Focus on Farmers in Bassetlaw

Following extensive engagement with farming and agricultural communities, partners across the district are working together to provide the tailored mental health support.

More than 70 farming and agricultural workers responded with their thoughts on mental health provision.

Bassetlaw Place-Based Partnership, along with other partners across the district are now working together to Focus on Farmers and signpost them to the wealth of help and support they can access. The top five areas were:

  • Mental health
  • Community support
  • Physical health
  • Cancer screening and support

The Bassetlaw Focus on Farmers scheme aims to dispel some of the myths and misconceptions those farmers told us they had around accessing mental health services in Bassetlaw, particularly around confidentiality.

Below are a list of Bassetlaw organisations which offer help and support. National organisations can be found at the bottom of this web page.

Mental Health


Harmless offers three-tier support to anyone of any age and gender impacted by self-harm or suicide within Bassetlaw. These being immediate support clinics including text support, out-of-hours support, keeping in touch clinics, clinical support work, and access to psychotherapy.


Confidential mental health support and counselling services for children and young people aged 11-25 in Bassetlaw.

Every Turn Mental Health

Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Talking Therapies is a free and confidential NHS service designed to help with common mental health problems such as stress, anxiety and depression. Anyone aged 18+ and registered with a GP can access support although a GP referral is not necessary as you can self-refer.

Nottinghamshire Crisis Sanctuaries

A free service which offers support information and guidance to anyone aged 18+ in or nearing a mental health crisis. The Sanctuaries team is ready to listen and waiting to hear from you. Open: 4pm-11pm, 365 days a year. A walk-in service is available in Worksop, as well as Mansfield, The City and Beeston.

The Edge / Oasis Community Centre

Men on the Edge provides a range of support for men in crisis at all times and in situations. Drop-in cafe, skills-based workshops, counselling and advice for men. Support is available for those suffering suicidal thoughts, unemployment, bereavement and more. Support is also available for male survivors of sexual and domestic abuse.

Mind Nottinghamshire

Mind provides one-to-one and group mental health support encouraging community connectivity and improving wellbeing.

In Sam’s Name

Mental health support group in North Nottinghamshire for men who have either been through a challenging time or are currently going through one. In Sam’s Name encourages men to speak out and the groups give them the chance to speak in confidence to one another, finding strength and peer support.


Free, anonymous counselling and emotional wellbeing service for young people aged 11-25 which can be accessed immediately using a computer, smartphone or table device. Kooth provides support and guidance for local people whenever they need it.

Community support

Bassetlaw Action CentreMenWalkAndTalk

Bassetlaw Action Centre offers a range of help and support which includes, Walk and Talk sessions for Men, Women and mixed groups, promoting the independence of older and vulnerable people and supporting individuals with long term conditions

Riders Minds

Bespoke organisation dedicated to supporting the mental health and well-being of all horse riders, drivers and equestrians.

Muddy Fork

Muddy Fork helps people to improve their wellbeing and mental health through volunteer conservation and wildlife gardening in Nottinghamshire. It helps people to change their lives step-by-step doing useful work with the supportive company, surrounded by nature in the Muddy Fork garden.

Bassetlaw Citizens Advice

A wide range of support can be accessed by anyone needing specialist support for debt, employment issues, eligibility and help to claim welfare benefits for health/low income situations, crisis support, welfare benefits for people affected by cancer, problems relating to energy bills, including looking at grants and schemes.

Children’s Bereavement Centre

Free support for children, young people aged three-18 and their parents or carers who are affected by the death or terminal illness of someone close to them.

LGBTQ+ Service Nottinghamshire

Provides specialist one-to-one and group services for children and young people aged 11-25, who identify as LGBTQ+, or may be questioning this, and their families.

Physical Health

BPL Community Health

A 12-week programme supporting mental health and wellbeing tailored around any health related conditions. Access the scheme by speaking to any healthcare professional who will refer your to a BPL leisure centre.

Get Out, Get Active (GOGA) & Women Walk Talk

Supporting adult mental well-being by providing fun, safe and inclusive activities for adults who are inactive or have a long-term health condition. Women Walk Talk is a walking group for women want to get out and walk with other women. Stay Pawsitive is a dog-walking group open to anyone to join and walk and chat.

Cancer screening and support


Provides emotional and counselling for people affected by cancer and long-term health conditions.

National organisations which can provide help and support to the farming and agricultural community, can be found below.