At The Meadows, we recognise that you may be feeling alone during this difficult time and we want you to know that we are here for you. Sometimes the pressure of family life is simply too much to cope with alone. If you would like a chat with Pat our family support worker, you can reach her on 07826644938 from Monday-Friday 2 – 4pm. Stay safe and keep talking.
Kooth is a service that provides 24/7 access to self-help materials and daily online counselling. Please click below to view their flyers.
Birmingham Children’s Trust
If you are a carer of a person living in Birmingham, Birmingham Carer’s Hub can help you find information, advice, training, short breaks and support. Please click here to fill in a carer’s assessment form which will determine if you are eligible for support.
Mental Health Support for all ages
For mental health support provided by the NHS for residents of Birmingham and Solihull, click here.
Birmingham Mind is the largest independent mental health charity providing services in and beyond the City of Birmingham’s boundaries.
They provide excellent services in promoting mental well-being and recovery, providing high quality support and challenging the stigma of mental distress.
During this difficult time, they are here to support you. They are open between 9:00 – 23:00 7 days a week. The number to reach them on is 0121 262 3555. Alternatively, you can email them on firstname.lastname@example.org
To find out more about what they do, please click here.
Forward Thinking Birmingham
If you or your child is struggling with their feelings during the lock down, Forward Thinking Birmingham is here to help. To access information about their services, please click here.
Midland Mencap – Carers Information
Midland Mencap are offering regular well-being safe & well calls to those who want them. They can offer support in organising additional help or just offering a friendly ear to chat. Contact Midland Mencap for GOLD and Sandwell Crossroads for general support. Their contact number is 0121 427 6404 Monday – Friday 8am – 8pm and weekends 10am – 4pm.
There is specialist well-being support being offered to carers of people with Dementia including the GOLDD Group – those Growing Older with Learning Disabilities and Dementia. Contact Midland Mencap for GOLDD and Sandwell Crossroads for general support.
Midland Mencap are offering activity packs for children & adults with learning difficulties. To have one posted out call 0121 427 6404.
Forward Carers (Birmingham Carers Hub) CEO Simon Fenton is leading the Carers Thematic Response with Birmingham City Council. They have amended their website to contain official info for Carers in an easy to understand presentation style. They also have a weekly newsletter update. To access their updates, click here. Carers can apply for a ‘Carers Card’. This is being accepted by local supermarkets to allow carers to shop in the dedicated opening hours. It can also be used as ID when stopped by the police. The turn around is about a week from applying to receiving the card.
Birmingham Carers Hub
Birmingham Carers Hub can issue a one off £250 financial well-being payment to carer in financial difficulties – this is after a short assessment. Their contact number is 0333 006 9711 Monday – Friday 9:30am – 4:30pm.
The Local Government Association
The Local Government Association have resources for informal/unpaid carers of people with dementia who may find it difficult to follow instructions during the COVID-19 outbreak. Click here for practical advice from Dementia UK and Alzheimer’s Society.
Newman Health and Well-being
Newman Health & Wellbeing, as a member of the Living Well consortium, is able to offer free short term counselling to people with a Birmingham GP struggling as a result of the Covid-19 situation. To find out more information, please click here.
Mental Health and Debt Advice
Money Saving Expert has released an information pack to help people suffering with mental health and debt. To access the pack, please click here.