Mental Health Support

During a time of national lockdown and isolation, many people may be finding restrictions and bad news headlines are taking a toll on their mental health. Support is available from many quarters.

We have compiled a list of websites below, which represent organisations that offer some form of online or telephone support and advice in the event of an emergency. They all offer a wide variety of resources to support good mental health and resilience for all ages.

Childline App: For Me offers instant access to a Childline trained support worker / counsellor: https://www.childline.org.uk/toolbox/for-me/

Every Mind Matters (NHS) all ages – a short quiz reveals appropriate resources and links to apps to support mental health: https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/

Forward Thinking Birmingham has a drop in service, Pause (0-25years), based at 21, Digbeth, Birmingham. Please check that they are open before attending. Their website also has a large bank of resources and a referral facility:  www.forwardthinkingbirmingham.org.uk

Kooth: online chat facility and resources for young people: https://www.kooth.com/

Loudmouth Theatre in Education have compiled a bank of resources of local and online services where you can access support for young people: https://loudmouth.co.uk/young-people/category/2

Mind: mental health support charity for all ages: http://www.mind.org.uk/

Open Door Counselling: free youth counselling (13-25years) and pay for 25+ for those registered with Birmingham based GPs: http://www.opendooryouthcounselling.org.uk/

Papyrus: prevention of young suicide – support for those thinking of suicide and advice and guidance if you are worried about someone else https://www.papyrus-uk.org/

Relate: relationship support for all ages: live chat, telephone and web based counselling for all ages & a host of other resources: https://www.relate.org.uk/

Samaritans: phone based support: https://www.samaritans.org/how-we-can-help/contact-samaritan/talk-us-phone/

Youngminds: mental health support, contact and resources for young people: https://youngminds.org.uk/find-help/get-urgent-help/

Al-Anon and AA: Offering advice and support about alcohol abuse.
https://www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk/
https://www.al-anonuk.org.uk/

6 January 2021