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    Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust UserWatch

    A blog presenting "an independent, occasionally very satirised view of mental health NHS issues, as well as those further afield". The blog has not been updated since late 2015.

    Bipolar UK Coventry Support Group

    Bipolar UK

    Bipolar UK Coventry Support Group is a local group offering peer support for all individuals affected by bipolar, whether as someone with a diagnosis or their carer, family, or friends. The Coventry group is part of a national Bipolar UK network, and is run by local volunteers. The support group is free to attend, and monthly meetings are held on the 2nd Monday of every month. The venue can be found using the website URL link to the right, while the address above is the contact address for Bipolar UK.

    • Bipolar UK
    • 0333 323 3885
    • The Koco Building 15 Arches Industrial Estate Spon End Coventry West Midlands CV1 3JQ or C/o Bipolar UK, 11 Belgrave Road, London, SW1V 1RB
    • Website URL
    • Email

    Birmingham Mind

    Mind logo 1

    Birmingham Mind is the largest independent mental health charity providing services in and beyond the City of Birmingham’s boundaries. They promote wellbeing and recovery, provide high quality support and challenge the stigma of mental distress.

    • Birmingham Mind
    • 0121 608 8001
    • 17 Graham Street, Hockley, Birmingham, B1 3JR
    • Website URL
    • Email

    Borderland Voices

    Borderland Voices are based in Leek, Staffordshire and currently work across the Staffordshire Moorlands. Their aim is to promote mental health through the arts and to raise public awareness and understanding of mental health issues by delivering accessible arts projects and offering creative space for self-expression within a mutually supportive community.

    • Andy Collins
    • 01538 528 708
    • 57 Queen’s Drive, Leek, ST13 6QF
    • Website URL
    • Email

    Burton-upon-Trent Self Help Group

    Bipolar UK

    The Burton-upon-Trent Self Help Group (formerly Burton Bipolar Explorers) is a local Bipolar UK peer support group for all individials affected by bipolar, whether as someone with a diagnosis or their carer, family or friends, in Burton and the surrounding area. The support group is free to attend and monthly meetings are held on the second Tuesday of every month.

    • Burton-upon-Trent Self Help Group
    • 0333 323 3885 / 0333 323 3880
    • St Mary's and St Mowden 78 Guild Street Burton On Trent Staffordshire DE14 1NB
    • Website URL
    • Email

    Carers in Partnership CIC

    Carers in Partnership promotes the involvement of family members and friends in the way that mental health services are planned, set up and run. The organisation seeks to help and inform carers who wish to be involved in, and informed about, the development of quality mental health services.

    • Carers in Partnership CIC
    • 01432 508801
    • 5 Myton Crescent, Warwick, CV34 6QA
    • Website URL
    • Email

    Community Network

    Community Network logo

    Community Network is a charity and social enterprise combating social isolation and loneliness and their devastating effects on health and well-being. They do this by bringing people together on the phone and online to form Talking Communities. These Talking Communities give people the chance to socialise, share experiences and support each other, over the phone and online so that they are easy to use and access. Their head office is in London, and there are currently Talking Communities in London, Birmingham and Scotland, and Community Network provide training and consultancy services to aid other organisations in setting up peer-to-peer support over the telephone.

    • Community Network
    • 0207 923 5250
    • Archway Resource Centre, 1b Waterlow Road, London, N19 5NJ
    • Website URL
    • Email

    Coventry Carers

    Coventry Carers logo

    The Coventry Carers Centre offers free and confidential information, support and advice to family carers. They offer services through the Carers’ Centre in Coventry city centre, and also via a telephone helpline and online support through Facebook and Skype appointments. They also offer Carers Clinics in a number of GP surgeries, the university hospital, schools and other community venues. More detailed information is available on their website. The Carers’ centre is open Monday – Friday, 9:30am – 4:00pm, and their telephone helpline (02476 633788) is open 8:30am – 4:00pm.

    • Coventry Carers
    • 02476 633 788
    • 3 City Arcade, Coventry, CV1 3HX
    • Website URL
    • Email

    First Person Plural

    First Person Plural

    First Person Plural is a small UK-wide registered charity led by abuse survivors with first hand experience of complex dissociative distress. We are a membership association open to dissociative survivors, their friends, family & professional allies and anyone with an interest in dissociation who wishes to support our work. Much of our work is achieved through a mutual support model which means that members support each other with self-help tips, information etc through the medium of the newsletter and attendance at occasional open members meetings.

