In response to the developing situation in relation to Coronavirus COVID-19 SAMHS staff continue to work and support you from home.
We are offering telephone support and online appointments to students registering with SAMHS.
For your own security, you will need to have a VPN (Virtual Private Network) to register as you are entering sensitive information (e.g. personal contact details). You will need to use Firefox or Google Chrome as your browser (Safari and Internet Explorer will not work with our server). If you are struggling to set a VPN up please contact The University IT Department who can assist you with this.
When registering, please note the following:
- We would prefer that you register with your University email address (we have found other email accounts are being sent to spam).
- Two working days following your online registration with SAMHS, you will be contacted by our Admin Team with an appointment date and time.
- Appointments typically last thirty minutes and you will be asked to complete a form 30 minutes before your appointment so you can expect to put aside one hour.
- You can find the current client contract as a download on the right hand side of this page.
If you feel that you need to speak to somebody urgently please contact your GP (0114 222 2100 if this is UHS).
You can also talk to The Samaritans on 116 123.
See our In Crisis page for further advice
Alternative options to SAMHS for online and in-person counselling
Big White Wall provides a safe space online to get things off your chest, explore your feelings and learn how to improve and self-manage your mental health and wellbeing. The service provides online peer and professional support, with trained counsellors. You can get support on the service at any time of the day or night, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
Big White Wall is totally anonymous, so no one will know you’ve chosen to use it, unless you tell them. You choose an anonymous username for your time on Big White Wall.
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The Sheffield Mental Health Guide provides a list of support services across the city.
You can browse services by specialism, search by condition or simply explore their new self-help sections.