Dudley Resource List

As part of the programme of training we deliver, there is a need to ensure that local information is available for the participants who engage with us. Below you will find links for Local Resource Lists that have been developed to date. Please feel free to download/print as required. These Local Resource Lists are provided as an information resource only. Forward For Life by offering these Resource Lists do not endorse, guarantee or necessarily represent the information or views of other organisations and/or other websites there in.

ADDICTIONS DUDLEY STOP SMOKING SERVICE

Provides help and advice to help you stop smoking.
0800 085 0652
www.dudleystopsmoking.co.uk

ALZHEIMERS ALZHEIMER’S SOCIETY
Working to improve the quality of life of people affected by dementia.
Castlemill, Burnt Tree, Dudley DY4 7UF
0121 521 3021
www.alzheimers.org.uk

BEREAVEMENT CRUSE (DUDLEY & WOLVERHAMPTON BRANCH)
Offering support after the death of someone close.
01384 262878
dudleywolves@cruse.org.uk
www.cruse.org.uk

CARERS

DUDLEY CARERS IN PARTNERSHIP FOR MENTAL HEALTH
Support Group for Carers.
01562 8835331
nh004g8257@blueyonder.co.uk

DRUGS SWITCH DUDLEY
The young person’s alcohol and drug service in Dudley
1 Castle Street, Dudley DY1 1LG
01384 241440

GENERAL

CITIZENS ADVICE BUREAU
We help people resolve their legal, money and other problems by providing free, independent and confidential advice, and by influencing policymakers.
Marlborough House, 11 St James’s Road,
Dudley DY1 1JG
01384 816222
dudleybureau@dudleycabx.org
www.citizensadvice.org.uk

CRI ATLANTIC HOUSE RECOVERY PROJECT
Working with individuals, families and communities that are affected by drugs, alcohol, crime, homelessness, domestic abuse and antisocial behaviour.
Atlantic House, Dudley Road, Lye, Stourbridge
DY9 8EL
01384 426120
www.cri.org.uk

DUDLEY COUNCIL FOR VOLUNTARY SERVICES (DCVS)
An independent local voluntary organisation that
supports, promotes and develops local voluntary action.
7 Albion Street, Brierley Hill, Dudley, West
Midlands DY5 3EE
01384 573381
support@dudleycvs.org.uk
www.dudleycvs.org.uk

DUDLEY METROPOLITAN BOROUGH COUNCIL (DMBC)
Provides a range of statutory services to support health and social care needs.
Council House, Priory Road, Dudley DY1 1HF
0300 555 2345
dudleycouncilplus@dudley.gov.uk
www.dudley.gov.uk

OFFICE OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Provides information, advice and services to support health and wellbeing.
Dudley MBC, 8th Floor, Falcon House, The
Minories, Dudley DY2 8PG
01384 814050

MEDICAL CARE DUDLEY WALK IN CENTRE
Offering NHS healthcare from 8 am until 8 pm, seven
days a week and every day of the year.
Holly Hall Clinic, Stourbridge Road, Dudley
DY1 2ER
0330 1239225
www.dudleyboroughwic.nhs.uk

MENTAL HEALTH

DUDLEY & WALSALL MENTAL HEALTH PARTNERSHIP NHS TRUST (DWMHPT)
Providing a wide range of integrated mental health services to children, adults and older people across the communities of Dudley and Walsall.
Trafalgar House, 47-49 King Street, Dudley
DY2 8PS
0300 555 0262
bettertogether@dwmh.nhs.uk
www.dwmh.nhs.uk

DUDLEY MIND
Aiming to improve the mental health of people living in the local area.
221 Hagley Road, Oldswinford, Stourbridge
DY8 2JP
01384 442938
www.dudleymind.org.uk

RETHINK
Supporting people with mental health issues to get through crises and to live independently.
Criterion House, 120 King Street, Dudley DY2
8NZ
01384 358313
espdudley@rethink.org
www.rethink.org

THE SAMARITANS
If something’s troubling you, then get in touch. We’re here 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Beryl House, 8 Albion Street, Brierley Hill DY5 3EE
08457 90 90 90
jo@samaritans.org
www.samaritans.org.uk

