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About Us

SOHAS is a registered charity (no.1085464) that was established 32 years ago.  We are based in Sheffield city centre at Furnival House.  Our main objective is to provide support and advice for people whose health is affected by their work and to help and support them to keep their job. Our work is funded by Sheffield City Council and Sheffield IAPT. The service we provide is free and confidential and is accessible for anyone who lives and works in Sheffield. 

SOHAS Advisers undergo specialist training and have extensive experience in providing advice on a wide range of work and health issues.

Appointments to see the advisors are available at our offices or at a GP surgery - the list of GP surgeries that the advisors have sessions at can be found here.

For further details please contact us by telephone on (0114) 2755760 or by email

Our rolling programme of anonymised GP and patient surveys shows that Workplace Health Programme has the following outcomes:

  • 71% of GPs stated that the service provided by SOHAS advisers reduced the number of patient consultations, enabling GPs to concentrate on patients with more complex health needs.
  • 75% of GPs stated that the advice given by SOHAS advisers shortens the length of sickness absence for their patients. 
  • 67% of patients stated that the advice and support they were given helped them to return to work more easily.
  • 45% of patients stated that the advice and support they received enabled them to stay in their job.