The NHS in Dudley offers a free, confidential, talking therapies service. This provides a range of psychological therapies to support people experiencing:
They will work with you to find the best treatment for your needs. This could include:
- wellbeing workshops
- computerised Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- individual therapy
- guided self-help
- signposting to other support services
For more information and to self-refer visit:
Support in crisis – Black Country 24/7 helpline
If you need urgent help with your mental health or are struggling to cope, the Black Country 24/7 helpline is here to help you.
The helpline offers a range of support services at times and places when people need it the most. We can help you with:
- Emotional support
You don’t need a referral from your GP or other health professionals. You can reach out for help when you need it. Mental health professionals will be on hand to help you avoid a crisis and help you find the path to recovery. Call freephone 0800 008 6516 or text 07860 025 281
Face to face support is also available outside of usual mental health service hours. Each of the Black Country boroughs have a Sanctuary Hub.
- Monday to Friday: 6pm to 11pm
- Saturday and Sunday: 12noon to 11pm
Dudley Sanctuary Hub
DY1 Community Centre
Sandwell Sanctuary Hub
321 High Street
Walsall Sanctuary Hub
1 Queen’s Parade
Wolverhampton Sanctuary Hub
Help for managing suicidal thoughts
Anyone can have suicidal thoughts, if you’re feeling like you want to die, it’s important to tell someone. Help and support is available right now if you need it. You do not have to struggle with difficult feelings alone.
Dudley Self Management Programmes
These are courses for adults who live or work in Dudley borough or have a Dudley GP. The courses are for people with long-term health condition such as:
- Type 1 Diabetes, arthritis, COPD, osteoporosis, pain conditions, heart problems, depression and anxiety and many more.
There are also specific courses available for adults who:
- have a caring responsibility
- have type 2 diabetes
- have a long-term health condition and bereaved
All courses are FREE and run for 2.5 hours per week for six weeks. Groups offered are available in community venues, online, and a 1-hour telephone option.
To find out more go to
Dudley Self Management Programme