Well-Being & Mental Health Support
Message from NHS Birmingham and Solihull Clinical Commissioning Group (2.4.20)
Mental health support offer launched for Birmingham and Solihull children, young people, adults and key workers
The COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic will be having a range of impacts on local people’s mental health and wellbeing. We are responding to this by setting out a support offer for our local population.
There is dedicated support available for:
- 0-18 year olds in Birmingham
- 0-19 year olds in Solihull
- 18+ years old in Birmingham and Solihull
- Key workers in Birmingham and Solihull
Support for each of the groups will be available first and foremost through a dedicated telephone line. Full information about how to access the support, including opening hours etc., is available here: www.birminghamandsolihullccg.nhs.uk/your-health/mental-health-support-offer
If you have any questions about this, please contact NHS Birmingham and Solihull CCG at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please click on the following links for advice and guidance for relating to emotional well-being during periods of staying at home:
- MIND: https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/coronavirus-and-your-wellbeing/
- Kooth: https://www.kooth.com/
- Childline: https://www.childline.org.uk/
- Child Bereavement: https://www.childbereavementuk.org/
- Young Minds: https://youngminds.org.uk/
- Solihull Local Safeguarding Children Partnership: https://solihulllscp.co.uk/
- Solar - https://www.bsmhft.nhs.uk/our-services/solar-youth-services/
Government Guidance on Supporting Children and Young People’s Mental Health and Wellbeing - Guidance for Parents & Carers During the Coronavirus Outbreak
Please see the link below for guidance and support:
If you or your family need support with mental health/support agencies
Staying mentally healthy at this time is really important. There a number of organisations and charities that can offer help and support for adults and children alike that may be struggling with mental health.
Charity providing support if you have been diagnosed with an anxiety condition.
Phone: 03444 775 774
(Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 5.30pm)
A charity helping people living with manic depression or bipolar disorder.
CALM is the Campaign Against Living Miserably, for men aged 15 to 35.
Phone: 0800 58 58 58
(daily, 5pm to midnight)
Men's Health Forum
24/7 stress support for men by text, chat and email.
Mental Health Foundation
Provides information and support for anyone with mental health problems or learning disabilities.
Promotes the views and needs of people with mental health problems.
Phone: 0300 123 3393
(Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm)
Voluntary charity offering support for sufferers of panic attacks and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). Offers a course to help overcome your phobia or OCD.
Phone: 0844 967 4848 (daily, 10am to 10pm). Calls cost 5p per minute plus your phone provider's Access Charge
Support for people with OCD. Includes information on treatment and online resources.
Phone: 0845 390 6232 (Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 5pm). Calls cost 5p per minute plus your phone provider's Access Charge
A charity run by people with OCD, for people with OCD. Includes facts, news and treatments.
Phone: 0333 212 7890
(Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm)
Young suicide prevention society.
Phone: HOPELINEUK 0800 068 4141 (Monday to Friday, 10am to 10pm, and 2pm to 10pm on weekends and bank holidays)
Rethink Mental Illness
Support and advice for people living with mental illness.
Phone: 0300 5000 927
(Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 4pm)
Confidential support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair.
Phone: 116 123 (free 24-hour helpline)
Advice on all aspects of parenting, including dealing with bullying.
Phone: 0808 800 2222 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 9pm and Saturday to Sunday, 10am to 3pm)
Information on child and adolescent mental health. Services for parents and professionals.
Phone: Parents' helpline 0808 802 5544 (Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 4pm)
Children's charity dedicated to ending child abuse and child cruelty. Abuse (child, sexual, domestic violence)
Phone: 0800 1111 for Childline for children (24-hour helpline)
0808 800 5000 for adults concerned about a child (24-hour helpline)
Advice on dealing with domestic violence.
Phone: 0808 2000 247 (24-hour helpline)
Addiction (drugs, alcohol, gambling)
Phone: 0800 917 7650 (24-hour helpline)
Phone: 0808 801 0677 (adults) or 0808 801 0711 (for under-18s)
Emotional support, information and guidance for people affected by mental illness, their families and carers.
SANEline: 0300 304 7000 (daily, 4.30pm to 10.30pm)
Textcare: comfort and care via text message, sent when the person needs it most: www.sane.org.uk/textcare
Peer support forum: www.sane.org.uk/supportforum
School Nurse Team
The Solihull School Nurses would like all the school aged children of Solihull to be aware that School Nurses are still available for advice and support during the school closures, including the Easter Holiday. We can be accessed by a number of ways:
- The confidential CHAT HEALTH text service number is 07520 615730
- The website that can be accessed for advice, support, tips and information is http://www.healthforteens.co.uk
- Twitter is @solschnurses
- Facebook= https://www.facebook.com/solihullschoolnurses/
- Instagram= solihull_school_nurses
We would like to share with you some information, provided by Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust, regarding online parenting courses that remain available to Solihull residents, free of charge.
Please see the attached guidance on how to access this resource, along with some Public Health information for during the Covid-19 climate.