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    User Group Name Contact Details

    Business Boosters Network CIC

    Business Boosters Network is a community interest company run and led by service users, delivering Mental Health, Well Being Training & Consultancy throughout the UK. It mission is to raise awareness and understanding of mental health and wellbeing, and to create a society where stigma and discrimination are a thing of the past. It aims to do this through providing training and consultancy that improves the lives of service users and educates the public, doing so ethically and with professionalism.

    • Stephanie de la Haye
    • 0114 2421700
    • Office 27, Woodbourn Business Centre, Jessell Street, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S9 3HY
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    Healthwatch Barnsley

    Healthwatch group (small)

    Healthwatch will give people a powerful voice locally and nationally. At a local level, local Healthwatch will work to help local people get the best out of their local health and social care services. Whether it's improving them today or helping to shape them for tomorrow. Local Healthwatch is all about local voices being able to influence the delivery and design of local services. Not just people who use them, but anyone who might need to in future.

    • Healthwatch Barnsley
    • 01226 320106
    • C/O Voluntary Action Barnsley, The Core, County Way, Barnsley S70 2JW
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    Healthwatch Bradford

    Healthwatch group (small)

    Healthwatch is the new independent consumer champion created to gather and represent the views of the public. Healthwatch will play a role at both national and local level and will make sure that the views of people and communities are taken into account when commissioning or changing services. Healthwatch Bradford and District will give people a powerful voice to have their say on health and social care throughout our district.

    • Healthwatch Bradford
    • 01535 665258
    • Central Hall, Alice Street, Keighley, West Yorks BD21 3JD
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    Healthwatch Sheffield

    Healthwatch group (small)

    Healthwatch is the new consumer champion to give adults, children and young people a powerful voice about health and social care services. Healthwatch Sheffield works with local people to improve health and social care services and help people to get the best out of those services.

    • Healthwatch Sheffield
    • 0114 2536688
    • The Circle, 33 Rockingham Lane, Sheffield S1 4FW
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    Healthy Minds Calderdale

    Healthy Minds Calderdale

    Healthy Minds is a user-led organisation working across the Calderdale borough to promote positive mental health and recovery for people affected by mental distress. They offer a service to anyone who identifies as having mental health need, offering an alternative to statutory mental health services. Their services include support groups and recovery courses, as well as running anti-stigma workshops and providing welfare and benefits advice.

    • Wendy Anderson, Administrator
    • 01422 345154
    • Resource Centre, Hall Street, Halifax HX1 5AY
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    Hearing Voices Network

    Hearing Voices Network

    HVN is committed to helping people who hear voices. They offer information, support and understanding to people who hear voices and those who support them, through alternatives to the traditional medical approach. They run and promote self-help groups, organise and deliver training sessions for health workers and the general public, and run a telephone line to give information and help to those who experience hearing voices, seeing visions and tactile sensations.

    • Hearing Voices Network
    • 0114 271 8210
    • C/o Sheffield Hearing Voices Network, Limbrick Day Service, Limbrick Road, Sheffield, S6 2PE
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    Heeley City Farm

    Heeley logo

    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.

    • Heeley City Farm
    • 0114 2580482
    • Richards Road, Heeley, Sheffield, S2 3DT
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    Involve Doncaster Mental Health Group

    involve doncaster

    Involve is a service-user led project which promotes the views and ideas of service users through a variety of methods – from meeting with users of different services to sending people to decision making committees within Doncaster mental health services. The project holds regular meetings, usually on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday afternoon of each month, followed by socialising in the pub. There is no website but you can connect online with Involve on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Involve-Doncaster-Mental-Health-Group/697748313592425

    • Involve Doncaster
    • no phone number
    • c/o The Talking Shop, 63 Hallgate, DN1 3PB
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    Leeds Involving People

    Leeds Involving People Logo 2015

    Leeds Involving People involve the community in the development of health and social care services by ensuring their opinions and concerns are at the centre of decision making processes. The organisation does this by promoting best practice in involvement and by ensuring its methods are appropriate, accessible and responsive to the needs of individuals and communities. Leeds Involving People also supports individuals and organisations to become ‘involvement ready’ so they can work in partnership with public bodies to shape, improve and co-design services.

    • Leeds Involving People
    • 0113 2374 508
    • Ground Floor Unit 8, Gemini Park, Sheepscar Way, Leeds, LS7 3JB
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    Leeds Survivor Led Crisis Service

    Leeds Crisis logo

    LSLCS provide a crisis support service at Dial House to provide sanctuary and support at times of crisis as well as a telephone hotline service run in the evening. The service was set up to be a place of sanctuary, as an alternative to hospital admission and statutory services for people in acute mental health crisis. It is governed and managed, by people with direct experience of mental health problems. They also run a range of peer-led groups for members to support each other to avoid crisis.

