Mental Health and Counselling Services

Adult Services

Dudley Talking Therapy Service

This service provides support for individuals aged 16 or over (school leavers) who are experiencing common mental health problems such as anxiety, depression, low mood, panic or phobias. People with long term physical health conditions also receive treatment with this service to help manage their mental health and wellbeing. For further information visit http://www.dwmh.nhs.uk/dudley-talking-therapy-service/

SilverCloud

This service offers online support as it offers secure, immediate access to CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy) programmes, tailored to individual's specific needs. This service is flexible as you can access it from your computer, table or mobile phone. It is easy to use and makes your experience interesting as it uses interactive tools and activities. This services also means you do not require face to face support. For further information visit https://dudleytalkingtherapy.silvercloudhealth.com/signup/

Wellmind

This service is a free NHS app designed to help you deal with any stress, anxiety and depression you are experiencing. The app includes advice, tips and tools which help improve mental health and wellbeing. It can be downloaded for free either on the App Store or Google Play. For further information visit http://www.dwmh.nhs.uk/wellmind/ for information of other mental health apps please visit https://www.nhs.uk/apps-library/category/mental-health/

Lighthouse (Dudley Counselling Service - Charity)

Lighthouse Counselling offers help and support to the residents of the Dudley and surrounding Boroughs. Lighthouse Counselling is run by a number of compassionate, professional and experienced volunteer counsellors, support workers and staff. The aim is to help people overcome difficulties and work through the issues that affect them. For further information please visit https://www.dudleycounsellingcentre.co.uk/

Crisis Resolution/Home Treatment Service

This service offers assessments, care and treatment for people who are experiencing severe mental health problems suicidal thoughts. This service also offers an alternative to hospital admissions which minimises disruption to the individual's life by providing care in their own environment until the crisis is resolved. If you are currently a patient of Dudley Mental Health Services contact your local Community Recovery Service or mental health team. If you are not currently receiving help from Mental Health Services, please book a GP appointment or call 111. If you are worried about the immediate safety of yourself or someone else, contact 999. For further information visit http://www.dwmh.nhs.uk/mental-health-crisis-resolution-home-treatment-service/

Black Country Emotional Support Helpline

This service offers support to people aged 16 and over. They provide emotional support to callers who are in distress, in need for reassurance or when people just need to be listened to. They also support in aiding people to identify coping mechanisms so that they will be able to manage any difficult experiences. You can contact this services on 0808 802 2288. Opening times are Monday to Friday 6pm - 3am and Saturday and Sunday 2pm - 3am. For more information please visit https://www.rethink.org/.

You can also contact:

Mind - https://www.mind.org.uk/

SANE - www.sane.org.uk - 0300 304 7000  (4.30pm-10.30pm)

Samaritans - www.samaritans.org.uk - 116 123 (24 hour free to call)

Anxiety UK - www.anxietyuk.org.uk - 08444 775 774 (Monday-Friday 9.30am-5.30pm)

Rethink Mental Illness 

This service provides out of hours mental health support. They aim to support individuals by providing support and guidance to reduce signs, symptoms and distress caused by mental illness. Develop strengths and building a positive sense of aspirations, opportunities. You can refer by calling them for free on 0808 802 2288. This service is open 7 days a week including Bank holidays. Monday - Friday 6pm-11pm and Saturday & Sunday 12pm-11pm. For more information you can visit their website on https://www.rethink.org/

Children and Young People

Kooth

This service provides support for individual's aged 11-18. Kooth is an online counselling and emotional well being platform for children and young people which is accessible through mobile phones, tablets and computers. Kooth is also a free service and may be accessed at any time. For further information visit https://www.kooth.com/index.html

Here4YOUth

This service is for young people (now up to the age of 25yrs) by offering a safe space to talk about any worries or concerns you may have. With this service you do not need to book an appointment, you can just go in and meet the team which offer you the support and assist in finding the right support for you. Here4YOUth opening times are Mondays: 11am to 7pm | Wednesdays: 11am to 7pm | Fridays: 12pm to 4pm. For further information visit https://www.cranstoun.org/services/young-people/here4youth-dudley/

CAMHS

This service helps children and young people who are struggling with low self-confidence, trouble sleeping or talking, feeling axious or scared and many other daily situations they may struggles to face. You can be referred to CAMHS by parents, teachers, your GP. For further information visit http://www.dwmh.nhs.uk/camhs-dudley/  

You can also contact:

YoungMinds - https://youngminds.org.uk/contact-us/ - 0808 802 5544 (Monday-Friday 9.30am-4pm)

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