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  • A

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

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    • 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.

    • 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 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.

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    • 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 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

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  • F

    • 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.

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    • 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.

    • 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.

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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.

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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.

    • 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.

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  • O

    • 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.

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  • P

    • 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.

    • Prince's Trust Birmingham

      We run a range of services aimed to support young people get into employment in Birmingham. 'Fairbridge' is the name of our programme aimed at vulnerable young people who need support to get ready for work. This is an individually tailored programme that can last as long as the young person needs. We also provide courses for young people who are work-ready, for instance our 'Get Into' programme, which helps young people get involved with training opportunities and work experience. Our 'Team' programme helps develop esteem and confidence for individuals, and our 'Get Started' programme is a brief, 5 day course to kick-start the employment process for young people. Our Fairbridge programme is for 16-25 year olds. In October 2016, we are launching a programme for 13-16 year olds ('Achieve"), open for recruitment now.

    • Prince's Trust Centre's, Digbeth

      The Prince's Trust is a leading national youth charity. The Trust help 13-30 year olds who are unemployed orstruggling at school to transform their lives and achieve positive outcomes such as sustainable training, education, volunteering or employment. Many of the young people we help are in or leaving care, facing issues such as homelessness or mental health problems or have been in trouble with the law. We support through various programmes that give young people the practical and financial support needed to stabilise their lives

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  • R

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

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    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

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    • 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: edgbaston.wellbeinghub@nhs.net

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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.

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