Mental health helpline launched

Mental health helpline launched

By Chloe West | 19/11/2020

Mental health helpline launched

 

A HEALTH trust has introduced a new helpline to provide urgent support to people experiencing a mental health crisis.

Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust (RDaSH), has brought in the freephone number, enabling residents living in the Rotherham community to access help 24/7.

Dr Nav Ahluwalia, executive medical director at RDasH, said: “The pandemic is impacting on many people’s mental health and I want to reassure Rotherham residents that if they are in a crisis situation, help is just a phone call away.”

The new number is 0800 652 8571, though for the time being it will be available alongside the current Rotherham crisis number of 01709 302670.

This is to make sure anyone in crisis who has the old number can still receive the help they need.

An experienced member of staff will be available to answer the call any time of the day or night, every day of the week.

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