Coronavirus - changes to this service

Due to the ongoing Coronavirus outbreak we have made changes to the way this service is delivered. To find out more please visit shsc.nhs.uk/coronavirus

The Out-of-Hours Team works alongside the Single Point of Access team as part of the Trust’s single route for referrals for adults aged 18 to 65 who are in a mental health crisis.

We work alongside the Single Point of Access Team to provide crisis support to the people of Sheffield 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The Single Point of Access team cover 8am to 8pm, with the

Out-of-Hours Service operating 8pm to 8am.   

The Out-of-Hours team triage referrals and carry out assessments over the phone or face-to-face, to find out how we can help and then use that information to signpost to a service who can best meet those needs. 

This may include referring you on to our Emotional Wellbeing Service, Liaison Service or Home Treatment Team. 

We also provide a street triage service to South Yorkshire Police, as well as providing an out-of-hours service to the Home Treatment Team. 

How is the service accessed?

If you are in a mental health crisis you can speak to the Out-of-Hours team at any time of the day – you do not need to be referred. 

The team also accept referrals from GPs and other health and social care professionals, as well as from people working in the housing, voluntary and charity sectors. 

You can also refer a loved one to the team if you are concerned about their mental health. 

To take a look at the service eligibility and selection criteria click here

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