Welcome to Healthy Dudley. This is the new public health website.

What is available to me locally?

Adult Lifestyle service

If you are concerned that your lifestyle may be affecting your mental wellbeing, or if you feel you need support in improving your overall health then contact one of the Your Health Dudley team.  Call 01384 732402 or visit Your Health Dudley for more information

To be eligible you must be 18 or over and live, work or have a GP within the borough.

The Road to Wellbeing – A Tool for Managing Stress of Every Day Life

Looking after the emotional health and wellbeing of people living in Dudley. Hard copies of the ‘Road to Wellbeing’ booklet and CD (free of charge) are available by calling 01384 816437 or download the resource

Sometimes we all need a helping hand when life’s daily pressures get on top of us. Maybe you are feeling anxious or low in mood. Do you feel more stressed than normal? Have you experienced any panic? Or do you have any phobias that are impacting on your life?

The NHS in Dudley offers a free, confidential, talking therapies service. This provides a range of psychological therapies to support people experiencing:

  • stress
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • panic
  • phobias

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:

  • Advice
  • Emotional support
  • Triage
  • Referrals
  • Signposting

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

Sanctuary Hubs

Face to face support is also available outside of usual mental health service hours. Each of the Black Country boroughs have a Sanctuary Hub.

Opening times

  • Monday to Friday: 6pm to 11pm
  • Saturday and Sunday: 12noon to 11pm

Dudley Sanctuary Hub

DY1 Community Centre
Stafford Street
Dudley
DY1 1SA

Sandwell Sanctuary Hub

Hope Place
321 High Street
West Bromwich
B70 8LU

Walsall Sanctuary Hub

1 Queen’s Parade
Bloxwich
Walsall
WS3 2EX

Wolverhampton Sanctuary Hub

Castle House
Wheeler’s Fold
Wolverhampton
WV1 1HN

 

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