Useful Links

Please find below a variety of different services available for you to use, as required. If you cannot find the right support service or you would like support in accessing them, please feel free to contact Mr. Wingrove or Mrs Patterson who will be happy to help.

Mental Health

Newman Health and Wellbeing

For a range of services throughout the West Midlands aimed at improving the health and wellbeing of individuals within the local community, workplace, schools and colleges.

https://newmanhealthwellbeing.org/

 

Healthy Minds

Providing support to those with depression and anxiety symptoms.
https://www.bsmhft.nhs.uk/

 

Samaritans
Confidential listening services
https://www.samaritans.org/

 

The Meriden Family Programme

Information and resources for families living with mental health issues.

https://www.meridenfamilyprogramme.com/

 

Mental Health A-Z

An A-Z listing of mental health conditions

https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/

 

Birmingham Mind

Mental health support service that promotes wellbeing and recovery

https://birminghammind.org/

 

Rethink

Advice and information service for people struggling with their mental health

https://www.rethink.org/

 

Galop

National LGBT+ domestic abuse helpline

http://www.galop.org.uk/

Housing  

The Project

Free housing, welfare benefits and debt advice

https://www.theprojectbirmingham.org/

 

SIFA Fireside

Drop in, housing advice, employment and homelessness support

https://www.sifafireside.co.uk/

 

New Roots

Provider of social housing. Supporting homeless people

http://www.newrootsltd.co.uk/index.html

 

Shelter

Drop in housing advice and support service

https://england.shelter.org.uk/

 

Birmingham City Council

Housing support and advice

https://www.birmingham.gov.uk/

Family Support 

Home-Start Birmingham

Emotional and practical support for families in their own homes

http://www.homestartbirmingham.co.uk/

 

Birmingham Children's Trust

Supporting children and families through difficult times

https://www.birminghamchildrenstrust.co.uk/

 

The Sweet Project

Providing safeguarding support to children and their families

https://sweetproject.co.uk/

 

All Saints Youth Project

All Saints is a charity providing support including family support, youth clubs and counselling to young people & their families.
https://www.allsaintsyouthproject.org.uk/

 

Healthy Lifestyles

Change 4 Life offers information where you can discover healthy recipes, nutritional advice and activities to help your children stay healthy.

https://www.nhs.uk/change4life

 

Relate

Relationship support services

https://relatebirmingham.co.uk/

 

Malachi

Specialist family support services

https://www.malachi.org.uk/

Other Support Services

Birmingham Council

Providing links to local support services, facts and guidance https://www.birmingham.gov.uk/info/50118/health_and_wellbeing

 

NHS Birmingham and Solihull vaccine advice services

Support and advice regarding coronavirus vaccinations

https://www.birminghamandsolihullcovidvaccine.nhs.uk/

 

The Active Wellbeing Society – Food Provision database

Directory of food banks and community cafes.

https://theaws.co.uk/food-provision-database/

 

Men's Health

NHS

A public health England and NHS site to help people take simple steps to look after their mental health, improve their mental wellbeing and support others.

https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/

 

Domestic Violence

For support, help and information regarding domestic incidents, 24/7 (translation facilities also available). Freephone: 0808 2000 247.

https://www.nationaldahelpline.org.uk/

 

Man Kind Initiative

For men suffering from domestic abuse or domestic violence

https://www.mankind.org.uk/

 

Respect

Support for perpetrators of domestic violence to prevent repeated actions

https://respectphoneline.org.uk/

 

Men's Advice Line

A confidential helpline for men experiencing domestic abuse

https://mensadviceline.org.uk/

 

Forward for life

Offers support programmes to men for improved mental health

https://forwardforlife.org/

 

The Good Men Project

An information website on men and wellbeing

https://goodmenproject.com/

 

MANvFAT

An information website on men and wellbeing

https://manvfat.com/

 

CRUSE

Men only support programmes for men in grief

https://www.crusebirmingham.co.uk/

Disability support

Disability Resource Centre

For disability support and information

http://www.disability.co.uk/

 

Resources for Autism

Provides practical services for autistic children, young people and adults.

https://resourcesforautism.org.uk/

 

Remploy

Disability employment support

https://www.remploy.co.uk/

 

Focus Birmingham

Providing a range of support services for people with visual impairment and sight loss https://www.focusbirmingham.org.uk/

 

