We believe that anxiety and depression are debilitating, life-changing mental health conditions. We also believe that everyone should have quick access to help without waiting weeks, or having to make an appointment.
We provide self-help groups every Wednesday evening and Thursday morning in the city centre. Our groups last for 2 hours and focus on CBT and peer support. They are run by trained volunteer facilitators, and follow a set format - topic, and a discussion, with a break half way through. The groups are attended by people of all ages (18 and above) with social anxiety, general anxiety disorder, panic disorder, OCD, agoraphobia, PTSD and depression. To come to a group or find out more information please contact us.
No Panic Sheffield was originally set up in February 2009 with funding from Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Trust for a fixed period of 2 years. After this time No Panic Sheffield became a voluntary organisation entirely reliant on grants and donations to fund our work. In January 2015 we were awarded registered charity status by the Charities Commission. Reg Charity No (No 1160004)
All of our income is from donations, grant funding and fundraising - we have no paid staff and have not done so for years.
We are affiliated to No Panic UK a national charity which provides a confidential helpline – for details visit https://www.nopanic.org.uk/the-no-panic-helpline/
There is no charge for attendance, we ask for a small donation to help us to cover our costs.
|Paul – Chair - Paul was a member, facilitator, Group Coordinator, trustee for recruitment and training and now Chair. See below for more about Paul.||Rob – Treasurer - Rob is a qualified Chartered Accountant and works as a management consultant. Rob ensures all our financial records, Charity Commission returns, Insurance and other statutory and governance items are up to date. He ensures we are financially sound and operating responsibly. Interesting fact - Rob runs marathons and often does this to raise funds for No Panic Sheffield|
|Brendan - Mentor/Trainer - Brendan is a qualified psychologist, although not now working in the profession. He was one of the first group facilitators for No Panic Sheffield and provides invaluable advice and mentoring for our facilitators. He occasionally facilitates groups. Interesting fact - Brendan runs a company that provides students with rented accommodation.|| Lorien was facilitator from 2013-2018 and is now a mentor and trustee. She is involved in the teams dealing with recruitment and mentoring as a trustee. See our volunteers page for more about Lorien.
|Laura started as a facilitator in July 2017 and as trustee is involved with evaluation and awareness raising. Find more on our volunteers page.||Mel is a trustee for 2019/2020, read more about her on our volunteers page.|
|Sarah is a trustee and facilitator. Find more info about Sarah on our volunteers page.||Haleema is a trustee and facilitator. Find more on our volunteers pages.|
|Kate (no picture) is a trustee.||Charlie (no picture) is a trustee.|