Helpful Websites for Reference

For information about how Sheffield’s health services are commissioned please visit the NHS Sheffield Clinical Commissioning Group website.  Find out information about neighbourhoods here.

Easy Read Mental Health Act Information

NHS Choices have put together a range of easy to read information about the Mental Health Act.

Choice and Medication 

We have subscribed to this national website to improve access to good quality information for service users and carers about medicines used in mental health. 

For each medicine there is also detailed information covering what it is; the usual dose; how to take it; how long it might take to work; how long to take it for; is it addictive; how to stop it; side effects and how to manage them; interactions with food, alcohol or other medicines; effects of smoking; driving; starting a family and much more.

Choice and Medication tries to provide information in a way you can apply to your individual situation, so in some sections there is advice about questions that might be useful to ask about your treatment.

Sheffield Mental Health Partnership Board

The Sheffield Mental Health Partnership Board is made up of people from across health and social care, including charities, voluntary groups plus service user and carer representatives.

Accessible information for people with mental health and learning disabilities

The Royal College of Psychiatrists’ Faculty of the Psychiatry of Learning Disability and the Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust have produced a new series of accessible information for people with mental health problems and learning disabilities.

Guidelines from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) publishes extensive guidance put together by experts assisted by service users and carers.

NHS Choices

The NHS Choices website has information about locating services in the United Kingdom, a health A-z, Live Well (including information on nutrition, weight, mental health etc) and carers (in the Carers Direct section).

 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.

Let’s Talk Directory

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

Mental Health Research Unit

The Mental Health Research Unit (MHRU) is located within the Health Services Research Section in the School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR) at the University of Sheffield.  It comprises a multidisciplinary, multi-professional group of academic staff, Research Fellows, Research Associates and administrative staff. Currently MHRU includes both clinical and non-clinical academics, as well as honorary members of staff. The MHRU builds on a legacy of highly successful mental health research in Sheffield, with particular expertise in the development and evaluation of psychological therapies.

Debt, Arrears and Money Matters

To find out if you are eligible for benefits and how to claim them click here.

Money Saving Expert has produced a useful guide on mental health and debt in conjunction with MIND, Rethink, the Citizens Advice Bureau and others: Mental Health Debt Guide 2012.

Sheffield Mental Health Citizens Advice Bureau 

One of only two specialist CABs in the country supporting adults with mental health difficulties to make sure they get the benefits and services they are entitled to and to help them speak up for themselves.

Citizens Advice Bureau 

Lots of very useful information about money matters and how to get help can be found on the Citizens Advice Bureau website.  For information on housing benefits, local housing allowance, who can claim and how to claim click here.

The Royal College of Psychiatrists also publish a useful leaflet on debt and mental health. have produced several useful guides for people with disabilities.

Please note that all these links are to external sites and Sheffield Health & Social Care NHS Foundation Trust is not responsible for the content of any of these sites.  The links are provided for information only.