This year we are holding a virtual market fair to showcase some of the local partners that we work with and the services they offer to Doncaster residents.
At each AGM, we usually hold a market fair in person where meeting attendees can browse stalls and speak with staff about what they offer and how to get involved with the organisation.
Due to the restrictions the coronavirus pandemic has brought we still wanted to offer an opportunity for people to learn about what’s on offer in our town so please see the links below and we hope you will join us at the AGM on 2 September!
Be Cancer SAFE Doncaster
Rotherham, Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust run Doncaster’s Living Well Information & Support Service as part of Be Cancer Safe – a social movement across South Yorkshire, Bassetlaw and North Derbyshire which aims to raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of cancer and the opportunities for screening to increase the number of people diagnosed earlier.
The Living Well Information and Support Service exists to empower and support the people of Doncaster, by providing quality information and support about cancer to enable them to make positive changes to their lives to help them live well.
Find out more about the Be Cancer Safe team and the work they do by visiting their webpage here.
Established in 2013, Healthwatch Doncaster is an independent organisation who ensures that everyone in our town has the opportunity to have their voice heard to help make local health and social care services better. The organisation collects people’s views and experiences of Doncaster based health and social care services to help improve them and shape future service provision.
Healthwatch can also help signpost people to health and care services that are the most appropriate for their need. You can contact Healthwatch on 01302 965450 and there is lots of information and surveys available on their website to share your views and experiences.
darts creates art with people in Doncaster to improve life, learning and health and offers a safe space to try different, often transformative creative activities. With almost 30 years’ experience, the organisation know that taking part in creative activity helps people make positive changes. It’s amazing to see how the arts improve the health, wellbeing and social capital of Doncaster residents ensuring everyone has the opportunity to fulfil their potential.
During the Coronavirus pandemic, darts have adapted their activities to include many online workshops so people can still connect and enjoy arts whilst social distancing.
For more information please visit their website or telephone 01302 341662.
Doncaster Children’s Services Trust
Doncaster Children’s Services Trust deliver children’s social care and family support services on behalf of Doncaster Council. The Trust’s areas of work include a variety of topics including child protection, services for children in need and children in care and fostering and adoption services. They believe that every child and young person in Doncaster deserves the best start in life and support when they need it to reach their full potential. They support all children and young people who need help at times of need or crisis in their lives.
At the heart of their business is a team of young people who have experience of care, these are called Young Advisors. They advise the Chief Executive on how to run the Trust and how services can be improved for other children and young people.
For more information about how the Trust works with parents and carers as well as young people visit their website or telephone 01302 737777.
You can also report a concern about a child online on their dedicated webpage.
Fit Rovers is Club Doncaster Foundation’s pioneering adult fitness course based at the Keepmoat Stadium, aimed at men and women who live in Doncaster free of charge. A series of twelve week fitness courses are conducted throughout the year offering excellently delivered sessions and advice to work towards a healthier lifestyle.
Unlike big fitness/weight-loss chains that charge you for public weigh-ins and give very little guidance, information at Fit Rovers is completely confidential meaning you can keep a track of exactly how you’re doing on a one-to-one basis with the staff.
The sessions consist of interactive workshops looking at nutrition and health advice followed by an exercise session tailored to the needs of every individual. For more information visit the website and check out their Facebook page.
Rethink Your Drink Doncaster
The Rethink Your Drink website is designed to help people in Doncaster make better choices about drinking and reduce alcohol misuse and harm.
Working with Doncaster’s Alcohol Alliance the website’s aim is to help people make better informed choices around alcohol and inform the local population about what support is available FREE across the NHS, council and the voluntary services and how to access them.
If you’d like a confidential chat about your drinking, please call Doncaster’s Drug and Alcohol Services (Aspire) on 01302 730956, visit Doncaster Alcohol Services’ website – who have now joined Project 6 – https://www.doncasteralcoholservices.co.uk/ ring 01302 360090 or call Public Health on 01302 734579.
You can also find out about the Alcohol Health Alliance UK here: https://ahauk.org/
Doncaster CAMHS eClinic App
Children’s and Adolescent Mental Health Services
The ‘Doncaster CAMHS E-clinic’ app can be downloaded free on any smart phone or tablet from the Apple app store or Google play store. Designed for young people aged between 11 and 19, the app allows a virtual appointment with a CAMHS practitioner via the instant messaging service to be booked. A young person can receive support from the app even if not currently open to CAMHS.
The practitioners can offer advice, reassurance and strategies for low level mental health/emotional concerns. If it is felt that someone requires further input from the CAMHS service, a referral can be made with the young person’s consent.
For more information please visit the RDaSH website here.
With me in Mind
With me in Mind is a new service which offers a team of Mental Health Support Workers who are based in and near schools and colleges around Doncaster. The team helps children and young people with their mental health and enhance support already available in educational settings from school counsellors and nurses etc. to treat those with mild to moderate mental health issues in school.
The team can also help children and young people with more severe needs to access the right support and provide a link to specialist NHS services.
With me in Mind can offer support with:
- Low mood
- Simple phobias
- Sleep problems
- Panic attacks
- Behavioural and emotional problems
For more information please see the With me in Mind website.
South Yorkshire, Bassetlaw and North Derbyshire (SYB) Cancer Alliance
The SYB Cancer Alliance brings together organisations from across the region to help ensure we have the best possible cancer care for our residents. These organisations include: NHS organisations, local councils, charities, and patient groups.
The partnership aims to optimise cancer services and care provided by reducing health inequalities, piloting innovative approaches and sharing best practice.
The alliance aims to support people to be healthy, get the best and most appropriate treatment, stay healthy and pain free after recovery, and when needed, die with dignity; giving support to family members and carers.
There are many opportunities to get involved in the work of the alliance, particularly if you have experience of cancer services. For more information please visit the Cancer Alliance website.
People Focused Group (PFG)
Based in Intake, the People Focused Group are pioneers in peer support who are changing the landscape of how community support is provided to help people experiencing mental health problems.
The group have a Wellness Centre with drop in sessions and various workshops where members can socialise and seek peer support on various issues.
In 2019, PFG were commissioned to run the town’s Safe Space initiative via referrals from the Single Point of Access team at RDaSH. Safe Space has gone from strength to strength since its launch and helped many people get personalised care plans and help with common problems which can affect mental health.
For more information about PFG please visit their website or call 01302 618507.