Updated 21 January 2021

The Government has announced that Dudley and the whole of England is under national lockdown. This means you must stay at home. Please follow this guidance until further notice. Please access the Government Lockdown Rules Here


Time to talk day takes place on Thursday 4th February

This year, more than ever, people are struggling with their mental health.

Time to Talk Day 2021 | Time To Change (time-to-change.org.uk) aims to make people aware that a small conversation about mental health has the power to make a big difference. It can help to break down feelings of isolation and worthlessness.

No-one should be ashamed to talk about how they are feeling.

To start the conversation, four brave councillors at Dudley Council have shared their mental health experiences and tips that they have learned along the way.

Let’s get talking about mental health.

Time to Talk Day – Thursday 4th February 2021.

How to start a conversation about mental health

Checking in on family, friends and colleagues during the coronavirus outbreak is more important than ever. Advice is available on how to do this at the time to change website www.time-to-change.org.uk

You can find further information below.

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Links to mental health support

Click here to access a range of information to support YOU.

Click here to access COVID -19 financial support.

Click here to find out more about bereavement support.

Find out more about the Five Ways to Wellbeing

You can find out more about staying safe and well during Covid-19 here

If you need to talk – you can text SHOUT to 85258 or call the Samaritans on 116123 both are free 24/7 helplines.


The Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation mental health support helpline is available 24-7 for adults, older adults and children and young people requiring urgent mental health support during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Call 0345 646 0827, 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Press 1 if you live in Sandwell or Wolverhampton. Press 2 if you live in Dudley or Walsall.

Dudley  Talking Therapies Service offer a wide range of CBT and Counselling support via telephone, video and face to face in both 1:1 and group settings. To find out more and to self-refer visit https://www.dihc.nhs.uk/find-a-service/dudley-talking-therapy-service or call 0800 953 0404.