Sandwell Talking Therapies for anxiety and depression offers brief psychological therapy for people experiencing common mental health problems such as low mood, depression, anxiety and stress.
If you are 16 or over and registered with a GP in Sandwell, we can help.
Or you can also self-refer to us by calling 0121 612 6650 9am - 5pm, Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays).
We are not an emergency service. If you are in crisis and need urgent help with your mental health you can call the 24/7 Black Country Mental Health Helpline on 0800 008 6516 or Samaritans 116 123 (24 hour helpline).
Who is our service for?
Sandwell Talking Therapies provides both psychological therapies service for people who are experiencing common mental health problems such as depression, anxiety and stress as well as supporting people on their personal journey towards a meaningful and satisfying life, where hope, opportunity and choice are the key elements through our Recovery College. The service is open to anyone who is age 16 and over and registered with a Sandwell GP.
How do we help?
Once you have been assessed and we have agreed how we are best able to meet your needs, our service offers you a choice of treatments either through our Recovery College or a range of individual and group talking therapies. A choice of cognitive behavioural therapy, counselling, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing and interpersonal psychotherapy are available. In addition, we have a number of specialist services that provide therapy for:
- Maternal wellbeing
- South asian counselling
- African-Caribbean counselling
- Trauma focused therapy
The Recovery College enables people with mental health challenges to have the same opportunities in life as everyone else. We endeavour to support people on their personal journey towards a meaningful and satisfying life, where hope, opportunity and choice are the key elements. The college aims to help people to become experts in their own self-care, and enable family, friends, carers and staff to better understand mental health. Courses are co-produced with users, carers and professionals working in partnership. The Recovery College also provides vocational support for people with employment needs.
For more information on The Recovery College, visit the dedicated website at https://www.therecoverycollege.co.uk/
How do you access the service?
There are several ways to access our service. Referrals can be made by your GP or you can contact us directly on the phone or by completing the self referral option here. if you wish to use this please click here to do so.
What happens in an emergency?
The service does not operate an out of hours service. Crises experienced by existing clients would be directed to Sandwell’s Crisis Home Treatment Team or primary care services.
How do you reach us?
We are based at:
Whiteheath Medical Centre
West Midlands B69 1EJ
Tel: 0121 612 6650
Call: 0121 612 6650
We want to help you to help yourself with your recovery. We have lots of information and coping mechanisms for all common mental health problems such as depression, anxiety and stress. Self-help treatments are aimed at people with mild to moderate common mental health problems.
We have linked to the award winning self-help guides produced by Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust. Free apps are available for iPhone, iPad and Android devices from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. Or access the Self Help Leaflets.
We have also developed some useful information on a range of topics
Action for Advocacy (A4A)
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Telephone: 0121 520 8070 | Website: http://www.actionforadvocacy.org.uk/
African Caribbean Community Initiative (ACCI)
Provided a holistic and comprehensive support service for African Caribbeans affected by mental ill health.
Aims to improve later life for everyone through information, advice, services, campaigns, products, training and research.
Telephone: 0121 437 0033 | Website: https://www.ageuk.org.uk/sandwell/
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Telephone: 0121 450 9650 | Website: http://aquarius.org.uk/
Beat (Eating Disorders)
Beat provides helplines, online support and a network of UK-wide self-help groups to help adults and young people in the UK beat their eating disorders.
Telephone: 0845 634 1414 | Website: http://www.b-eat.co.uk/
Offer support for young women aged 10 upwards. Support could involve group work and also 1-2-1 support and services range from young people through to parents.
Telephone: 0191 273 8891 | Website: http://www.changing-lives.org.uk/
If you are a child or young person and urgently need help, call Childline, send an email or post on the message boards Lines are open 24 hours a day. Calls from the UK are free.
Telephone: 0800 1111 | Website: http://www.childline.org.uk
Children and Young Peoples Mental Health Coalition
Coalition brings together leading charities to campaign jointly on the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people.
