I need someone to talk to

Note: Self-help is not suitable for those who are feeling desperate or have frequent suicidal feelings. Please see your GP or contact Student Access to Mental Health Support (SAMHS) as soon as possible.

In Crisis - mental wellbeing

Talk to the community at Big White Wall

Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, the community on Big White Wall express themselves through text or images. You can join a guided course on a specific topic - all run by professional counsellors who look after the site and courses.

Free access for all University of Sheffield students.


  • Leaders from several faiths provide a confidential listening ear and/or spiritual guidance, regardless of personal beliefs.
  • Centre based in the Octagon and is open 9.30am - 5pm Monday to Thursday and 9.30am - 2pm Friday.

Sheffield Helpline

  • Call 0808 801 0440 to get through to local mental health specialists


  • Call 116 123 on any phone and at any time of day


  • Student-run, confidential and anonymous listening and information service serving students across Sheffield.
  • Available 8pm-8am (term-time)
  • Instant Messenger (IM) and email listening available if you’d rather not phone.

None of the above?

Contact Central Welfare and Guidance. Or if in doubt, go to SSiD on Level 3, Students’ Union Building