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Your Way
10 Norfolk Rd
S2 2SX

0114 272 2245
[email protected]

  • Peer support
  • Social networking
  • Volunteering
  • Individually tailored support

Accessing Your Way is designed to be as easy and straight forward as possible. We aim to make support genuinely self-directed for everyone we work with.
Your Way works alongside individuals as they overcome obstacles and move forward with their life. This might include:
  • Managing mental health
  • Entering education
  • Returning to work
  • Finding new hobbies and social activities
  • Solving housing issues
  • Making friends
  • Organising finances
  • Reducing need for mental health services

What we offer:
  • Bespoke one-to-one support to help individuals achieve their recovery goals.
  • Person-centred planning, using Recovery Star, WRAP Plan or other tailored tools.
  • Support to improve physical and mental wellbeing, access work, leisure, education and training opportunities.
  • Links with organisations, networks and peers across the local community.
  • An open-minded approach, and a service built on the principles of user leadership and excellent customer service.
  • Tailored support via personal budgets, direct payments, spot purchase and self-funders.
  • Peer support and peer support training.
  • Tailored volunteer opportunities.
  • A flexible programme of service user led groups and activities in the community.



Barnsley Sexual Abuse & Rape Crisis Services (BSARCS)

The Core,
County Way,
South Yorkshire
S70 2JW

Helpline: 01226 298560
Helpline Opening Hours:
Monday & Thursday 10.30am –12.30pm Tuesday 12.30–2.30pm Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday evenings 5–8pm (24 hour answerphone)

Office - 01226 320140
[email protected]

BSARCS is Barnsley's only specialist provider of services to survivors of sexual violence. We offer support to women, men, children and young people.

Our main aims are:
  • To support individuals and families who have experienced sexual abuse or rape at any point in their lives, irrespective of age, gender, culture or religion.
  • To raise awareness of the issues surrounding sexual violence.
  • Central to our aim is that we listen to and believe those who have experienced abuse.

Services offered

• Helpline
• Face-to-Face Person Centred Counselling (11+)
• Group Support
• Independent Sexual Violence Advocacy (ISVA) - providing help to service users, to enable them to make informed choices, and support through the criminal justice process.
• Children’s Independent Sexual Violence Advocacy (CISVA) – support for children and young people aged 0-17 years and their families.

All services are independent, free and confidential.



Pathways Family Support Centre

Pathways Family Support Centre
33-35 Peel Parade
S70 2RN

01226 249800
[email protected]

Monday: 9am - 4pm
Tuesday: 9am - 9pm
Wednesday: 9am - 9pm
Thursday: 9am - 4pm
Friday: Closed

Client services have been identified in direct relation to client needs. Our services are accessible, confidential, supportive, appropriate, professional and free to any adult, male or female, who is currently, or has previously experienced domestic abuse. With assistance and ongoing support, added to the raft of services Pathways has at its disposal, people can begin to recognise abusive behaviours and eventually, move on with their lives. This work is long term, sadly there is no ‘quick fix’, it is about steadily building the client’s self esteem and confidence and sharing the knowledge to assist them to make informed choices about their future.


  • Counselling
  • IDVA Service
  • Support and Information sessions
  • Helpline
  • Home visiting
  • Neuro linguistic programming
  • Crisis intervention



Survivors of Depression in Transition (SODIT)

Office 27
Woodbourn Business Centre
Jessell Street
South Yorkshire
S9 3HY

0114 242 1700
[email protected]

We are a support group for women who experience depression and mental health illness. SODIT is all about giving women a chance to move on from their illness or period in life which has been very straining on family life and personal life. We have seen many women now who have managed to move on from the group towards a happy and fulfilling life. This is at the heart of what we do.

Filling the gaps in statutory services is where SODIT comes into play, such as when people are left after therapy finishes or when they are discharged from hospital. One of the main problems is the waiting lists for mental health services which can be still up to 18 months for support.

  • Support Group - Tuesdays 12:30pm-2:30pm
  • Evening Group - Thursdays 6:00pm-7:30pm
  • Mental health Training/consultancy
  • Mental health Conference
  • Member’s library
  • IT support internet access
  • Drop in Centre
  • Social Events



Heeley City Farm

Richards Road
S2 3DT

0114 2580482

Heeley City Farm identifies, confronts and addresses the problems of poverty, inequality, prejudice and lack of opportunity in our inner city community by supporting and promoting community regeneration and self help within environmentally friendly and self-sustaining systems, using the background of a mini-farm, community gardens and related resources.

Activities include:
  • Grow to Eat -These one day per week sessions will take place on both Thursdays and Fridays 10am - 12 for a period of 6 weeks and are designed to introduce people between the ages of 16 – 25, who are either classed as disadvantaged or not in education, employment or training to horticulture skills and pathways to further learning.
  • Social Cafe - Affordable, healthy food in a safe and friendly environment. Every Tuesday in The Farm Kitchen 6pm - 8pm - with meal being served at approx 7pm
  • Wild and Wooly - Knitting and crafting group; a very friendly group of knitters and crafters who meet up to chat, craft and put the world to rights! New starters always welcome whether novice or expert. Held every alternate Thursday evening in The Farm Kitchen 6pm - 9pm



Mental Health Action Group Sheffield (MHAGS)

46 Creswick Street
South Yorkshire
S6 2TN

0114 234 1750
[email protected]

The drop-in supports people who are experiencing or have experienced mental health problems, aged 18 years and over. The group offers a safe environment for members to come and meet others for support, a chat and friendship. There is always someone available to help with a problem or refer you to an appropriate organisation or service if necessary.

The lounge offers seating, pool table and acitivity space. The kitchen offers subsidised meals from £2.50 between 12noon and 2pm. Tea, coffee and cold drinks are available all day.

Social and recreational activities include:
• arts and crafts
• pool
• board games
• day trips

There is now a dedicated internet café where internet is available for 20p per hour with printing available.

Price: There is a charge of 20 pence per day to contribute to running costs.

Self Referral - an application pack is available from the office, website or via post or email on request.



National Paranoia Network

Limbrick Centre
Limbrick Road
S6 2PE

0114 271 8210
07590 837 694
[email protected]

9.00am - 4.00pm

A service for people who experience paranoia or unusual beliefs. Age 16+.
We run a weekly support group, deliver training and provide information on paranoia.
  • Support
  • Advice
  • Information
  • Training
  • Understanding
  • Normalising
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