SAMh (Support Association for Mental Health)
Making sure that Mental Health services are meeting the needs of people today.
supportassociationfmh@hotmail.com

OLDER PEOPLE

AGE UK DUDLEY
Aims to improve later life for everyone through information and advice, services, campaigns, products, training and research.
Junction 1905, 1 Cradley Road, Netherton,
Dudley DY2 9RA
01384 354508
www.ageuk.org.uk/dudley

PHONE APPS
WellMind is a free NHS mental health and wellbeing app
designed to help you with stress, anxiety and depression.
It includes advice, tips and tools to improve your mental
health and boost your wellbeing. Download for free now
on iPhones, iPads and Android devices by searching
‘WellMind’ on the App Store or Google Play.
 www.dwmh.nhs.uk/WellMind
RELATIONSHIPS
RELATE DUDLEY
Offering advice, relationship counselling, sex therapy,
workshops, mediation, consultations and support face-toface,
by phone & through their website.
 16a Stone Street, Dudley DY1 1NS
 01902 428447
 relatewolves@hotmail.com
 www.relate-wolverhampton.org.uk
YOUNG PEOPLE
KOOTH.COM
Online Counselling Service for young people.
 www.kooth.com
THE WHAT? CENTRE
Young peoples’ advice and information services and
therapeutic counselling.
 23 Coventry Street, Stourbridge. West
Midlands DY8 1EP
 01384 379992
 thewhatcentre@aol.com
 www.thewhatcentre.com
NATIONAL LINKS//HELPLINES
CAMPAIGN AGAINST LIVING MISERABLY
Suicide Prevention Men
www.thecalmzone.net
HELPLINE: 5pm – Midnight 0800 58 58 58
TEXT: 07537 404717
PAPYRUS
Suicide Prevention Young People
http://www.papyrus-uk.org/
Helpline: HOPELineUK 0800 068 41 41
Email: pat@papyrus-uk.org
SUICIDE PREVENTION TRAINING/
RESOURCES
FORWARD FOR LIFE
Supporting communities to be suicide safer through
specialist, licensed internationally licensed training
programmes. Resources for suicide prevention online
 07585776800
 www.forwardforlife.org
 info@forwardforlife.org
COMMON UNITY
 www.common-unity.com

Birmingham Resource List

As part of the programme of training we deliver, there is a need to ensure that local information is available for the participants who engage with us.

 

Below you will find links for Local Resource Lists that have been developed to date. Please feel free to download/print as required. These Local Resource Lists are provided as an information resource only. Forward For Life by offering these Resource Lists do not endorse, guarantee or necessarily represent the information or views of other organisations and/or other websites therein.

 

