General helpful links in alphabetical order
The Sheffield Mental Health Citizens Advice Bureau provides an advice service for mental health service users in Sheffield and priority is given to inpatients, users of the Sheffield Outreach Team (SORT). Help is offered on a variety of topics including benefits, consumer issues, welfare rights etc, and legal advice under the Mental Health Act.
Advocacy, including Independent Mental Health Advocacy, is provided in Sheffield by the Sheffield Citizens Advice Bureau.
Website offering help and information on the subject of alcohol abuse.
Provides information on dementia, including factsheets and helplines.
Charity providing support if you’ve been diagnosed with an anxiety condition.
Website of the charity for people with eating disorders and their families.
A charity helping people with manic depression/bipolar disorder.
CALM is the Campaign Against Living Miserably, for men aged 15-35.
Aims to promote the well-being of bereaved people and to enable anyone bereaved to understand their grief and cope with their loss.
Charity for sufferers of depression. Has a network of self help groups.
Website containing help and information on the subject of gambling problems.
The aim of the website is to promote a human rights based approach in health and social care and to be a web resource where people interested in a human rights based approach to healthcare can share experiences, learn and make links on line.
IAPT is a national programme to support Primary Care Trusts to implement National Institute for Clinical Excellence guidelines for people suffering from anxiety and depression.
A guide to emotional wellbeing and mental health services for children and young people in Sheffield.
The Lewy Body Society is a charity exclusively concerned with Dementia with Lewy Bodies.
The Light group is a group of Sheffield mums uniting together to raise awareness and to help sufferers of postnatal depression.
Charity working with people with a learning disability, their families and carers.
Provides information and support for everyone with mental health problems or learning disabilities.
Promotes the views and needs of people with mental health problems.mind
Website offering help and information on the subject of substance misuse.
A resource for both NHS staff and people who use NHS services. Contains lots of information about a large range of problems that may affect you, your family or friends, and what can be done to help. The section headed ‘For Patients’ may be of particular interest.
Website containing information about NHS Sheffield Clinical Commissioning Group, contact details and much more, including Neighbourhoods.
Voluntary charity offering support for sufferers of panic attacks and OCD. Offers a course to help overcome your phobia/OCD. Includes a helpline.
Children’s charity dedicated to ending child abuse and child cruelty.
Phone: 08001111 for Childline for children, 08088005000 for adults concerned about a child
Support for people with obsessive compulsive disorder. Includes information on treatment and online resources.
Charity website run by obsessive compulsives. Includes facts, news and treatments.
Website offering free online course for people who suffer from panic attacks.
Teenage suicide prevention society.
Phone: HOPElineUK 08701704000
Charity providing help and support to anyone caring for children – parents, grandparents, step-parents, relatives – for families living together as well as apart.
Advice on dealing with domestic violence.
Relate offers advice, relationship counselling, sex therapy, workshops, mediation, consultations and support face-to-face, by phone and through the website.
A national charity that helps people affected by severe mental illness. They have services all over the country, along with a National Information & Advice Service which can provide advice and assistance on a wide range of issues. The Welcome Team can provide general information about Rethink and the services and groups they provide which include: employment & training services, housing services, carer support services, crisis support and advocacy. rethink The Advice Team can provide specialist advice on issues including diagnosis, medication & treatment, debt, welfare benefits and legal rights.
Phone: The Welcome Team: 08454560455, 9am-5.30pm Monday-Friday
The Advice Team: 08454560455, 10am-2pm Monday-Friday
The Royal College of Psychiatrists has a very good website which contains information about treatment and the Mental Health Act.
Confidential support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair.
Phone: 116 123 (24-hour helpline)
Charity offering support and carrying out research into mental illness.
Phone: 08457678000 (daily, 1pm-11pm)
Help to prevent deaf people developing mental health problems.
A Sheffield site for people with learning disabilities, carers and staff.
Dedicated website for people in Sheffield and South Yorkshire with eating disorders.
Keeping you up to date with reliable mental health research, policy and guidance.
Website containing free and confidential help to victims of crime, their family, friends and anyone else affected.
Information on child and adolescent mental health. Services for parents and professionals.