Please see The Waiting Room for a good selection of mental health support services.
For all psychological services, please contact Birmingham Healthy Minds on 0121 301 2525. They operate a self-referral system, so you do not need to speak to a doctor before you contact them.
If urgent mental health help is needed you can ring 0121 262 3555 or 0800 915 9292 for advice and support (Helpline managed by MIND). This line is available 24 hours, 7 days a week and can be used whether you are known to our services or not.
St Martin’s offer counselling, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and psychotherapy.
Sane has a trained and experienced team of staff and volunteers to provide emotional support by phone, email and text, 365 days a year. You can also share experiences with others in their online peer-led forum.
There is also a free helpline and online support available through Calm.
The Living Well group is also a useful counselling and support resource and they can be contacted on 0121 663 1217.
There is an excellent local Arts, Health and Wellbeing organisation called Form of Clouds based in Edgbaston. Please contact them directly, or you can ask your doctor for a referral.
Health Exchange can help you take control of your wellbeing.
For relationship advice there is Relate on 0121 643 1638
For bereavement support, please contact CRUSE or phone 0121 687 8010 or email email@example.com.
These free listening services offer confidential advice from trained volunteers. You can talk about anything that’s troubling you, no matter how difficult:
Call 116 123 to talk to Samaritans, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org for a reply within 24 hours
Text “SHOUT” to 85258 to contact the Shout Crisis Text Line, or text “YM” if you’re under 19
If you’re under 19, you can also call 0800 1111to talk to Child-Line. The number will not appear on your phone bill.
Are you experiencing abuse?
If you are a victim of sexual assault or violence please contact RSVP on 0121 643 0301.
The National Domestic Violence Helpline is 0808 2000 247 and is run by Refuge and Women’s Aid.
For LGBT+ people suffering domestic abuse, there is a national helpline 0800 9995428.
If you suspect that you or someone you have come across may be an adult victim of modern slavery and in need of help, please contact The Salvation Army’s confidential and anonymous referral helpline on 0800 808 3733 – available 365 days a year, 24/7 with interpretation services where needed.
Karma Nirvana is an award winning Britisth charity supporting victims of forced marriage and honour-based abuse for over 25 years.
Do you have an addiction?
If you need help with drug and/or alcohol problems, please contact Change Grow Live on 0121 227 5890.
Alcoholics Anonymous are a well established organisation who can help you with a drinking problem.
The organisation Smart Recovery can also offer support.
For young people, please see this link.
You could also try the following online resources, for general help with psychological issues:
In case of crisis, such as thoughts of self harm, then help is available via:
The Samaritans: 0121 666 6644 or 116 123
NHS Direct 111
Local A&E department