We all struggle with our mental health at times and may need support. There's lots of help available.
We all struggle with our mental health at times and may need support. Talking it through can help and it’s important that you know you are not alone.
Below are lots of support services, many are open all day, every day.
- Every Mind Matters – NHS wellbeing website
- Samaritans - Free 24-hour listening support
When life is tough, Samaritans are there to listen at any time of the day or night. You can talk to them about anything that's troubling you, no matter how difficult.
They’re available to 24/7, every single day of the year.
- Shout 85258 – crisis text support service
Shout 85258 is a free, confidential 24/7 text messaging support service for anyone in the UK. It’s a place to go if you’re struggling to cope.
It offers crisis text support for times when you need immediate assistance. They can help with issues including:
- Panic attacks
- Suicidal thoughts
- Relationship problems
Text "SHOUT" to 85258 to get started
- Mind helpline – mental health support
Mind’s Infoline advisors provide information on a range of topics including:
- types of mental health problems
- where to get help and support in your local area
- medication and alternative treatments and advocacy
The Helpline is open 9am to 6pm, Monday to Friday (except for bank holidays).
Infoline: 0300 123 3393
- Silver Line – telephone befriending service for older people
Silver Line is a confidential, free helpline for older people over 55. It’s open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days of the year.
People call just for a chat, to say Good Night or Good Morning to someone, or talk how their day was. Others call for information, to seek advice about something, or share a concern or worry.
Their specially trained helpline team can:
• offer conversation and friendship
• provide information and advice
• link callers to local groups and services.
• refer people on to receive regular friendship calls.
• protect and support older people who are suffering abuse and neglect
Call anytime on 0800 4 70 80 90.
Find out more at: www.thesilverline.org.uk
- P3 charity – support and advice service
Local support services in Coventry, Warwickshire and Solihull
- Age UK – health and wellbeing services for older people
Age UK Coventry and Warwickshire and Age UK Solihull are local charities working in the community to support older people, their families and carers. They offer many services, including lunch club and exercise sessions (not currently running due to coronavirus).
• Befriending - Both regions provide a Befriending Service which supports people over 70 to live independently by providing regular contact to reduce any loneliness and social isolation.
• Counselling - Age UK Coventry & Warwickshire also offer a confidential and professional counselling service for individuals age 65 and over. The counselling service can support people who may be experiencing mild to severe anxiety and depression, bereavement counselling and for carers who may be finding it difficult whilst undertaking their caring role.
Find out more:
Coventry and Warwickshire
Tel: 01926 458100
Tel: 0121 704 7846
- Solihull, Coventry and Warwickshire Mind
Solihull Mind provides a number of services for people requiring emotional support, including:
- a seven day a week drop in service for anyone struggling with mental health issues, with lunch available for a small charge on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays
- a women only drop in on a Friday afternoon between 1pm and 3pm
- a support group for women experiencing domestic violence
- IAPT - Psychological therapies for people living in Coventry, Solihull and Warwickshire
IAPT services are for people with mild, moderate and moderate to severe symptoms of anxiety or depression living in Coventry, Solihull and Warwickshire.
What does IAPT stand for?
IAPT stands for Improving Access to Psychological Therapy and is an NHS service designed to offer short-term psychological therapies to people suffering from anxiety, depression and stress. IAPT may also work with people who suffer from panic disorder, simple phobia, OCD or PTSD.
How can I refer myself?
You can refer yourself to IAPT by calling 024 7667 1090
Lines are open from 9am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday.
You will speak to an IAPT administrator at their telephone and referral centre (TaRC) who will register your details on their system and begin the process of arranging an assessment appointment.
Find out more
- Help for families
The Family Information Service is a one-stop shop for Warwickshire families looking for information, advice and one-to-one support on all family matters such as childcare, relationships, health, finance and special educational needs and disabilities.
Find out more:
- on the Warwickshire Family Information Service website
- or call them on 01926 742274