    • First Person Plural
    • 01902 820082
    • P.O. Box 2537, Wolverhampton, WV4 4ZL
    • Website URL
    • Email

    Forward Mission

    Forward Mission is a peer mentoring service which offers support to people in their own home and community in Telford and Wrekin. The project supplies you with a mentor who is there to enable you to regain confidence and bring you out of the isolation you may be in. The mentor will come with you and support you to join in things you want to do. All mentors used on the project are DBS checked, carefully recruited and trained. Some volunteers have lived through difficult times themselves and having come through their own recovery process are very happy to be there to enable others.

    • Forward Mission
    • 07925 893 542
    • c/o Telford Mind, 76-83 Severn Walk, Sutton Hill, Telford, Shropshire TF7 4AS
    • Website URL
    • Email

    Healthwatch Birmingham

    Healthwatch group (small)

    Healthwatch is an independent consumer champion created to represent the interests of the public. It has a role at both a national and local level, working with health and social care service users in Birmingham to influence the delivery and design of their services, but with the statutory power and authority to hold care providers and commissioners to account, as part of the Healthwatch England national network.

    • Healthwatch Birmingham
    • 0800 652 5278
    • Cobalt Square, 83 Hagley Road, Birmingham, B16 8QG
    • Website URL
    • Email

    Healthwatch Dudley

    Healthwatch group (small)

    Healthwatch Dudley is the local consumer champion for health and social care services in Dudley. It is an independent body created to represent the interests of local service users. They find out about service users’ experiences and share that information with organisations to help improve care where it is needed. Healthwatch Dudley is part of a national network through Healthwatch England, meaning that it also has the authority to hold care providers and commissioners to account. As well as getting in touch online or over the phone, Healthwatch Dudley also run monthly carers events, as well as drop-in sessions and carers’ tea and chat sessions in the community café at dy1, Stafford Street, Dudley, DY1 1RT.

    • Healthwatch Dudley
    • 03000 111 001
    • 7 Albion Street, Brierley Hill, West Midlands DY53EE
    • Website URL
    • Email

    Healthwatch Herefordshire

    Healthwatch group (small)

    Healthwatch is a local consumer champion, helping local people to get the best out of their health and social care services. It promotes and supports the involvement of local people in decisions about how, where and when health and social care services are provided and enable local people to monitor and review any decisions that get made. As part of a national scheme, every local council in England has their own Healthwatch. The national body, Healthwatch England, gives advice and guidance to local Healthwatch.

    • Healthwatch Herefordshire
    • 01432 364 481
    • Berrows Business Centre, Bath Street, Hereford, HR1 2HE
    • Website URL
    • Email

    Healthwatch Stoke on Trent

    Healthwatch group (small)

    Healthwatch Stoke-on-Trent is the independent consumer champion for health and social care in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire. Healthwatch Stoke-on-Trent gives children, young people and adults a powerful voice – making sure their views and experiences are heard by those who run, plan and regulate health and social care services.

    • Healthwatch Stoke on Trent
    • 01782 683080
    • The Dudson Centre, Hope Street, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST1 5DD
    • Website URL
    • Email

    Healthwatch Worcestershire

    Healthwatch group (small)

    Healthwatch Worcestershire is an independent consumer champion - giving the public, patients and users of health and social care services in Worcestershire a voice. They make sure that local people have a real say in how health and social care services are run, gathering the views and experience of service users and patients to improve services. They are also able to hold the NHS and County Council to account, and signpost people to the right information and advice.

    • Healthwatch Worcestershire
    • 01386 550264
    • Civic Centre, Queen Elizabeth Drive, Pershore, WR10 1PT
    • Website URL
    • Email

    Kuumba Foundation (SACMHF)

    Kuumba Foundation

    The Kuumba Centre is a service, provided by Sandwell African Caribbean Mental Health Foundation. This organisation aims to improve the lives of African & Caribbean people, along with their families who are affected by mental illness in and around Sandwell & West Birmingham by providing quality support services and information for families and carers on mental health issues.

