USEFUL LINKS & CONTACTS
Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust provides a wide range of integrated mental health services to children, adults and older people across the communities of Dudley and Walsall http://www.dwmh.nhs.uk/
Dudley Mind is a mental health charity committed to provide emotional, social and therapeutic support and rehabilitation to individuals experiencing mental ill health https://dudleymind.org.uk/
A local campaign in Dudley to encourage people to talk about suicide and raise awareness of support services available to them https://reachoutdudley.co.uk/
RETHINK - BLACK COUNTRY EMOTIONAL SUPPORT HELPLINE
A freephone service for those in need of support, reassurance and understanding. This telephone based service is open 365 days and no referral is required. Anyone experiencing emotional distress, Carers, friends or family who require support about someone they know:
0808 802 288 / firstname.lastname@example.org
NHS EVERY MIND MATTERS
Every Mind Matters has been developed to help you manage and maintain your mental health, as good mental health makes such a difference. It helps us to relax more, achieve more and enjoy our lives more. https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters
Shout is the UK’s first 24/7 text service, free on all major mobile networks, for anyone in crisis anytime, anywhere. It’s a place to go if you’re struggling to cope and you need immediate help.
Text Shout to 85258
THE KALEIDOSCOPE GROUP
The Kaleidoscope Plus Group is a local organisation that champion mental health and wellbeing and provide mental health support services to the community, wherever they are needed.
Young Minds is a service that helps young people voice their issues with mental health, they also help tackle life adversities which young people have to tackle on a day to day basis.
Free, safe and anonymous online support for young people https://kooth.com/
THE WHAT? CENTRE
The What? Centre is a Young Person’s Advice and Counselling Service, on a wide range on issues, that has bases in Stourbridge and Dudley. The organisation also specialises in supporting LGBTQ young people and holds weekly LGBTQ+ groups for 13-18’s and another group for 18-25’s www.thewhatcentre.co.uk
Trusted local and national information, services and apps for children and young people in Dudley, in no more than 3 clicks http://izone.org.uk/
DOCUMENTS & RESOURCES
DUDLEY TAKE FIVE
Dudley Take Five helps different age groups of children and young people understand the Five Steps to Wellbeing. Taking the Five Steps can help us all feel better every day.
You can find our Take Five short films here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClNl-U7DIjveH5ObJ1vOOOg
LOOKING AFTER YOUR SELF-IE
The Royal Society for Public HealthSPH has developed a free, open access e-learning Looking after your self-ie: A guide to finding your balance on and offline, which aims to help social media users to build a meaningful, more balanced relationship with platforms. The programme focuses on awareness-raising; encouraging meaningful use by educating users on the potential harms and benefits of social media. Relevant to members of the public of all ages, the resource explores social media’s impact on loneliness, relationships, self-image, self-esteem, sleep, online trolling and bullying.
Access the course here: https://www.rsph.org.uk/our-services/e-learning/courses/free-courses/looking-after-your-selfie.html
Signhealth have a wealth of information produced in BSL (with subtitles) covering topics from cancer and depression, to types of abuse and how to perform first aid https://signhealth.org.uk/health-video-library/