advice and information

Solihull Mind can provide advice and information on mental health issues including diagnoses, medication, talking treatments, coping strategies, support for carers etc backed up by access to our other services for specialist support around benefits, accessing services, financial advice etc – see our Practical Help page. For sources of help and advice in addition to Solihull Mind see below.
Mon - Fri 9-30am to 5pm: email, phone, Messenger, face to face See oasis and crisis cafe services for support outside of the above hours No application process, may need appointments for face to face advice
Information can be accessed in a variety of ways: phone, email, Facebook Messenger and in- person at our main building in Faulkner Road. We have booklets and leaflets on many aspects of mental health, and in addition there is a lot of information and help on National Mind’s website. Advice can be offered to those with a diagnosed mental health problem, to those seeking to maintain their mental wellbeing and to family, friends and carers of someone coping with mental health issues. Our staff aren’t qualified to make diagnoses or recommend a particular medication or treatment, but we can offer information and guidance on particular treatments or on what options may be open to you to help you understand or make a choice on what is being offered. We would always advise anyone to consult their doctor for help with mental health issues, but we can also advise on whether our own support services, such as counselling, might be appropriate, or on what
other non-medical support is around, for example support groups or specialist helplines/websitesetc. If you need help with understanding a particular diagnosis or a particular treatment/medication we can help with this too. As mental health is as much a part of our lives as our physical health we would hope to be able to provide information on mental wellbeing generally, not just on where medical or more formal support is needed. Our specialist outreach and benefits/financial advice service can help maintain your mental wellbeing by tackling the sort of practical issues that can cause your mental health to deteriorate.
Person using laptop
Solihull Mind Logo

other sources of help and advice

Mind Infoline 0300 123 3393 Mind Legal line 0300 466 6463 Email: legal@mind.org.uk Post: Mind Legal line, PO Box 75225, London, E15 9FS Mind’sLegal line provides legal information and general advice on mental health related law, including being detained under the Mental Health Act (sectioning), mental capacity, community care, discrimination and equality It’s open 9am to 6pm, Monday to Friday (except for bank holidays). Side by Side online community/peer support Side by Side is a supportive online community run by Mind nationally where you can feel at home talking about your mental health and connect with others who understand what you are going through. Whether you're feeling good right now, or having a hard time, it's a safe place to share experiences and listen to others. The community is available to all, 24/7. Side by Side is moderated daily from 8.30am to midnight. Birmingham and Solihull Women’s Aid Solihull Community Outreach: 0121 722 2142 solihull.admin@bswaid.org.uk
www.bswaid.org 0808 8000 0028 Support for women and children experiencing domestic violence and abuse. Youngminds Information, advice and support for young people experiencing mental health issues and their parents www.youngminds.org.uk Information for armed forces veterans https://businesscostsaver.co.uk/guide-for- veterans Mind National Trans+ helpline, MindLine Trans+ Open Mondays and Fridays, 8pm-midnight. Tel: 0300 330 5468, calls are taken by trans and non-binary volunteers. The service delivered by Bristol Mind and Mind in Taunton and West Somerset, but is a UK wide service. Mind Blue Light Infoline. Information and support for emergency services staff and volunteers. More information here Phone:0300 303 5999 Email: bluelightinfo@mind.org.uk Text: 84999 MindOut - LGBTQ mental health service providing helpline, support groups, advocacy https://www.mindout.org.uk/get- support/mindout-online/

advice and information

Information can be accessed in a variety of ways: phone, email, Facebook Messenger and in-person at our main building in Faulkner Road. We have booklets and leaflets on many aspects of mental health, and in addition there is a lot of information and help on National Mind’s website. Advice can be offered to those with a diagnosed mental health problem, to those seeking to maintain their mental wellbeing and to family, friends and carers of someone coping with mental health issues. Our staff aren’t qualified to make diagnoses or recommend a particular medication or treatment, but we can offer information and guidance on particular treatments or on what options may be open to you to help you understand or make a choice on what is being offered. We would always advise anyone to consult their doctor for help with mental health issues, but we can also advise on whether our own support services, such as counselling, might be appropriate, or on what other non-medical support is around, for example support groups or specialist helplines/websitesetc. If you need help with understanding a particular diagnosis or a particular treatment/medication we can help with this too. As mental health is as much a part of our lives as our physical health we would hope to be able to provide information on mental wellbeing generally, not just on where medical or more formal support is needed. Our specialist outreach and benefits/financial advice service can help maintain your mental wellbeing by tackling the sort of practical issues that can cause your mental health to deteriorate.
Solihull Mind logo
Solihull Mind can provide advice and information on mental health issues including diagnoses, medication, talking treatments, coping strategies, support for carers etc backed up by access to our other services for specialist support around benefits, accessing services, financial advice etc – see our Practical Help page. For sources of help and advice in addition to Solihull Mind see below.
Mon - Fri 9-30am to 5pm: email, phone, Messenger, face to face See oasis and crisis cafe services for support outside of the above hours No application process, may need appointments for face to face advice
person with laptop

