Our Sheffield Support Hub hosted its official launch event on the 31st January, welcoming over a hundred people from various organisations across the local community.

The Hub provides free, out-of-hours mental health support to anyone aged 16 and over, in a safe, comfortable, and non-judgemental environment.


The event was an opportunity for people to learn more about the service, meet the staff team and allow other other local organisations who provide mental health support to network and build relationships with the Hub team.

Joining Jane Hughes, Mental Health Matters CEO, to cut the ribbon at the event was Abitsam Mohamed, Councillor for Firth Park & Candidate for Sheffield Central, who is a passionate advocate of mental health support. She said "I've seen first-hand, through family members who have needed it, the essential need for early intervention and crisis support. Systems can be hard to navigate, and people can end up on waiting lists for months or years. Which is why local and accessible mental health services are really important. The Hub will provide safe & supportive spaces for those who need it most."

Also present at the launch was Dr Steve Thomas, Sheffield GP and Clinical Director for Mental Health, at NHS South Yorkshire who said, “Since the pandemic we have seen a marked increase in people needing to access mental health support. We hope that this new service will mean that people who need to can talk to a trained mental health worker to access the support they need, in a relaxed and comfortable environment, avoiding having to wait for a GP appointment or at urgent or emergency care centres.”