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Mental Health

Single Point of Access (SPA) for Adult Community Mental Health Services The Single Point of Access (SPA) dovetails with the Out of Hours (OOH) Service, creating a single point of referral 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to people who are between 18…

Nightstop South Yorkshire

Do you know a young person aged 16-25 in need of safe emergency accommodation?   Nightstop South Yorkshire is now ready to start taking referrals for young people experiencing or at risk of homelessness. The Nightstop concept is simple - it prevents homelessness through community…

Obsessive compulsive disorder

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is a common mental health condition in which a person has obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviours. It affects men, women and children and can develop at any age. Some people develop the condition early, often around puberty, but it typically develops during…

Panic disorder

Panic disorder is an anxiety disorder where you regularly have sudden attacks of panic or fear. Everyone experiences feelings of anxiety and panic at certain times. It's a natural response to stressful or dangerous situations. However, for someone with panic disorder, feelings of anxiety, stress and panic occur…

Pensions and retirement

Find out your likely retirement income In a few easy steps, the Money Advice Service’s pension calculator can give you an estimate of the income you'll get when you retire. Pensions and Retirement free printed guides (Money Advice Service) Download these guides Alternatively order printed copies…

Plan your 5 A DAY

The 5 A DAY meal planner can help you plan meals packed with fruit and vegetables, whether you're cooking for yourself or your family. It lets you choose your favourite recipes from the selection, and drag and drop them onto your personalised list.   The…

The recipe for strong bones for life

Bone health is a bit like saving for your pension: hard to get excited about when you're young but the sooner you start, the better. Taking care of your bones is a lifelong investment that will pay dividends by helping you to stay fit and…

Recognised Providers (RPL)

The Recognised Provider List (RPL) is set up, monitored and updated by Sheffield City Council. If you are an adult in Sheffield who is looking for packages of care and support, you can choose from the list of providers who follow a clear quality framework.…

Recognising the signs of domestic violence

Anybody can experience domestic abuse. Find out how to recognise the signs.  If you're worried someone might see you have been on this page, find out how to cover your tracks online. Anybody can be affected by domestic abuse and anybody can be an abuser. "Domestic…

Residential and nursing care in Sheffield

If you’re finding it difficult to live independently at home you may be considering moving into a care home. But most of us would want to stay in our home for as long as possible. That’s easier to do if you feel safe, and have…

Self Harm

Self-harm, or self-injury, describes a wide range of things people deliberately do to themselves that are harmful but usually do not kill them. Self- harm can be very hard for parents or carers to understand or come to terms with. Cutting the arms or the…

Self-harm

Self-harm is when somebody intentionally damages or injures their body. It's usually a way of coping with or expressing overwhelming emotional distress. Sometimes when people self-harm, they feel on some level that they intend to die. Over half of people who die by suicide have a history of…

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs)

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are passed from one person to another through unprotected sex or genital contact. You can be tested for STIs at a sexual health clinic, genitourinary medicine (GUM) clinic or GP surgery. Search for a sexual health clinic near you and find out what services…

Short breaks for carers of adults

Who is a carer? A carer is someone of any age who provides unpaid support to family or friends, who could not manage without it. What is a short break? If you spend a lot of time caring for someone, it’s important to make time…

Sitting exercises

These gentle sitting exercises will help improve your mobility and prevent falls, and can even be done at home. Don't worry if you've not done much for a while - these seated exercises are gentle and easy to follow. For these exercises, choose a solid, stable chair that doesn't have wheels. You should…

Sleep and tiredness after having a baby

Looking after a baby can be really tiring - especially in the first few months after the birth when your child is likely to wake several times during the night. Most parents cope with a certain level of tiredness. But if you're feeling low, bad tempered…

Stammering

Stammering - also sometimes referred to as stuttering - is a relatively common speech problem in childhood, which can persist into adulthood. This page covers: What is stammering? Types Getting help Treatment Causes Who's affected What is stammering? Stammering is when: you repeat sounds or syllables - for…

Start the NHS weight loss plan

Use the panel above to download the NHS weight loss guide, our popular, free 12-week diet and exercise plan. The plan, which has been downloaded more than 4 million times, is designed to help you lose weight safely - and keep it off. Weight loss plan features promotes safe and sustainable weight loss learn to…

STI symptoms that need checking

Many people with sexually transmitted infections (STIs) don't get symptoms, so it's worth getting tested even if you feel fine. If you think you have an STI, the earlier you're tested, the sooner treatment can be given if it's needed. An STI can be passed from one…

Suicide

Suicide is the act of intentionally ending your life. If you're reading this because you have, or have had, thoughts about taking your life, it's important you ask someone for help. It's probably difficult for you to see at this time, but you're not alone and not…

Support during the Coronavirus pandemic

If you, or someone you know, is vulnerable or shielding or self-isolating, and have no friends or family to call on, call the Sheffield Community Helpline on (0114) 273 4567. Lines are open 8.45 am to 4.45 pm. Or visit the helpline advice page. The…

Take steps NOW to stop smoking

Practical, quick and simple steps you can take straight away to quit smoking. Talk to your GP Many people don't realise that their GP can help them quit smoking. Your doctor can do a lot, such as enrolling you in a "stop smoking" clinic, and prescribing nicotine replacement therapy,…

Tips on cutting down

If you regularly drink more than 14 units a week, try these simple tips to help you cut down. Fourteen units is equivalent to six pints of average-strength beer or 10 small glasses of low-strength wine. Make a plan Before you start drinking, set a…

Visiting an STI clinic

Getting tested and treated for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) is straightforward and confidential. Most infections can be cured. A sexual health or genitourinary medicine (GUM) clinic specialises in sexual health, and can provide tests and treatment for many STIs. Visiting an STI clinic You can make an appointment to…

Visual Impairment

On this page you will be able to find access to the following information as well as some other useful links that you might find helpful: An overview of what Visual Impairment is and how it affects different people Some answers to the more frequently…
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