Need Help in a Crisis?

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 healthcare 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. You can check the operating hours in our Service Directory.


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 (Evenings and Weekends)

Support is available from the Sheffield Helpline on 0808 801 0440 for anyone in Sheffield affected by mental health issues.  It is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Calls from landlines are free. If you call from a mobile your provider may charge you and the call might appear on your bill.

Support is also available from the Out of Hours Team which can be accessed via the Trust’s 24 hour switchboard on (0114) 2716310.

Support and advice is also available from your GP (out of hours the GP Collaborative), NHS 111, the NHS Walk In Centre and we have a Mental Health Liaison Service based in the Accident & Emergency Department at Northern General Hospital.

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.