Services in Barnsley


Sean Rayner District Director for Barnsley and Wakefield

Our Trust provides all community and mental health services in Barnsley, this includes:

  • Integrated mental health services
  • Children’s services
  • Community rehabilitation
  • Inpatient services
  • Long-term conditions
  • Primary care and preventative services

You can read all about these services in our service offer document. Some of our services also have more detailed information in their own dedicated web pages in this section.

We also run a number of services in partnership, with Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council as the lead provider. They include the learning disabilities services, the child and adolescent mental health service (CAMHS), school nursing and paediatric therapy.

Barnsley health issues

The health of people in Barnsley is generally worse than the England average. Deprivation is higher than average and 10,690 children live in poverty.

Life expectancy for both men and women is lower than the England average. Life expectancy is 1.8 years lower for men and 2.2 years lower for women. Early death rates from cancer and from heart disease and stroke have fallen but remain worse than the England average.

28.4% of adults in Barnsley are obese along with 19.7% of the children. Teenage pregnancy is also much more common than in the rest of the country.

Estimated levels of adult ‘healthy eating’, smoking and obesity are worse than the England average. Rates of smoking related deaths and hospital stays for alcohol related harm are higher than average.

View the full 2012 health profile for Barnsley

How our services respond to these challenges

Our service offer in Barnsley emphasises the need for an approach to make sure that all services recognise the holistic needs of their clients, and that this approach supports people to be in control.

Our approach is also consistent with the aim highlighted by our partners for a more strategic, joined up, long term and community focused approach to commissioning and providing services.

Joint strategic needs assessment

The Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) identifies “the big picture” issues around health and wellbeing for people in Barnsley. It pulls together into one place all the best available information regarding assessment of the current and future health and well-being needs of the Barnsley population. View the JSNA on Barnsley Council’s website.