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    • A.K.Centre

      We provide free, confidential and impartial information, advice and guidance on Welfare Rights, Immigration, Nationality, Housing, Health, Education and Employment.

    • Acacia Family Support

      Every week across Birmingham, we offer a wide range of support services to help mothers, fathers or other family members overcome the symptoms associated with pre and postnatal depression including low mood or high anxiety during pregnancy or up to 2 years after having a baby. These include: individual support, group support sessions, telephone support, practical support in the home, and support for fathers.

    • Action for Children Birmingham branch

      Action For Children’s Birmingham branch is located within one of the child development centres (CDCs). CDCs are places that children can come for diagnosis for disability, so Action For Children work in partnership with Child Health and the wider clinical staff to support families through this process. Services that Action For Children provide to families include: short-break respite for parents, holiday play-schemes, parenting programmes (Triple P), sleep counselling, carers consortium, parent/carer support groups, and community stay and play sessions (including for children with additional needs). Action For Children predominantly support 0-5 year olds and their families as both a practically and emotionally supportive service.

    • Action on Pain

      Action on Pain is now in its 18th year being run entirely by volunteers all of whom are affected by chronic in one way or another. We have a reputation for “telling it as it is ” as well as promoting the positive side of living with chronic pain. We would love to hear from you with your story, offers of help or if you just want to chat, get some advice or support.

    • Active Parks

      The Active Wellbeing Society (TAWS) look to help communities and individuals increase physical activity in our city parks and improve health and well-being. Between April and October Birmingham residents are able to participate in a wide range of physical activities across our parks. Walks, rambles, cycling, Zumba, Tai Chi, sports, gardening, conservation and bushcraft activities.

    • Advanced Personnel Management (APM)

      Preparing young people aged 16-18yrs for work by offering training/work experience. APM help people return to work no matter what their circumstances. We help people who are unemployed, with a disability or injured.

    • Advocacy Matters

      Birmingham and Walsall advocacy suppport for vulnerable adults and children.

    • All Saints Youth Project

      A charity which provides counselling, recreational and informal educational opportunities for young people aged 11-19 yrs (up to 25 yrs for those with disabilities) and their parents.

    • Alumina

      Free online self-harm support for young people.

    • Anawim Community outreach service

      Community Outreach is undertaken by the Prison and Outreach Team, and also funded by the Lottery. We aim to connect with women with multiple and complex needs (such housing, health including mental health, financial) who are living in the community, often in hostels or 'sofa surfing' with friends, and work with them to address these needs so as to achieve more stable, positive and satisfying lives. The package of support that we offer is necessarily highly individualised and the work is intensive due to the level and complexity of interacting needs that the women present.

    • Anawim Domestic violence service

      Anawim support women who are at risk of serious injury or homicide due to domestic violence. We have a CAADA qualified IDVA (Independent Domestic Violence Advisor) on site who works closely with these women. This work includes supporting the client through the criminal justice system, from reporting to police to attending court with them. It also includes completing an assessment and risk assessment to establish what the needs and risks are to the client, as well as giving advice on steps that can be taken to keep the client safe, including accommodation advice, referral to a refuge when necessary and advice on staying safe, e.g. non-molestation orders. We also facilitate appropriate referrals to any agencies and services that will complement the work we do, therefore working holistically to keep the woman as safe and well as possible. As part of the Domestic Violence support we offer, our IDVA runs weekly groups.

    • Anawim Mental health & counselling service

      At Anawim we recognise the direct link between a woman’s experience of trauma in her childhood or adult life and her experiences of mental health issues. Often women experience very vivid and terrifying flashbacks, they may experience debilitating panic attacks or they may struggle in their relationships with others because of their past experiences. Therefore our Mental Health Team aims to work holistically with any client referred in to the service. We can support women at meetings with their local Community Mental Health Team, advocate on their behalf at GP appointments, provide emotional one to one support, conduct home visits to those women who (due to their mental health) are fearful of leaving their front door, provide support at medical assessments and provide practical support in gaining an understanding of their mental health diagnosis/medication. We also run a Counselling service to help women come to terms with experiences that affect their mental wellbeing. In the past twelve months we have been able to offer 526 counselling sessions to 42 clients in our centre at Anawim.

    • Anawim Prison inreach & reunion service

      We undertake prison in-reach to the three main prisons which accommodate women from the Birmingham area. These are HMP Foston Hall, HMP Drake Hall and HMP Eastwood Park. We also visit Peterborough when required. This work is funded by a grant from the BIG Lottery and carried out by the prison and outreach team led by Gina Stokes. We visit the prisons weekly on average, meaning that each prison is visited every three weeks. During the visits we support women leading up to their release, helping to prepare them for life in the community. The Re-Unite Programme, which is part of this work, is a partnership with Midland Heart housing association and a replication of the service set up by Commonwealth housing. The principles of the programme are simple - Midland Heart provide a property to the women who we are supporting that is suitable for her and her children, provided that there are no reasons that she cannot have her children back with her within a reasonable timeframe.

    • Anawim Rehabilitation service

      Anawim works with the Probation Service to offer alternatives to custody and additional rehabilitation services for women involved in the criminal justice system. Many women who come before the courts have multiple needs associated with their offending behaviour which, if left unmet, are likely to contribute to offending behaviour in the future. The objective of Anawim's work within the criminal justice system is to enable women to address these needs in order to avoid re-offending and lead more productive lives for themselves, their families and the wider community.

    • Aquarius - Birmingham

      We strive to help people overcome the harms caused by alcohol, drugs and gambling. We work closely with families and friends to lessen the impact caused by a habit of a loved one. We offer: - free confidential advice - refer to detox and or rehabilitation service if necessary - provide support for affected family members

    • ARCH Trust

      We offer non-judgmental, confidential support to women, men and families to restore their lives and relationships after an abortion experience. Helpline: 0845 603 8501

    • Ashiana Community Project

      Our aim is to improve quality of life for those living in Sparkbrook, by creating opportunities for improvements to their social, physical and economic wellbeing, and supporting them to achieve their aspirations.

    • Asian Family Counselling Service

      AFCS is a registered national charity providing low-cost, confidential and culturally sensitive mental health and relationship counselling services in five languages to South Asian communities in Britain since 1983. We have over three decades of experience in dealing with complex issues such as depression, trauma, forced marriage, abandonment, domestic violence, slavery and asylum.

    • Aspire Mentoring

      Aspire Mentoring has developed a “bespoke” service aimed at supporting the emotional needs of children and young people to help reduce the risk of social exclusion, whilst also offering support for all Parents/Carers and Families alike.

    • Aston University Counselling & Mental Wellbeing Service

      Counselling and Mental Wellbeing service open 5 days a week. There is also a multi-faith or no faith centre on campus, where students can talk with chaplains from a range of faiths on a drop-in basis. You can contact in person, or by phone or email.

