New mental health drop in service to start in April


A new mental health drop-in service will be available for Solihull residents aged 18 and over from the beginning of April. Run by Mental Health Matters on behalf of Solihull Council, the service will offer one-to-one support and group sessions, seven days a week, from community locations in north, central and south Solihull.

The drop-in will provide a safe space for people to access support information on a range of topics including wellbeing, housing and employment, as well as socialise with others in a comfortable, non-judgemental environment. 

Cllr Tony Dicicco, Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care and Health, said:

“I want to encourage people to come along and try this drop-in service. You might be coming to terms with a bereavement and need some support for a short period. Or perhaps you’re finding work really stressful and thinking it would be helpful to talk things over with someone.

“Having drop in sessions at different locations around the borough means support will be closer to home and will help people feel part of their local community.

“You don’t need to be referred by your GP or another professional and there’s no commitment to come along every week. This service is about helping people with their personal recovery and getting back on their feet.”

Jane Hughes, CEO of Mental Health Matters, added:

“We are excited to launch this new service and connect with people from across the borough.

“We believe that by offering a wide range of support and guidance, the drop-in service will provide something for everyone.

“We are also keen to work with attendees and the local community to shape and develop the support that’s on offer”.

Sessions will be delivered from three community locations: Solihull Methodist Church, LAYCA Community Centre in Shirley and Chelmsley Wood Town Council.

The full drop-in timetable is available directly from the service or online at