other sources of help and advice

Mind Infoline 0300 123 3393 Mind Legal line 0300 466 6463 Email: legal@mind.org.uk Post: Mind Legal line, PO Box 75225, London, E15 9FS Mind’sLegal line provides legal information and general advice on mental health related law, including being detained under the Mental Health Act (sectioning), mental capacity, community care, discrimination and equality It’s open 9am to 6pm, Monday to Friday (except for bank holidays). Side by Side online community/peer support Side by Side is a supportive online community run by Mind nationally where you can feel at home talking about your mental health and connect with others who understand what you are going through. Whether you're feeling good right now, or having a hard time, it's a safe place to share experiences and listen to others. The community is available to all, 24/7. Side by Side is moderated daily from 8.30am to midnight. Youngminds Information, advice and support for young people experiencing mental health issues and their parents www.youngminds.org.uk Birmingham and Solihull Women’s Aid Solihull Community Outreach: 0121 722 2142 solihull.admin@bswaid.org.uk www.bswaid.org 0808 8000 0028 Support for women and children experiencing domestic violence and abuse. Youngminds Information, advice and support for young people experiencing mental health issues and their parents www.youngminds.org.uk Information for armed forces veterans https://businesscostsaver.co.uk/guide-for-veterans Mind National Trans+ helpline, MindLine Trans+ Open Mondays and Fridays, 8pm-midnight. Tel: 0300 330 5468, calls are taken by trans and non-binary volunteers. The service delivered by Bristol Mind and Mind in Taunton and West Somerset, but is a UK wide service. Mind Blue Light Infoline. Information and support for emergency services staff and volunteers. More information here Phone:0300 303 5999 Email: bluelightinfo@mind.org.uk Text: 84999 MindOut - LGBTQ mental health service providing helpline, support groups, advocacy https://www.mindout.org.uk/get-support/mindout-online/
Solihull Mind logo

advice and information

Solihull Mind can provide advice and information on mental health issues including diagnoses, medication, talking treatments, coping strategies, support for carers etc backed up by access to our other services for specialist support around benefits, accessing services, financial advice etc – see our Practical Help page. For sources of help and advice in addition to Solihull Mind see below.
Mon - Fri 9-30am to 5pm: email, phone, Messenger, face to face See oasis and crisis cafe services for support outside of the above hours No application process, may need appointments for face to face advice
Information can be accessed in a variety of ways: phone, email, Facebook Messenger and in- person at our main building in Faulkner Road. We have booklets and leaflets on many aspects of mental health, and in addition there is a lot of information and help on National Mind’s website. Advice can be offered to those with a diagnosed mental health problem, to those seeking to maintain their mental wellbeing and to family, friends and carers of someone coping with mental health issues. Our staff aren’t qualified to make diagnoses or recommend a particular medication or treatment, but we can offer information and guidance on particular treatments or on what options may be open to you to help you understand or make a choice on what is being offered. We would always advise anyone to consult their doctor for help with
mental health issues, but we can also advise on whether our own support services, such as counselling, might be appropriate, or on what other non-medical support is around, for example support groups or specialist helplines/websitesetc. If you need help with understanding a particular diagnosis or a particular treatment/medication we can help with this too. As mental health is as much a part of our lives as our physical health we would hope to be able to provide information on mental wellbeing generally, not just on where medical or more formal support is needed. Our specialist outreach and benefits/financial advice service can help maintain your mental wellbeing by tackling the sort of practical issues that can cause your mental health to deteriorate.
Mind Infoline 0300 123 3393 Mind Legal line 0300 466 6463 Email: legal@mind.org.uk Post: Mind Legal line, PO Box 75225, London, E15 9FS Mind’sLegal line provides legal information and general advice on mental health related law, including being detained under the Mental Health Act (sectioning), mental capacity, community care, discrimination and equality It’s open 9am to 6pm, Monday to Friday (except for bank holidays). Side by Side online community/peer support Side by Side is a supportive online community run by Mind nationally where you can feel at home talking about your mental health and connect with others who understand what you are going through.

other sources of help and advice

Whether you're feeling good right now, or having a hard time, it's a safe place to share experiences and listen to others. The community is available to all, 24/7. Side by Side is moderated daily from 8.30am to midnight. Birmingham and Solihull Women’s Aid Solihull Community Outreach: 0121 722 2142 solihull.admin@bswaid.org.uk www.bswaid.org 0808 8000 0028 Support for women and children experiencing domestic violence and abuse. Youngminds Information, advice and support for young people experiencing mental health issues and their parents www.youngminds.org.uk Information for armed forces veterans https://businesscostsaver.co.uk/guide-for- veterans
Mind National Trans+ helpline, MindLine Trans+ Open Mondays and Fridays, 8pm-midnight. Tel: 0300 330 5468, calls are taken by trans and non-binary volunteers. The service delivered by Bristol Mind and Mind in Taunton and West Somerset, but is a UK wide service. Mind Blue Light Infoline. Information and support for emergency services staff and volunteers. More information here Phone:0300 303 5999 Email: bluelightinfo@mind.org.uk Text: 84999 MindOut - LGBTQ mental health service providing helpline, support groups, advocacy https://www.mindout.org.uk/get- support/mindout-online/