This page contains links to the relevant mental health services in Sheffield for children and adults, which will provide you with information and contact details.

Help with mental health emergencies

Need help in a crisis? Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust provide adult mental health and social care for the city. Visit their website for information about how to access help and support in a crisis situation: Help in a mental health crisis

Is your life or someone else’s in immediate danger?

In the event of an emergency situation or if you or someone else is in immediate risk of serious harm or injury:

  • Contact the Emergency Services by dialling 999 and stating which service you require;
  • The Accident & Emergency department at the Northern General Hospital  is open 24 hours a day every day of the year.  

If you need to talk to someone now, you can also contact:

  • If you are suicidal and want to talk in confidence The Samaritans can be contacted on (0114) 2767277 or 08457 909090 or you can email
  • Text ‘STEEL’ to 85258
  • Sheffield Adult Helpline – 0808 801 0440 (free from landlines and most mobiles)
  • Sheffield Under 18s Helpline – 0808 8010 612 (free from landlines and most mobiles)

For more help and advice you can also:

For help for people under the age of 18, please contact Sheffield Children's Hospital NHS Foundation Trust here.

National Support Services

  • Rethink Mental Illness offers help on a wide range of topics such as the Mental Health Act, community care, welfare benefits, and carers rights, as well as general information about living with mental illness, medication and care.
  • SANE is a national mental health charity offering an out-of-hours helpline (SANEline) for specialist emotional support, guidance and information to anyone affected by mental illness, including family, friends and carers.