Are you currently under the care of one of the Sheffield Health and Social Care Teams?
Contact the mental health professional assigned to your care. If they are not available, ask to speak to the duty worker or team.
Note: depending upon the service you are receiving, help may be available at other times. If this is the case, the service will provide you with details.
Contact your GP practice
If you do not know the number for your GP’s practice, you can find this in the telephone directory,
or by phoning
NHS Direct on 0845 4647
The out of hours GP service can be contacted by phoning the number you would usually use to contact your GP. A GP or clinician will advise you over the telephone, or arrange an urgent appointment or home visit.
NHS Direct can offer advice and is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. You can phone them on 0845 4647.
NHS Direct will ask for some basic information, including details of any medication you may be taking. If you’re calling on behalf of someone else, you’ll need to provide this information on their behalf. They will assess the problem and advise on the best course of action which may be to see a health professional, such as your GP. If the problem is very serious, they can help access the ambulance service.
Telephone helpline - there is now an out of hours telephone helpline for people who use SHSC services and their carers, open from 6pm on Fridays to 2am on Mondays. Tel 0800 138 6550 if you need support.
In the event of an emergency situation or if you or someone else is in immediate risk of serious harm or injury:
If you are suicidal and want to talk in confidence The Samaritans can be contacted on 0114 276 7277 or 08457 90 90 90, or you can email email@example.com.
Alternatively click on www.nhs.uk/livewell/mentalhealth/pages/helplines.aspx for a directory of help lines.
This page was last updated on 19th September 2012