Self-Help: Support with mental health

Mental Health Support Services 

Please find details for the following mental health services:


For general advice about anxiety during the coronavirus outbreak, please visit:

It is important that if you feel your mental health is worsening you should get in contact with your GP or NHS 111. In an emergency, if you feel you cannot keep yourself safe or someone else safe or you feel someone’s life is at risk you should call 999 or go to A&E now.


Bereavement Support

We wish to support residents and key workers in Birmingham and Solihull who have suffered a loss. Help is available, via a range of services. These have been brought together with an advice line that can help guide you through at this difficult time. Please call 01216878010 or email

Substance Abuse Problems 

The Change, Grow, Live team provide support for patients over 18 years suffering from substance abuse problems. For further information to access the service, see

Aquarius provides specialist services to support children and young people under 18 years who use substances or who are affected by a parent or carer’s substance misuse.  For further information and to access the services see

Counselling and support through Living Well Consortium 

The Living Well Consortium provides a range of free mental health services in Birmingham to help individuals and groups to improve their mental and psychological well being.  They can see anyone over 16 years old with a Birmingham GP (and may see 14 and 15 year olds). They provide a range of support including:  

  •  1 to 1 counselling and support
  • Telephone counselling and support
  • Couples counselling
  • Group therapy
  • Bereavement counselling
  • Guided self-help
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Creative therapies
  • Art therapy
  • Dramatherapy
  • Culturally sensitive support
  • Walking for wellbeing
  • Books on prescription
  • Community wellbeing
  • Employment support
  • Substance misuse support

They are contactable on 0121 663 1217 Monday to Friday, between 9am and 5pm. For more information, see

This self-assessment will help you assess whether you could be suffering from depression, based on how you've been feeling over the last fortnight.