The Single Point of Access (SPA) is the Trust’s single route for referrals for adults aged 18 to 65 who are in a mental health crisis.
We work alongside the Out-of-Hours 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 5pm, with the Out-of-Hours Team operating 5pm to 8am.
The Single Point of Access 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.