Help with wellbeing and mental health

On this page you will find help and advice about mental health support and services in Birmingham. Mental health for everyone is as important as physical health and there’s support for you. From charities and community organisations to local government help, there is support for every age group and covering a range of different circumstances and needs.

Services and support across Birmingham

For those affected by wellbeing and mental health who are looking for support may find it on one of Birmingham City Council's dedicated pages.

For access to adult mental health services across Birmingham visit this page.

Best Start for Life has information on wellbeing and mental health support across Birmingham for parents, see the dedicated Best Start for Life page for more information.

The campaign A Bolder Healthier Winter has mental health support and information available on its dedicated webpage.

For information on mental health support in care homes visit the Mental Health Directory page for more details.


Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Foundation Trust provides a range of services across the region to help those needing more support with their mental health. Visit the BSMHFT website for further details.

Social support

All Saints Youth Project

All Saints Youth Project is more than just a Youth Club. Our services don't just end when the doors to the building shut, the team are on hand when you need them to support young people and their families. Visit theAll Saints Youth Project website for more details.

Barnardo's mentoring and befriending service

Barnardo's mentoring and befriending service the service is a partnership between Barnardo’s, Our Place Mentoring Scheme and Birmingham City University and is part of the Early Help offer in Birmingham. To find out more about the mentoring and befriending support visit the Barnardo's website.

Breathe Education

Breathe is a collaboration of mental health experts from the NHS, academia and local government seeking to provide innovative digital solutions and strategies for the well-being of young people. Breathe Education has been developed as single point of access that can assist teachers and early years workers to promote wellbeing in the young people they teach and care for. With training, resources and advice this is a one-stop-shop for mental health and wellbeing information. Visit the Breathe Education website for more details.


Kooth is an online mental wellbeing community. Visit the Kooth website to find out how to join.

The Recovery Foundation

The Recovery Foundation is aimed at supporting people affected by mental health diagnoses, helping them find hope and support. Learn more at The Recovery Foundation website.

Anna Freud Crisis Messenger

The Anna Freud Crisis Messenger provides a free, confidential, 24/7 text message support service for those feeling overwhelmed or struggling to cope. Text AFC to 85258 or visit the AFCM webpage for more details.


Shout is a free and confidential text-based message support service for people struggling with their mental health. Text Shout at 85258. Visit the Shout website for further support.


The Samaritans provide a free mental health service for those in crisis. Visit the Samaritans website for details or call 116 123.

Page last updated: 15 November 2023

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