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Mental Health

Are you a young person in crisis?

Young Minds Crisis Messenger

You can text the YoungMinds Crisis Messenger. This is free 24/7 support if you are experiencing a mental health crisis. Text YM to 85258.

All texts are answered by trained volunteers, with support from experienced clinical supervisors

Northern General Hospital

If your situation is very serious and you need help immediately or in life threatening situations, the A&E department at the Northern General Hospital is open 24 hours a day, every day of the year. The Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Liaison Psychiatry teams can provide assessments here.

Sheffield Helpline

There is a Sheffield Helpline for anyone in Sheffield affected by mental health issues.

It is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call 0808 801 0440 if you need support. Calls from landlines are free. Many mobile phone providers will not charge you however please be aware that this is not always the case.

CALM Service

The CALM service run by the Department of Health has a free, confidential helpline that runs from 5pm to midnight, Saturday to Tuesday. Call Freephone 0800 58 58 5

NHS 111

In non-emergency situations NHS 111 can offer advice and is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Hate Crime

How to report a hate crime

Reporting a hate crime

It is really important to report a hate crime so that the police can recognise it as an issue, and punish the perpetrators. There are different ways you can report a hate crime, whether you have been a victim, a witness, or reporting on behalf of someone else.

In an emergency – call 999

Contact the police – get in touch with your local police force.

Crime Stoppers

You can also contact Crimestoppers who are an independent crime fighting charity. You can report hate crimes by calling 0800 555111 or through their website.

Third party reporting centres

Local agencies and organisations can report an incidence on your behalf as well as give you support and advice. 

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