About Student Access to Mental Health Support (SAMHS)

Find out more about the service and what to expect before registering for a triage appointment online.

What is SAMHS?

SAMHS is the first point of contact for students to explore a broad range of psychological support needs in a single triage appointment.

How do I register?

Any University of Sheffield student can register online with SAMHS and book an initial, 'triage' appointment.

After registering, you will receive an email (within 2 working days) asking you to call and book your triage appointment over the phone or in person at 36 Wilkinson Street.

What do I have to do at the triage appointment?

You will be asked to attend an in-person appointment at the agreed time. These are 45 minute appointments. Please note that prior to the appointment you will be asked to attend 15 minutes earlier to complete a clinical questionnaire.

Report to the Reception staff when you arrive, they will ask you to complete the short form on an iPad about how you are feeling. The questionnaire results go to the trained clinician who is seeing you for your triage appointment.

The triage session provides an opportunity for you to talk briefly about your situation. The appointment may be sufficient in itself but if you need further support we can help you identify what is available.

All triage appointments are held across two sites - most are held at 36 Wilkinson Street. You will be told where to go when you book an appointment.

How do I cancel or rearrange my appointment?

Need to cancel your appointment? It is no problem, please give us a ring on 0114 222 4134 with as much notice as you can, so we can reallocate the appointment time to sombody else. If you would like to rearrange, please ring on the same phone number 0114 222 4134 and we will find the next available time at your convenience

Further questions?

Have a look at the SAMHS FAQs webpage or call 0114 222 4134 for enquiries.

For staff information on SAMHS please see our Staff Information page (staff login required)