    • Autism West Midlands

      We support autistic people to live as independently as possible, in residential care, or in their own or the family home We provide activities and events and support for families, and an information helpline We help autistic people to find and keep a job We offer training for parents of children on the autism spectrum, and the professionals who help them ….and much more!

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    • Barnardo's - Amazon Project

      This is a young people's counselling service which works with children and young people aged 18yrs and under who have been sexually abused. We also offer support to their families and carers. This service can provide a place for you to come that is safe and also a place to talk to people that care for you and your feelings.

    • Barnardo's - ARCH project

      Barnardo’s ARCH Project (Achieving Resilience, Change and Hope) works with children and young people between the ages of 5 and 14 who have emerging emotional and behavioural difficulties and also works with their parents or carers. The service is for children living within the Ladywood constituency of Birmingham.

    • BEAT - eating disorders

      Beat is the UK eating disorder charity. We exist to end the pain and suffering caused by eating disorders. We are a champion, guide and friend to anyone affected, giving individuals experiencing an eating disorder and their loved ones a place where they feel listened to, supported and empowered. Adult Helpline: 0808 801 0677 Youth Helpline: 0808 801 0711

    • Beyond the Horizon counselling service

      We provide regular individual counselling for young people, family therapeutic counselling sessions, therapeutic group support sessions and individual counselling sessions for parents. We also provide activity days for families to come together to share their loss and memories, as well as to have fun and to create new memories. We are also able to provide advice, guidance and information to parents/carers and other professionals on subjects affecting children and young people. Our counselling approach is non-directive and always puts the perspective of the young person at the centre. Our service supports young people up to age 16. Our administrators work a 9 to 5 day, but we are flexible about after-school counselling, evening and Saturday appointments.

    • Beyond the Horizon sound it out service

      Sound It Out' is a drum therapy service. This involves using drums in counselling and workshop settings. Sound It Out is an expression tool for therapeutic practice, using music instead of using words to explore feelings. Young people who would like to go on to counselling can do so after drum therapy, though some young people find that a space for creative expression allows them to address difficult feelings without formal counselling.

    • Bipolar UK - Birmingham

      We're the national charity dedicated to supporting individuals with the much misunderstood and devastating condition of bipolar, their families and carers.

    • Birmingham & Solihull Women's Aid service

      Alongside emotional support to help women and children deal with the impact of abuse, we offer practical help with issues such as finances, housing, court and legal support, safety measures in the home, non-molestation orders and support with contact issues. In addition to support services we provide awareness raising sessions and healthy relationship work to young people and professionals across the city to help raise awareness of the impact of abuse and increase confidence in managing disclosures effectively. We support women aged 16 and over.

    • Birmingham Careers Service

      Birmingham Careers Service is a free and friendly support service providing careers information, advice and guidance to young people age 16 to 19 who are not in education, employment or training (NEET). If a young person has a learning difficulty and/or disability then we can help them until they are 25. We are part of Birmingham City Council and we work alongside other local services

    • Birmingham Central Food Bank

      Run by Birmingham City Church, the Food Bank provides three day's nutritionally balanced food and support to local people who are referred to them in crisis. Please visit the website to make an enquiry. If you need help from the food bank, you can also reach the service by phone. They can then direct you to the most appropriate agency to give you a food bank voucher.

    • Birmingham Crisis Centre

      Birmingham Crisis Centre is a local charity which provides a safe haven for victims of domestic violence. Our purpose built accommodation provides a home for up to twenty three women and their children in self-contained bed-sitting rooms, each with its own kitchen and bathroom. Communal facilities include a residents’ lounge, laundry, children’s playroom and an outside play area with an all-weather games facility. A nursery is now a full-time permanent feature of the Centre. There is a 24hr helpline: 0121 507 0707

    • Birmingham Healthy Minds

      We are an NHS primary care psychological therapies service that works closely with Birmingham GPs. BHM offers advice, information and brief psychological talking therapies for people aged 16 and over, who are often feeling anxious, low in mood or depressed.

    • Birmingham Nightline: University Students

      Nightline is run by University students who you can contact confidentially about anything, without being judged. We specifically support students in Birmingham through: - telephone : from external phones dial Nightline number on my.bham/aston home page - telephone: from halls phones dial 7999 - talk in person: St Francis Hall - web chat: login to mybham/aston account and follow link to instant messaging - email: - reply within 48 hrs

    • Birmingham Rathbone

      We provide support for people with learning disabilities/difficulties to live as independently as possible in their own homes and local community. This can include support to access training, further education, volunteering and employment opportunities; securing and maintaining safe accommodation; accessing health services, managing finances and a range of social and leisure activities. We work with St Basil's, Shelter Birmingham, CASBA and Birmingham Mind to provide help.

    • Birmingham University Counselling

      Student support services at the University : free and confidential, we help you to be free from psychological distress to help you benefit from your studies and your social life whilst at Birmingham. Therapeutic consultation; emotional wellbeing programme; counselling; mental health advisory service; peer supporters; self-help guides; group meditation sessions.

    • BITA pathways services

      We deliver an Individual Placement and Support (IPS) service, which supports people into paid employment through 1-1 individualised coaching, mentoring and unlimited support. We are developing several social enterprises; a soft furnishing textiles business in Digbeth, a production assembly service in Digbeth and a garden centre in Aston, so that we can offer work experience and volunteering opportunities to people who engage with us. We offer a vocational training programme and work to support service users to progress into mainstream education and employment.

    • BLGBT Asylum Seekers service

      While we can’t offer specialist advice about seeking asylum, we can support you to access the services and activities at the LGBT Centre. We can give you information about the social and support groups, fitness and cultural activities that take place here. If you would like this information, please visit the LGBT Centre Monday to Thursday, 10am to 6pm. Emotional Support: f you would like to arrange to see a member of staff for a one-to-one emotional support session, you will need to book an appointment. You can arrange the appointment when you visit the Centre, or you can call 0121 643 0821. If you need advise about seeking Asylum, appeals and the process, you can also arrange an appointment to see a fully trained and experienced advisor on LGBT asylum and immigration. We hold an advice ‘surgery’ once a month, on the last Wednesday, with an advisor from UK Lesbian & Gay Immigration Group (UKLGIG). To book this appointment, call 0121 643 0821 or ask when you visit. There is also an asylum social group run by Journey Church which meets at the Centre on the third Friday of the month, from 1pm to 4pm. There is no need to call ahead for this - you can just drop in.

    • BLGBT Counselling & Psychotherapy service

      Umbrella' are offering their Counselling and Psychotherapy service from our LGBT Centre. The service has a long history of providing free counselling to men, women and non-binary people from the LGBT communities. The service now provides care at two levels: (1) Counselling (shorter term work looking at one or two very specific issues), or (2) Psychotherapy (longer term looking at a variety of issues).

