Crisis Helplines Please click on the service name to go to the website for more information.
Birmingham MIND– A helpline for anyone 18 plus who may be struggling with their mental health at this time Telephone (freephone): 0121 262 3555 - 9am-11pm 7 days a week
Samaritans– A helpline for anyone 18 plus who is struggling with their mental health and emotions. Telephone (freephone): 116 123 – 24 hours a day 7 days a week
Papyrus– A helpline for anyone under 35 years old who is struggling with suicidal thoughts Telephone (freephone): 0800 068 4141 – open 9am to midnight every day. Text: 07860 039967 – open 9am to midnight every day (just text ‘hello’) Email: Pat@papyrus-uk.org
SHOUT– A text crisis helpline for anyone over 18 plus who is struggling with their mental health. It is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. TEXT – SHOUT to 85258
The Mix– A text and phone crisis helpline for anyone under 25 who is struggling with their mental health. It is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week TEXT – THE MIX to 85258 Helpline (freephone): 0808 808 4994 - 3pm to 11pm 7 days a week
No Panic- Free Helpline for people suffering with anxiety Telephone (local charges apply): 0844 967 4848
Student Space – free support services and resources aimed at students who are struggling with their mental health. Telephone 0808 1895260 – 3pm – 12am 7 days a week.
Birmingham Crisis Services
NHS Walk-in Centre - (15 Katie Road, Selly Oak, Birmingham) A GP led service for anyone who needs to see a GP urgently without an appointment. Open from 8am-8pm, 7 days a week. Please call 0121 415 2095 or just turn up to the centre. There are other centres around Birmingham that anyone can visit within the times above.
NHS 111 – an online a telephone service where you can be assessed by a trained advisor who will advise on the best course of action. Telephone 111. This is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
RAID - (Rapid Assessment, Interface and Discharge mental health team) This is a specialist mental health team based in A&E departments that operates 7 days a week, 24 hours per day. The team will see anyone who arrives at A&E concerned about their mental health.
Forward Thinking Birmingham – 0300 3000099 – A 24 hour, 7 days a week NHS support helpline and service for anyone under 25 who lives in Birmingham and has a Birmingham GP.
Pause – A mental health drop in centre in Birmingham city centre for anyone who is under 25 and lives in Birmingham and has a Birmingham GP. Currently closed but offering telephone support by calling 02078 414 470 from 10am-6pm Monday to Friday and 10am-5pm on Saturdays. Closed on Sundays. (local call charges do apply) Street Triage Team – call 999 and ask for Street Triage team. From 10am to 3am seven days a week. This is a mobile service manned by a police officer, paramedic and a mental health nurse for anyone 25 or over who is in crisis or needs immediate mental health support. Other Mental Health Services Please click on the service name to access a link to the website. If this isn’t possible, the website information is provided with each service.
Birmingham Mind Promoting and providing high quality support for those experiencing mental distress Mental Health Helpline: 0121 262 3555 Website:www.birminghammind.org
LivingWell Consortium Provide Avoca Court, 23 Moseley Road, Digbeth, Birmingham B12 0HJs psychological therapies for adults. GP or self-referral. This is a free service. Avoca Court, 23 Moseley Road, Digbeth, Birmingham B12 0HJ Avoca Court, 23 Moseley Road, Digbeth, Birmingham B12 0HJTelephone:0121 663 1217 Email:firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.livingwellconsortium.com
Birmingham Healthy Minds Provides psychological therapies for adults. (referrals through GP who will need to provide a Practice stamp and NHS number.)This is a free service. Telephone:0121 301 2525 Email:BHM@bsmhft.nhs.uk
Change, Grow, Live Free & confidential drug and alcohol service for adults and affected others in Birmingham. Offer treatment and recovery services. Telephone: 0121 227 5890 Website: https://www.changegrowlive.org/drug-alcohol-service-birmingham/south
NHS approved Mental Health Phone Apps Here is a list of NHS approved apps specifically for mental health. Most of them are free, or have free elements to them. There is a wide variety of different apps, for example:
Cove - which allows you to create music to express how you feel MeeTwo - which is like the mental health version of The Student Room Sleepio - which is a sleep improvement programme Student Health App - which contains health information and support specifically for students Other apps which you may find useful include: Kooth, which is currently being trialled across Birmingham; Headspace - for all things wellbeing; eMoods - to help track your mood and identify triggers; Calm, for meditation and sleep.
Student Space – A website aimed at students who are struggling with their mental health. The website offers immediate support via text, phone or email or web chat services. Website: Studentspace.org.uk