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MetiNews.Com - A spokesperson for Scarborough, Whitby and Ryedale Mind said they were "in desperate need" of more volunteers
Breaking News ! A Yorkshire coast mental health charity is in need of volunteers to help them deal with an explosion in the number of people waiting for support. Scarborough, Whitby and Ryedale Mind (SWRM) say that their waiting list for mental health support has doubled in the past 12 months, as successive lockdowns have impacted people’s mental health. To get the latest email updates from North Yorkshire Live, click here . Mental health is a major issue across North Yorkshire and the Coast, and this has been exacerbated by the pandemic. North Yorkshire Police recently revealed a huge spike in mental-health related incidents over the pandemic year. SWRM Services Manager Catherine Mason said: “We do have a lot of people coming to us and that has increased since the start of the pandemic last year. Where to get mental health help in 2021 Samaritans : Phone 116 123, 24 hours a day, or email email@example.com, in confidence Platform 1 men's community group : Support for issues including mental health problems and addiction recovery. Visit the website or call 01484 421143. Andy's Man Club : firstname.lastname@example.org PAPYRUS : A voluntary organisation supporting suicidal teens and young adults.
. Bullying UK : A website for both children and adults affected by bullying. Click here Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) : For young men who are feeling unhappy. There's a website and a helpline: 0800 58 58 58 MindOut: Provide support and advice on mental health for members of LGBTQ communities. Phone 01273 234839
“Many people have struggled with isolation, I think that’s a particular problem that people have had.” More than 1 in 10 Scarborough residents say that they are “often” or “always” lonely, according to recently released ONS figures, and the town has one of the highest suicide rates in the country, with 44 between 2017 and 2019. SWRM now needs to recruit more volunteers to help deal with the rise in demand. This week, Mental Health Awareness Week, they put on a number of volunteer introductions, which can be viewed online .
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Catherine said: "Volunteers are key to us being able to support people across our community and we are in desperate need of more. “For those not able to attend, we've recorded one of the sessions for people to watch in their own time. “If you're looking to volunteer or are just curious what it's about, just give us 20 minutes of your time for us to explain!" Download the YorkshireLive app to customise the news that matters to you and get the latest updates first.
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