    • BLGBT Fitness service

      Thinking of taking up or returning to physical activity? The documented benefits of physical activity include less tension, stress and mental fatigue, a natural energy boost, improved sleep, a sense of achievement, focus in life and motivation, reduced anger or frustration, a healthy appetite and an improved social life. It can even be fun. Activate classes and events are safe spaces for you to find out what suits you – at your pace.

    • BLGBT IDVA service

      Birmingham LGBT is now delivering independent domestic violence advocacy and support for LGBT people in Birmingham, in a new pilot project funded by Birmingham’s Community Safety Partnership. This is the first LGBT-specific domestic violence service to exist in the Midlands, and is a much needed addition to the area; domestic violence occurs in one in four same sex relationships, and affects many trans people too. Domestic violence is a pattern of controlling behaviour that escalates in frequency and severity. It can include (but is not limited to) physical, emotional, sexual and/ or financial abuse, within the context of an intimate or family relationship.

    • BLGBT Sexual Health Services

      Birmingham LGBT is an 'Umbrella' partner, delivering sexual health services to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans community, and men who have sex with men in Birmingham and Solihull. Our sexual health team are now in post to offer advice and support around your sexual health and well-being needs as well as facilitating access to other services and activities where appropriate. We will soon be offering specialist clinics for women and for people who identify as trans. Check back on our service for more details - or drop in to our sexual health clinic to find out more.

    • Body Dysmorphic Disorder Foundation

      We are a charity dedicated to the relief of suffering from Body Dysmorphic Disorder through our website and online support groups, to provide a sense of community for people affected by BDD, their families, friends and partners and carers.

    • Brake - The Road Safety Charity

      Brake is a road safety charity working with communities and organisations across the UK to stop the tragedy of road deaths and injuries, make streets and communities safer for everyone, and support people bereaved and seriously injured on roads. Brake's helpline is a quality accredited, Freephone, confidential support service, providing information and advocacy, emotional support and a listening ear. To speak to our friendly, experienced and professionally trained helpline team, call 0808 8000 401, or contact us via email at The helpline is open from 10am to 4pm Monday to Friday.

    • BRAVE

      The Birmingham Residents Antisocial Behaviour Victim Empowerment (BRAVE) project is an innovative initiative run by Victim Support, designed specifically to help people experiencing antisocial behaviour (ASB) in Birmingham.

    • British Dyslexia Association - West Midlands

      The BDA is the voice of dyslexic people. We support people with dyslexia and their families, teachers and employers to enable a society for dyslexic people of all ages to reach their full potential. We offer diagnostic assessments for children and offer free elearning resources on

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    • Calm: Campaign Against Living Miserably

      Our helpline is for men in the UK who are down or have hit a wall for any reason, who need to talk or find information and support. We're open 5pm–midnight, 365 days a year. 0800 58 58 58 - nationwide helpline 0808 802 58 58 - London helpline

    • Change 4 Life

      Change4Life can support your family to make small but significant changes to improving your diet and activity levels. Rather than being a weight loss programme, we want to change behaviours than can cause weight gain, to reverse risks of obesity. We have great apps, resources and activities to help families turn their goals into a reality.

    • Change Birmingham Brief Therapy service

      Our counselling helps to empower clients as individuals using primarily a solution-focused model. We work with young people 11-25 years as well as adults. Our service is also available for schools and colleges across Birmingham and the Black Country. Change is a provider for solution-focussed courses and training for anyone engaged in the helping and caring profession, or for people where communication and interpersonal skills are essential for their work.

    • Child Bereavement UK - Birmingham

      Child Bereavement UK supports families and educates professionals when a baby or child of any age dies or is dying, or when a child is facing bereavement.

    • Child Line

      Childline is here to help anyone under 19yrs in the UK with any issue they're going through. We're here for you, whatever's on your mind. We'll support you. Guide you. Help you make decisions that are right for you. Our tips and techniques, ideas and inspiration, can help you feel more in control. And you can access them in your own time, at your own pace! Trained counsellors will support you - online or over phone - confidential and free any time day or night.

    • Clinical Partners Birmingham

      Clincal Partners is a private mental health partnership, with Psychiatrists, Psychologists and Psycotherapists who manage a wide variety of mental health issues for adults and children. They have clinics around the UK. In addition they offer parenting support.

    • Combat Stress

      We support veterans suffering from mental ill health throughout the whole military community; if you're currently serving, or have served in the UK Armed Forces, if you are a family member or carer worried about a loved one. Talk to our helpline if you are suffering in anyway - from lack of sleep to just feeling something is not right. Veterans helpline: 08001381619 Serving Personnel and families: 08003234444

    • Communication Autism Team (CAT) Birmingham

      We are a specialist educational support service, supporting children and young people with autism form 0-25yrs. We work with schools to build capacity using the national autism standards enabling them to audit their provision and identify next steps. We support young people's access to learning, successful inclusion and the opportunity to maximise their educational, social and employment potential. We also work with families delivering a parenting program called Cygnet.

    • Compass Support services

      Compass Support provides a range of services to people who live and work on Castle Vale estate and the wider Birmingham area. Our services are delivered within a community hub to ensure service-users receive a one stop service that can meet a multitude of needs. In 14/15 we worked with 115 families in family support, 182 individuals in employment support, 3000 contacts in health and 713 young people within youth services, so have an excellent understanding of the range of issues faced by young people and families. We can support young people aged between 8 and 18, with a potential extension up to 21 years.

    • Contact A Family - West Midlands

      Contact A Family provides support, advice and information for families with disabled children, no matter what their condition or disability. Workshops, events and parent support groups, newsletters, resources for professionals and plenty more!

    • Counselling & Psychotherapy Service

      You or a loved one may be struggling following a life event, recognise that your life is different to how you might expect or feel lost, stuck or sad. These and other difficult emotions that we experience are useful guides to indicate counselling could be helpful.

    • Counselling in the Bullring

      Our large professional team of counsellors and therapists helps individuals (age 16-65+), couples and employees with a range of issues: anger, anxiety, bereavement, depression, relationship problems, and trauma from past and present experiences . Following an initial consultation, a therapist is selected who has the experience and approach that will suit you best.

    • Crohn's & Colitis UK

      We provide a safe place to talk about living with inflammatory bowel disease eg. Crohn's and Ulcerative Colitis. Our volunteers all have personal experience of IBD and they are trained to provide emotional support and a listening ear. We do not provide advice, but may direct you to other relevant services.

    • Cruse Bereavement Care - Birmingham

      Cruse Bereavement Care exists to promote the well-being of bereaved people and to enable anyone suffering the after effects of a death to understand their grief and cope with their loss. We provide free bereavement support and counselling to anyone living in the Birmingham area, irrespective of age, race, gender, culture, religion, ethnicity and disability.

