Emotional support

If you need to talk to someone urgently:

  • The Samaritans of Solihull
  • 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

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:

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:

Bereavement

Victims of crime

Domestic abuse

Relationships

Drugs or alcohol

Dementia

Medical conditions

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT)

Gambling

Carers

Older people

Age UK Solihull works with the organisations above to make sure the most appropriate service is provided for elderly people in Solihull.