The Sheffield Mental Health Independence and Support Service has been commissioned by Sheffield City Council.

The service supports people who are facing significant mental health issues to move forward in their mental health recovery and to live in a way that is based on hope and the ability to live a rich and full life.   Support is ongoing and at a level that allows as much autonomy as each individual can manage.     

There are three main types of support available:

  • Short term re-enablement – to provide targeted support with the aim of a planned discharge within six months  
  • Positive recovery – to provide focused support for up to 12 months
  • Staying well – to provide ongoing support for an extended/unspecified period.

The service is specifically for adults who are ordinarily resident in Sheffield (with the exception of adults in transition from Childrens’ and Young People’s services and for who Sheffield is the responsible commissioning authority for their social care provision.) 

How to make a referral*

Referrals must be completed by a Community Psychiatric Nurse (CPN).

Referrals via any other means cannot be accepted.

If you are supporting a person who has requested mental health support and you think the service would be appropriate for them, you will need to discuss this with a CPN first.

*Other service providers are also offering specialist mental health support in Sheffield. If a referral results in access to support, this may not be offered via Framework.