We’re Solihull Mind, the local voluntary sector organisation for mental health in Solihull borough. We provide a wide range of services providing advice, information and support to people with mental health problems.
People can choose to use whichever of our services they need at the times they need them; whether that is for a one-off situation needing help or guidance; for longer term support, perhaps using more than one service; or returning to a service when needed for support at a particular time.If you are looking for information or advice about any aspect of mental health please phone or email us - details are here. You can also find information on mental health issues and diagnoses at National Mind’s website
Solihull Mind’s services are provided according to our policies on equal opportunities and confidentiality. Copies of these policies are available on request. Unfortunately, our services are restricted to those who live in the borough of Solihull and are aged between 17 and 65
Mind is part of the national Time to Change campaign against discrimination and stigma
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Solihull Mind believes that people who have mental health problems have the same rights as any other person; that they should not be disadvantaged or subject to prejudice and should have the right to live an ordinary life in the community with the necessary support to ensure fulfilment and independence. As a local, user led, mental health organisation Solihull Mind seeks to improve the quality, quantity, and accessibility of services for people with emotional distress. Our services support these beliefs. We provide a range of services ourselves, or we can help people access services elsewhere to enable people to move towards the lives they want.

Facemasks on public transport

The government has made face coverings compulsory on all public transport. However, there are exemptions from this requirement; including young children, people with breathing difficulties, and, most significantly, ‘people whose disabilities make it difficult for them to wear a face covering’- and this includes people who are unable to wear masks due to their mental health. As it isn’t obvious that people with “hidden disabilities” are exempt from wearing a mask, both West Midlands Travel and Stagecoach have produced credit card sized cards that identify the person as not having to wear a mask, which can be shown to bus drivers etc. If you would like to have one of these cards you can either contact the bus companies directly or contact Solihull Mind as we can print them out for you.

Black Lives Matter

Mind believes that Black Lives Matter and black mental health matters and we share our support for the Black Lives Matter movement. In mental health – as in other areas of life – there is a huge disparity in how black people are listened to and supported at every level. People from black and minority ethnic (BAME) groups living in the UK are more likely to be diagnosed with mental health problems, be diagnosed and admitted to hospital, experience a poor outcome from treatment, disengage from mainstream mental health services, leading to social exclusion and a deterioration in their mental health. Under the outdated Mental Health Act, Black people are more likely to be compulsorily admitted for treatment, more likely to be on a medium or high secure ward and more likely to be subject to seclusion or restrain. We know there’s no easy solution and that there is still a long way to go to make sure everyone experiencing a mental health problem and other forms of discrimination, is treated equally, both within our organisation and outside it.
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Coronavirus/Covid-19

We are continuing to provide as much help and support as possible during the present coronavirus crisis. However, in line with government guidelines, Solihull Mind is unfortunately having to suspend all face to face services, including counselling and the OASIS service. We will review the situation regularly and any change will be posted on this website and our Facebook page. There will still be advice and support available on the telephone and through email, and this is now available from 9-30am until 5-30pm, Monday to Friday, and Saturday/Sunday 12-30pm - 5-30pm. The contact details for this are: 0121 742 4941 or 0121 743 4237; and contact@solihullmind.org.uk.

Crisis service

Our out of hours crisis support service will now be provided by telephone on 07904 323039 and is now available seven days a week from 6pm to 11pm. As this is a single line, if it is engaged when you ring please leave a message and we’ll ring you back later in the evening or during office hours the next day. Please note, however, that we aren’t able to reply to texts on this number, it’s for voice calls only. Please still continue to contact us on any aspect of mental health, particularly if you are self isolating. There is a lot of helpful information about this on National Mind’s website: www.mind.org.uk

Free online CBT courses

If you are feeling low, anxious or stressed, and particularly if the Covid-19 pandemic has made things worse for you, then four free online CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) courses have been made available for Mind and the people we support for a limited time until the end of August. To take advantage of this offer go to https://mind.silvercloudhealth.com/signup/ to register - use the PIN SOLIHULL when completing the online form. The course are on dealing with stress, building resilience, improving sleep and coping with the Covid-19 pandemic.
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We’re Solihull Mind, the local voluntary sector organisation for mental health in Solihull borough. We provide a wide range of services providing advice, information and support to people with mental health problems.

Coronavirus/Covid-19

We are continuing to provide as much help and support as possible during the present coronavirus crisis. However, in line with government guidelines, Solihull Mind is unfortunately having to suspend all face to face services, including counselling and the OASIS service. We will review the situation regularly and any change will be posted on this website and our Facebook page. There will still be advice and support available on the telephone and through email, and this is now available from 9-30am until 5-30pm, Monday to Friday, and Saturday/Sunday 12-30pm - 5-30pm. The contact details for this are: 0121 742 4941 or 0121 743 4237; and contact@solihullmind.org.uk.

Crisis service

Our out of hours crisis support service will now be provided by telephone on 07904 323039 and is now available seven days a week from 6pm to 11pm. As this is a single line, if it is engaged when you ring please leave a message and we’ll ring you back later in the evening or during office hours the next day. Please note, however, that we aren’t able to reply to texts on this number, it’s for voice calls only. Please still continue to contact us on any aspect of mental health, particularly if you are self isolating. There is a lot of helpful information about this on National Mind’s website: www.mind.org.uk

Free online CBT courses

If you are feeling low, anxious or stressed, and particularly if the Covid-19 pandemic has made things worse for you, then four free online CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) courses have been made available for Mind and the people we support for a limited time until the end of August. To take advantage of this offer go to https://mind.silvercloudhealth.com/signup/ to register - use the PIN SOLIHULL when completing the online form. The course are on dealing with stress, building resilience, improving sleep and coping with the Covid-19 pandemic.

Facemasks on public transport

The government has made face coverings compulsory on all public transport. However, there are exemptions from this requirement; including young children, people with breathing difficulties, and, most significantly, ‘people whose disabilities make it difficult for them to wear a face covering’- and this includes people who are unable to wear masks due to their mental health. As it isn’t obvious that people with “hidden disabilities” are exempt from wearing a mask, both West Midlands Travel and Stagecoach have produced credit card sized cards that identify the person as not having to wear a mask, which can be shown to bus drivers etc. If you would like to have one of these cards you can either contact the bus companies directly or contact Solihull Mind as we can print them out for you.

Black Lives Matter

Mind believes that Black Lives Matter and black mental health matters and we share our support for the Black Lives Matter movement. In mental health – as in other areas of life – there is a huge disparity in how black people are listened to and supported at every level. People from black and minority ethnic (BAME) groups living in the UK are more likely to be diagnosed with mental health problems, be diagnosed and admitted to hospital, experience a poor outcome from treatment, disengage from mainstream mental health services, leading to social exclusion and a deterioration in their mental health. Under the outdated Mental Health Act, Black people are more likely to be compulsorily admitted for treatment, more likely to be on a medium or high secure ward and more likely to be subject to seclusion or restrain. We know there’s no easy solution and that there is still a long way to go to make sure everyone experiencing a mental health problem and other forms of discrimination, is treated equally, both within our organisation and outside it.
This site does not use cookies Solihull Mind 2019 Registered Charity Number 516058