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    • Diabetes UK

      Our service is staffed by trained counsellors to help callers with any diabetes related question or problem by phone or email. Our services are also available to family members, friends and carers so they can support those with the condition. We provide information, advice and peer support, local groups and care events.

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    • Edward's Trust

      Edward’s Trust provides holistic family bereavement services supporting children, young people and parents across the West Midlands. We provide support to parents bereaved, or about to bereaved, of their son or daughter – whatever the age of their child. We also provide support to children and young people of school age who are bereaved, or are about to be bereaved, of a parent, significant carer or sibling. A ‘Wellbeing in Bereavement’ service includes complementary therapies and respite bereavement care for bereaved parents and carers. Training and consultation for professionals working with bereaved families or families who are about to be bereaved.

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    • Family Lives - Midlands

      We are a national family support charity providing help in all aspects of family life. We're here for you. We listen, support and never judge. If you would like support and advice on any family issue, big or small, you can talk to one of our Support Workers by calling our confidential helpline. We also have parent forums for sharing experiences and advice. Please visit our website for a variety of help.

    • Floating Support

      Our Floating Support Service is designed to help people who are experiencing mental health problems and are living in their own accommodation throughout Birmingham. The aim is that it will enable people to live as independently as possible, with access to housing-related support from staff whenever necessary. We give one-to-one support to each person, all designed around their individual needs, aims and ambitions. People using our service are allocated a Key Worker who they meet with on an appointment system. upport is available seven days a week to a maximum of 4 hours per week for up to 18 months. All support offered is service-user led. We offer housing related support to our service users. This can cover a variety of different areas, including: maintaining your tenancy; helping with developing daily living skills; supporting you to source accommodation; advice for how to keep your home safe and secure; help in dealing with benefits and paperwork; help with accessing community facilities, including the use of public transport; support in adopting a healthier lifestyle, including advice about healthy cooking; assistance in dealing with neighbourly dispute, and support to overcome isolation.

    • Freedom from Torture West Midlands

      Every year, hundreds of people seek our help to overcome the effects of torture. Every survivor of torture has a different story, which means their needs are different too. We offer a wide range of services to support survivors to realise their right to rehabilitation. From one-to-one counselling to group therapy like gardening and music, we support survivors to begin rebuilding their lives. We help them navigate the complex and bureaucratic asylum and welfare systems with legal and welfare services and provide expert, independent, medical assessments to support survivors’ asylum claims.

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    • Galop - LGBT+ Domestic Abuse

      If you’ve experienced hate crime, sexual violence or domestic abuse, we’re here for you. We also support lesbian, gay, bi, trans and queer people who have had problems with the police or have questions about the criminal justice system.

    • GamAnon

      We are here to help and support you if you are affected by someone else's gambling problem, including how to recognise the signs and where to find your nearest meeting. We have online meetings between 8pm and 9pm on Sundays. We can also try to help you to get to a local meeting and offer some initial support.

    • GamCare

      GamCare is the leading provider of information, advice and support for anyone affected by problem gambling. We operate the National Gambling Helpline, provide treatment for problem gamblers and their families, create awareness about responsible gambling and treatment, and encourage an effective approach to responsible gambling within the gambling industry.

    • Gender Identity Development Service

      The Gender Identity Development Service (GIDS) is a highly specialised clinic for young people (under 18yrs) presenting with difficulties with their gender identity, commissioned by the NHS. Based in clinics in London and Leeds, it's the only national specialised service of its kind. Referrals via CAMHS.

    • Gilgal

      We run a refuge for women and their children. The service responds to need and rooms are allocated on a first come basis, we do not operate a waiting list. If we have a suitable room available, then providing the woman referred meets our criteria, the referral is accepted and the woman can move in immediately. We talk to the woman over the phone first to give details of the refuge and to allow her to ask us any questions. A more detailed admission and risk assessment process is completed once she arrives at Gilgal.

    • Girlguilding

      Girls-only space to build resilience and confidence to reach young girls potential. Groups are for: Rainbows (5-7yrs) Brownies (7-10 yrs) Guides (10-14 yrs) Senior Section (14-25 yrs)

    • Grief Encounter

      We support bereaved children and their families to help alleviate the pain caused by the death of someone close. Our services are free, funded through the generosity of our supporters.

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    • Headspace

      Headspace is an app that teaches meditation and can help you to live mindfully. They offer hundreds of themed sessions on everything from stress, sleep to focus and anxiety.

    • Health Exchange Feel Good service

      Psychological motivation to Feel Good. Supporting and motivating individuals and groups to boost their mental wellbeing through psycho-social therapy such as counselling, CBT, dramatherapy and self-help mental development tools.

    • Health Exchange Health promotion service

      Behavioural Lifestyle changes/health promotion. This is done through 1-2-1 and group based sessions offering support and education around living a positive healthy lifestyle such as healthy eating, stopping smoking, maternal health, chronic diseases and keeping active; areas that impact/improve the mental health and wellbeing of people.

    • Hearing Voices Network

      The HVN is a network of voice hearers, allies and mental health professionals. They have over 80 UK self-help groups that offer information about voice hearing, research and help in setting up groups. We aim to: - raise awareness of voice hearing, visions, tactile sensations and other experiences - give you a space to talk freely about this together with others - support anyone with these experiences

    • Hoarders Support Group (Northfield)

      Clouds End CIC works with people in their homes with a gentle, non-judgmental approach. The client is always in control and the plan developed will always be determined by the needs and abilities of the client themselves. This way a successful outcome is achievable and the possibility of future sustainability is stronger. Our aim is to gain trust with our clients to help them develop the skills and confidence needed to regain control over the possessions that have overwhelmed them. We like to work with support workers or carers that may be involved with the individual’s progression.

    • Home Group Stonham Gateway services

      Home Group is one of the largest providers of care and support services in England, working in partnership with over 200 local authorities, health care providers, probation services and others, delivering services to 30,000 people each year. We support some of society’s most marginalised people, providing accommodation and housing related support to enable lifestyle changes, improved choices and positive outcomes for clients.

    • Home Start - Birmingham

      Home-Start is one of the UK's leading family support charities. We help parents to build better lives and better future for their children. We believe that children need a happy and secure childhood and that parents play the key role in giving their children the best start in life. We offer targeted support for families who need short-term intervention. All types of family situations.

    • Hope Again

      Hope Again is Cruse Bereavement Care's website for young people. Cruse is a national charity that provides support, advice and information to children, young people and adults when someone close to them dies. We also work to enhance society’s care of bereaved people.

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    • ICAP (immigrant counselling and psychotherapy)

      Our charity has clinical centres in London and Digbeth, Birmingham. We support the mental health needs of Irish immigrants and people of Irish heritage resident in Britain. We are committed to finding the best way through therapy for you as an individual. There are also the options of group therapy, couples therapy and telephone sessions available. Icap is a self-referral service.

