Caring for yourself at Christmas

We hope you all have a fantastic festive break! But we know that Christmas can sometimes be hard, particularly if you’re a young carer.

Our offices will be closed from Monday 24th December (Christmas Eve) until Wednesday 2nd January but if you need to speak to someone during this time, we’re including some useful contact numbers below. We’ve also pulled together a few top tips for keeping yourself well this Christmas.

Support in a crisis

In an emergency (fire, health or crime) - call 999

For a crime or nuisance behaviour that isn’t an emergency - call 101

Other emergency and out of hours numbers - call 0114 273 4567, visit Sheffield City Council’s website or call 101 to be put through to the right number

To talk to someone about your problems, 24 hours a day - call Childline on 0800 1111 or visit

If you’re thinking of running away - call 0800 335 7233 OR text SAFE and your message to 60777. You can also have a webchat at (available 4-6pm on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday)

To talk to someone 24 hours a day, no matter how old you are - call 116 123 or visit

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