Our Club, Our People.
With the news of another national lockdown earlier this week, we want to make sure, we as a Club, are all in this together.
Look out for one another, keep checking up on each other, and continue talking through these difficult times.
As a city, Birmingham is blessed to have many amazing causes dedicated to listening, talking and doing all in their powers to help anyone who feels as if they’re struggling.
Listed below are a just a few of numerous organisations across the city and the country that will go above and beyond to make sure you don’t feel lonely in this challenging period.
Mind: The Mental Health Charity
- They provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. When you are experiencing a mental health problem, supportive and reliable information can change your life. That is what they do: empower people to understand their condition and the choices available to them.
- Infoline: 0300 123 3393 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm)
- The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) is leading a movement against suicide. Every week 125 people in the UK take their own lives. And 75% of all UK suicides are male. CALM exists to change this.
- Helpline: 0800 58 58 58 (every day, 5pm–midnight) or use their webchat service.
NHS: Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health
- A Mental Health support offer is now in place offering emotional help, guidance and reassurance to people in Birmingham and Solihull who may be finding the current Coronavirus situation overwhelming.
- Helpline: 0121 262 3555 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week)
- Women’s Aid is the national charity working to end domestic abuse against women and children. They empower survivors by keeping their voices at the heart of their work, working with and for women and children by listening to them and responding to their needs.
- Web Chat (Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm; Saturday and Sunday, 10am-12pm.)
- Samaritans is a charity dedicated to reducing feelings of isolation and disconnection that can lead to suicide. They are there, day or night, for anyone who’s struggling to cope, who needs someone to listen without judgement or pressure. They give people ways to cope and the skills to be there for others.
- Phoneline: 116 123 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week) and they have a self-help app.
Birmingham LGBT: Wellbeing Support
- Their wellbeing support service can help you to improve your wellbeing and reduce isolation. We encourage a greater understanding around wellbeing, coping strategies and resilience to support people to manage life’s struggles. You will be given a safe space and time to talk through any struggles you may have, have the opportunity to discuss your individual needs on a one-to-one basis and work with the support worker in setting goals to improving your wellbeing.
- Phoneline: 0121 643 0821 (Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 10am-6pm; Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10am-8pm; Saturdays, 10am-1pm)
- Childline is a free, private and confidential service where you can talk about anything. Childline is there to help anyone under 19 in the UK with any issue they’re going through. You can talk about anything. Whether it’s something big or small, their trained counsellors are there to support you.
- Phoneline: 0800 1111 (every day, 7:30am–3:30am) or 1-2-1 counsellor chat
Rehab 4 Addiction
- For more help for loved one experiencing drug and alcohol addiction in Birmingham and the West Midlands, contact 0800 140 4690.