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Young person support directory

Mental health and feelings


Sheffield Futures logo

Door43 offers support for 13 to 25 year olds on a range of emotional wellbeing issues in a young person-centred environment. The service focuses on early intervention and low-level support and is not a specialist mental health service. The staff at Door43 are not able to conduct mental health assessments or provide intensive 1:1 sessions or clinical treatment, but they will refer young people to appropriate services if required.
Telephone 0114 201 2800.

Epic Friends

Epic Friends logo

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.

Winston’s Wish

Winstons wish logo

Winston’s Wish provides emotional and practical bereavement support to children, young people and those who care for them. Our expert teams offer one off and ongoing bereavement support and we also provide online resources, specialist publications and training for professionals.
Telephone 08088 020 021.

Young Minds

Young Minds

Young Minds are leading the movement to make sure every young person gets the mental health support they need, when they need it, no matter what. They provide young people with tools to look after their mental health. Young Minds empower adults to be the best support they can be to the young people in their lives. They also we give young people the space and confidence to get their voices heard and change the world we live in.
Telephone 020 7089 5050.

Sheffield Mind

Sheffield Mind logo

Sheffield Mind has over 40 years of experience of providing mental health services to people in Sheffield. Mind offer counselling and therapy services as well as mental health training, peer support, and practical and emotional support.
Telephone 0114 258 4489.


Kooth logo

Digital mental health support app for free, safe and anonymous support.

Interchange Sheffield

Interchange logo

Interchange Sheffield is an emotional well-being service for children and young people under 25. They provide a range of interventions aimed at supporting emotional well-being and mental health, including counselling, art therapy, therapeutic group work, resilience building and mental health awareness raising workshops.
Telephone 0114 276 8922.

Missing People

Missing people logo

Missing People is the only UK charity dedicated to reconnecting missing people and their loved ones. They offer support to people affected by a disappearance via a free, confidential helpline on 116 000 and can launch a publicity appeal to help bring missing people home. Other services they provide include family support, counselling, and specialist services for issues related to missing such as exploitation and County Lines.
Telephone 116 000.


Chilypep logo

Chilypep’s purpose is to promote the rights, wellbeing, and opportunities of all young people across Sheffield and South Yorkshire – STAMP Group Mental Health – Children and Young People’s Empowerment Project.
Telephone 0114 234 8846.

Finances and money

Chances for Children

Chances for children logo

Chances for Children provide financial help to young people who receive no support from parents or guardians so that they can further their education or employment.
Telephone 0207 828 7311.

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) and learning disability support

Sheffield Adult Autism and Neurodevelopmental Service (SAANS)

SAANS logo

The Sheffield Adult Autism and Neurodevelopmental Service (SAANS) is a specialist service consisting of a highly skilled multi-disciplinary team responsible for the assessment and diagnosis of neurodevelopmental disorders including Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) and Developmental Co-ordination Disorder (DCD) previously known as Dyspraxia. Our service also provides post-diagnostic support for those with new or pre-existing diagnoses of these conditions. We are an adult service and can accept referrals for clients over the age of 16. Unfortunately, we do not provide diagnostic assessments for dyslexia.
Email SAANS@shsc.nhs.uk
Telephone 0114 271 6964.

Disability Sheffield

Disability Sheffield logo

Disability Sheffield are a membership and user led organisation, run, and controlled by disabled people. They promote independent living for disabled people in Sheffield to have the same freedom and rights to exercise choice and control over their own lives as any other person.
Telephone 0114 253 6750.

Sheffield parent carer forum

Sheffield Parent Carer Forum logo

Sheffield parent carer forum are an independent group of parents and carers of children and young people up to 25 years old with special educational needs and disabilities. They bring together parent carers from across Sheffield to provide mutual support, exchange information, and influence policy and practice.
Telephone 0300 321 4721.


Scope logo

Scope are a disability equality charity in England and Wales. They provide practical information and emotional support when it is most needed, and campaign to create a fairer society.
Telephone 0808 800 333.

Sheffield Mencap

Sheffield Mencap logo

Mencap have been providing services and support to people with a learning disability or autism and their families in Sheffield since 1951. Their vision is that all people with a learning disability and their carers in Sheffield are valued, included, and respected so they can live fair, full and happy lives.
Telephone 0114 276 7757 for Sheffield branch or 0808 808 111 for nationwide.


