Helpful Links

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.

Alcoholics Anonymous

Website offering help and information on the subject of alcohol abuse.
Phone: 08457697555

Alzheimer’s Society

Provides information on dementia, including factsheets and helplines.
Phone: 08453000336

Anxiety UK

Charity providing support if you’ve been diagnosed with an anxiety condition.
Phone: 08444775774

BEAT (Beating Eating Disorders)

Website of the charity for people with eating disorders and their families.
Phone: 08456341414

Bipolar UK

A charity helping people with manic depression/bipolar disorder.
Phone: 08456340540


CALM is the Campaign Against Living Miserably, for men aged 15-35.

Couch to 5k

Physical activity benefits not only your physical health but also your mental wellbeing.  Find out how NHS Choices can help support you to get more active.

Cruse Bereavement Care

Aims to promote the well-being of bereaved people and to enable anyone bereaved to understand their grief and cope with their loss.
Phone: 08444779400

Depression Alliance

Charity for sufferers of depression. Has a network of self help groups.
Phone: 08451232320

Disability Sheffield

Promoting choice, control and independence for disabled people in Sheffield

Gamblers Anonymous

Website containing help and information on the subject of gambling problems.
Phone: 02073843040

Help Us Help

Finding yourself on the street can happen for many reasons. Getting away from the street is much more difficult than many realise.  In Sheffield there are many organisations that work together to offer food, housing, substance misuse services, training, medical care, a friendly face and place for both practical and compassionate advice.  Our aim is simple: we want those on the street to have better lives and everything we do is to achieve this aim.

Human Rights in Healthcare

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 (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies)

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.

Let’s Talk Directory

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

Lewy Body Society

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.
Phone: 02074540454

Mental Health Foundation

Provides information and support for everyone with mental health problems or learning disabilities.
Phone: 02078020300


Promotes the views and needs of people with mental health problems.mind
Phone: 08457660163

Narcotics Anonymous

Website offering help and information on the subject of substance misuse.
Phone: 08453733366

NHS Evidence

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.

NHS Sheffield Clinical Commissioning Group

Website containing information about NHS Sheffield Clinical Commissioning Group, contact details and much more, including Neighbourhoods.

No Panic

Voluntary charity offering support for sufferers of panic attacks and OCD. Offers a course to help overcome your phobia/OCD. Includes a helpline.
Phone: 08088080545


Children’s charity dedicated to ending child abuse and child cruelty.
Phone: 08001111 for Childline for children, 08088005000 for adults concerned about a child

OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder)

Support for people with obsessive compulsive disorder. Includes information on treatment and online resources.
Phone: 02072264000


Charity website run by obsessive compulsives. Includes facts, news and treatments.
Phone: 08701269506

Panic Attacks

Website offering free online course for people who suffer from panic attacks.
Phone: 01273776770


Teenage suicide prevention society.
Phone: HOPElineUK 08701704000

Parentline Plus

Charity providing help and support to anyone caring for children – parents, grandparents, step-parents, relatives – for families living together as well as apart.
Phone: 08088002222

Rape crisis


Advice on dealing with domestic violence.
Phone: 08082000247


Relate offers advice, relationship counselling, sex therapy, workshops, mediation, consultations and support face-to-face, by phone and through the website.
Phone: 08451304016


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

Royal College of Psychiatrists

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)

Sheffield City Council

Sheffield Domestic Abuse Partnership


Help to prevent deaf people developing mental health problems.
Phone: 01494687600


A Sheffield site for people with learning disabilities, carers and staff.

SYEDA (South Yorkshire Eating Disorders Association)

Dedicated website for people in Sheffield and South Yorkshire with eating disorders.

The Mental Elf

Keeping you up to date with reliable mental health research, policy and guidance.

Victim Support

Website containing free and confidential help to victims of crime, their family, friends and anyone else affected.
Phone: 08453030900

Young Minds

Information on child and adolescent mental health. Services for parents and professionals.
Phone: 08000182138