Anawim Mental health & counselling service

About ‘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.

This service is part of the organisation called Anawim Women Working Together

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Balsall Health Centre

Location Balsall Health Centre, 228 Mary Street, Birmingham, B12 9RJ
Opening hours
9:00 am to 5:30 pm
9:00 am to 5:30 pm
9:00 am to 5:30 pm
9:00 am to 5:30 pm
9:00 am to 4:30 pm
(Closed All Day)
(Closed All Day)
Transport links

By Car: From A435 Moseley Road: Turn onto Edward road and take the 5th right into Mary Street. From A441 Pershore Road. Turn onto Edward Road and take the 8th right into Mary Street. By Bus: Catch bus number 35 or 35E from City centre to Willows Road, Balsall Heath. Walk up Hallam Street, and turn right into Mary Street – the centre will be just across the road. Alternatively catch bus no 50 from City Centre to Moseley Road, bus stop past Moseley Baths and walk down Edward Road and turn left into Mary Street.

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Balsall Health Centre

Taking on new patients? Yes
Accessibilty Home visits Public transport access Parking Disabled parking Wheelchair friendly Wheelchair friendly Service can provide own interpreter
Costs Service is fully funded
Waiting time No more than 1 week
Treatment time No more than 2 weeks
Languages English Panjabi Urdu
Exclusion information We only accept women at the centre as it is a women's centre; we do not support men.

What help is there?

Languages spoken English Panjabi Urdu
Therapy or support
Creative therapy
Art therapy
Behaviour modification Mindfulness-based stress reduction Motivational Interviewing
Counselling, psychodynamic, psychotherapy
Mentoring Peer mentoring
Humanist and positive psychology
Person-centered therapy

About me

Age 19yrs +
What's on your mind?
Relationship problems
Abuse (physical) Abuse (sexual) Abuse (psychological/emotional) Abuse (neglect) Child abuse (physical) Child abuse (sexual) Child abuse (psychological/emotional) Child abuse (neglect) Child abuse (combination) Depression Domestic violence Rape Social anxiety
Difficult feelings
Agoraphobia Anxiety disorder Bipolar Depression PTSD Social anxiety Stress
Bereavement and loss
Bereavement and loss
Dual diagnosis (MH/SA)
Problems with food
Eating disorder
Personality disorders Victim of violence
Unusual experiences/psychosis

Who can benefit?

Young Adults
Housing circumstances

Where can I go?

Service type
Community teams
Counselling services in primary care
Social and life skills support
Advocacy services Information & advice services Social and emotional learning programmes
Place In the community Home visit