Mental Health

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Mental health problems affect 1 in 4 people in the UK every year. If you are concerned about your own mental wellbeing or that of someone you know then the first step is to contact your GP for help and information (they can also refer you to relevant services). If you are already in touch with an organisation or professional you may wish to contact them for help (this may be a support worker, social worker, a community mental health nurse or a care programme co-ordinator).

This online directory can be used by anyone wanting to plan their care & support and can be used if you are in receipt of a personal/individual budget under Self Directed Support for your mental health needs. This directory can help you find organisations that provide activities and services which you can purchase through your budget. This directory also holds details of hundreds of free or low cost activities and groups which you can take part in and join.
Some of the text on this page has kindly been supplied by Sheffield Mind.

Please scroll down the page to see all the groups and services available to you or use the bookmarks below to go straight to a specific section of the page.

Advice Centres Direct Payment Support Handypersons One to One Support Sexual Abuse
Advocacy Divorce/Separation Health Conditions Personal Assistants (PA's) Social Groups
Agoraphobia Domestic Abuse Healthy Living Phobias Stress
Alcohol Misuse Drug Misuse Holidays Post Natal Depression Suicidal Thoughts
Anxiety Eating Disorders Home Care/Support & PA's Psychologists Support Groups/Services
Befriending Education & Training Home Safety Psychosis Therapy Services
Care Alarms Emergency Alerts Housing Psychotherapy Tranquilliser Misuse
Carers Support Employment IAPT Respite Care Transport and Travel
Children's Centres Emotional Support Legal Rights Relaxation Women's Health
Cognitive Therapy Events Leisure and Sport Retreats Young People
Counselling Funding Libraries Schizophrenia Useful Information
Day Care/Opportunities Gardening Loneliness Self Esteem Other Searches
Depression GP Surgeries OCD Self Harm

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Help Yourself is an online directory of community groups, support groups, health and social care organisations in Sheffield. Here you will find leisure activities such as dancing, drama, reading groups and writing groups, art (including art classes and craft groups), music (choirs, orchestras, bands) and youth clubs. You will find sports activities such as martial arts, yoga and pilates, rambling, swimming, keep fit, cycling, cricket, boxing. You will find groups for older people, people with mental health issues, learning disabilities, physical disabilities, homeless people, asylum seekers, refugees. You will find self help and support groups for drugs and alcohol, domestic violence, carers, gay lesbian bisexual and trans people, people with alzheimers, dementia, cancer and other health conditions. You can also plan your care and support and find home care/home support, residential care, nursing care, respite care, lunch clubs and support if you receive an individual budget or direct payment. You can also find details of places of worship whatever your faith, recycling facilities and conservation groups, community centres, Taras, venues for hire, speakers for meetings, private tutors, literacy and numeracy and so much more. You can also find the best care in Sheffield for you (or someone you care for) using the Help Yourself directory. For quality care in Sheffield, you will find local and regional care providers with Sheffield's Recognised Provider List status and Framework Agreement status. You will also find Support Planners to help plan your care and support.

Sheffield Community Information Service, Central Library, Surrey Street, Sheffield S1 1XZ,
Tel: 273 4763

The Help Yourself Database is provided on the Internet as part of a joint project between Sheffield Libraries & Information Services, Information School at The University of Sheffield and Sheffield Teaching Hospitals.
Any comments or questions regarding the database should be sent to Heather Baxendale at

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