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) and Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment service. We help our clients with a variety of enquiries such as 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.
Website offering help and information on the subject of alcohol abuse.
Provides information on dementia, including factsheets and helplines.
Charity providing support if you've been diagnosed with an anxiety condition.
Life is full of ups and downs, so the BBC has created Headroom, a website to help you cope with the everyday stresses and strains of life and provide a safe place to start finding answers to more complex problems.
BEAT (Beating Eating Disorders)
Website of the charity for people with eating disorders and their families.
CALM is the Campaign Against Living Miserably, for men aged 15-35.
Cruse Bereavement Care
Aims to promote the well-being of bereaved people and to enable anyone bereaved by death to understand their grief and cope with their loss.
Charity for sufferers of depression. Has a network of self help groups.
Website containing help and information on the subject of gambling problems.
Human Rights in Healthcare
The aim of the website is to promote a human rights based approach in health and social care and be a web resource where people interested in a human rights based approach to healthcare can share experience, 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. Sheffield is a site providing training for, and implementing, this programme.
The Light group is a group of Sheffield mums uniting together to raise awareness and to help sufferers of postnatal depression.
Manic Depression Fellowship
A charity helping people with manic depression/bipolar disorder.
Charity working with people with a learning disability, their families and carers.
Mental Health Action Group Sheffield
Website for the Sheffield-based group, which offers a cheerful and respectful environment for those who have, or have had previously experienced mental health problems, Monday-Saturday 10am - 5pm.
It offers a safe environment for members to go and meet others for support, a chat and friendship.
Mental Health Foundation
Provides information and support for everyone with mental health problems or learning disabilities.
Promotes the views and needs of people with mental health problems.mind
Website offering help and information on the subject of substance misuse.
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.
Website containing information about NHS Sheffield, what services they offer, contact details and much more.
Voluntary charity offering support for sufferers of panic attacks and OCD. Offers a course to help overcome your phobia/OCD. Includes a helpline.
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.
Charity website run by obsessive compulsives. Includes facts, news and treatments.
Website offering free online course for people who suffer from panic attacks.
Teenage suicide prevention society.
Phone: HOPElineUK 08701704000
Charity providing help and support to anyone caring for children - parents, grandparents, step-parents, relatives - for families living together as well as apart.
Advice on dealing with domestic violence.
Relate offers advice, relationship counselling, sex therapy, workshops, mediation, consultations and support face-to-face, by phone and through the website.
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, with all the information arranged in alphabetical order. Apart from information about treatments it also contains info about the mental health act and other things that are important to our service users and carers.
Confidential support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair.
Phone: 08457909090 (24-hour helpline)
Sheffield City Council
Sheffield Domestic Abuse Partnership
Sheffield Mental Health Citizens Advice Bureau & Advocacy Service
The 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) and Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment service. They also have an advocacy service for adults using mental health services in Sheffield which is to help them have their say about the care they receive etc.
Help to prevent deaf people developing mental health problems.
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.
Website containing free and confidential help to victims of crime, their family, friends and anyone else affected.
Information on child and adolescent mental health. Services for parents and professionals.
This page was last updated on 8th November 2012