    • IDEAS Walsally Dyslexia Assoc. Group

      IDEAS Walsall Dyslexia Association (IDEAS) is a voluntary organisation working within Walsall and neighbouring areas to support and raise awareness of dyslexia. The services we offer include: Information, advice and support to parents of children with dyslexia, their families and schools. The IDEAS Helpline, staffed by volunteers, offers free confidential information, advice and support relating to dyslexia in children. Open meetings with guest speakers and events/workshops. Running the Dyslexia Support Group alongside Talking SENse! Information on special educational needs (SEN) and signposting to schools and local specialist advocates and advisers. In addition, we raise awareness of dyslexia in schools and the wider community. Dyslexia Screening for children and young people aged 8 to 15+ Visual Stress Assessments for children and young people aged 8 to 1

    • Inter Voice

      Intervoice (International Hearing Voices Projects) is a charity, registered in the UK, that aims to support the International Hearing Voices Movement by connecting people, sharing ideas, distributing information, highlighting innovative initiatives, encouraging high quality respectful research and promoting its values across the world. Plenty of practical resources and advice on coping strategies etc on our website.

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    • Karma Nirvana

      If you or someone you know is experiencing honour-based abuse or is at risk of a forced marriage please call the helpline 0800 5999 247. If you are unable to call or email us, you can send us a message securely via our website form. If you are confused or worried about shame or dishonour to your family, please call us.

    • KIDS: Birmingham Carers Hub

      We are a focal point for the tens of thousands of carers in Birmingham. The service is flexible to meet the individual needs of the carer. It may be attending a group at our Centre or support within the community either at home or a local venue. The aims of the Carers service is to provide skills and knowledge so each person can have a balance between caring for their loved ones and working towards a positive future for themselves.

    • Kidscape help with bullying

      We work with children, parents, carers and professionals to provide advice and training to prevent bullying and protect young lives.

    • KIK IT

      We provide innovative community-based activities and structured treatment programmes that guide, mentor and support people to address issues including substance misuse, health and social wellbeing and community safety. Services include: Drug & alcohol recovery programmes Outreach support Peer mentors Family and carer support Access drop-in centre

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    • Lateef face-to-face faith-based counselling

      Our service is open to any Muslim in Birmingham over the age of 14; it is a non-judgmental counselling service offered face-to-face. Islamic counselling is based on the Quran, Sunnah and teachings of nafsiyat, based on Tauhid. It works at a spiritual, psychological, emotional, and social level. It is a present day application of Islamic teachings and counselling skills to enable balance mental health and well-being and to enable Muslims to live more resourcefully. Our staff are trained in counselling skills to a level where they can assist the everyday problems of life and if need be, help Muslims to access other services around mental health.

    • Lateef psychoeducation workshops

      Our service is open to any Muslim in Birmingham over the age of 14; it is a non-judgmental counselling service offered face-to-face. We run workshops on depression and anxiety to help promote understanding and knowledge of these conditions.

    • Lateef telephonic faith-based counselling

      Our service is open to any Muslim in Birmingham over the age of 14; it is a non-judgmental counselling service offered over the phone. Islamic counselling is based on the Quran, Sunnah and teachings of nafsiyat, based on Tauhid. It works at a spiritual, psychological, emotional, and social level. It is a present day application of Islamic teachings and counselling skills to enable balance mental health and well-being and to enable Muslims to live more resourcefully. Our staff are trained in counselling skills to a level where they can assist the everyday problems of life and if need be, help Muslims to access other services around mental health. Callers do not have to give us their name; they can remain anonymous if they wish. We take confidentiality very seriously; all information provided by callers will remain confidential within the service.

    • Lifesigns

      We provide fantastic information about self-injury and while we never tell anyone to ‘stop’, we do support people as and when they choose to make changes in their lives. LifeSIGNS is the user-led small charity creating understanding about self-injury. Founded in 2002, it’s our continuing mission to guide people who hurt themselves towards new ways of coping, when they’re ready for the journey

    • Loudmouth

      Loudmouth Education and Training is a highly respected and innovative theatre in education company. The company has been delivering Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) since 1994 and has reached over 600,000 children, young people, professionals and parents. Loudmouth provides a range of programmes and formats that can support your safeguarding and relationship education. Loudmouth’s work aims to ensure a future where all children and young people are healthy, happy, safe and resilient.

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    • Malachi Drama Projects service

      We work with a year group over the course of a term to cast, rehearse, produce and stage a spectacular show. When the children perform the show at the end of term there is not a dry eye in the house and many parents see their children in a new light. Our weekly hour long sessions include circle time, when we discuss the issues raised in the musical. Studies, and our own experience, tell us that children will normalise their family situation, however challenging it is. The projects give them a safe space to explore their feelings, begin to understand how their family circumstances are affecting them and begin to look at coping strategies.

    • Malachi Family Support service

      Malachi Family Support is an intensive programme of practical support and one-to-one therapy. It’s tailored to the needs of the individual family and based on our proven therapeutic intervention model. What it delivers is a safe, non-judgemental space for parents/carers and children/young people to explore and understand their situation and make the right choices for the well-being of their family. Referrals predominantley come via schools however, this service is also offered through our family centre to residents within the Billesley area.

    • Malachi Parenting Programmes service

      Our experience of childhood has a great bearing on how we in turn parent our own children. For some families a cycle of negative experiences becomes entrenched. Helping parents to understand and address this key truth is at the heart of the Malachi Parenting Programme, which is called Inspiring Futures. Inspiring Futures is a 12 week programme for up to 12 parents. The group meets weekly and is guided by a trained professional to explore how they themselves were parented and how this may have led to issues around bonding and attachment. This allows them to understand how they can break the cycle with their own children. The parents are from similar backgrounds and the group format allows them to share experiences and support each other on their journey.

    • Mermaids Transgender Support

      Mermaids is passionate about supporting children, young people, and their families to achieve a happier life in the face of great adversity. We work to raise awareness about gender nonconformity in children and young people amongst professionals and the general public. We campaign for the recognition of gender dysphoria in young people and lobby for improvements in professional services.

    • Mermaids Transgender Support UK

      Mermaids is passionate about supporting children, young people, and their families to achieve a happier life in the face of great adversity. We work to raise awareness about gender nonconformity in children and young people amongst professionals and the general public. We campaign for the recognition of gender dysphoria in young people and lobby for improvements in professional services.

    • Midland Mencap carers & families services

      We help parents or carers of a person with a learning disability. We provide information, advice, support and access to short breaks, offering greater choice and control in the services available.

    • Midland Mencap children & young people programmes

      We support child and young person with learning disabilities and/or complex needs by offering affordable, safe, fun based activities. For families working with a direct payment, individual budget or simply wishing to purchase additional support, we offer a personal assistant (PA) service delivered by staff trained and skilled to suppot children with complex needs that provides flexible support at home & supports to access social and leisure activities in the community.