Citizens Advice Bureau
Provide free, independent, confidential and impartial advice to everyone on their rights and responsibilities.
Telephone: 0300 330 9017 | Website: http://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/
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Cruse Bereavement Care
Support’s people after the death of someone close.
Telephone: 0844 477 9400 | Website: Home - Cruse Bereavement Support
Dementia Connect - a personalised service delivered by the Alzheimer’s Society
It connects anyone affected by dementia to the support they need when they need it. It is not just people with dementia but their carers, family and friends to. It’s free easy to access and puts people in touch with dementia advisors who can offer support, advice and information. Examples of support are advice on how to cope with and live with dementia, connection to dementia groups within local communities and helping to navigate through the somewhat confusing pathways to access services. We will accept self referrals and referrals from healthcare professionals to provide support via telephone, online or face to face.
Referrals can be made by calling 0333 150 3456 or via the Alzheimers Society website https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/refer
Dudley Talking Therapies Service
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Telephone: 0800 953 0404 | Website: Dudley NHS Talking Therapies
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Telephone: 0121 368 1166 | www.sandwell.gov.uk
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MindLine Trans +
Staff and volunteers of MindLine Somerset & MindLine Bristol, established providers of mental health helplines, operate a specific Transgender/Non-binary helpline for the whole of the UK, in addition to their existing Mindline services.
The service operates on Mondays and Fridays of each week from 8pm until midnight by Trans+ volunteers and allies. MindLine Trans+ offers emotional support to people who are Trans+, A Gender, Gender Fluid and Non-binary and anyone wanting to talk about their gender identity. The helpline is also there to offer support and information to family and friends.
Multiple Sclerosis Society
The MS Society is the UK’s leading MS charity. Since 1953, we’ve been providing information and support, funding research and fighting for change.
Telephone: 0808 800 8000 | Website: http://www.mssociety.org.uk/
NHS 111 is a new service that's being introduced to make it easier for you to access local NHS healthcare services in England.
Telephone: 111 | Website: NHS 111
Papyrus - Prevention of Young Suicide
Support for parents who have lost a
Telephone: 0800 068 4141 | Website: http://www.papyrus-uk.org/
Relate offers advice, relationship counselling, sex therapy, workshops, mediation, consultations and support face-to-face, by phone and through their website.
Telephone: 0121 643 1638 | Website: http://www.relate-wolverhampton.org.uk/
Resources for people with Learning Disabilities
This website aims to cover lots of topics relating to mental health for people who have a learning disability, their parents and carers as well as professionals and supporters.
Website: Easy Health | Home
Sandwell Carers Team
The Carers Service is for the carers of Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust patients who are in receipt of Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services, Learning disabilities services or Adult/Older adult mental health services in the Sandwell area (a carer can be a relative or friend of the patient).
Telephone: 0121 612 6000 | Carers Service
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Telephone: 01494 687600 | Website: http://www.signhealth.org.uk/
Spurgeons Young Carers Project
Spurgeons run the Young Carers Project, and work with young people to offer respite from the caring role.
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Telephone: 0808 802 1221 | Website: www.tht.org.uk/
Supporting women and children affected by domestic violence.
Telephone: 08000 194 400 | Website: http://www.havenrefuge.org.uk/
National charity giving free and confidential help to victims of crime, witnesses, their family, friends and anyone else affected across England and Wales.
Telephone: 0121 524 3222 or 0121 524 3220 | Website: https://sandwellvcs.info/search/details/victim-support-sandwell/item/197.html
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Walsall Talking Therapies Service
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Telephone: 0800 953 0995 | Website: Walsall Talking Therapies
Wolverhampton Talking Therapies Service
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Telephone: 0800 923 0222 or 01902 441 856 | Website: xxxx
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Telephone: 0808 802 5544 | Website: www.youngminds.org.uk/
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Telephone: 0121 569 2889 | Website: https://www.justyouth.org.uk/