum - 1.00pm - 4.00pm

Working Win - 9.00am - 4.00pm

Thursday 19th September

BSARCS (Barnsley Sexual Abuse & Rape Crisis Services) - 11.00am - 1.00pm

Community First Credit Union - 10.00am - 4.00pm

Working Win - 9.00am - 4.00pm

Friday 20th September

Health Watch Barnsley - 10.00am - 4.00pm

Working Win - 9.00am - 4.00pm

Saturday 21st September

Samaritans - 9.00am - 3.00pm

BELIEVE - 9.00am - 4.00pm

Working Win - 9.00am - 4.00pm


(This list will be updated daily)


Royal Voluntary Service mobilises volunteers to support those in need, in hospital and in the community. Come along and find out about becoming a volunteer or how their volunteer services can help you.
Rethink Barnsley raises awareness of advocacy and Rethink Mental Illness - a range of services and support groups available offering help throughout Barnsley.
Working Win is a brand new scheme offered by South Yorkshire Housing. The Health-led Employment Trial is an experimental trial testing a new employment support service for people with a health condition.
Healthwatch Barnsley is the independent consumer champion created to gather and represent the views of the public.
Live Well Barnsley will be demonstrating their online directory of services, groups, activities and events that contribute to the health and wellbeing of the people of Barnsley. You can also find out about Digital Champions who are based in the community libraries, The Recovery College and other community venues giving support to get online. They have a 6 week basics ‘get online’ sessions, 1:1 sessions, an online banking course and an introduction to Amazon Echo and Google Home technology and how they can help to help you stay living independently.
Emi B Designs is Barnsley's newest sewing school and craft community space. Classes in sewing, arts, crafts and more. Being creative is a fantastic tool for the mind to unwind and de-stress. Proven to help with mental health. Be amongst like minded people and learn new skills. 
DIAL is a local service supporting disabled people and their families in Barnsley. They provide free confidential information, advice and support to enable local people to live independent lives.

Barnsley Mental Health Forum. Come and chat to us about your thoughts on the local Mental Health Strategy and possible crisis Café
BSARCS (Barnsley Sexual Abuse and Rape Crisis Services) is the only group in Barnsley offering specialist services to people whose lives have been affected by rape, sexual abuse, sexual assault or any kind of sexual violence. We listen. We Believe. We Support.
Community First Credit Union. Finances and debt can be worrying and be a major cause of stress and depression. Community First Credit Union can help with advice and support on these matters helping you find a solution and even secure a loan.

Samaritans are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Whatever your going through, a Samaritan will face it with you.
BELIEVE is a mental health support group aimed at those who suffer from mental health issues, are affected by mental health issues or simply want to gain a better understanding of mental health issues. We aim to provide a fun, friendly, supportive and safe environment for everyone.

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