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Doncaster Mind HIU Service

A Crisis Alternatives Alliance Commissioned Service 

Doncaster Mind HIU service is a service commissioned by the ICB (Integrated Care Board) in collaboration with organisations across Doncaster. It provides coaching support to people who access emergency services more frequently than is typically expected -  those who access A&E, NHS 111, GP and crisis services for  immediate mental health support and wellbeing needs. 


How we work  

The HIU (high intensity use service) works with individuals who show a reliance on emergency services. Our team takes a coaching approach to support so individuals can learn self-help and regulating strategies and connect with community based services to support individuals .  

We identify and access a plan of care tailored to individual needs. This may include thinking about:

  • Ways to manage mental health
  • Thinking about physical health and wellbeing needs
  • Reflecting on living skills
  • Understanding the importance of friends & community 
  • Time management
  • Exploring the importance of relationships
  • Working to combat addictive behaviour
  • Reflecting on home life
  • Exploring  identity and self esteem
  • Nurturing trust and hope in the future

We have a named person who takes the lead with each of our clients - delivering person centred coaching and support which results in increased quality of life for the individual and decreases or prevents the need to rely on emergency services.  

Please Note 

The HIU service only works with individuals identified by DRI A&E as needing support due to the number of attendances registered at any given time.   

Upcoming events

Doncaster Mind Free Tai Chi Event For Mental health, May 16th 2024


16th May 2024 - 31st May 2024, 12:00 - 11:00 at Lakeside Amphitheatre

Mental Health Awareness Week 2024; Join us for a FREE Tai Chi event at Lakeside!

This Mental Health Awareness Week, we invite you to join us for a relaxing mindfulness session at lunchtime! Come with your friends and family and meet us by the lakeside for a gentle mindfulness exercise that’s good for your mind. Read more

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Latest news


Posted: 26th April 2024

Our New Strategy is Live! The way forward

This strategy this has been co-designed and co-produced with all our stakeholders and people with lived experience of mental ill health so we can ensure that our services are at the right place and time, to ensure that nobody faces a mental ill health alone. Read more

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Posted: 25th April 2024

We've been commended for an Excellence Award in Leadership

In the just concluded Mind Federation award, we were highly commended for an Excellence Award in Leadership. Read more

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