Together

Supporting families and young people with special needs or rare diseases

https://www.togethercentre.co.uk/

 

Contact: For families with disabled children

Support, advice and information for families with disabled children

https://contact.org.uk/

 

BID Services

Supporting people with hearing or sight impairments

https://www.bid.org.uk/

 

Sport Birmingham

Inclusive sport opportunities for people with disabilities

https://www.sportbirmingham.org/

Education and Employment

Jobcentre Near Me

An easy way to find your nearest Jobcentre Plus offices and information about benefits and support. Freephone 0800 169 0190

https://www.jobcentrenearme.com

 

Birmingham City Council –Schools and Learning

Birmingham education services

https://www.birmingham.gov.uk/schools

 

Birmingham Adults Education Service

Helping to find a career or qualification to help gain employment

https://www.learnbaes.ac.uk/

 

Services for Education

Education support for all ages

https://www.servicesforeducation.co.uk/

 

Suited for Success

Supporting unemployed people with job interview skills and job interview clothes https://www.suitedforsuccess.co.uk/

 

The Springfield Project

Adult learning opportunities

https://www.springfieldproject.org.uk/

 

Go Train

A training and recruitment provider, supporting you to learn new skills and return to work

https://www.go-train.co.uk/

Women’s Health

NHS

A public health England and NHS site to help people take simple steps to look after their mental health, improve their mental wellbeing and support others.

https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/

 

Domestic Violence

For support, help and information regarding domestic incidents, 24/7 (translation facilities also available). Freephone: 0808 200 0247

https://www.nationaldahelpline.org.uk/

 

Anawin

Providing support services for women and children

https://anawim.co.uk/

 

WAITS - Women Acting in Today’s Society

Women’s mental health and domestic abuse services

https://waitsaction.org/

 

Respect

Support for perpetrators of domestic violence to prevent repeated actions

https://respectphoneline.org.uk/

 

WE:ARE

Domestic abuse awareness and recovery support for women

https://www.weareuk.org/

 

Dolphin Women’s Centre

Training, employment, support and advice for women.

http://nortonhall.org.uk/

 

Birmingham and Solihull Women’s Aid

Supporting women experiencing abuse

https://bswaid.org/

Supporting Children

Birmingham Children’s Trust

Supporting children, young people and care leavers

https://www.birminghamchildrenstrust.co.uk/

 

Birmingham Safeguarding Children Partnership

Safeguarding children from abuse and neglect

https://www.lscpbirmingham.org.uk/

 

Forward Thinking Birmingham

The FTB team offer lots of support for parents and children including parental webinars. You can also make a referral for your child through this website if you feel that they need immediate mental health support. You do not need to go through your GP or school to do this.

https://www.forwardthinkingbirmingham.org.uk/

 

Mental Health

Quality-assured information, advice and resources to help parents understand and promote children’s mental health and wellbeing.

https://www.mentallyhealthyschools.org.uk/

 

Kooth

Kooth is a new free, safe and anonymous service to support young people’s emotional and mental health in Birmingham. The service is aimed at young people aged 11-25.

https://www.kooth.com/

 

#YouveBeenMissed

This website has lots of great resources to support your child with worry, anger, frustration, sadness, and self-care. There is also a dedicated section for parents and carers with a range of articles and activities. https://bwc.nhs.uk/children

 

Pause

Pause offers talk-therapy support related to emotional well-being for anyone aged 25 or under. https://www.forwardthinkingbirmingham.org.uk/services/13-pause

 

Family Lives-Bullying UK

For advice and resources about bullying Telephone: 08088 002222

https://www.childrenssociety.org.uk/

 

Change Birmingham Brief Therapy

Providing counselling support for young people.

https://changebrieftherapy.org/

 

St. Giles Hospice Phoenix Bereavement Service

Support for those under 18 facing loss or living with bereavement.

https://www.stgileshospice.com/

 

The Children’s Society

Supporting young people’s wellbeing

https://www.childrenssociety.org.uk/

Community

Refugee and Migrant Centre

Providing support and advice to asylum seekers, refugees and migrants

https://rmcentre.org.uk/

 

Brasshouse – Interpreting and Translation Services

Translating and interpreting in 110 languages

http://www.brasshouse.ac.uk/

 

Community Foundation

Improving quality of life for marginalised people

http://www.thecommunityfoundation.org.uk/