    • The Kuumba Foundation
    • 0121 525 1629
    • The Kuumba Centre Boulton Road West Bromwich B70 6NW
    • Website URL
    • Email

    No Panic

    No Panic logo

    No Panic is a totally voluntary charity, whose aims are to aid the relief and rehabilitation of those people suffering from Panic Attacks, Phobias, Obsessive Compulsive Disorders, related Anxiety Disorders, including Tranquilliser Withdrawal, and to provide support to sufferers and their families. The contact number to the right is their office number, there is a helpline at 0844 967 4848 (open 10am - 10pm)

    • No Panic
    • 01952 680 460
    • Jubilee House, 74 High Street Madeley Telford, Shropshire TF7 5AH
    • Website URL
    • Email

    North Staffs Users Group (NSUG)

    North Staffs logo

    North Staffs Users Group is a pressure group for people living in North Staffordshire who have personal experience of mental distress or illness. They work together to try to get the best local mental health services, whether these are provided by hospitals, GPs, Social Workers. Community Nurses or Voluntary Services. They do this by increasing the level of user participation and representation when services are being planned, provided or evaluated.

    • North Staffs Users Group
    • 01782 683 043
    • The Dudson Centre, Hope Street, Hanley, Stoke on Trent, ST1 5DD
    • Website URL
    • Email

    One Voice

    One Voice are an organisation run by disabled people, in line with the social model of disability - we believe that people like us have impairments, what disables us is an inaccessible environment or disabling attitudes. The work of One Voice falls into 3 broad categories: services to disabled individuals including counselling, advocacy/representation, advice and information; services for and with groups of disabled people and others, including training, talks, access work, a disability network etc; Consultation services to and partnership working with other organisations.

    • One Voice
    • 01902 810016
    • One Voice, Regent House, Bath Avenue, Wolverhampton WV1 4EG
    • Website URL
    • Email

    Open Door of Hope

    The group started with six members on 3rd October 2011, meeting at Lichfield Methodist Church Hall as a safe space to meet people going through similar experiences. They currently have around ninety members. With the closure of local services, the group was formed to cater for Mental Health Service Users, their carers and families, covering such issues as Bi-Polar, Depression, Schizophrenia and other Mental Health related conditions. The group meets every Monday and Thursday at the Lichfield Methodist Church Hall 1pm – 3pm and on Tuesday evenings at The Pig & Truffle Public House,Tamworth Street, Lichfield from 7pm – 9pm. There is a one-off charge of £2 for group membership. Thereafter there is a £1.50 admission charge for each session. NB - this group have no website.

    • Mike Weston
    • 07779 980741
    • 3A Partridge Croft, Lichfield, Staffordshire, WS13 6SD
    • Website URL
    • Email

    Positive Thoughts

    Positive Thoughts logo

    Positive Thoughts is a mental health charity run entirely by volunteers, who understand the experience of mental distress and recognise the importance of meeting in a sharing and supportive way. They run a drop-in session each Wednesday from 10.30-12.00. They meet at The Lyttelton Well, Guesten Room, in the grounds of Great Malvern Priory, Church Street, WR14 2AY, as well as a drop-in session on the last Friday of the month. They also run an online support group which can be found via their website.

    Safeline

    Safeline is a leading specialist charity for sexual abuse and rape. They offer counselling and support services for those who have been affected by the traumas that sexual abuse, rape and their associated issues reveal. They also actively work towards stopping rape and sexual abuse from happening. Safeline operate a telephone helpline: you can talk in confidence to volunteers on 0808 800 5005. The helpline is staffed from 7.30pm to 10pm on a Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. On Wednesday, it is staffed from 7pm to 10pm. The contact phone number and email on the right are for general office enquiries.

    Services 4 Independent Living

    Heredfordshire logo

    SIL is a service user and family carer controlled charitable company. A minimum of 51% of the Board of Trustees are disabled people or a family carer. Originally set up as the Herefordshire Centre for Independent Living, providing a Direct Payment Support Scheme to help disabled people to live independently, SIL provides services that enable disabled and older people to live independent lives in their own homes within their own community. They support people with learning difficulties, physical impairments, mental health issues including dementia, older people and family carers. In February 2016 SIL will launch the WISH Wellbeing Information and Signposting in Herefordshire Service.

