Getting support from your doctor

Talking to a doctor about your own mental health can be difficult, so the Mental Health Foundation has produced a practical guide with details on what to expect from your appointment and what your GP can do for you.

Go to to download the leaflet for tips and advice on speaking to your GP about your mental health with greater confidence.

Mental health services and support in Sheffield


The Sheffield Mental Health Guide is a resource for everyone, providing:

  • information about mental health services, conditions and treatments
  • support and links to self-help resources to help maintain good mental health
  • a directory of services for people experiencing mental health difficulties in Sheffield

For more information

Go to the Sheffield Mental Health Guide website at

Self help

Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust have produced a series of short but very helpful booklets covering a range of issues (including abuse, depression, eating disorders, post-traumatic stress, self harm) – go to to view and download the booklets.