If you live outside of Birmingham and you are concerned about yourself or a loved one, these helplines can offer you expert advice:
For general information, support and advice
Phone: 0300 123 3393 or text 86463
A charity helping people living with manic depression or bipolar disorder.
CALM is the Campaign Against Living Miserably, for men aged 15-35.
Online counselling directory for anyone seeking counselling services.
Charity for sufferers of depression. Has a network of self-help groups.
MindOut (LGBTQ mental health service based in Brighton)
OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) Action
Support for people with obsessive compulsive disorder. Includes information on treatment and online resources.
Phone: 0845 390 6232 (Mon-Fri, 9.30am-5pm)
Young suicide prevention society.
Phone: HOPElineUK 0800 068 4141 (Mon-Fri,10am-5pm & 7pm-10pm. Weekends 2pm-5pm)
Newton Housing Options Centre (Over 25)
Monday 9.00 to 16.30
Tuesday 9.00 to 16.30
Wednesday 10.00 to 16.30
Thursday 9.00 to 16.30
Friday 9.00 to 16.15
Saturday and Sunday closed
The following buses stop nearby; 33, 51, 886, 907A, 52, 52A, 7, 8C.
New Aston House Newtown Shopping Centre Newtown Birmingham B19 2SW
Rethink Mental Illness
Support and advice for people living with mental illness.
Phone: 0300 5000 927 (Mon-Fri, 10am-2pm)
Confidential support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair.
Phone: 08457 90 90 90 (24-hour helpline)
Charity offering support and carrying out research into mental illness.
Phone: 0845 767 8000 (daily, 6pm-11pm)
St Basils Birmingham Youth Hub (If you’re a young person aged 16-25)
If you need somewhere to go or someone to talk to, you can book an appointment at The Youth Hub by:
Phoning Youthline: 0300 303 0099
Texting free: ‘Need St Basils’ to 62277
Once you’ve got your appointment you can find us at:
St Basils (Church building)
Heath Mill Lane
The Mental Health Foundation
Provides information and support for anyone with mental health problems or learning disabilities.
The Waiting Room
Provides online and up to date information for all Health & Wellbeing services across Birmingham.
Information on child and adolescent mental health. Services for parents and professionals.
Phone: Parents’ helpline 0808 802 5544 (Mon-Fri, 9.30am-4pm)