Find out where to get help and advice if you’re struggling with your mental health.

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Birmingham Mind

Birmingham Mind provide a range of services to support people’s mental health, including the Birmingham and Solihull Urgent Mental Health Helpline, which is open 24/7 on (freephone) 0800 915 9292.


You can call the Samaritans 24/7 for free on 116 123 and talk to somebody about issues you are facing, with no pressure or judgement.

National Suicide Prevention Helpline UK

National Suicide Prevention Helpline UK offers a supportive listening service to anyone with thoughts of suicide, available on 0800 689 5652 between 6pm to 3.30am every day.


Rethink provides practical advice to adults affected by mental illness. You can get advice about topics including patient rights, benefits and social care.


Text Shout to 85258 to be connected to a trained volunteer who can provide support via text messages.

Independent Mental Health Advocates

If you are detained under the Mental Health Act or subject to a Community Treatment Order, you have a legal right to support from an IMHA.

If you need help understanding the right organisation to support you please contact us by email on or call (freephone) 0800 652 5278

Mental health

How can I get help for my mental health?

The first step is usually to speak to your GP, as they can discuss the best path forward with you.

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