Local Wellbeing Services – Where can I get help?
In Birmingham, services are working together to improve the wellbeing and mental health of children and young people. This section of our Local Offer details the wellbeing and mental health services that are available locally.
Kooth is a free, safe and anonymous service to support young people’s emotional and mental health. It provides online support through helpful articles, discussion boards and chat with Kooth team members.
You can find out more about Kooth by visiting their website:
If you are under 25 and registered with a GP in Birmingham, you can receive support from Pause. We also provide support for parents and carers who are concerned about their child or young person’s wellbeing.
Forward Thinking Birmingham
Forward Thinking Birmingham provide mental health services for people up to the age of 25 in Birmingham. They offer support, care and treatment through one organisation, making it easier to access the right support at the right time.
You can find out more about the range of services offered by Forward Thinking Birmingham by visiting their website.
If you think you or someone you know could benefit from support for mental health concerns, you can contact Forward Thinking Birmingham through their ‘Access Centre’. You can find more details here:
Emotional Wellbeing Support in School
Educational Psychology Service
Birmingham’s Educational Psychology Service (EPS) provide professional psychological services in a wide range of educational and community settings.
Educational Psychologists work together with children and young people, their families and their teachers to improve wellbeing. They do this by supporting individual children and young people, as well as by training and sharing their expertise with other professionals.
Educational Psychologists have in depth knowledge of child development and can support with a wide range of needs.
You can find out more about the EPS by taking a look at their website:
Wellbeing Youth Forum
The Wellbeing Youth Forum are a group of secondary school students who meet at least twelve times a year to help shape Birmingham’s wellbeing offer.
The group work closely with senior leaders within Birmingham City Council and within the community. They ensure pupil voices are rooted in service delivery locally, regionally and nationally. They also help shape the policies and practices which are affecting young people’s lives.
If you’d like to find out more about the work of the Wellbeing Youth Forum, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org
Local Area Transformation – Children and Young People’s Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing Local Transformation Plan 2021/22.
#You’ve Been Missed
Guidance for schools and primary care professionals has been developed to support children and young people to remain in school. A range of resources, videos and webinars has also been created for children, young people, parents/ carers and professionals to support the mental wellbeing of children and young people in school in Birmingham.
Situational Mutism Information Pack
This Situational Mutism (SM) Information Pack co-produced following feedback from Birmingham and Solihull Parent Carers that there was little information about how to get support for children, young people and young adults with Situational Mutism.
This pack includes:
- Information about Situational Mutism and how it presents
- Feedback from young people on their experience of SM
- Advice and guidance for professionals and parent/carers
- Signposting to resources for young people, professionals and parent carers
The Waiting Room
Online directory of health and wellbeing services in Birmingham and Solihull