Single Point of Access (SPA) for Adult Community Mental Health Services

The Single Point of Access (SPA) dovetails with the Out of Hours (OOH) Service, creating a single point of referral 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to people who are between 18 and 65 years of age, who are registered with a GP practice in the city of Sheffield.

SPA carry out triage, crisis assessment and duty functions.  Staff will be co-located with Out of Hours staff and the city wide Approved Mental Health Practitioner (AMHP) Service and work closely with the Home Treatment Service (HTS) and Liaison Psychiatry Service.

The service eligibility and selection criteria for the Single Point of Access Service (SPA) is available here: Single Point of Access.

Operating hours

24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

How is the service accessed?

Referrals are accepted from GPs or other clinical teams within Sheffield Health & Social Care NHS Foundation Trust.  Referrals may also be accepted from other health or social care professionals, housing, voluntary sector, relatives and by self-referral.

Contact details

Single Point of Access for Adult Mental Health Services Netherthorpe House 101 Netherthorpe Road Sheffield S3 7EZ

Tel: 0114 2263636

Fax: 0114 2716106

E-mail: SPA_AdultMentalHealth@shsc.nhs.uk