    • Leeds Survivor Led Crisis Service
    • 0113 260 9328
    • Dial House, 12 Chapel Street, Halton, Leeds, LS15 7RW
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    Mainstay

    Mainstay works in York and North Yorkshire with people who have mental health difficulties to motivate them and encourage them to reach their goals. They are individual support packages through short courses, mentoring and workshops, as well as group support. Mainstay is a great believer in placing the service user at the heart of their recovery journey. The services offered are underpinned by the recovery model and have elements of social care and education as a vehicle for the recovery journey.

    Mental Health Action Group Hull

    MHAGS offers a cheerful and respectful environment for those who have, or have had previously experienced mental health problems. We aim to create a safe environment for members to come and meet others for support, a chat and friendship. Free tea and coffee is available along with information about mental health services, welfare benefits etc. We welcome members joining us in our activities and there is always someone who can help with a problem or refer you to another person or organisation if necessary.

    Mental Health Action Group Sheffield (MHAGS)

    MHAGS logo

    Mental Health Action Group Sheffield is a user-run drop-in centre for adults who have or have previously had mental health problems. They provide a large lounge for socialising and to take part in activities, a fully equipped kitchen providing subsidised meals each day, but most importantly it provides a safe non-judgmental environment of some of the most vulnerable members of our society suffering mental health problems.

    • Mental Health Action Group Sheffield
    • 0114 234 6428
    • 46 Creswick Street, Langsett Estate, Sheffield, S6 2TN
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    Mosaic 2

    Mosaic II yorks & humb logo 2015

    Mosaic II is a support service for survivors and their families whose lives have been affected by sexual abuse. The aim of Mosaic II is to relieve the mental and physical distress and suffering of families in Bradford and Airedale, West Yorkshire, whose lives have been affected by sexual violence/abuse through the provision of therapeutic, advice and advocacy services and to raise awareness of the issues surrounding such violence/abuse. They offer support groups, counselling and complementary therapies.

    • Mosaic II
    • 01274 734 561
    • Unit 15, Holroyd Business Centre, Bradford, BD5 9BP
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    Scarborough Survivors

    Scarborough logo

    Scarborough Survivors is a registered charity which was founded in 1994 by service users who wanted to ensure that their voice was clearly heard within the Mental Health arena. As part of its work it offers a local self-supporting group covering the Scarborough and surrounding areas, and is a user-led organisation, made up entirely of people with direct experience of mental health problems, either personally or as a carer, close relative or friend. A key element of Survivors' work is to represent the voice of the service user on a wide range of committees and groups locally. Scarborough Survivors also offers activities and social opportunities, volunteering opportunities and training for volunteers.

    • Scarborough Survivors
    • 01723 500222
    • 9 Alma Square, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1JR 
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    Service User Network Leeds

    Leeds Service User Network works closely with mental health and learning disabilities service providers to explore what works well and what areas may need further improvement, encouraging service users to meet to share experiences of using service to highlight areas of concern and where improvements could be made.

    • Service User Network Leeds
    • 0113 305 6758
    • Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, 2150 Century Way, Thorpe Park, Leeds, LS15 8ZB
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    Sheffield SHIP (Self-help and Inclusion Project)

    This group aims to: * Promote mental health self-help in Sheffield * Develop a service user-controlled network of mental health self-help groups * Increase the number of mental health self-help groups in Sheffield * Increase the number of people with mental health problems taking part in community activities

    • Patrick Wood
    • 0114 253 6626
    • c/o SUST, The Circle, 33 Rockingham Lane, Sheffield S1 4FW
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    Survivors of Depression in Transition (SODIT)

    A 100% service user run and led mental health charity for women, SODIT provides a holistic perspective in dealing with depression. Services include service-user led drop-in sessions with a friendly emphatic, safe environment. The group also facilitates one to one counselling with qualified professionals. SODIT is 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.

    • Stephanie de la Haye
    • 0114 242 1700
    • Office 27 , Woodbourn Business Centre , Jessell st , Sheffield S9 3HY
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    SUST (Sheffield User Survivor Trainers)

    SUST is a network of mental health trainers with personal experience of mental distress and using mental health services. They deliver mental health training and act as a source of mutual support for trainers. The service can also support service users to become mental health trainers in their own right and take part in developing written training materials. SUST also provides opportunities for service users to become involved in user involvement initiatives sponsored by other organisations such as Sheffield Hallam University. Please note this organisation does not have a website at present.

