If you need to talk to someone urgently:
- The Samaritans of Solihull
- freephone 116 123
- email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- NHS 111 - call 111
Talking it all through
For face to face help with issues such as debt, housing and accommodation or other social care issues you can visit the Community Information and Advice Hubs in North and South Solihull.
The hubs can provide information about peer support services for example, which helps people experiencing similar issues get together to support each other. The hubs also offer support to you if you are carer.
The Solihull Directory
If you feel lonely or bored and want help finding meaningful activities, the Solihull Directory may have details of organisations in your area that interest you. The Solihull Directory also has information on local support groups and counselling services.
Your GP can also refer you to the Health Exchange which has its own directory of community activities available in the borough.
Solihull Mind provides a number of services for people requiring emotional support, including:
- a 7 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 1.00pm and 3.00pm
- a support group for women experiencing domestic violence
You can contact Solihull Mind by:
- visiting the www.solihullmind.org.uk website
- emailing email@example.com
- calling 0121 742 4941
National and local counselling services
There are also a number of national counselling services, available locally in partnership with key local organisations for:
NHS counselling and psychological services
Counselling and other talking therapies are accessible on the NHS.
In Solihull, therapies are provided by the Improving Access to Psychological Therapy (IAPT) service.
You can be referred to IAPT by your GP or refer yourself by:
- calling 0121 728 4895 (Monday to Friday - 9.00am to 4.30pm)
- visiting https://www.covwarkpt.nhs.uk/iapt
- Cruse Bereavement Care
- Solihull Bereavement Counselling Service
- online: www.solihullbereavement.org
- phone: 0121 424 5103
Victims of crime
- Victim Support (also offers witness services)
- Victim Support (including sexual violence and young persons’ services)
- Birmingham & Solihull Women's Aid
- online: www.bswaid.org/
- freephone: 0808 800 0028
- online: www.relate.org.uk
- phone: 0300 100 1234
Drugs or alcohol
- SIAS - Solihull
- Alcoholics Anonymous
- Alzheimer's Society
- Macmillan Cancer Support
- online: Macmillan Cancer support
- phone: Macmillan Support Line
- Parkinson's UK (Solihull Branch)
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT)
- online: www.stonewall.org.uk
- Info line: 08000 50 20 20
- Lesbian and Gay Foundation
- online: Lesbian and Gay Foundation
- phone: 0345 3 30 30 30
- Gamblers Anonymous
- online: www.gamblersanonymous.org.uk
- Carers Trust Solihull
- online: www.solihullcarers/org
Age UK Solihull works with the organisations above to make sure the most appropriate service is provided for elderly people in Solihull.