Sheffield NHS Walk In Centre to hold mental health drop-in sessions to mark Time to Talk Day

Sheffield city centre’s NHS Walk In Centre is to host mental health drop-in sessions tomorrow to mark ‘Time to Talk Day 2020’, a national initiative aimed at addressing the stigma around the condition.

Wednesday, 5th February 2020, 5:45 pm
Updated Thursday, 6th February 2020, 10:26 am

From 10am-4pm on Thursday, February 6, anyone who wants it will be able to get free, impartial advice on the services available in Sheffield, as well as support from the centre’s clinical team about mental health issues.

The team at the Broad Lane centre will also be on hand to offer advice for drug and alcohol support as well as signposting for community and activity groups to support with weight management and diet, anxiety and stress.

Additionally, patients will be able to take advantage of free health checks, support for the homeless and advice on food deprivation and local foodbanks.

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The NHS walk-in centre on Broad Lane in Sheffield city centre.

Patient advisor, Allyssia Burkinshaw, said: "Prioritising mental health support in the local area is of utmost importance to the team here at Sheffield Walk-In Centre.

"We are very proud to be hosting a drop-in service this Time to Talk Day, and hope our advice and support make a difference to the community.”

This year The Star is promoting its #JustTalk campaign on men’s mental health.

The campaign aims to encourage men to talk more openly about their mental health in the hope of reducing suicide rates in the city.

We have already spoken to Chris Gunns and Jonathan Middleton, both of whom have overcome mental health problems and now speak out on the issue.

And we will also be featuring stories on groups and organisations which help men overcome the stigma around talking about their problems, like Andy’s Man Club.

Time to Talk Day is organised by national campaigning body Time to Change, and encourages everyone to end the stigma against mental health by talking about the problem openly.

The Sheffield Walk-In Centre is open 365 days a year from 8am-10pm. The service can help with most urgent but non-life-threatening issues with no need to make an appointment.

For more information, call 0114 241 2701 or visit www.onemedicalgroup.co.uk/sheffield-city-nhs-walk-in.