    • SIL
    • 01568 616653
    • 1 Owen Way, Leominster Enterprise Park, Leominster, HR6 0LA
    • Website URL
    • Email

    Shropshire Disability Network (SDN)

    Shropshire Network logo

    Shropshire Disability Network (SDN) was formed in 2008 to provide a powerful collective voice for disabled people across Shropshire. SDN holds quarterly Open Meetings (which are open to guests) to discuss current disability issues in Shropshire, and periodically releases an extensive newsletter of events and information. You can join the SDN as a full member to be kept up to date with what’s going on, on a regular basis. Membership is free. You can contact them via the email to the right or using the enquiry form on the website, and they will respond via your preferred method (email, telephone or post)

    South Staffordshire Network for Mental Health

    Staff logo

    South Staffordshire Network for Mental Health (SSNMH) is an independent charity promoting and developing mental health services from the perspective of people who have an experience of mental illness throughout the six districts and borough of South Staffordshire. The Network has over 800 members, made up of individuals and professionals who have an interest in mental health in the South Staffordshire area. Becoming a member is free and our members benefit from receiving the Network News magazine four times a year and being invited to our events and other consultation & involvement opportunities.

    • SSNMH
    • 01543 301139
    • Mansell House 22 Bore Street Lichfield WS13 6LL
    • Website URL
    • Email

    Support Association for Mental Health

    SAMH logo

    Support Association for Mental Health (SAMh Dudley) are an independent user lead organisation with advocacy representation for mental health service users in the Dudley area. They work closely with Dudley Mental Health Services and Dudley Council. Their services include tribunal representation, health and social care representation, legal representation concerning reviews, finances, housing, support and signposting. From January 2016 they will also hold weekly drop-in sessions on Wednesdays, from 11am - 2pm at the SAMh office.

    • Angela Hill
    • 07804 285422
    • SAMh office, Henry Lautch Centre, Bushey Fields Road, DY1 2LG
    • Website URL
    • Email

    The Expert Forum

    The expert forum is a partnership between people who have used services and staff members to support other groups and individuals to "do it for themselves" give accessible and easy to read information and guideance to people on how to set up and run support opportunities in the community. This group do not currently have a website.

    • Harish Chavda
    • 0121 773 2922
    • Main Street Resource Centre 11 Main Street Sparkbrook Birmingham b11
    • Website URL
    • Email

    The Tamarind Centre

    Tamarind logo

    Tamarind Centre was established in 1998 to provide a holistic, culturally sensitive support service for African, Caribbean and Asian communities who are experiencing mental ill health or are under pressure. More recently they have started to include a more preventative approach to our service delivery. We now provide health, wellbeing and social care support services.

    • The Tamarind Centre
    • 024 76227712 or 024 76225512
    • 3rd Floor, Harp Place, 2 Sandy Lane, Radford Coventry CV1 4DX
    • Website URL
    • Email

    Walsall Service Users Empowerment

    Walsall logo

    Walsall Service Users Empowerment aims to improve Walsall residents access to support services. They aim to connect people with groups and activities within the borough of Walsall, as well as provide services and activities, encouraging people to take more control of the services they use - such as through personal budgets and direct payments. They provide service user representatives to service management, review and development meetings, undertake commissions for service user-led research, manage projects, design and deliver or contribute to staff and student training. They also co-ordinate SPEaK (Support Planning, Empowerment and Knowledge) which offers training to people in the preparation of support plans.

    • Walsall SUE
    • 01922 644983
    • Broadway North Center, Broadway, North Walsall, WS1 2QA
    • Website URL
    • Email

    Agewell

    Agewell is a known and respected voice for older people. They champion older people’s views and aspirations, challenge the way services are commissioned and delivered and they make change happen.

    • Agewell
    • 0121 796 9333
    • T5 Office 3rd Floor Applewood Grove Training & Enterprise Centre 13 Applewood Grove Cradley Heath West Midlands B64 6EW info@agewelluk.org.uk
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    • Email

    Anawim Mental Health Service

    Anawim exists to support women and their children, especially women vulnerable to exploitation including prostitution. It seeks to provide wider positive choices to help them achieve their goals and reach their full potential as part of the wider community. To this end Anawim treats everyone with dignity and respect, recognising that every woman and child matters as an individual. Anawim seeks to work with partners and other agencies to challenge that which degrades and diminishes.

