Howden Medical Centre

Pinfold Street


DN14 7DD

CAll: 01430 430318


Mental Health Emergencies

If you or a loved one are experiencing a mental health crisis, you can call a local NHS mental health helpline for 24-hour advice and support.

You can call for yourself, your child, your parent or someone you care for. If someone's life is at risk or they cannot be kept safe, call 999 or go to A&E.

Humber Family Connections

Humber Family Connections is a 12 week group programme for
the ‘supporters’ of individuals who present with difficulties that might be diagnosable as ‘borderline’ or ‘emotionally unstable’ personality disorder. This might be that person’s parent, sibling, partner, friend, son, daughter etc.

The programme is available to anyone registered with a GP in Hull or East Riding CCG areas. The supporter needs to be 18+ years old, but the age of the person they are supporting can be anything.

The supporter can attend the programme irrespective of whether
the supportee is in mental health services or not. The supportee does not attend Family Connections- it is to support the supporters in their own wellbeing and in learning skills themselves. The supportee won’t be informed of the supporter’s attendances, or vice versa.

You can self-refer by completing the form on the website

Mental Health Response Service

LOGO NHS Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust

The Emotional Wellbeing Service provides access to evidence-based therapies recommended by the National Institute for Clinical Excellence(NICE) as part of a stepped care delivery model.

We offer a support with a range of mental health conditions such as: stess, anxiety, worry, OCD, health anxiety, social anxiety, depression/low mood, fear of birth, pregnancy and post-birth low mood and anxiety, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), employment support and long-term conditions.

Telephone: Monday to Friday 01482 335451

Poster Your Health NHS Prevention and Lifestyle Services

Mental Health & Wellbeing Coaches now available at our GP Practices .

Our new Mental Health & Wellbeing Coach will be based within our GP Practices supporting the low/moderate mental health needs of patients.

What does a Mental Health & Wellbeing Coach Support?

  • Low / moderate level Mental Health Issues
  • Stress
  • Worry / Panic
  • Anxiety
  • Feeling Lonely
  • Sadness
  • Bereavement Support / Loss and Grief
  • Low Self Esteem
  • Anxiety
  • Depression / Low Mood
  • Sleep Hygiene
  • Employment Stress
  • Relationship Challenges
  • Substance Misuse affecting behaviour
  • Emotional Effects of COVID-19

Poster Your Health NHS Prevention and Lifestyle Services

What to expect from the sessions?

  • 6-8 sessions over 12 weeks, 1hr sessions.
  • Holistic style, client-led sessions.
  • Set goals are planned, based on the individual’s needs, and will be supported throughout the sessions.
  • Utilising a Person-centred approach to support positive change.
  • To help guide people through their recovery.

Service Criteria
  • Patients must be aged 18+
  • Experiencing low to moderate mental health issues (moderate to serious mental health cases will be stepped up to the CMHT and Crisis Team in the usual way).
  • Patients must be registered with one of the practices in the Cygnet PCN to access the service.
  • To access this service please call our reception team who can make a referral.
NOTE: Mental Health & Wellbeing Coaches are not clinically trained and will not be offering counselling / psychiatric support or providing medication however will aid in the facilitation of referrals to appropriate services as required


Mental Health Helplines

Whether you have concerns about your own health or that of another, helplines can provide expert advice and support. See also our Contacts page for local resources. NHS111 also has access to a huge database of helplines and  resources. Ring 111 24/7

Anxiety UK

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Mens Health Forum

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Bipolar UK

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Mental Health Forum

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Gambling Helpline

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Every Mind Matters

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Narcotics Anon

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Cruise Bereavement

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OCD Action

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Young Minds

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Alzheimers Society

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Useful information about dementia

If you are worried about your memory or someone else’s memory the first thing to do is make an appointment with your GP. There are many reasons why someone may be showing signs similar to dementia. Dementia is not just about losing your memory. The word 'dementia' describes a set of symptoms that may include memory loss but can also affect the way you think, speak, perceive things, feel and behave.

Dementia is not a natural part of ageing. It doesn’t just affect older people. Over 42,000 people under 65 in the UK have dementia.

Dementia is caused by diseases of the brain. There are many different types of dementia and everyone’s dementia is different. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia. The specific symptoms that someone with dementia experiences will depend on the parts of the brain that are damaged and the disease that is causing the dementia.

People can still live well with dementia. Although there is no cure for dementia, scientists and researchers are working hard to find one. People with dementia can continue to lead an active, purposeful life and carry on doing the things that matter to them most.

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