Useful Contacts

Youth Groups, Clubs & Activities
Solihull Youth and Community Service – 0121 704 8074 or childrensinfo@solihull.gov.uk
Warwickshire Association of Youth Clubs – 01926 450 156 or info@wayc.org.uk
Solihull Conservation Volunteers – www.solihullcv.org.uk

Housing & Benefit Advice
Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council Youth Hub – 0121 704 6000
Citizens Advice Bureau – www.citizensadvice.org.uk or 03444 111 444
Afro-Caribbean Millennium Centre – 0121 455 6382 or info@acmccentre.co.uk
Birmingham Asian Resource Centre – 0121 523 0580 or barc@asianresource.org.uk
Shelterline (24hr helpline) – 0808 800 4444

Sexual Health
Brook in Birmingham – www.brook.org.uk (contraception/STI testing)
Family Support Centre, Shirley – www.fscshirley.co.uk or 0121 744 8838
Umbrella Health – www.umbrellahealth.co.uk (STI testing/treatment)
Birmingham LGBT – www.blgbt.org or 0121 643 0821 or hello@blgbt.org
Terrence Higgins Trust – www.tht.org.uk or 0808 802 1221 or info@tht.org.uk
Out Central Birmingham – 0121 460 5870 or outcentral@birmingham.gov.uk
BPAS – (British Pregnancy Advice Service) – 03457 30 40 30 or info@bpas.org
NHS Advice – 111

Mental Health & Counselling
The Mix – www.themix.org.uk or 0808 808 4994
Barnardo’s (counselling) – 0121 733 2370
Mind – www.mind.org.uk or 0300 123 3393 or text 86463 or info@mind.org.uk
Beat Youthline (eating disorders) – 0808 801 0711 or fyp@b-eat.co.uk
Solihull Young Carers Support Service – 0121 788 1143 or centre@solihullcarers.org
Open Door (youth counselling) – 0121 454 1116 or info@opendoorcounselling.org.uk
Samaritans Solihull – www.samaritans.org or 116 123
Solihull Bereavement Counselling Service – www.solihullbereavement.org or 0121 424 5103
Victim Support – www.victimsupport.org.uk or 0808 168 9111
Women’s Aid – Birmingham and Solihull – bswaid.org or 0808 800 0028
Men’s Advice Line – 0808 801 0327 or info@mensadviceline.org.uk
Bharosa (domestic abuse unit) – 0121 303 0368/0369 or bharosa@birmingham.gov.uk

Drug, Alcohol & Addiction Advice
Str8 Up Drug and Alcohol Service – 0121 788 5390 or str8up@solihull.gov.uk
Frank Helpline – 0300 123 6600 or frank@talktofrank.com
Gamcare (gambling) – 0808 8020 133 or info@gamcare.org.uk
Solihull Stop Smoking Service – 0121 704 6000 or bhs-tr.solihullstopsmoking@nhs.net

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