    • Anawim Mental Health Service
    • 0121 440 5296
    • Balsall Health Centre 228 Mary Street Birmingham West Midlands B12 9RJ
    • Website URL
    • Email

    BVSC Centre for Voluntary Action

    Birmingham Voluntary Service Council (BVSC) is the primary voluntary sector support organisation in England’s second city, providing support to volunteers, voluntary groups and civil society in the largest single local authority area in Europe. BVSC supports voluntary action by local people, including voluntary and community organisations and social enterprises. They work in partnership with the voluntary, public, private, academic and faith sectors in the city, providing collaborative voluntary sector leadership, strong and accountable communications and networking structures, high quality business development support, local volunteering brokerage facilities, and a range of direct services to Birmingham’s residents.

    • BVSC Centre for Voluntary Action
    • 0121 643 4343
    • 138 Digbeth Birmingham West Midlands B5 6DR
    • Website URL
    • Email

    CelestineCelest Community Organisation

    Celestinecelest Community is a non for profit organisation founded in 2013. The aim of Celestinecelest is to raise awareness of female genital mutilation. Locally, nationally and internationally they are a vocal prosecutor for FGM. They believe that Female Genital Mutilation is an act of misogyny, violence against women, children and a violation of human rights.

    • Virginia Kamara
    • 07517 227 911
    • Unit 4 2nd Floor Swan Courtyard Coventry Road Birmingham West Midlands B26 1BU
    • Website URL
    • Email

    Coventry AIMHS (Actively Influencing Mental Health Services)

    Coventry AIMHS aim to improve mental health services by helping people who have accessed or are currently accessing services to be involved in the way services are planned and delivered.

    • Coventry AIMHS (Actively Influencing Mental Health Services)
    • 024 7667 0606
    • Room 12 Koco Building Arches Industrial Estate Spon End Coventry West Midlands CV1 3JQ
    • Website URL
    • Email

    Creative Support (West Midlands)

    Creative Support is a high quality provider of person centred social care services for people with learning disabilities, mental health and other needs. To support service users they provide a range of services to meet their differing needs, including supported living, supported housing, residential care, community and home support, floating support, extra-care and day services. They work with people who have a wide spectrum of needs, ranging from those who require short term support to regain their independence to people with complex needs who require intensive support to enjoy a good quality of life.

    • Elizabeth Minchener
    • 0121 200 3147
    • 64 Water Street Birmingham West Midlands B3 1HN
    • Website URL
    • Email

    Carers Trust (uniting Coventry Carers' Centre & Crossroads Care)

    The Carers Trust offers a free and confidential information, advice and support service to meet the needs of Coventry’s family carers - people who look after partners, friends or relatives who could not manage alone due to illness, disability, old age or substance dependency. The service allows carers to talk through their situation with support workers who understand the needs of carers and how caring affects carers’ quality of life. They support carers from the age of 5 years.

    • Carers Trust (uniting Coventry Carers' Centre & Crossroads Care)
    • 024 7610 1040
    • Carer's Centre Central Library Smithford Way Coventry West Midlands CV1 1FY
    • Website URL
    • Email

    Dudley Mind

    Mind in Dudley are there to make sure anyone with a mental health problem has somewhere to turn for advice and support. They won’t give up until everyone experiencing a mental health problem gets both support and respect.

    • Martin Mueller
    • 01384 442 938
    • 221 Hagley Road Stourbridge West Midlands DY8 2JP
    • Website URL
    • Email

    Grapevine Coventry & Warwickshire Limited

    Grapevine help people experiencing isolation, poverty and disadvantage move towards a positive future. They are advocates, supporters and friends helping people to build better lives.

    • Mia Docker
    • 024 7663 1040
    • 123 Upper Spon Street Spon End Coventry West Midlands CV1 3BQ
    • Website URL
    • Email

    Healthwatch Telford & Wrekin

    Healthwatch Telford & Wrekin's mission is to make health and social care services as good as they can be. You can help them to achieve this mission by sharing your experiences of health and social care services with them. Speak out and make a difference!

