New Mental Health Alert Card launches in Sheffield

We have teamed up with South Yorkshire Police to launch a new Mental Health Alert Card for people in South Yorkshire.

The card will enable anyone who is living with a long term mental health problem to quickly and easily communicate with emergency services should they find themselves in crisis or distress.

It is a free credit card sized card with a picture of the individual and a unique reference number that South Yorkshire Police and other emergency services can use to find out details on how to best communicate and support someone in need. 

The Mental Health Alert Card builds on the success of similar initiatives in the city for people with Autism or Learning Disabilities. 

In the video below Ellie Wildbore, service user and Patient Ambassador in the Trust's Medical Education and Research teams, introduces the Mental Health Alert Card and the difference it will make based on her own personal experiences.

Anyone of any age can request an alert card, as long as they can provide a copy of their formal diagnosis from their GP or information that they are awaiting a diagnosis and a passport sized photo.

Please share this information with anyone you are currently support who you think may benefit from having a card. 

To find out more about applying for a Mental Health Alert Card visit the South Yorkshire Police website

Mental Health Alert Card