Rethink Mental Illness
Rethink Mental Illness is a national mental health charity. It provides a range of information on their website about national and local services.
Sheffield services include:
- Sheffield Helpline - a telephone support service for anyone affected by mental health issues. This service runs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week: 0808 801 0440
- Crisis Accommodation - provides a 6-bed supported accommodation unit in Sheffield, offering recovery-focused intensive support to adults experiencing a mental health crisis. Access to the service is via Sheffield Health & Social Care NHS Trust Teams only, such as Home Treatment Teams and the Sheffield Outreach Service. The service is unable to accept self referrals. People are supported by SHSC Trust staff for the duration of their stay at the crisis house. The service provides intensive one to one support, exploring a person's mental health crisis and self management techniques including distraction, anxiety management and various other coping strategies. See the separate entry for Crisis House.
- Supported Housing - Rethink manages several self-contained flats in Sheffield, with daytime support for people with severe and enduring mental health problems aged 18-65 years. Referral via mental health professionals. The service provides individual support packages specifically designed to accommodate each individuals' needs. For supported housing enquiries, please contact 0114 2459754 or e-mail email@example.com
Rethink Advice & Information Service:
Rethink's national advice service offers practical help on issues such as the Mental Health Act, community care, welfare benefits, debt, criminal justice, and carers' rights. They also offer general help on living with mental illness, medication, care and treatment. The number is 0300 5000 927 and it is open Mon - Fri 9.30am - 4pm, or you can e-mail from a form on the website.
The website has lots of information including factsheets and guides to mental health conditions, treatments, local services and groups, news and campaigns.