    • Healthwatch Telford & Wrekin
    • 01952 739 540
    • Meeting Point House Southwater Square Telford Shropshire TF3 4HS
    • Website URL
    • Email

    Healthwatch Wolverhampton

    Healthwatch is the independent consumer champion created to gather and represent the views of the public. Healthwatch will play a role at both national and local level and will make sure that the views of the public and people who use services are taken into account. They are the only organisation focusing on people’s experiences across all health and social care. They are uniquely placed as a network, with a local Healthwatch in every local authority area in England. As a statutory watchdog, their role is to ensure that local health and social care services and the local decision makers put the experiences of people at the heart of their care.

    • Healthwatch Wolverhampton
    • 0800 470 1944
    • Regent House First Floor Bath Avenue Wolverhampton West Midlands WV1 4EG
    • Website URL
    • Email

    Making Space - Warwickshire User Involvement Service

    As part of their Service User Involvement Service, Making Space Warwickshire run various monthly forums and meetings across Warwickshire as a way for you to get involved, learn new skills and meet new people. There are lots of different ways in which you can get involved. Whether you're interested in simply coming to share you opinion, volunteer on a one-off basis, or you would like to be a full time volunteer, they can help. Attend one of their Mental Health forums or contact them to find out how you can get involved, improve mental health services in Warwickshire and influence services.

    • Jess or Liz
    • 07872 423 728 / 07843 268 015
    • Making Space - Head Office Lyne House, 46 Allen Street Warrington, Cheshire WA2 7JB
    • Website URL
    • Email

    My Time CIC c/o Richmond Fellowship

    My Time CIC is a Community Interest Company providing bespoke community based inter-cultural, multilingual, psychological and family therapeutic mental health services. We are service user owned and service users are involved in all aspects of the organisation. They operate in 22 languages and are culturally and faith sensitive. My Time became a Richmond Fellowship partner in April 2014 and in December 2015 we became a fully integrated division of Richmond Fellowship.

    • My Time CIC c/o Richmond Fellowship
    • 0121 766 6699
    • 172 Herbert Road Small Heath Birmingham West Midlands B10 0PR
    • Website URL
    • Email

    People In Mind (PIM) c/o The Kaleidoscope Plus Group

    People In Mind is The Kaleidoscope Plus Group’s service user involvement strategy. Developed by its members on an on-going basis, People In Mind ensures that everybody who accesses services are given the choice of being engaged, involved and consulted in a way that suits them. The current People In Mind strategy consists of a range of programmes for both proactive and reactive service user involvement and includes consultation and engagement through various forums and subgroups, one to one meetings, social networking, feedback box network, events, activities and a newsletter.

    • Kirstie Barnes
    • 0121 565 5605 / 07508 330 460
    • 1st Floor Hawthorns House Halfords Lane Smethwick West Bromwich West Midlands B66 1BB
    • Website URL
    • Email

    Rethink Mental Illness Wellbeing Hub

    The Old Bank Wellbeing Hub provides information and support to people affected by mental health difficulties in a range of ways. They are able to provide short term 1-1 support for people with issues that can be resolved practically such as ensuring people are signposted effectively and engage with specialist support such as CAB, GPs or other services.

    • Julie Horseman
    • 01926 419 227
    • The Old Bank Wellbeing Hub 45 Coten End Warwick Warwickshire CV34 4NT
    • Website URL
    • Email

    RoSPA (Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents)

    RoSPA desn't believe in wrong place, wrong time. For almost 100 years, RoSPA has been quietly working behind the scenes to change both legislation and attitudes surrounding accidents. From the compulsory wearing of seatbelts and the campaign to stop drink driving, to the Cycling Proficiency Test and to the more recent ban on handheld mobile phones behind the wheel, RoSPA has been instrumental in shaping our society for the better, preventing millions of deaths and serious injuries along the way.

    • Brigid Brennan
    • 0121 248 2000
    • RoSPA House 28 Calthorpe Road Edgbaston Birmingham West Midlands B15 1RP
    • Website URL
    • Email

    SDCA (Sandwell Deaf Community Association)

    Sandwell Deaf Association (SDCA) is an organisation that is lead by deaf people. SDCA works in partnership with Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council (SMBC) as a specialist service provider delivering services to deaf people on behalf of SMBC. SDCA emerged in 2003, following the initiative of a group of deaf people who approached the council about improving services for deaf people living in Sandwell.

