Need Help?

Within Working Hours (Monday To Friday, 9am to 5pm)

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 practice, you can find this in the telephone directory, or by phoning

NHS 111

Outside Working Hours (Monday to Friday)

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 111 can offer advice and is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.  You can phone them on 111.

NHS 111 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.

Sheffield Telephone Helpline

There is now a telephone helpline for anyone in Sheffield affected by mental health issues.  It is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  Tel: 0808 801 0440 if you need support.  Calls from landlines are free.  If you call from a mobile your provider may charge you and the call might appear on your bill.

What to do in an Emergency

In the event of an emergency situation or if you or someone else is in immediate risk of serious harm or injury:

  • Contact the Emergency Services by dialling 999 and stating which service you require.
  • The Accident & Emergency department at the Northern General Hospital is open 24 hours a day every day of the year.

If you are suicidal and want to talk in confidence The Samaritans can be contacted on (0114) 2767277 or 116 123, or you can email

Alternatively click on for a directory of help lines.

For help for people under the age of 18, please contact Sheffield Childrens’ Hospital NHS Foundation Trust:


Other helpful information

Let’s Talk Directory

A guide to emotional wellbeing and mental health services for children and young people in Sheffield.

Sheffield Mental Health Guide

The Sheffield Mental Health Guide is an excellent resource for anyone experiencing mental health difficulties, or for voluntary/paid workers or carers, or anyone else wanting information about mental health services in Sheffield.