In response to 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. Please register with our service below.
If you have any queries, you can speak to a member of the Admin Team on 0114 222 4134 or email us at SAMHS@sheffield.ac.uk.
If you are currently self-isolating and experiencing mental health difficulties, we will prioritise a call to you within two working days. You do not need to complete our full registration process.
Just send an email, with ‘Fast-Track’ in the subject line to: SAMHS@sheffield.ac.uk.
Please remember to include your full name, student registration number and a contact telephone number in your email.
For your own security, you will need to have access to the University's 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 up a VPN, please email SAMHS@sheffield.ac.uk or call 0114 222 4134 and we can help you to register.
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. You will receive an email on the morning of your appointment which will ask you to complete a form before your appointment. The form should take 10-15 minutes to complete.
- 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
Togetherall (formerly known as 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.
Togetherall 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.