    • Patrick Wood
    • 07841 024667
    • The Circle, 33 Rockingham Lane, Sheffield S1 4FW
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    Unity and Hope

    Unity and Hope

    Unity and Hope was formed on the 29th April 2013, a small group of individuals from all walks of life, working, professional backgrounds, and life experiences. Unity and Hope is leading an independent project (completely volunteer led and non-profiting) on improving services for adult survivors and ethnic minority survivors of child sexual abuse (CSA) this includes: incest, rape, sexual assault or violence at any point in their life. Please note that Unity and Hope have not disclosed their street address / phone number / email address. To get in touch with the group, please visit their website and use their Contact Us page.

    Volition

    volition yorks & humb - logo

    Volition is a network of third sector organisations in Leeds that support people’s mental health and wellbeing. Volition has over 90 member organisations working in a wide range of settings from health and social care to housing, the arts, the environment, community development, talking therapy and carers’ support. Volition promotes networking and partnership for people with mental health needs, provides information for and about the third sector, and ensures that the mental health third sector is represented and able to participate in strategic planning both in Leeds and nationally.

    • Volition
    • 0113 242 1321
    • Suite C24, Joseph's Well, Hanover Walk, Westgate, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS3 1AB
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    Evolving Minds

    Evolving Minds is a public meeting that looks at different ways to emotional well being and living in what is often a mad world! The group meets in Hebden Bridge on the first Monday of the month. They believe everybody has wisdom and expertise about social and emotional wellbeing. They also believe there is no one right way to see the world. NB - Facebook based group. no street address.

    Healthwatch Calderdale

    Healthwatch Calderdale is there to gather and represent the views of adults, young people and children living or using services in Calderdale. They want to know what’s working well and what needs to be changed. Together you can make a difference. Healthwatch England is the national body for Healthwatch, working with a network of 152 local Healthwatch (such as Healthwatch Calderdale) and other partners to address national issues with access to and quality of health and social care services.

    • Shamim Akhtar
    • 01422 399 433
    • The Elsie Whiteley Innovation Centre Hopwood Lane Halifax West Yorkshire HX1 5ER
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    Healthwatch Doncaster

    Healthwatch was established 1st April 2013. An independent organisation who ensures that everyone in Doncaster has the opportunity to have their voice heard with the objective of making adults and children’s health and social care services better in Doncaster.

    • Healthwatch Doncaster
    • 0808 8010 391
    • 3 Cavendish Court South Parade Doncaster South Yorkshire DN1 2DJ
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    Healthwatch East Riding of Yorkshire

    Healthwatch can help you by providing information about access to local health and social care services. This service can provide local information to help with issues such as finding a new GP or accessing an NHS dentist. Healthwatch can also give advice on options for what to do if you are unhappy with your care or treatment. This includes signposting to independent NHS complaints advocacy.

    • Steve Kimberley
    • 01482 665 684
    • Unit 18 Brough Business Centre Skillings Lane Brough East Riding of Yorkshire HU15 1EN
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    Healthwatch Kingston upon Hull

    Healthwatch gives people a powerful voice in Hull and nationally. At a local level, Healthwatch Hull works to help people get the best out of the city's health and social care services. Whether it is improving them today or helping to shape them for tomorrow, Healthwatch is all about local voices being able to influence the delivery and design of services. Not just people who use them, but anyone who might need to in future.

    • Healthwatch Kingston upon Hull
    • 01482 332 999
    • The Strand 75 Beverley Road Hull East Riding of Yorkshire HU3 1XL
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    Healthwatch Rotherham

    Healthwatch is the independent consumer champion created to represent the interests of the public. Healthwatch plays a role at both national and local level and will make sure that your views on health and social care services are taken into account. At a local level, Rotherham Healthwatch will work to help local people get the best out of their local health and social care services. Whether it’s improving them today or helping to shape them for tomorrow. Rotherham Healthwatch is all about Rotherham voices being able to influence the delivery and design of local services. Not just people who use them, but anyone who might need to in future.

    • Healthwatch Rotherham
    • 01709 717 130
    • 33 High Street Rotherham South Yorkshire S60 1AP
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    Healthwatch York

    Healthwatch York is your way to influence local health and social care services – hospitals, care homes, GP surgeries, home care services and many others. Healthwatch York can help you and your family get the best out of your local health and social care services. You can be involved in shaping these services according to what your community wants or needs.

    • Carol Pack
    • 01904 621 133
    • FREEPOST RTEG-BLES-RRYJ 15 Priory Street York North Yorkshire YO1 6ET
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