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Household support fund

Applications for the household support fund are now paused. Please come back and check this website for when the scheme will re-open.

Dudley Council
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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:

  • stress
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • panic
  • phobias

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:

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:

  • Advice
  • Emotional support
  • Triage
  • Referrals
  • Signposting

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.

Call freephone 0800 008 6516 or text 07860 025 6516.

Sanctuary Hubs

Face to face support is also available outside of usual mental health service hours. Each of the Black Country boroughs have a Sanctuary Hub.

Opening times

  • Monday to Friday: 6pm to 11pm
  • Saturday and Sunday: 12noon to 11pm

Dudley Sanctuary Hub

DY1 Community Centre
Stafford Street

Sandwell Sanctuary Hub

Hope Place
321 High Street
West Bromwich
B70 8LU

Walsall Sanctuary Hub

1 Queen's Parade

Wolverhampton Sanctuary Hub

Castle House
Wheeler's Fold

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’.