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Barnsley MHST

Compass is delighted to announce we have been awarded the contract to deliver Barnsley’s Mental Health Support Teams (MHSTs). (Formerly known as Mindspace)

Barnsley Mental Health Support Team is a free and confidential emotional health and wellbeing service for young people with mild to moderate emotional health and wellbeing needs in secondary schools.

So, for example, if you you’re feeling sad, scared or worried. Or maybe you’re getting angry or frustrated. We can help get you the right help!

Our team and service offer is expanding so keep an eye out on this page for updates.

How the service can help you

We cover all ten secondary schools in Barnsley. If you are a young person attending one of the secondary schools and are starting to struggle with aspects of your emotional wellbeing, also known as ‘mental health’, then our caring and dedicated team can offer you support either face-to-face or via a telephone or video call.  

We can provide one-to-one or group work which is designed to help you cope and understand your issues in a way that’s as unique as you are.

We can also suggest useful strategies as to how family members and school staff might be able to support you at home and school, but this is something we would talk to you about first.

We are also pleased to announce the launch of a new bereavement service as part of the MHST, find out more here:

How you can access the service

You can speak to one of the friendly team by ringing us on 01904 666 371. It’s usually our administrator, Julie who answers the phone. She’ll ask you a few questions to get started, then one of our team members will call you back to make sure we’re the right people to help.

We also accept written Requests For Support from young people, parents, carers and professionals.  Just fill in the Request for Support form below and return it to . One of the team will then be in touch.

We aim to get you coping and feeling better about what’s going on in your life.

Opening times

Our office opening times are Monday – Thursday 9am to 5pm and Friday 9am to 4.30pm.

Most of the work we do with young people is done during school and office times but if these times don’t suit you, just let us know and we’ll see if we can arrange something at a time that’s more convenient to you.

We are not open on weekends or bank holidays.

If you require support out of these hours and feel you are in danger or at risk of harm, you can call:

  • Barnsley’s 24 hour Mental Health Help Line on 0800 183 0558
  • Or in an emergency dial 999

Help & support

For information about relevant health and wellbeing topics please expand the sections below.

Young People

I am aged 11-19 years (up to 25 years old with special educational needs)

Parents / Carers

I am a parent / carer


I am a professional

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Useful information and resources for this time of crisis