    • Lisa Bowen
    • 0121 525 5347
    • 1 Dagger Lane West Bromwich West Midlands B71 4BB
    • Website URL
    • Email

    Springfield MIND

    Springfield Mind support people across Warwickshire who are experiencing or recovering from long term and enduring mental health conditions. It is their mission to deliver services which promote mental wellbeing. This will be achieved in partnership with service users, volunteers and professionals through education, signposting and promotion. They also have an office in Royal-Leamington-Spa and can be contacted at 2 Southborough Terrace, Brunswick Street, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire CV31 2DT.

    • Maria Fennell
    • 01789 298 615
    • 48 Cygnet Court Timothy's Bridge Road Stratford-upon-Avon Warwickshire CV37 9NW
    • Website URL
    • Email

    Suresearch (Mental Health Network)

    Suresearch is a Midlands network of people who use their experience of mental health issues and services in education and research. Since 2000 Suresearch have drawn on their positive and negative mental health experiences to make contributions in Education, Research and the Creative Arts. These contributions have been developed through collaboration with Universities, Colleges, and mental health trainers, as well as working with peers and through individual endeavour. No meail address please use http://www.suresearch.org.uk/contact-us/

    • Suresearch (Mental Health Network)
    • 0121 414 8170
    • 40 Edgbaston Park Road Edgbaston Birmingham West Midlands B15 2RT
    • Website URL
    • Email

    The Prince's Trust

    The Prince's Trust believe that every young person should have the chance to succeed. So, they help 13 to 30 year-olds who are unemployed or struggling at school to transform their lives.Many of the young people they help are in, or leaving, care, facing issues such as homelessness or mental health problems, or have been in trouble with the law.

    • The Prince's Trust
    • 0121 772 9230 / 0121 772 9265
    • The Custard Factory Gibb Street Birmingham West Midlands B9 4AU
    • Website URL
    • Email

    The Salvation Army

    The Salvation Army, works to demonstrate Christian principles through practical support; offering unconditional friendship, and very practical help to people of all ages, backgrounds and needs. Their corps as they call them - and community centres offer a range of activities and services within local communities. People can get involved in all sorts of ways, through volunteering with fundraising initiatives, attending church services and helping with local activities within their 22 territorial divisions. Please use their website to get in touch - no email address

    • Audrey Burbury
    • 01926 883 309
    • 1a Chapel Street Leamington Spa Warwickshire CV31 1EJ
    • Website URL
    • Email

    Together – Warwickshire Your Way

    Accessing Your Way is designed to be as easy and straight forward as possible. We aim to make support genuinely self-directed for everyone we work with. Your Way works alongside individuals as they overcome obstacles and move forward with their life and helps people build resources that help them stay well, their way.

    • Ian Sykes
    • 024 7679 6416
    • Unit EP1.8 12 Elliot Park Innovation Centre 4 Barling Way Nuneaton Warwickshire CV10 7RH
    • Website URL
    • Email

    W.A.I.T.S (Women Acting in Today's Society)

    WAITS is an established charity which has worked with women for over 20 years. They offer three key services which aim to support women to achieve their goals, feel empowered and gain independence: The Domestic Abuse Service, The Community Integration Project (CIP) and Women's Refuge. They support women, on a one to one basis, to address issues such as welfare benefits, resettlement/housing issues, domestic abuse, isolation, physical and mental health, crime, the fear of crime and much more. Unlike some other organisations, they are not time-bound, meaning they are able to offer ongoing support for as long as it is needed.

    • Macia Levinson
    • 0121 440 1443
    • 4th Floor, Lyndon House 58-62 Hagley Road Birmingham West Midlands B16 8PE
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    Sandwell African Caribbean Mental Health Foundation

    A charity which aims to support African and Caribbean people, along with their families who are affected by or recovering from mental ill health. We also deliver a range of culturally responsive services to support people to recover, become independent and access community resources.

    • Rosie Nembhardt
    • 0121 525. 1629
    • Kuumba Boulton Road West Bromwich West Midlands B70 6NW
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