RESOURCE LIST – BIRMINGHAM

Housing Support

Trident Housing
0121 633 4633

Local Communities My Time, Small Health,
0121 766 6699

Housing Support Ashram Housing Assoc.
0121 764 3800

Family Housing Association
0121 766 1100

FCH Housing & Care
0300 123 1745

Future Health & Social Care
0121 265 2650

Moseley & District Churches Housing Association
0121 442 5000

Nehmain Housing Association
0121 358 0966

Drugs & Alcohol

KIKIT Drop in Centre
153 Straford Rd, Sparkbrook
0121 771 1119

Terrace Community Drugs Team
0121 301 1660

Alcoholics Anonymous Helpline
0121 212 0111

Aquarius Community Alcohol
0121 414 0888

Birmingham Drugline
0121 632 6363

FRANK
0800 776600

Narcotics Anonymous
0300 999 1212

Asian Community Asian Resource Centre
0121 523 0580

Community Engagement
0121 301 1060

Sparkhill Mental Health Team
0121 301 5370

Rethink Asian Language Mental Health Helpline
0808 800 2073

Bangladesh Multi-purpose Centre
0121 326 9500

Midlands Vietnamese Community Association
0121 554 96 85

MASHRIQ (Mental Health Asian Women)
0121 551 5478

The Chinese Community Centre
0121 685 8510

Irish Community Irish Welfare and Information Centre
0121 604 6111

African Caribbean Community Cope Black Mental Health Foundation
0121 551 7984

Servol Community Trust
0121 454 3081

African Caribbean Millennium
Centre, Winson Green,
B18 4HB
0121 455 6382

Domestic Abuse

Women’s’ Aid
0808 2000247

Rape and Sexual Violence Project Helpline
0121 233 3818

Bereavement Support Cruse Bereavement Care
General – 0121 687 8011

Helpline – 0121 6878010

Relationship Support Relate Birmingham
0121 643 1638

National Links & Helplines

Campaign Against Living Miserably Suicide Prevention Men
www.thecalmzone.net
HELPLINE: 5pm – Midnight 0800 58 58 58
TEXT: 07537 404717

Papyrus Suicide Prevention Young People
http://www.papyrus-uk.org/

Helpline: HOPELineUK 0800 068 41 41
Email: pat@papyrus-uk.org

Samaritans Listening Support Service
www.samaritans.org
Helpline: 116123
Email: jo@samaritans.org

Young People Amazon Young Peoples Counselling Service
0121 236 9222

Birmingham Youth Service
0121 464 559

Life Line Counselling for Drugs in Birmingham
0121 622 7780

Birmingham Space (Barnados)
0121 212 2855

Police Anti-social behaviour
0121 303 1111

Emergencies
999

Central Switchboard Non Emergencies
0845 113 5000

Crime Stoppers
0800 555 111

Fire Service Home Safety Checks
0800 389 5525

General enquires
0845 5000 900

Some Useful Local Links

Common-Unity
www.common-unity.com

The Waiting Room

Waiting Room

Forward For Life
www.forwardforlife.org
Email: INFO@FORWARDFORLIFE.ORG
Birmingham Voluntary Service Council

WWW.BVSC.ORG
Birmingham & Solihull MH Foundation

Trust
www.bsmhft.nhs.uk

The Mental Health Foundation
www.mentalhealth.org.uk

SANE
www.sane.org.uk

Carers UK
www.carersuk.org

Other useful National & RegionalNumbers

Mental Health & Learning Disabilities Foundation
0207 803 1100

MIND
0208 519 2122

Rethink National Advice Service
0845 456 0455

Centre for Mental Health
0207 827 8300

Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide
0844 561 6855

Childline
0800 1111

Self Help

National Mind

Advice from National Mind if you are having suicidal feelings

http://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/types-of-mental-health-problems/suicidal-feelings/how-can-i-help-myself/

 

Counselling Directory (UK)

Directory to help find a counsellor or psychotherapist if dealing with Suicidal Thoughts.

http://www.counselling-directory.org.uk/suicidal-thoughts.html

 

The 5 Ways To Well-Being

How you can support your own well-being and understand your own mental health

www.nhs.uk/Conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/Pages/improve-mental-wellbeing.aspx

 

“U Can Cope”

A useful on-line resource produced by the Royal College of Psychiatrists for young people who are struggling in life.

www.rcpsych.ac.uk/healthadvice/parentsandyouthinfo/youngpeople/ucancope.aspx

Online Support and Help Lines

Samaritans

Offers support to anyone in distress, around the clock, through 201 branches across the UK and Republic of Ireland. A 24/7 helpline service which gives you a safe space where you can talk about what is happening, how you are feeling, and how to find your own way forward.

www.samaritans.org.uk / Telephone: 116 123 / email: jo@samaritans.org

C.A.L.M.

CALM (the campaign against living miserably) exists to prevent male suicide in the UK.

The national helpline is open 7 days a week, 5pm to midnight. Callers can talk through any issue, C.A.L.M will listen and offer information and signposting. Calls are anonymous & confidential and won’t show up on the phone bill. Calls are free from landlines, payphones and Orange, Virgin & 3 mobile networks. Other mobile networks and supermarket brand sims may charge.

www.thecalmzone.net / Telephone: 0800 58 58 58

SANE

A national, out-of-hours mental health helpline offering specialist emotional support and information to anyone affected by mental illness, including family, friends and carers. Open every day of the year from 6pm to 11pm.

www.sane.org.uk / Telephone: 0845 767 8000

HOPELineUK

Run by Papyrus, an organisation that provides confidential young suicide prevention advice.