Sibs logo

Sibs is the only UK charity representing the needs of siblings of disabled people. There are over half a million young siblings and at least 1.7 million adults siblings in the UK, who have grown up with a disabled brother or sister.

Siblings have a lifelong need for information, they often experience social and emotional isolation, and have to cope with difficult situations. They also want to have positive relationships with their disabled brothers and sisters and to be able to choose the role they play in future care and support. Sibs aims to enhance the lives of siblings by providing them with information and support, and by influencing service provision throughout the UK.

National Autistic Society

National autistic society logo

National Autistic Society helps by providing support, information, and practical advice for more than 700,000 autistic adults and children in the UK, as well as their 3 million family members and carers. They help change attitudes by improving public understanding of autism and helping businesses, local authorities, and government to provide more autism-friendly spaces, deliver better services and improve laws.
Telephone 0207 833 2299.

William Merritt Centre

William Merritt logo

The William Merritt Centre offers impartial and professional advice for children and adults. They carry out assessments for clients, healthcare professionals and members of the public about daily living aids. They offer a ‘try before you buy’ ethos allowing clients to identify individual needs to enhance their independence. They are also an accredited member of Driving Mobility offering medical fitness to drive assessments, passenger access assessments and vehicle adaptation assessments.
Telephone 0113 350 8989.

Contact for families with disabled children

Contact logo

A parent carer forum is an organised group of parents and carers of disabled children from a local area. Their aim is to make sure that services in their area meet the needs of disabled children and their families. They do this by gathering the views of local families and by working in partnership with local authorities, education settings, health providers and other providers to highlight where local services, processes and commissioners are working well, or challenge when changes or improvements need to be made.
Telephone 0808 808 3555.

Lifestyle and support

Element Society

Element Society logo

Element Society are a non-profit youth charity based in Sheffield, delivering development, social action and enterprise programmes to young people and vulnerable adults. They aim to empower young people to make a positive change their communities, raise their aspirations and become role models to their peers.
Telephone 0114 299 9210.

Sheffield Futures

Sheffield Futures logo

Sheffield Futures offer a range of services aimed at young people to help them with every aspect of their lives. They support young people in schools and youth clubs and offer a helping hand when times are hard. They encourage young people to have their say on the matters that affect them, work to protect them from risk and encourage them to live a positive and productive life.
Telephone 0114 201 2800


Shelter logo

Shelter campaign and offer support on everything from emergency housing, applying as homeless, reclaiming a deposit, and offer legal advice and attend court for people who have lost their homes or are facing eviction.
Telephone 0808 800 4444.

NHS Live Well

NHS logo

NHS information about healthy exercise. Provides exercise guidelines and workouts to help improve your fitness and wellbeing.

NHS information about healthy eating. Provides advice about healthy living, including eating a balanced diet, healthy weight, exercise, quitting smoking and drinking less alcohol.

NHS information on alcohol. Realising you have a problem with alcohol is the first big step to getting help.

Citizens Advice

citizens advice logo

Citizens Advice offers advice and help with benefits, work, debt and money, consumer, housing, family, legal matters, and immigration.
Telephone 0808 278 7820.


Samaritans logo

Samaritans can help if you or someone you love is having a difficult time. They can support with self-harm and suicidal thoughts, struggling to cope, and support groups for those bereaving a suicide.
Telephone 116 123.

Sheffield DACT

DACT logo

The Sheffield domestic abuse co-ordination team (DACT) provide a community-based Sheffield domestic abuse service. There is a range of services for all victims (women and men) of domestic abuse and sexual violence, who are aged 16 years and over. All staff are trained to deliver specialist support, working in partnership with multiple agencies and the service user, with the aim of increasing the safety of the individual and their dependents.
Telephone 0114 273 4855.



Drinkaware can help you learn about the impact of alcohol on you, your family, or friends. Drinkaware support you with the advice and information you need.

Golddigger Trust

Golddigger Trust logo

Golddigger Trust is charity, working to equip young people with the confidence and skills to make positive choices for themselves. They offer activities, wellbeing activities and wellbeing courses.
Telephone 0114 327 1191.


