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Mental ill health is a leading cause of poor health and disability. It includes conditions ranging from depression and anxiety to schizophrenia, affective disorders and depression.

Dudley mental health services

If you are worried about your own or someone else’s mental health, your first port of call will often be a GP. Talk to your doctor, who may refer you to services provided in the community or to more specialised, secondary care mental health care and support.

Mental health services for Dudley are provided by Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust. The Trust provides specialist mental health, learning disability and community healthcare services for people across the Black Country. 

If people need urgent help they can call the Black Country Mental Health Helpline and speak to a qualified mental health professional, available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It's open to all ages. Call 0800 008 6516.

Alternatively face to face support is available out of hours at Dudley Sanctuary Hub, DY1 Community Centre, Stafford Street, Dudley, DY1 1SA, between Monday to Friday, 6pm-11pm, and Saturday and Sunday, 12pm-11pm.

Dudley Talking Therapy Service

Dudley Talking Therapy Service helps people with more low level mental health problems such as mild depression, low mood, stress, anxiety, panic or phobias. You can refer yourself, or access the service through your GP. Dudley Talking Therapy Service.

Mental health social care

Adult mental health social care is provided by a dedicated team within Dudley Council. The team is made up of both social workers and social care staff.

The access team is a single point of access for all referrals to mental health social care services. After the initial screening of a referral, it will then be accepted for mental health services if it is appropriate. A social worker will then be allocated to carry out a Care Act assessment.

Anyone wishing to contact the authority’s mental health services team should call the access team on 0300 555 0055.

Dudley Mind

Dudley Mind is a mental health charity committed to provide emotional, social and therapeutic support and rehabilitation to individuals experiencing mental ill health.  We apply the theory of mental health recovery;

The recovery ‘model’ requires a change of approach on the part of both the professionals and the service users.

We require service users to be prepared to come through a period of mental distress and develop self awareness, self acceptance and individuality to attain quality of life despite a diagnosis of mental health. We provide a wide range of services that are shaped by this premise and are tailored to suit each individual.

Remember, NHS 111 is there for non-life-threatening situations. In emergency situations where you feel a life is at risk, call 999.

Other helpful services

Other helpful websites and organisations that offer mental health support include:

Protecting adults from harm

Under the Mental Capacity Act 2005 your rights are protected if you lack capacity to make decisions for yourself.  Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards also ensure people in hospitals who lack capacity are cared for in a way that does not restrict their freedom.

You can find out more about Mental Health services on Dudley Community Information Directory.

Adult Social Care Deputyship Service

If someone lacks the mental capacity to manage their money and are incapable of managing their finances, the Mental Capacity Act 2005 sets out who can make decisions on behalf of the person. If the person has no friends or family to assist or has been deemed to be at risk of financial abuse, our Client Management of Finances Team may be able to take over responsibility for receiving benefits and paying bills, repaying debts and budgeting etc.

The aim of the Management of Finances Team is to act as a service of last resort for people who lack the mental capacity to manage their finances and have no family or friends to look after their affairs. We will endeavour to safeguard them by ensuring that they are adequately housed/looked after, all bills are paid, and they have sufficient money for everyday living expenses. We will manage their benefits, pensions and other income in accordance with both DWP and Court of Protection rules and regulations.

  • Dudley Mind
    Mary Stevens Centre,
    221 Hagley Road,
    Oldswinford,
    Stourbridge,
    West Midlands,
    DY8 2JP

    Telephone: 01384 442938

    Email: enquiries@dudley-mind.org.uk

  • Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust 

    Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
    Delta Point
    Delta House
    Greets Green Road
    West Bromwich
    B70 9PL

    Freephone: 0800 587 7720

     

  • Child and Adult Mental Health Services (CAMHS)

    The Elms
    Slade Road,
    Cradley,
    Halesowen,
    B63 2UR.

    Telephone: 01384 324689
    Email: cdwmh@nhs.net

    or

    Canalside
    Abbotts Street,
    Bloxwich,
    Walsall,
    WS3 3AZ.

    Telephone: 01922 607400

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