Worried about your emotional or mental health?
You might not realise it, but emotional and mental health issues are quite common and you’re not on your own – Door43 are here to support you. Sometimes you just need space to think, and that’s cool, we all do. You can do that at Door43.
At Door43, lots of different people work together to make sure that they always have someone to hand who can help – including youth workers, counsellors, substance misuse workers, sexual health workers, careers advisors, volunteers, peers supporters and more!
Their mental health and wellbeing service is called Door43. It’s called this because their team is based at 43 Division Street, in Sheffield city centre.
However, because of the coronavirus and social distancing rules, they’re currently supporting young people online and by phone, to keep you and their team safe. They’re really looking forward to opening the doors to our wellbeing space once again, when it’s safe to do so. Until then, they’ll be providing the same support, just from a little further away!
Their team is made up of Wellbeing Practitioners, who have the skills and experience to help you with the challenges you’re facing. They’re a really friendly team, and are here for all young people in Sheffield.
Feeling lonely or isolated? Suffering from low mood or lack of confidence? Or need practical support such as help accessing housing, education or jobs?
They run a social prescribing service for young people aged 13-25. Much like going to the GP for a prescription if you’re physically ill, they can work with you to prescribe activities, services and practical support that can help with a range of issues you may be facing such as:
- Loneliness and isolation: They can help you to make new friends or find groups to make connections with others through activities you’re interested in
- Difficulty accessing housing, education or employment: They can provide practical support to make housing applications, coach you to understand opportunities for further education or with getting back into work
- Low confidence, mood, wellbeing: They can support you to find ways to build confidence, improve mood and boost wellbeing and tackle any underlying issues you may have.
How does social prescribing work?
Once you sign up, much like a GP appointment you will have a 1:1 appointment with a link worker. The link worker will work with you to understand more about how you’re feeling and work with you to identify tailored support activities for you to reach your goals. This tailored support package is your social prescription. Once you’re all set, if you feel like you need further support you can organise a session with your link worker to review your goals or come in to the Door 43 Wellbeing café to talk to others who are part of the project. They will also set a review to understand more about how social prescribing has helped you and any further support you may need.
You can find out more about social prescribing here.
How do I sign up?
Call Sheffield Futures on 0114 201800 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to ask to sign up to the social prescribing project.
Worried about your sexual health?
All of their staff are trained to offer sexual health information and advice, STI screening, pregnancy tests, signposting to services and provide condoms.
Sex isn’t just about the physical stuff though, they can talk to you at any time if you’re concerned about relationships, porn, sexting or any other concerns you may have.
Did you know that at some pharmacies in Sheffield you can get emergency contraception and a test for STIs? The Wicker Associated Chemists, Boots on Fargate, Asda (Chaucer, Chapeltown and Handsworth) and The University Pharmacy on Glossop Road all participate in this. Search: Sexual Health Sheffield for more info!
You can find more information and get help and guidance on the Door43 website.