Sheffield Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) are currently following standard NHS guidance so there is likely to be disruption to appointments. To contact the main switchboard call 0114 271 7000 during working hours. If you or your child need referring to CAMHS, please speak to your GP
Childline – You can call 0800 1111 to speak to a counsellor from 9am-Midnight every night. You can also have a 1-1 online chat but will not be able to join the virtual queue for this after 10.30pm.
SHOUT are continuing to run their service 24/7 text service for anybody in crisis. If you are under 18 text YM to 85258
Kooth provides a free online chat service for young people, available Mon to Fri 12pm to 10 pm, Sat and Sun 6pm to 10pm. You can chat to a counsellor or with the online community.
Youth Access UK provide free and local counselling services, information and advice.
The Mix Counselling Service are offering short term online and telephone counselling. Simply fill in their online form.
Sheffield Young Carers are currently offering online and some face-to-face support to young carers and young people affected by familial substance misuse and their families. They are taking referrals but have a waiting list of 6 months.
Door 43 offers 1:1 support and short-term counselling email@example.com they also offer a Wednesday morning drop-in service 11-4 if you are already registered
Papyrus provide support, advice and information to anyone under 35 who is suicidal or concerned about someone else who is suicidal. You can call their support line, Hopeline UK on 0800 068 4141 or text 07786209697 (9am – 10pm weekdays, 2pm – 10pm weekends, 2pm – 10pm bank holiday) or email firstname.lastname@example.org
CALM provides support to men over the age of 15 who are feeling suicidal or experiencing suicidal ideation. You can call 0800 585858 (Every day 5pm-midnight) or use their web-chat service.
Contact your GP
Self Injury Support is providing email, text and online support and lots of information and advice if you or someone you know is self harming.
Beat – you can call their Youthline on 0808 801 0711 (12pm-8pm weekdays, 4pm-8pm weekends) or use their online webchat function.
SYEDA are currently taking new referrals from people aged 16 and above who are registered with a Sheffield GP (unfortunately they aren’t currently able to accept referrals from Rotherham, Barnsley and Doncaster). Please email email@example.com for more information or call them on their temporary number 0114 272 9600
If you’re worried about drugs you can Talk to Frank by visiting their website, calling 0300 123 6600 (24/7), texting 82111, sending an email or by using their online chat function (2-6pm 7 days a week).
Project 6 are currently providing a specialist mentoring service for young people at risk of exclusion, as well as The Spot, a youth group for young people in care and care leavers. If you would like to talk to someone, they are open for referrals so you can call 01142587553 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, go to their website or check out their Twitter.
Listening Ear are providing telephone support to anyone over the age of 11 who is registered with a GP in South Yorkshire and is bereaved as a result of Covid-19. You can call 0800 048 5224 (Mon-Fri 10am-5pm)
Winston’s Wish provide support for children and their families after the death of a parent or sibling. Call 08088 020 021 (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm) or email email@example.com
Grief Encounter provide specialist support to children and young people who have lost someone they love. You can call 0808 802 0111 (9am -9pm Mon-Fri), web chat or email, firstname.lastname@example.org
Child Bereavement UK have a helpline, 0800 02 888 40, Live Chat via their website, and an email service email@example.com
Mermaids – supports young trans, gender diverse and gender questioning children and their families. They are continuing to offer their helpline, webchat, email and text support services. Click here to talk to someone.
SAYiT is now operating online. All youth groups are being held the same day but with slightly different timings and now held virtually – for more information or if you would like to join, email or call 0114 241 firstname.lastname@example.org. To make a new referral e-mail, email@example.com
LGBT Foundation are providing a remote service if you would like support or advice relating to any aspect of being LGBTQ+
Gendered Intelligence are offering a revised service for anybody who identifies as trans or non-binary or is exploring their gender identity. If you are on the waiting list for Sheffield Porterbrook Gender Clinic and want to speak to someone who is trans affirming you can call the GI support line on 0330 359678, email, firstname.lastname@example.org or Text and WhatsApp chat, 07592 650 496
The Colours Youth Network is a UK wide initiative supporting young LGBTQ+ people of colour to explore and celebrate who they are (via Instagram).