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:

Every Mind Matters (NHS) all ages – a short quiz reveals appropriate resources and links to apps to support mental health:

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:

Kooth: online chat facility and resources for young people:

Loudmouth Theatre in Education have compiled a bank of resources of local and online services where you can access support for young people:

Mind: mental health support charity for all ages:

Open Door Counselling: free youth counselling (13-25years) and pay for 25+ for those registered with Birmingham based GPs:

Papyrus: prevention of young suicide – support for those thinking of suicide and advice and guidance if you are worried about someone else

Relate: relationship support for all ages: live chat, telephone and web based counselling for all ages & a host of other resources:

Samaritans: phone based support:

Youngminds: mental health support, contact and resources for young people:

Al-Anon and AA: Offering advice and support about alcohol abuse.

6 January 2021