    • Midland Mencap housing, care and support services

      We help people look for choice-based care and/or support to live in their own home. If you'd like support and advice to discuss, choose and arrange a new place to live, or if you need help getting a Personal Assistant, we can help.

    • Mindline Trans +

      At Mind, we believe we should all look out for one another’s mental health, especially when we know that some of us suffer higher levels of discrimination and isolation. Talking about these issues and seeking support where and when we need it are important ways that LGBTQ+ people can manage their mental health. Helpline: 0300 330 5468 - Monday to Friday 8pm to midnight

    • Miscarriage Association

      If you’ve been affected by miscarriage, molar pregnancy or ectopic pregnancy, we hope this website will provide the information that you’re looking for. We hope that family, friends, colleagues and health professionals will find the site helpful too.

    • Muslim Women's Network Helpline

      MWN work to improve the social justice and equality for Muslim women and girls. We provide a national specialist faith and culturally sensitive helpline, text messaging and email services. We offer confidential and non-judgemental support, guidance and referrals for a range of issues. See our website for information booklets...

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    • National Debtline

      Free, impartial and confidential debt advice for over 25 years. Freephone: 0808 808 4000

    • National Stalking Helpline

      We help and support people to stay safe from violence and aggression online and in person. Our free helpline and email facility offers guidance to anyone in the UK who is currently or has previously been affected by harassment or stalking.

    • No Panic

      No Panic now offers a full range of services for people who suffer from Panic Attacks, Phobias and Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder including, literature, CD’s and DVD’s, a membership scheme and “contact” book service wherein members are able to make pen-friends or phone friends with other people who have similar problems. We also offer telephone recovery groups which are of special benefit to people who live in rural or isolated areas where access to local face-to-face self help groups or statutory support is very limited

    • No Wrong Door

      We are a group of networked agencies committed to supporting people with complex needs; this ensures clients access a whole system of support through one referral and there is "no wrong door". Service users must have atleast two of the four complex needs: - homelessness - substance misuse - offending - mental health Access via referral from clinicians

    • NSPCC UK

      We work to prevent abuse in children and with your help keep them safe. We offer all kinds of support from - online, in communities and over the phone. Our adult helpline is: 0808 800 5000 and email Helpline for children iChildline: 0800 1111

    • NYAS - National Youth Advocacy Service

      NYAS is a charity offering support and information, advice and advocacy for children, young people and vulnerable adults through a network of dedicated paid workers and volunteers. They facilitate family contact centres for separated families to meet. Visit the website. Helpline is: 0808 808 1001

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    • OCD Action - Birmingham

      We provide support and information to anybody affected by OCD, work to raise awareness of the disorder amongst the public and front-line healthcare workers, and strive to secure a better deal for people with OCD. We are a dedicated charity with a clear vision, solid objectives and a real understanding of OCD and the impact that it has. Formed by a group of volunteers and leading professionals in 1994, the Charity has the volunteers, trustees and staff to turn its vision into reality. OCD Action is recognised as a strong voice for people with OCD, a vital source of help and the Charity that makes a real and lasting difference to anyone affected by OCD. Helpline: 0845 390 6232

    • OCD Youth

      OCD Youth is run *by* young people with OCD, *for* young people with OCD. We organise trips and outings, run online meet-ups, take part in campaigning activities, manage a youth website and social media channels, write articles and awareness resources, produce videos and media, and much more.

    • Open Door person-centred counselling service

      Person Centred counselling is working holistically dealing with both thoughts and feelings. Working with young people at pivotal times in their lives. Person Centred counselling is not offering advice or techniques or giving answers. It is about helping young people in a supportive environment to find their own answers, to enable them to live more fulfilling lives, enjoy healthy relationships and build resilience within themselves. All our counsellors are recruited, selected and trained by the service. They undertake ongoing professional development training. They receive monthly clinical supervision, training in Safeguarding and we adhere to Birmingham's LSCB guidelines.

    • Overeaters Anonymous Great Britain

      OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS provides insight into our problems of eating compulsively, strength to deal with it, and a very real hope that there is a solution for us. Meetings in your locality; steps to recovery; helpful literature....

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    • Papyrus - HOPEline UK

      HOPELine UK is staffed y trained professionals to provide confidential support for young people having thoughts of suicide. We will listen to what is going on in your life contributing to your suicidal thoughts, and can offer advice about how you can cope. We also support any friends, family and professionals who are concerned about someone having suicidal thoughts. Helpline: 0800 0684141

    • Pattigift community development service

      At Pattigift, we facilitate a wide range of community development programmes (in conjunction with other groups). Community is all of us. But it’s not simply a collection of people who look similar. It is about people who have a shared interest in each other’s wellbeing and development.

    • Pattigift creative therapies service

      Not everyone wants to or is comfortable with the mainly individual practices of psychotherapy and counselling. Some people may find it foreign to their way of expressing themselves. The use of creative arts helps individuals to both inquire into their own lives, and share them with others.Through the use of rituals, story telling, drama, movement and art. Pattigift seeks to use the creative process for healing.

    • Pattigift psychotherapy & counselling service

      Our approach to psychotherapy is Psychodynamic or Integrative, founded on an African centred psychological understanding, the underpinning philosophy of Ubuntu. Ubu, the interrelatedness of all humanity, indivisible wholeness; and NTU pronounced IN-TO) refers to the universal/unifying life force, the capacity for self-healing. We are mindful of the effects of all forms of oppression in particular those forms that have been internalised.

    • Place2Be children's service

      Place2Be’s therapeutic services in school include targeted 1-1 work, a drop-in service (Place2Talk), brief individual counselling for children and young people (short, solution-focused sessions) and group work. Our service is for children between the ages of 4 and 16.

    • POhWER

      We are a charity that provides information, advocacy and advice services across England, offering direct and local support via Professionals and Volunteers. Our independent, free services reach individuals struggling with particular challenges in their lives. Advocacy means enabling your voice to be heard, speaking for you when you can’t and supporting you when you can. Advocacy is about supporting, enabling, and empowering you to express your views and concerns and access information and services where needed.

    • Princes Trust

      We believe you have the talent to achieve anything you want to in life. That’s why we make your journey to success even easier by giving you the skills, tools, training and confidence you need to secure the job you want.

    • Psoriasis Association

      The national UK charity for psoriasis, we help people to cope with psoriasis. We understand that it is more than just a skin condition and it can affect people physically and psychologically. With the right treatment and advice, many people manage and live well with it. Register for our forums to share personal experiences.

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    • Rape & Sexual Violence Project

      RSVP offers an empathic service to support and inspire children, women and men who have been affected by sexual violence and abuse. Advocates for children and young people (5-18yrs) who need help and support.

    • Rape Crisis

      Find a Rape Crisis Centre - get online emotional support, information and self-help tools for women and girls. We provide frontline specialist, independent and confidential support services for women and girls of all ages who have experienced any form of sexual violence at any time in their lives.

