Support Networks

Staff Helpline

The staff helpline is provided by an independent external provider, Health Assured and is a means for all staff and their immediate families to access practical help, information, advice and support to address and resolve problems and issues they may be facing at home or at work. The service is free, independent, confidential and available 24 hours a day.

The freephone number for this service is 0800 030 5182

It is staffed by fully qualified counsellors. The service is completely free to you, and is totally confidential. You can call as often as you need to, at any time of day or night.


The Parents@TUoS network was launched in 2012 and aims to be a conduit for information about parental leave, offering a range of support to all staff and students through career breaks and share best practice and "how to" tips.

Support for Managers

Support is available to assess how well you might already be promoting positive wellbeing and what additional steps you could take to help prevent work-related stress in your team. 

If you or a colleague is concerned about a member of staff, or if they have mentioned their own concerns to you, you should speak to your HR Team Contact.

Women's Network

The Women’s Network aims to support women staff in their career development, providing informal mentoring and networking opportunities, access to a range of role models, a forum for discussion and a unified voice to help raise issues and thus address the career challenges women face.


Offering a collective pool of knowledge, forums and advice for parents to children of all ages.

Sheffield Infolink

Sheffield Information Link informs and empowers families. They work with Sheffield families who are facing difficult situations, and provide expert advice and support on a range of issues.

Human Resources

For more information on help and support available, from your HR team contact. All queries will be dealt with in the strictest confidence.

Research Finance

Research finance is a specialist team within the Department of Finance, which supports the research activity of the University.