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Dementia Forward Helpline

When someone experiences confusion or memory problems it can be for a variety of reasons and no two people are the same. For free confidential support and advice, you can call your local Dementia Forward Helpline on 03300 578 592 Monday to Friday 9.00am to 4.00pm (excluding bank holidays). You do not need to have a dementia diagnosis to access support.

Free app for expectant fathers

Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust are offering new and expectant fathers in the area free access to an app providing on-the-go advice to help them enjoy their babies, feel more confident and support their mental and emotional wellbeing. You can download the app by visiting

Free online support for children and young people with Type 1 diabetes

DigiBete is a free online service to support children and young people to manage their Type 1 diabetes. The service is available via the DigiBete App or online at

Free online support for adults with Type 1 diabetes

MyType1Diabetes is a free online platform to support adults to manage their Type 1 diabetes. It is available at

Help for people with dementia and their families

A new dementia advice clinic is opening in Selby which will be based in Posterngate surgery.

IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological therapies)

IAPT is a national NHS programme designed to increase the availability of talking therapy treatments recommended by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE).

Significant events like bereavement, unemployment, relationship breakdown, traumatic events or even stress at work can lead to difficulties requiring help and support. Problems with low mood and anxiety can develop and make it difficult for us to cope with life’s daily demands.

To make sure that the IAPT service is right for you, you will need to complete a self-referral form. You can self-refer here or by telephone Monday-Friday 9am-5pm on 01904 556840. Assessments are undertaken over the phone, although alternative arrangements can be made if required. At the end of the assessment, we will discuss what help is available within the service.

Where IAPT is not the most suitable service we can signpost you to alternatives where available.

Click here for more information about the York and Selby IAPT service.

Mental Health Crisis Support

In a mental health emergency you can contact your local crisis resolution and intensive home treatment team using our central freephone telephone number below:

Freephone:0800 0516 171
Service opening hours:24 hours a day, seven days a week.

What is the crisis resolution and home treatment team?

We provide specialist assessment for people aged 16yrs* and older who need urgent mental health care.

This assessment helps us to understand and agree:

  • what your current needs are
  • how we may be able to support you.

This includes your mental and physical health needs as well as any social care needs you may have.

We will also identify if there are any risks to yourself or others.  This is to minimise any possible harm and support your well-being.

A range of professionals work in the team including nurses, psychologists, occupational therapists, social workers, support workers, doctors and trainee staff.

Mindfulness Training

Mindfulness Taster Sessions and Courses are available for patients who live with repeated episodes of depression or who are stressed in the role of caring for (or parenting) someone with a mental health problem. Further information is available on the TEWV website, which can be accessed by the link at the top of this message. 

NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme

Every two minutes someone finds out that they have Type 2 diabetes, a potentially serious health condition that can cause long-term health problems.
It can lead to sight loss, kidney failure, loss of a limb, and makes you at least twice as likely to have a heart attack or stroke.

It’s very important that you find out if you are at high risk of Type 2 diabetes so you can get support to lower your risk. You may even be eligible for your free local Healthier You: NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme (find out more about the programme here). The Diabetes UK risk tool can help you find out if you’re at risk of developing the condition. It takes just a few minutes and could be the most important thing you do today.

North Yorkshire County Council

Do you, or somebody you know, need help with daily living?

Try the North Yorkshire County Council care and support short assessment. It provides advice and guidance to help you make informed choices about how you might wish to meet care and support needs. It also provides recommendation as to whether a full assessment of your needs might be helpful to you and allows you to send your information on to them.

Qwell: commissioned for adults in the Vale of York

The CCG has commissioned Qwell ( for all adults aged 19+ across the Vale of York to support people with their emotional wellbeing and mental health.

It is a free, safe and anonymous mental health and wellbeing service. There are no waiting lists, no referrals and no thresholds required to access the service.

Recovery College Online - Free Online Mental Wellbeing Support 

Tees, Esk And Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust has launched a free on-line resource providing information on mental health wellbeing and e-learning courses to promote recovery.

Testing for Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)

YorSexualHealth offers free and confidential postal tests for people aged 16 years old and over living in North Yorkshire and York

Your Covid Recovery 

Is a new NHS website designed to help people recover from the long-term effects of Covid-19 and support them to manage their recovery. It includes information from rehabilitation experts about how to manage ongoing symptoms and health needs at home, and signposts to sources of support. 


YorSexualHealth offer free, confidential sexual health and contraception services in York and North Yorkshire.


YOURPHYSIO is the NHS physiotherapy website for the Vale of York (York, Selby, Malton) and the East Riding. The aim of the website is to provide help and information to assist patients in the early management of common injuries and pain problems. They also offer detailed guidance on living with a long term condition such as osteoarthritis.

Warm and Well

Warm and Well in North Yorkshire raises awareness of the impact of cold homes on our health and well being, offers practical solutions to reduce fuel poverty, and supports people and communities to stay warm and will in winter.

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