Sometimes we all need a helping hand when life's daily pressures get on top of us.
Maybe you are feeling anxious or low in mood. Do you feel more stressed than normal? Have you experienced any panic? Or do you have any phobias that are impacting on your life?
The NHS in Dudley offers a free, confidential, talking therapies service. This provides a range of psychological therapies to support people experiencing:
They will work with you to find the best treatment for your needs. This could include:
- wellbeing workshops
- computerised Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- individual therapy
- guided self-help
- signposting to other support services
For more information and to self-refer visit:
Help for managing suicidal thoughts
Anyone can have suicidal thoughts, if you're feeling like you want to die, it's important to tell someone. Help and support is available right now if you need it. You do not have to struggle with difficult feelings alone.
Support in crisis - Black Country 24/7 helpline
If you need urgent help with your mental health or are struggling to cope, the Black Country 24/7 helpline is here to help you.
The helpline offers a range of support services at times and places when people need it the most. We can help you with:
- Emotional support
You don't need a referral from your GP or other health professionals. You can reach out for help when you need it. Mental health professionals will be on hand to help you avoid a crisis and help you find the path to recovery.
Face to face support is also available outside of usual mental health service hours. Each of the Black Country boroughs have a Sanctuary Hub.
- Monday to Friday: 6pm to 11pm
- Saturday and Sunday: 12noon to 11pm
Dudley Sanctuary Hub
DY1 Community Centre
Sandwell Sanctuary Hub
321 High Street
Walsall Sanctuary Hub
1 Queen's Parade
Wolverhampton Sanctuary Hub
Breathing space - debt respite scheme
If you live in England or Wales, you can get temporary protection from your creditors while you get debt advice and make a plan. This scheme is called ‘Breathing Space’.
Mental health and money advice
It also includes a free Mental Health and Money Toolkit as well as the Money on Your Mind Podcast.
West Midlands Gambling Harms Clinic
The West Midlands Gambling Harms Clinic support people affected by problem gambling. They can provide therapies, treatment and recovery to those in need. They also offer tools, support and resources for those who may need them such as family and friends.
Just Straight Talk - Full Circle alcohol project
This project has been designed for people in Dudley aged 23+, whose alcohol intake is impacting their health and life.
This includes problem drinkers, binge drinkers, alcoholics, and individuals who are alcohol dependent. Just Straight Talk are offering advice and guidance to help people reassess their relationship with alcohol. The support will be tailored to meet individual needs and circumstances and will include:
- Lived experience – mentoring role.
- Modelling – engaging with health services and the benefits.
- Peer / buddy support around positive physical and mental wellbeing.
- Advice and guidance around building a better future including employment, training, and achievable life goals).
- Debt advice, benefit advice, budgeting, financial advice and guidance.
- Support with appointments.
- Signposting to housing, employment and other advice and guidance.
If you would like further information regarding this new project, then please contact Just Straight Talk:
To find out more about other services Just Straight Talk offer visit their website