Talk to Frank logo

Talk to Frank offers honest information on drugs, and advice on peer-pressure and what to do in an emergency.

Sheffield Young Justice Service

Justice service logo

When young people first get into trouble, behave anti-socially or commit minor offences, they can usually be dealt with by the police and local authority, outside of the court system. This is to stop young people getting drawn into the youth justice system too early, while still offering them the help and support they need to stop offending.
Telephone 0114 228 8555.


NSPCC logo

The NSPCC protects children from abuse and neglect. They also offer support with talking about drugs and alcohol, sex and relationships, children’s mental health and online safety.
Telephone 0207 825 2505.

ZEST smokefree

Zest smokefree logo

NHS Sheffield only offers a smokefree service for 18 year olds and over, but ZEST offer a smokefree support service for young people and those under the age of 18.
Telephone 0114 270 2041.


Healthwatch logo

Healthwatch Sheffield help children and young people’s views of health and social care services are listened to. Any young person between the ages of 14 and 25 and who lives in the Sheffield area and is interested in volunteering for Healthwatch Sheffield can be part of Young Healthwatch.
Telephone 0300 068 3000.

The Corner

The Corner logo

The Corner is a free and confidential drug and alcohol service for young people aged between 10 and 18 in Sheffield. They offer advice and support to young people in the Sheffield area who are experiencing problems with drugs and alcohol.
Telephone 0114 275 2051.

Sheffield Young Carers

Sheffield Young Carers logo

Sheffield Young Carers is a charity that helps provide substantial unpaid care for a relative who has disabilities,
long-term physical illnesses, mental health difficulties or drug or alcohol issues.
Telephone 0114 258 4595.


Roundabout logo

Roundabout is Sheffield’s youth homeless charity providing shelter, support and life skills to young people aged 16 and 24 who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.
Telephone 0114 253 6789.

Physical health

Teenage Cancer Trust

Teenage cancer trust logo

Teenage Cancer Trust is a cancer care and support charity that supports young people aged between 13 and 24. They provide information about cancer, run events, and help fund specialist staff and facilities in the NHS.
Telephone 0207 612 0370.

Healthier Together

NHS logo

Healthier Together provides pregnant women, babies, children and young people across South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw with consistent and high-quality advice from local health professionals. They provide information on common childhood illnesses, including advice on what ‘red-flag’ signs to look out for, where to seek help if required and how long your child’s symptoms are likely to last.

Relationships and LGBTQIA+ support


SayIt logo

SAYiT works with young people and professionals to make real lives better. We provide practical support around LGBT+ life, sexual health, HIV, and mental wellbeing, while our training helps organisations improve knowledge and address discrimination.
Telephone 0114 241 2728.


Mermaids logo

Mermaids supports transgender, nonbinary and gender-diverse children and young people until their 20th birthday, as well as their families and professionals involved in their care.
Telephone 0808 801 0400.

Nottinghamshire Sexual Violence Support

Nottingham Sexual Violence logo

Nottinghamshire Sexual Violence Support offers help to those who have experienced rape, sexual violence, or childhood sexual abuse, either recently or in the past then we are here to help. You can talk to someone about your experiences or if you are concerned about a friend, partner or family member.
Telephone 0115 941 0440.

CEOP Education

CEOP logo

The National Crime Agency’s CEOP Education team aim to help protect children and young people from online child sexual abuse. They do this through our education programme, providing training, resources and information to professionals working with children, young people, and their families.

Sexual health

Sexual Health Sheffield

Sexual Health Sheffield logo

Sexual Health Sheffield offers a welcoming and confidential service to people of all ages including pregnancy testing and advice, contraception choices and advice, and the screening and treatment of sexually transmitted infections, including HIV.
Telephone 0114 226 8888.

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Please note: this is a generic information sheet relating to care at Sheffield Children’s NHS FT. These details may not reflect treatment at other hospitals. This information is not intended as a substitute for professional medical care. Always follow your healthcare professionals’ instructions. If this resource relates to medicines, please read it alongside the medicine manufacturer’s patient information leaflet. If this information has been translated into another language from English, efforts have been made to maintain accuracy, but there may still be some translation errors. If you are unsure about any of the guidance in this resource or have specific questions about how it relates to your child, always ask your healthcare professional for further advice.

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