Help for those with depression in Doncaster

Deaf Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner, Peter Shaw.
Deaf Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner, Peter Shaw.

A Doncaster-based service for people experiencing anxiety and depression is offering free awareness raising sessions to the borough’s Deaf community throughout November.

The sessions consist of three single two hour stints called ‘Better Mental Health’ and are being run by Deaf Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner Peter Shaw.

The mental health specialist now works for Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust (RDaSH) and also Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) Service, which is located at the town centre base of Doncaster and District Deaf Society in Milton Walk, DN21 3QG.

IAPT Service Manager Tim Godley said: “The symptoms of low mood, anxiety and stress can affect anyone at any time in their life.

“These up coming events are specifically aimed at Doncaster’s Deaf community, which will help to improve their understanding of these issues and make our services as accessible as possible.” The sessions will run between 6pm and 8pm on 5, 12 and 19 November, anyone who would like to book a place on any of these dates can contact Peter Shaw at email.