Mental Health

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 

Support for older adults can be found at The Silver Line and also Re-engage.

Crisis Services

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: 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?

Cranstoun Domestic Abuse assists victims and survivors of domestic abuse, both female and male, and empowers people to make positive changes.

If you are a victim of sexual assault or violence please contact RSVP on 0121 643 0301.

There is also Women’s Aid (email address is or the IRIS project on 0121 685 8687 or via referral from the surgery.

The National Domestic Violence Helpline is 0808 2000 247 and is run by Refuge and Women’s Aid.

There is a Men’s Advice Line for support for men in abusive relationships 0808 801 0327, or try Mankind on 01823 334 244.

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.

If you need help with a gambling problem, please contact Gambler’s Anonymous or Aquarius on

The organisation Smart Recovery can also offer support.

General Resources

For young people, please see this link.

You could also try the following online resources, for general help with psychological issues:

Living Life to the Full

NHS Self Help Booklets

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