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.
Local support services in Warwickshire and Solihull
- 24/7 mental health local helpline - Mental Health Matters
The Mental Health Matters helpline is a free 24/7 confidential helpline providing emotional support to residents of Warwickshire
Their helpline staff are highly skilled, trained and compassionate - they are here to help you. Things they can help you with include:
- Feeling low, anxious or stressed and feel that talking to another person might help you
- In extreme emotional distress and feel that there is nowhere else to turn
- You're caring for another person and finding it difficult to cope
- You need advice about how to get more support with an issue that's affecting your mental wellbeing
- You feel socially isolated and just need a chat
Helpline number: 0800 616 171
You can find out more about the Mental Health Matters service on their website.
- Local housing-related support for people living with mental health issues
Together for Mental Wellbeing supports people with a variety of needs including mental health issues, learning disabilities, physical disabilities and sensory impairments who are in need of short-term housing related support.
- Support to budget effectively
- Support to understand a tenancy
- Information on resources in the community
- Support to access work, education and training opportunities
- One-to-one support to help achieve housing related goals
Find out more
For more information, or to refer yourself, please contact the service:
Website: Warwickshire Housing Related Support (includes a link to the referral form)
Tel: 02476 796 416
- Wellbeing support - Solihull and Warwickshire Mind
Coventry and Warwickshire Mind deliver a Wellbeing in Warwickshire scheme. This is a fantastic low level support service, aimed at enhancing the mental health and wellbeing of people, including those with on-going mental health issues, living in Warwickshire. The service is available for anyone aged 16 years and over.
They have drop in sessions across the region and a wellbeing bus, providing a safe place to talk and explore how you are feeling.
Tel: 02477 712288
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
- Psychological therapies for people living in Solihull and Warwickshire - IAPT
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 It's 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
- Local mental health services for young people
There are lots of specialist support services aimed at supporting young people in the region.
Find out more about them on the Warwickshire County Council website
- Local wellbeing services for older people - Age UK
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 wellbeing services, including lunch club and exercise sessions.
• 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:
Tel: 01926 458100
Tel: 0121 704 7846
- 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
National mental wellbeing helplines
- 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 – free 24-hour 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 – free 24-hour telephone befriending 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