Who We Are
Community Development Work
Maan works with Somali individuals, families, carers, community members, community organisations as well in partnership with mainstream organisations and structures (including settings such as hospitals, colleges and universities, prisons and workplaces).
It was 1992 when a Somali Mental Health Project was set up. The purpose of this project was to address the difficulties and issues facing migrant and refugee Somali Community in Sheffield to help meet their needs in accessing appropriate mental health and social support services.
In addressing complex ongoing needs in the community, Maan Somali Mental Health, as we became, developed experience in approaching user needs in a holistic manner.
Covid-19 Update: Our offices are currently closed and the team are working from home for the foreseeable future.
In light of current developments and guidance around Covid-19, we are sadly cancelling all Maan Somali Mental Health Sheffield community engagement, health and social care providers’ events, meetings, in-reach to hospitals in-reach activities and home visits until...
World Mental Health Day 2020 on 10 October, daily lives have changed considerably as a result of the COVID-19
This year’s World Mental Health Day, on 10 October, comes at a time when our daily lives have changed considerably as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The past months have brought many challenges: for health-care workers, providing care in difficult circumstances,...
Maan Somali Mental Health Sheffield is trying to break the ‘taboo’ of mental health in Sheffield’s Somali community
A support group is helping Sheffield’s Somali community better understand mental health and break the taboo that ‘illness is weakness’. Meaning ‘mind’ in Somali, Maan claims to be the only service in Sheffield whose sole focus is giving mental health support to...
How can I be involved?
Come along to our meetings and events and join in. We value participation and the contribution of ideas and insights. Sign up to join our mailing list where we will notify you of future events and provide updates on what we are doing.
How can I find your office?
We are located in Sheffield,
Our address is 8 Paradise St, Sheffield City Centre, Sheffield S1 2DF
Can I volunteer?
Of Course! We would love hear from you and what capacity you would like to get involved. please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call on 0114 275 8556 and we can talk further.
How can I find out about events?
You can either check on our website or become a member of our network and we will send you regular updates and news letters. Alternatively you can give us a call or drop us an e-mail