Useful Website Links

The Mental Health Foundation

The Mental Health Foundation are committed to reducing the suffering caused by mental ill health and to help everyone lead mentally healthier lives.

They help people to survive, recover from and prevent mental health problems. They do this by:

  • carrying out research
  • developing practical solutions for better mental health services
  • campaigning to reduce stigma and discrimination
  • promoting better mental health for us all.

They work across all age ranges and all aspects of mental health. We are the charity for everyone’s mental wellbeing.

Sheffield Mind

Sheffield Mind is an independent charity set up in 1971. We are part of a large network of over 170 local Mind associations across England and Wales which are affiliated to Mind nationally (

They believe that good mental health is fundamental to living a healthy and fulfilling life and to having positive relationships with those around us. They recognise the close link between physical and mental health and offer a range of services and support to enable people to lead healthy and fulfilling lives. They also believe that everyone can do a lot to improve their mental health and promote self help and empowerment as a route to prevention and recovery. By providing support tailored to each individual’s need they can help people overcome their difficulties, become more emotionally resilient and more able to cope positively in the future.

Epic Friends                                                

Epic Friends – Both Sheffield City Council and Department of Health figures indicate that mental health issues amongst 12 to 16 year olds are common. Although there are specialist services to support young people with serious mental health problems, everyone can play a part in identifying and supporting young people experiencing difficulties. Often young people turn to their friends for help, or it’s friends who notice that someone seems to be stressed or struggling.

It’s for these reasons the Children’s Hospital Charity funded a project with the CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services) Team in Sheffield, part of the Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust to develop a website to help young people help their friends they think may have mental health problems. (Of course, young people can use the site to find out about difficulties they’re experiencing, and parents, teachers and others can also use it for information and advice).

Paul Hamlyn Foundation                                                 

Paul Hamlyn Foundation was founded in 1987. During 2012/13 we are marking the Foundation’s 25th anniversary with a series of gifts to organisations we know well and whose work makes a big impact by helping people to realise their potential and enjoy a better quality of life.


Our Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) provides a comprehensive and high quality service to children and young people experiencing difficulties which are seriously impacting on their mental health and emotional well being.

Children and young people can be referred when they are encountering severe difficulties that require specialist mental health services not provided in primary care. This specialist service extends to families and carers.

Interventions range in intensity from consultation to other professionals through to inpatient treatment. There is a 24 hour, seven-days-a-week psychiatric on-call service.

The CAMHS service works in partnership with colleagues in other departments throughout the Trust and with other agencies and the voluntary sector.

Citizens Advice Bureau                     

The Citizens Advice service helps people resolve their legal, money and other problems by providing free, independent and confidential advice, and by influencing policymakers.

Sheffield Young Carers                     

Sheffield Young Carers is an independent charity that has existed in Sheffield since 1997. We are dedicated to supporting young carers across the city. We believe it is a right of every young carer to be recognised in their role and to have the same opportunities and life chances as other children and young people of a similar age.

Activity Sheffield                                        

Activity Sheffield offer a wide range of activities aimed at getting the people of Sheffield more active, more often. The activities range from zumba to cheerleading, football to street kick, face painting to bug hunting.

Sheffield Help Yourself                            

Sheffield Directory 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 and writing groups, art, music 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 and bisexual people, people with alzheimers, dementia and other health conditions.

You can also plan your care and support and find home care/home support, residential 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, private tutors, literacy and numeracy and so much more.

Sheffield Mental Health Guide                    

Being physically and mentally healthy is important to all of us to enable us to lead an active and fulfilling life. The Sheffield Mental Health Guide website will help you find information and support to help maintain good mental health.

Your Health Matters-Helping Sheffield stay healthy  

Join the Sheffield Big Health Jigsaw by pledging to make one small change to your lifestyle. This could be anything from walking to work, giving up smoking or eating your 5 a day. Make your pledge now and help us make a huge difference to both yourself and your NHS.

Young Minds

Young Minds is the UK’s leading charity committed to improving the emotional well being and mental health of children and young people.

Re think

Re think is the largest voluntary sector provider of mental health services with over 200 services in England. Founded 40 years ago through voluntary groups for people affected by mental illness, we have over 100 groups in England.

National Self Harm Network

National Self Harm Network is the lead UK charity offering support, advice and advocacy services to people affected by self harm directly or in a care role

It’s Good to Talk

It’s Good to Talk – Sometimes its difficult to say what’s on your mind. Talking to a therapist can help you cope with difficulty and make positive change.

The British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) is a membership organisation and a registered charity that sets standards for therapeutic practice and provides information for therapists, clients of therapy, and the general public. BACP has over 33,500 members who are counsellors and/or psychotherapists who work to BACP standards set out in the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy.

BACP believes it is important that people understand what counselling and psychotherapy is about and what they should expect from the process of therapy. Raising awareness among society is therefore an essential aim for the organisation. Their website has been designed by BACP to help people find out more about counselling and psychotherapy, especially those who are considering therapy as an option for themselves or someone else, or for clients who are already involved in therapy.


Hicanwehelp – Are you affected by drug use and need to be better connected? The hi team can save your partnership time and money.  Contact them to find out how membership can help you.


ChildLine  is a private and confidential service for children and young people up  to the age of nineteen. You can contact a ChildLine counsellor about anything  – no problem is too big or too small. Call free on 0800 1111, have a 1-2-1 chat