The Springboard

Do you need help and encouragement to improve your situation? Do you need information and support to do this? Are you ready to challenge yourself?
If the answer is YES then read on ...
The Springboard is for people with mental health problems who are ready to begin, or are on the road to recovery.
It is a place where you can come along and have a chat about your situation and find out what is available to help you on your recovery journey.

The Springboard offers:

  • a warm friendly atmosphere with refreshments provided
  • trained volunteers available to offer support and advice
  • information about opportunities and services
  • encouragement and support to try new things
  • the opportunity to try activities within the Springboard and the Time Builders programme
  • the opportunity to make friends
  • encouragement and support to take ownership of your situation

Very Special Guest lends his support to the Springboard Initiative


We were very pleased to welcome Sheffield Mind Ambassador and former world champion boxer, Johnny Nelson to the Springboard at St Marys recently. He spoke candidly about his own experiences and shared his story of recovery to help encourage and inspire the people in attendance. He was a knockout as you can imagine and was honest and frank about the difficulties he had faced and the challenges he had overcome with the help of friends and peers.

Click on the image to see and hear more

So, are you ready?

If you feel ready to take part the Springboard, do please come along, thre is no obligation to stay for any period of time or to attend every week if you prefer to use only as and when you need the additional support offered. The Springboard is run in 5 different locations acrosss the city, see below for venues, dates and times:

Please note that if you don't want to talk about making changes in your life or you are not ready to try new things then you may need help and support from other services before coming to the Springboard. You can find information about mental health and services in Sheffield on the Sheffield Mental Health Guide website.


Springboard @ St Mary's Community Centre, Bramall Lane, Sheffield S2 4QZ

Every Tuesday 1.00pm - 4.00pm.

**After a brief break for the festive period, sessions start again on the 9th Jan and run every Tuesday thereafter**

A partnership between Sheffield Mind and St Mary's Community Centre.


Springboard @ Manor Library, Ridgeway Road, Sheffield S12 2SS

On the following Mondays from 10.00 am - 4.00 pm:

(NB Springboard won't be running on bank holidays)

Jan  11th,  22nd

Feb  5th, 19th

Mar  5th, 19th

A partnership between Sheffield Mind and Manor and Castle Development Trust.


Springboard @ The Learning Zone, 320 Wordsworth Avenue, Parson Cross, Sheffield S5 9NL

On the following Fridays from 10.00 am - 4.00 pm:

Jan  5th, 19th

Feb  2nd. 16th

Mar  2nd, 16th, 30th

(NB Springboard won't be running on bank holidays)

A partnership between Sheffield Mind and SOAR.


Springboard @ Chapeltown Scout Hall, Burncross Rd, Sheffield S35 1RX

Sessions begin on the 1st August and will take place fortnightly and run from 10am – 4pm


Jan  16th, 30th


Feb  13th, 27th


Mar  13th, 27th



A partnership between Sheffield Mind and SOAR.

 Springboard @ Burngreave Vestry Hall, 2 Burngreave Road, Sheffield S3 9DD


On the following Thursdays from 10.00 am - 3.00 pm:

 Firvale Community Hub

Jan  11th

Feb  8th

Mar  8th


Jan  25th

Feb  22nd

Mar  22nd


A partnership between Sheffield Mind and SOAR.

If you would like to find out more about the Springboard initiative you can call Teresa Ravenshaw

Tel: 0114 258 4489