Opening hours: Monday – Friday 10am – 5pm and 7pm – 10pm, weekends 2pm – 5pm.

www.papyrus-uk.org / Telephone: 08000 68 41 41 (national call rates apply)

360 People + Online Learning

WHO ARE 360PEOPLE
Innovative, forward thinking and tailored

As the driving force behind 360people, Common Unity have teamed up with a number of specialist West Midlands based innovative training providers who bring to the table a thorough and well-recognised active knowledge of the Health and Social Care Sector and the dynamics that exist within specifically in respect of mental health and well-being.

Through this partnership arrangement, Common Unity can ensure that as a central point of reference we can provide accessible, high quality training and development opportunities that are innovative, forward thinking and tailored to organisational need across the Health and Social Care Sector and wider still. In addition, this provision can be realised at a highly competitive price with the greatest degree of positive impact on those receiving the training.

THE 360 CHALLENGE
Training is everything

With major health and social care changes taking place on a backdrop of sweeping financial austerity measures across the sector, many public sector departments and third sector organisations are struggling, and in the case of the latter, many are not managing to survive the economic consequences.

There appears to be no abatement in respect of pressures on the public sector to take wholesale austerity measures as well as requiring more from providers across the board. In this ever increasingly competitive market with purse strings having to be tightened something has to give – and one of the early sacrifices in such difficult times is always training and staff development.

“Training is everything,” Mark Twain once said. But with public leaders under intense pressure to steer a course through the deepest austerity cuts in postwar Britain, training and development is being hugely affected.

Local government are reporting a wholesale reduction in workforce development – core mandatory training as a minimum must continue, but wider professional development is taking a hit which will compromise the future provision of effective services across the health and social care sector especially in the fields of mental health and well-being which cannot rely solely on the clinical approach as mental health problems are inextricably associated with wider socio-economic determinants therefore requiring a more holistic person-centred response to the challenge.

360people realises that core training has to be the lynchpin of development across organisations to ensure that all the mandatory measures to assure quality of service are realised. However, at the same time there is a clear need to ensure that those working at the front line of mental health and well-being need to access highly reputed, well tested, quality training opportunities in this field.

Biggest Elephant

Human beings throughout history have taken their own lives, or more simply put, have died from suicide. It is a phenomenon that persists to this day in all societies and within those societies there continues to be strongly held opinions that are deeply rooted regarding suicide. However, these opinions nor the impact of these opinions are debated openly across and within communities – they are just understood “to be” – and because of this unspoken attitude that engulfs this phenomenon, the taboo of suicide in society has become so powerful that the silence that surrounds it at all levels only further serves to strengthen that taboo and cement the stigma associated with suicide.

This stigma serves no purpose to anyone, least of all a person who may be thinking of taking their own life and is unable to tell anybody due to their own inner feelings of guilt as well as their concerns as to how such an admittance would be reacted to by others. So suicide remains the “elephant in the room” that everybody ignores though it is blatantly there. At Forward For Life, we understand that most of us have strong, often deep-seated feelings and opinions about suicide, after all we are only human and suicide for many is an area that challenges the very concept of human “being” –  some think people have a right to die, others, that life should be valued and suicide is wrong, others see it as a selfish act, a cowardly act, others as a brave thing to do – but there is one opinion we believe everyone shares and that is one that states that if there are steps we can take to reduce the number of suicides and suicide attempts in society, then we should look to adopt these steps and start building Suicide Safer communities for a brighter tomorrow.

 

We feel that through community action, learning, campaigning, active use of social media, lobbying and influence we will all eventually not only see the elephant and openly admit to seeing it, but also all know how to get it out of the room!

 

More information on what we are doing to reduce suicide and challenge the taboo and stigma of suicide can be found by clicking on the thumbnail below.biggest-elephant-300x157