    • Reach out Recovery

      Reach Out Recovery offers treatment and recovery services to support anyone experiencing difficulties with drugs and/or alcohol in a range of local community settings across Birmingham. Visit the website to refer... - Drug prevention referrals - Self-referrals and professionals referrals all accepted

    • Recovery Service

      The recovery service provides a range of activities and courses designed to support people to maintain their independence and self-management abilities. It provides educational and therapuetic groups including: social groups, anxiety and depression coping skills, 5 ways to wellbeing, art groups, relaxation, hearing voices, and eco-therapies.

    • Refugee Council

      The Refugee Council offers practical support to people who are seeking asylum. Also help in finding accommodation and training for employment and therapeutic support. Telephone no for children seeking help is: 0207 346 1134 and email:

    • Relate

      We’re the UK's largest provider of relationship support, and last year we helped over two million people of all ages, backgrounds, sexual orientations and gender identities to strengthen their relationships. Check our website for information on your nearest local Relate counsellor.

    • Resources for Autism services

      We provide specialist services for people of all ages with Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC) and support families and friends. We are a short breaks provider and our range of services include information and signposting, behaviour support, individual care packages, reach out services, sibling groups, play and youth groups and holiday schemes.

    • Retail Trust

      Retail TRUST is the trade charity for the 4.5 million people working in retail and the supporting service industries. We improve lives through our wellbeing services, vocational and career development programmes, and retirement estates.

    • Rethink services

      Our goal is a better life for everyone affected by mental illness. At a national level, we provide support groups, carer support, nursing and residential care, crisis support, advice and helplines, community support, employment and training, advocacy, housing support and talking treatments. We also support criminal justice issues. For anyone over age 18, our wellness project in Birmingham can also help with regaining confidence and independence through an eight week self help course.

    • RNIB

      We’re the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB), one of the UK’s leading sight loss charities and the largest community of blind and partially sighted people. We recognise everyone’s unique experience of sight loss and offer help and support for blind and partially sighted people – this can be anything from practical and emotional support, campaigning for change, reading services and the products we offer in our online shop.

    • RoadPeace

      RoadPeace is the national charity for road crash victims in the UK. We provide information and support services to people bereaved or seriously injured in road crashes and engage in evidence based policy and campaigning work to fight for justice for victims and reduce road danger.

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    • Safeline

      Safeline is a leading specialist charity for sexual abuse and rape, for men, women and children. We offer counselling and support services for those who have been affected by the traumas that sexual abuse, rape and their associated issues reveal. We actively work towards stopping rape and sexual abuse from happening.

    • Safeline Young People (SLYP)

      SLYP is a place where you can learn new skills, increase self-esteem and develop resilience. Be empowered with the knowledge of how to stay safe and find the confidence to deal with difficult situations that affect young people. SLYP is a safe place for you to share your experiences, get advice and support and find out about awesome events happening near you. Helpline: 0808 800 5007

    • SALUS Fatigue Foundation

      We provide support and education to people affected by Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis and other fatigue related conditions. We extend our support to families, friends, carers and education to health professionals giving a simple fast referral pathway. We offer monthly support groups, educational workshops, relaxation activities such as yoga/meditation, counselling and walking groups across various locations in Birmingham.

    • Samaritans

      Talk to Samaritans any time you like, in your own way, and off the record – about whatever’s getting to you. You don’t have to be suicidal. What happens when you contact varies slightly depending on whether you call, email, text, write or talk to us face-to-face. But their approach to supporting you stays the same. A volunteer will answer, you talk and they listen, and end the conversation when you are ready to. If you have any concerns about our service before you try it, hear from others about how we've helped them. Please don’t suffer alone.

    • Samaritans - Birmingham

      We offer a safe place for you to talk any time you like, in your own way – about whatever’s getting to you. You don’t have to be suicidal.

    • Sands - (Stillbirth & neonatal death Charity)

      Sands is the stillbirth and neonatal death charity. We operate throughout the UK, supporting anyone affected by the death of a baby, working to improve the care bereaved parents receive, and promoting research to reduce the loss of babies’ lives.

    • School Health Advisory Service / School Nursing

      School nursing is delivered to all children, young people and families where the child or young person is enrolled to attend a mainstream school in Birmingham. - To give confidential advice - To protect and promote physical and emotional health - To protect and promote children's well-being

    • Scope - West Midlands

      We provide practical advice and emotional support whenever people need them most. We do this through our Scope helpline, our online community, a range of employment and child sleep services, community engagement programmes, and more.

    • See me, hear me!

      Information and resources for awareness of child sexual exploitation and how to prevent it. Visit our website. Includes regional and national charities and agencies that are concerned with sexual exploitation.

    • Self Injury Support: Women and Girls

      We are a national charity offering free, emotional support, listening and signposting for girls and women affected by self-injury, including materials for people with learning disabilities. All calls, texts and emails are answered by trained female volunteers. You can talk to us about anything and we won't tell anyone unless you tell us exactly where you are and that you are currently at risk. You don't have to be in crisis when you call and you can talk for half an hour each time. Please visit our website for times, informtion and advice...

    • Shelter - England

      Housing helpline: 0808 800 4444 - contact our expert housing advisers online, by telephone or in person. Emergency helpline: 0808 1644 660 - if you have nowhere to sleep, or might be homeless soon; you could be at risk of harm; you feel very overwhelmed about your housing situation Local Services: Our website has details for your nearest advice centre to talk directly with an adviser. Shelter helps millions of people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness.

    • Silver Cloud

      If you are struggling with stress, anxiety or depression, we offer secure, immediate access to online supported CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy) programmes, tailored to your needs. They consist of 6 to 8 modules for you to complete at your own pace. Your therapist supporter will provide online feedback and guidance at regular intervals.

    • SPARC - Specialist Adult Autism Assessment Resource Centre

      Sparc is an assessment and diagnosis service for 16yrs+ who think they may have Autism or Asperger's syndrome and who are experiencing significant difficulties in their lives. Referrals must be made by GPs.

    • Sport 4 Life UK

      Founded in 2006 as a small community project in the ward of Ladywood, we have developed into the leading sport for employment charity across Birmingham. We believe in a level playing field where every young person has the opportunity to create a better future for themselves. Young people born into disadvantage face an uphill struggle from the start. We understand the difficulties they face in their day to day lives, and our sports-themed personal development programmes are designed to help bring out the best in the young people we work with, whilst providing them with high-quality sessions, mentoring, and guidance.

    • Spring to Life

      Spring to Life helps people with their emotional well-being using proven therapy approaches. Our professionals offer an outreach service for people over 16 years old, from all walks of life and their communities. We welcome people whose first language isn't English.

