The Sheffield Crisis House provides short-term accommodation for people over the age of 18 who are experiencing a mental health crisis. This service can be accessed for a maximum of 7 nights.
The service is for people who cannot be supported at home, but do not require hospital admission. Staff provide 24-hour emotional and practical support to assist people to resolve their crisis. This can include, exploring a person’s mental health crisis and self management techniques including distraction, anxiety management and various other coping strategies.
The house has 6 bedrooms, one of which is a ground floor bedroom with en-suite. The kitchen, dining area and lounge are all on the ground floor. There is not currently step free access to the service.
Referrals are accepted from Community Mental Health Teams, Liaison Psychiatry and other secondary mental health services. It is not possible to self-refer to this service.
The Crisis House is operated by Rethink Mental Illness and contracted by Sheffield NHS Health & Social Care. For other local services run by Rethink, please see the separate entry for Rethink Mental Illness.