On this page you can find links to help available nationally and in Worcestershire.
What to do if you need mental health support
If you or someone you know is in immediate risk of physical harm because of a mental health emergency, phone 999 or visit your local A&E. You can also contact the Samaritans:
If you feel you’re having mental or emotional difficulties, there’s lots of support out there for you:
- speak to your GP, they will be able to talk to you and help you find the right support
- get support on the phone, you can call the NHS for free on 111 for non-emergency advice and health questions
- contact one of the following organisations:
Worcestershire Wellbeing Hub is an information and signposting service for people over the age of 16 who are experiencing low mood, anxiety or stress, and feel that they would benefit from support from local community providers
Worcestershire Healthy Minds supports people, aged 16 and over, who are experiencing problems such as stress, anxiety, low mood and depression. They help people improve their mental wellbeing through a range of interventions such as short courses, talking therapies, and self-help information.
- website: Worcestershire Healthy Minds
Qwell: Free, safe and anonymous mental wellbeing support for adults across the UK
- website: Qwell
National mental health services: you can also find advice and speak to someone about mental health at one of these national organisations:
- Mind Worcestershire Wellbeing Hub or call 0300 123 3393
- SANE Worcestershire Wellbeing Hub or call 0300 304 7000
- No Panic Worcestershire Wellbeing Hub or call 0844 967 4848
- website: Every Mind Matters
Men's Health Forum
Parents with postnatal depression: Many parents experience postnatal depression after having a baby. It's a common problem, affecting more than 1 in every 10 women within a year of giving birth. It can also affect fathers and partners, although this is less common. It's important to seek help as soon as possible.
- website: NHS Choices - Postnatal depression
Lifestyle Advisor service can help you make positive changes to your lifestyle that can improve your mental health and wellbeing.
Social care mental health services for adults 18 years old and over: if you need Adult Social Care services due to your complex mental health condition call 01905 768053.
- The Little Book of Mental Health - a practical guide for everyday emotional wellbeing: download The Little Book of Mental Health guide (PDF)
- Five ways to wellbeing: visit the Five ways to wellbeing pages or download the Five ways to wellbeing flyer (PDF)
Other useful links
Read the Council’s Adult Mental Health Services Privacy Notice