Mental Health and Wellbeing

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Some Useful Apps

Some of these apps and websites may help with maintaining positive mental health. The apps are free to download but look out for some that may have in-app purchases.

Drop in Sessions

My name is Bobbie Pidgeon and I am the college mental health lead. I offer a 15-minute session where you can discuss any worries or concerns that you may have, and we can put in some immediate strategies to support your mental health.

These sessions are:

Monday & Tuesday from 12.15 – 1.00

Wednesday & Thursday from 12.45 – 1.30

I am based in Blythe 722.


Kooth is a free, safe and anonymous mental wellbeing support service.  There is community support, helpful articles, self-help activities and trained counsellors you are able to talk to. Click below to visit and sign up.


Websites and Help Numbers

Organisation / Link Phone / Email Website
Birmingham Mind 0121 262 3555 (open 24 hours a day)
The Mix – essential support for under 25’s. They are there to help with everything from homelessness, financial support to mental health.
Papyrus is the UK charity for the prevention of young suicide. HOPELINEUK: Call 0800 068 4141 Text: 07860 039967
Forward Thinking Birmingham offers support, care and treatment for people up to the age of 25 0300 300 0099 and select option 1.
Shout is the UK’s first and only free, confidential and 24/7 text service. National Crisis Text Service – Text Shout 85258 National Crisis Text Service – Text Shout 85258
Shout is the UK's first and only free, confidential and 24/7 text service. Shout: National Crisis Text Service – Text Shout 85258
Samaritans provide emotional support to anyone in emotional distress, struggling to cope or are at risk of suicide. / Call 116 123
Kooth is an online mental wellbeing community
The Waiting Room is a one stop directory for health and wellbeing services.
Hub of Hope is a nationwide mental health database finding support in their location.
Health for Teens offers information on a range of physical and emotional topics. Text: 07520 615730 (text for confidential health advice)
Beat is a charity supporting those affected by eating disorders. Beat Helpline: 0808 801 0677 (9am-midnight weekdays. 4pm-midnight weekends & bank holidays).
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