Self referral help services

There are many local and online services you can access without needing an appointment with GP.

Minor Illness Services


Pharmacy First

Pharmacy First enables community pharmacists to supply prescription-only medicines, including antibiotics and antivirals where clinically appropriate, to treat 7 common health conditions.
What conditions can be treated?

  • Sinusitis
  • Sore throat
  • Earache
  • Infected insect bites
  • Impetigo (a bacterial skin infection)
  • Shingles
  • Uncomplicated urinary tract infections in women.

If you require medical attention for any of the above, you can approach your local pharmacy for care and avoid the need for an urgent care appointment at the surgery.

You can find more information online via

Mental health


IAPT Sheffield

IAPT Sheffield is a service that offers free courses and one to one talking therapies for people 18 years and older living in Sheffield for help with stress, anxiety and worry or low mood.

To contact them, find out more or refer yourself:

0114 226 4380

Sheffield Talking Therapies (formerly IAPT) | Sheffield Health and Social Care ( (information page)

NHS Sheffield Talking Therapies (self referral page)


Door 43

Door 43 offers support to 13-25 year olds on a range of emotional wellbeing issues. They offer several services including: a drop in, one to one support, wellbeing cafes and social prescribing spaces and can support young people with lots of different things they may need advice on or are struggling with.

Contact them, find out more and sign up for one of their services:

0114 201 2800

Home – Sheffield Futures (information page)

Door 43 – Sheffield Futures (self referral page)



Kooth is an online mental wellbeing community for children and young people aged 11-18.  They provide accessible and safe spaces with a range of therapeutic support and interventions.

Register for their online help:


Gold Digger Trust

Gold digger trust is a charity organisation working to equip young people with the confidence and skills to make positive choices for themselves and build up their positive wellbeing.

Contact them and find out more:

0114 327 1191

Golddigger Trust


My Strength

My strength is an online mental health support service which helps people over 16 years old with managing anxious thoughts, reducing stress and improving relationships.

To sign up click:

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and use the access code: southyorkshirewellness

Bereavement Services

Through the clouds

Through the Clouds bereavement service offers counselling support to people who are experiencing difficulty coming to terms with a bereavement.

Contact them:

call – 0114 258 4489

or email – [email protected]

Sexual health and contraceptive Services

Sexual Health Sheffield

Sexual Health Sheffield offers services for contraception, STI screening and treatment, PrEP and emergency contraception.

Sexual Health Sheffield also run a walk-in youth clinic for anyone 18 years or under for information and advice on any sexual health issues, contraception and support. This service is open Mondays and Wednesdays 2pm – 6pm at Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Entrance 11a, B road.

Contact them:

0114 226 8888

Sexual Health Sheffield – Meeting Your Sexual Health Needs (information page)

MSI Reproductive Choices

MSI Reproductive Choices is a service who can provide early medical abortion, surgical abortion, STI screening, contraception & counselling across South Yorkshire.

Their treatment centres offer the following services:

* Face to Face Early Medical Abortion, or the abortion pill (up to 9 weeks and 6 days gestation)

* Surgical Abortion (up to 23 weeks and 6 days gestation)

* Telemedicine up to 9 weeks and 6 days (abortion pill by post)

* STI screening, including HIV testing (as part of TOP treatment)

* Contraception advice and fitting post abortion

* Vasectomy

You can contact them on:

0345 300 8090

Their telephone line is open 24/7 and is free to use. Patients can call the telephone line for clinical advice, support, and information about the choices available to them.

MSI Reproductive Choices UK – Your Choice, Our Support (

Women’s Health

Women’s Health Physiotherapy

This Sheffield Teaching Hospital services is for help and advice for women with bladder, bowel and prolapse problems by giving them pelvic floor exercises and advice on healthy bladder and bowels to improve their symptoms and quality of life. They aim to prevent or alleviate the physical and emotional stresses of pregnancy and labour, and help the postnatal recovery.

To refer yourself you can complete this form (you will need your NHS number):


Substance support


Likewise is a drug and alcohol support service who promote services with no judgement. They provide information, advice and support for people with the aim to promote making better choices around alcohol and drugs. Likewise also support people to achieve and sustain recovery from problematic alcohol and drug use through a range of treatments.  

Contact them or refer yourself online:

0114 308 7000

Likewise (

Occupational Health



SOHAS is an occupational health service who provide help and support to people with workplace health issues and work related benefits. Contact them:

Home – Sheffield Occupational Health Advisory Service ( (information page)

Patients – Sheffield Occupational Health Advisory Service ( (self referral page)


Working Win

Working win is a support service which helps people find meaningful employment or stay in their current jobs.

Get in touch:


Working Win – Shaw Trust (