    • St Basil's

      St Basils has a full range of prevention, accommodation, support and engagement services as well as services which aim to ensure young people develop the skills and have the support needed to move on successfully. Homeless prevention services include: STaMP; Raising awareness with school-age students, Advice services (inc. Youthline and St Basils Youth Hubs in Birmingham and Solihull), Parenting Young People workshops and Family Mediation. Accommodation and Support services include: Emergency accommodation (inc. Nightstop schemes), Supported Accommodation and Supported Lodgings. Engagement and Skills services include: Youth Engagement (recently renamed Youth Voice), offering both internal/ local and national opportunities, Learning, Skills and Work services (including Life Skills), the Live And Work initiative in partnership with local NHS Trusts, and Transformational Services delivered in partnership with University of Birmingham. Move-on services include: Private Rental Sector service and Floating Support (offered as both a move-on and prevention service)

    • Stop it now! UK and Ireland

      Stop It Now! UK and Ireland is a child sexual abuse prevention campaign and helpline. It is run by The Lucy Faithfull Foundation, the only UK-wide child protection charity dedicated solely to reducing the risk of children being sexually abused. We support adults to play their part in prevention through providing sound information, educating members of the public, training those who work with children and families, and running our confidential and anonymous helpline. Helpline: 0808 1000 900

    • Support After Murder and Manslaughter - SAMM

      SAMM is a national UK Charity, supporting families bereaved by Murder and Manslaughter. We also provide advice and training to many agencies on issues relevant to the traumatically bereaved.

    • Supported Housing

      We provide accommodation with support available from staff seven days a week. We manage many self- contained properties, bedsits and shared houses in various places across the city. The service is designed to help people who are experiencing mental health problems enabling people to gain the skills to move towards living as independently as possible, with access to housing-related support from staff whenever necessary. We give one-to-one support to each person, all designed around their individual needs, aims and ambitions. People using our service are allocated a Key Worker who they meet with on an appointment system. Support is available seven days a week to a maximum of 6 hours per week. All support offered is service-user led. We offer housing related support to our service users. This can cover a variety of different areas, including: maintaining your tenancy; helping with developing daily living skills; supporting you to source accommodation; advice for how to keep your home safe and secure; help in dealing with benefits and paperwork; help with accessing community facilities, including the use of public transport; support in adopting a healthier lifestyle, including advice about healthy cooking; assistance in dealing with neighbourly dispute, and support to overcome isolation.

    • Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide S.O.B.S.

      We exist to meet the needs and overcome the isolation experienced by people over 18 who have been bereaved by suicide.

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    • The Challenging Behaviour Foundation - West Midlands

      The Charity is for people with severe learning disabilities whose behaviour challenges. We provide information and support groups for family, carers and professionals. Workshops also run. Family Support Line 0300 666 0126

    • The Children's Society - Birmingham

      We are a national charity that works with the country's most vulnerable children and young people. MY-Place supports refugee and migrant young people between the ages of 11-21 yrs, living in Birmingham and Coventry. We provide a positive, youth focused environment where young people feel sale and included. We recruit a large team of volunteer befrienders who alongside the project worker and counsellor, build positive relationships with young people. My Place Youth Club My Place Befriending

    • The Compassionate Friends

      The Compassionate Friends (TCF) is a charitable organisation of bereaved parents, siblings and grandparents dedicated to the support and care of other similarly bereaved family members who have suffered the death of a child or children of any age and from any cause.

    • The Living Well Consortium

      A consortium made up of a partnership of agencies involved with providing mental health and wellbeing services : counselling; psycotherapy; CBT; housing; employment; volunteering etc. IAPT service is for 14-25yrs. Psychological wellbeing workers support people through talking and motivational therapy/activities. Outreach service delivered anytime, including evenings and weekends. Referrals sent on secure email to:

    • The Mix

      The Mix is the UK’s leading support service for young people. We are here to help you take on any challenge you’re facing - from mental health to money, from homelessness to finding a job, from break-ups to drugs. Talk to us via online, social or our free, confidential helpline.

    • The National Autistic Society

      We are the UK's largest provider of specialist autism services. Our trained staff and volunteers bring passion and expertise to the lives of 100,000 autistic people every year. We offer support and advice in a wide variety of situations from home to school to work life. The Parent to Parent Service is a free, confidential telephone support service offered by volunteer parents to other parents of an adult or child with an autism spectrum disorder. P2P tel no: 0808 800 4106 Autism Helpline: 0808 800 4101

    • Tourettes Action

      As leading support and research charity for people with Tourettes Syndrome, we can help you receive the practical support and social acceptance for you to live life fully. We welcome people with TS as well as their family and friends and professionals too.

    • Trident Reach

      We are a registered care and support charity and offer services to just over 5,000 people within the Midlands. These services include supporting people within registered care, domiciliary care, people with learning difficulties, those with mental health issues, young people at risk, older people, BME groups, people at risk of being homeless and those fleeing domestic abuse.

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    • Umbrella Clinics

      The clinics provide free and confidential sexual health services in Birmingham and Solihull, including all types of contraception, STI screening and treatment. You don't need to see a GP first, just walk in.

    • United Support Group

      Working to empower and engage families with children and young people ‚Äčliving with autism, ADHD and associated conditions in the West Midlands.

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    • Veterans' Complex Treatment Service

      The service is designed for veterans from the Midlands and East of England who have been assessed by the Veteran’s Mental Health Transition, Intervention and Liaison (TIL) Service and require a more intensive care and treatment approach. The service provides a range of intensive care and treatment for people with military-related complex mental health difficulties.

    • Voice Collective for Young People

      Voice Collective is a UK-wide, London-based project that supports children and young people who hear voices, see visions, have other ‘unusual’ sensory experiences or beliefs. We also offer support for parents/families, and training for youth workers, social workers, mental health professionals and other supporters. Our work is funded by BBC Children In Need and the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, amongst others.

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    • Wellbeing Hub

      The Wellbeing Hub provides an access point for people requiring wellbeing services to maintain or improve their mental wellbeing. It offers a triage service, a range of information and advice, and signposting to other community based services that support emotional wellbeing. We also work with people on a one to one and group level. The service itself offers a wide range of courses/workshops and groups in a friendly and welcoming environment. These include coping with anxiety and depression, self-esteem and confidence building, mindfulness, relaxation and 5 ways to wellbeing. To be eligible for the service, the individual must be: 18 years old or over; registered with a GP in Birmingham, within the Cross City Clinical Commissioning Group boundaries; keen to consider different ways of improving mental health; experiencing stress, anxiety, depression whilst not under the care of specialist mental health services.

    • Winston's Wish (for bereaved children)

      We support children and young people after the death of a parent or sibling. Through an array of dedicated bereavement services, we can help children and young people cope with their grief.

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    • Young Minds Parents Helpline

      No family should suffer alone. We offer free, confidential online and telephone support including information and advice, to any adult worried about the emotional problems, behaviour or mental health of a child or young person up to the age of 25.

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