Mental Health Support Services

If you need support with your mental health, help is available.

The Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust provide help, guidance and reassurance to people in Birmingham and Solihull of all ages - 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

  • Call: 0800 915 9292 / 0121 262 3555

IAPT is a national NHS programme designed to increase the availability of talking therapy treatments.

For an initial appointment telephone: 02476 671 090  (Lines are open from 9 am to 4.30 pm Monday to Friday) or fill in a form via  Self Referral           


Text line for help if you’re feeling down, anxious, stressed or in need of urgent support, text TEAMKPG to 85258.

Call: 0121 565 5605



Phone: 0121 448 5010


What we do

The mental health drop-in service offers one-to-one support and group sessions from two locations in the community (details below).

The drop-in provides a safe space to access support information on a range of topics, as well as socialise with others in a comfortable, non-judgemental environment.

The drop-in sessions cover a range of topics including:

  • Wellbeing
  • Hobbies
  • Healthy eating on a budget
  • Advice on substance misuse
  • Housing
  • Employment

Staff are also available during the drop-in slots for a short 20-minute 1:1 sessions. Where longer sessions may be needed, please speak to us in advance.

Who is this service for?

The drop-in sessions can be accessed by any Solihull resident aged over 18.

Where are the drop-in sessions?

Layca Community Centre, Stretton Road, Shirley, Solihull, B90 2RL

  • Monday  11.30am - 2.30pm
  • Wednesday 3pm - 6pm

The Family Tree, 29 Clopton Crescent, Chelmsley Wood, B37 6QT

  • Tuesday 10am – 1pm
  • Thursday 10am – 1pm

How do I access the service?

You can come and go as you please and no referral is required.  To attend a session, drop-in to one of the locations during a drop-in slot. If you have any questions or require support to attend, please contact Sandant Care (see details above).

Whatever you're going through, a Samaritan will face it with you.  Available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Call: 116 123



Solihull Mind is now Oasis Mental Health Support.  It offers the same services and support to help people in Solihull who are experiencing mental health problems.

Call: 0121 742 4941 or 0121 743 4237



HOPELINEUK is a confidential support and advice service for children and young people under the age of 35 who are experiencing thoughts of suicide, or anyone concerned that a young person could be thinking about suicide.

Call: 0800 068 41 41

Text: 07860 039967



Supports the prevention of young suicide by helping to improve the visibility of available support services and signposting young people to the resources that could help save a life.



Kooth provide online counselling and emotional wellbeing support service for young people aged 11-25 in Solihull. Free, safe, and anonymous support.


Emotional wellbeing and mental health services for children, young people (up to 19) and families in Solihull.

Call: 0121 301 2750 during office hours or 0121 301 5500 to reach the out of hours’ crisis team