Helpful Publications

 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.

Sheffield Dementia Information Pack

The Sheffield Dementia Information Pack is an introduction and guide to the medical, care, support and advice services in Sheffield and to living well for those worried about their worsening memory problems and those with a diagnosis of dementia. It will also be useful for family members and carers of these two groups.

Let’s Talk Directory: A guide to emotional wellbeing and mental health services for children and young people in Sheffield

Just as we need to look after our bodies, we also need to look after our emotional and mental wellbeing. How we feel can change from day to day depending on what is happening in our lives and sometimes we might need a little help.  NHS Sheffield Clinical Commissioning Group and Sheffield City Council have launched a guide to emotional wellbeing and mental health services for children and young people in Sheffield.  The Let’s Talk Directory is an online directory which lists the various services available to support children and young people’s mental health in Sheffield. If you’re a young person, a parent or carer or someone who works with young people, this guide will help you find the right advice and support and see what services are available in Sheffield.

NICE Guidance

The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) publishes lots of guidance put together by experts, assisted by service users and carers. They also publish guidance specifically for the public, service users and carers.  You will find links to the public guidance below.

Bipolar Disorder



Depression in young people

Eating disorders


Mental health in pregnancy

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder


Self- harm

Social Anxiety

Substance misuse


Guidance on medicines and self-help

Several information leaflets regarding medicines were developed by the United Kingdom Psychiatric Pharmacy Group (UKPPG) in 2008.  These leaflets could be considered a starting point for obtaining reliable information on the general medicines used in mental health.  However, a leaflet cannot contain all the facts about medication.  For copies of the leaflets please contact our Pharmacy Department on (0114) 2718632 or 2718633.

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust have produced some useful information about medicines.

Northumberland, Tyne & Wear NHS Foundation Trust have produced a variety of self-help leaflets.  The leaflets cover a range of topics including: Alcohol and You, Anxiety, Controlling Anger, Depression, Depression and Low Mood, Obsessions and Compulsions, Panic, Sleep Problems and Stress.

The Royal College of Psychiatrists has also developed some useful information leaflets.

Other helpful publications

Information About Your Health

This easy read guide contains useful information on why we collect information about you and your health and what we do with it.

Confidentiality and Information Sharing

Another easy read guide about what we do with your information.

The Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities have put together a useful easy read leaflet about what people can expect from the NHS: Good Health Care for All.

What to expect from your NHS hospital

This easy read guide written by the Care Quality Commission is for anyone who needs treatment or care in an NHS hospital.  It explains about the standards for hospital services and how these are checked and what this means for you: What to expect from your NHS hospital.

How to deal with traumatic events

Help is at hand: a resource for people bereaved by suicide and other sudden, traumatic death.  This guide aims firstly to help people who are unexpectedly bereaved in this way.  It also provides information for healthcare and other professionals who come into contact with bereaved people, to assist them in providing help and to suggest how they themselves may find support if they need it.

Help is at hand leaflet

Help is at hand postcard

Help is at hand card

Panic Disorder self-help manual

Panic Disorder Self Help Manual

Sheffield Pharmacy Department depression leaflet

Antidepressant leaflet

Sheffield depression – how we can help

Depression Leaflet

Adult ADHD – information and advice

ADHD Leaflet

The Yorkshire & Humber Mind Consortium

Make it Work Poster

Make it Work Leaflet