The Short Term Educational Programme (STEP) is a city-wide service providing free educational courses designed to help with a range of mental health conditions.

Our aim is to work with you to build your confidence, develop positive coping strategies and help your reach your goals.

If you want to learn new ways of looking after your mental health and emotional wellbeing, then these courses may be appropriate for you.

What courses are available?

We currently offer six different courses, they are:

Each course run over a number of weeks and are developed and facilitated by experienced members of the team alongside volunteers and peer support workers who all have lived experience. 

The course facilitators actively promote self-compassion and self-care, and will encourage you to practice this on the course and in-between sessions. 

How is the service accessed?

We accept referrals for people aged 18 and over (except for the #STEPForward course which is 16-25) who are registered with a Sheffield GP.

If you would like to attend one of our courses please speak to your mental health worker, Talking Therapies worker or GP who can refer you to the service.

We do not accept self-referrals.

You can take a look at our service eligibility and selection criteria by clicking here.

Coronavirus survey

The Coronavirus pandemic has brought a lot of changes to our lives, and it has also meant we've had to make some temporary changes to the way we provide our support.

We carried out a survey of our service users to ask about your experience during the pandemic to find out what we've done well and where we can make improvements.

You can take a look at the results of the survey for the Short-Term Educational Programme by clicking here.