Depression, Anxiety & Stress
Anxiety UK is a national registered charity formed in 1970 for those affected by anxiety, stress and anxiety based depression. Whether you have anxiety, stress, anxiety-based depression or a phobia that’s affecting your daily life, they’re there to help you with an expert team of medical advisors.
Beating the Blues
An online CBT course.
Living Life to the Full
Free online courses covering low mood, stress and resilience. Work out why you feel as you do, how to tackle problems, build confidence, get going again, feel happier, stay calm, tackle upsetting thinking and more. Our courses are free for individuals using them in their own lives.
Here4YOUth is an integrated service supporting young people to be healthy, safe and happy. If you want to make positive changes with your life we can support you to build your confidence, identify SMART goals and achieve them, and connect/link you with positive wellbeing boosting activities.
Telephone: 01384 241440
Web online referral/booking + live chat: www.cranstoun.org/services/young-people/here4youth-dudley/
Give Us A Shout
Shout is a free, confidential, 24/7 text messaging support service for anyone who is struggling to cope.
Directory of qualified and accredited therapists.
Telephone: 01384 325 300out of hours
Providing support for the emotional challenges of becoming a parent.
Safe & Sound Dudley
Safe & sound is a partnership made up of public sector and voluntary organisations covering Dudley borough. By actively working together it aims to address community concerns around crime, disorder, Anti-Social Behavior and substance misuse.
Website: Safe & Sound Mental Health Help Hub
Samaritans offer a safe place for you to talk any time you like, in your own way – about whatever’s getting to you. You don’t have to be suicidal. Call Samaritans free, 24 hours a day 365 days a year.
Telephone: 116 123
Moodgym is like an interactive self-help book which helps you to learn and practise skills which can help to prevent and manage symptoms of depression and anxiety.
Self Help Leaflets
Booklets on: abuse, alcohol, anxiety, bereavement, anger, depression, domestic abuse, eating disorders, health anxiety, hearing voices, OCD, Panic, PTSD, Post Natal depression, self-harm, social anxiety and sleeping problems.
The What Centre
Counselling for young people.
This has some good resources and information on managing distressing and self-harm thoughts.
The following list of books should be available from local libraries or Amazon.
- Overcoming depression (Paul Gilbert)
- Overcoming anxiety (Helen Kennerley)
- Overcoming Low self esteem (Melanie Fennell
- Overcoming Health anxiety (David Veale and Rob Wilson)
- Overcoming Binge eating ( Christopher G Fairburn)
- Overcoming OCD (David Veale and Rob Wilson)
- Overcoming worry and Generalised anxiety disorder (Mark Freeston and Kevin Meares)
- Overcoming unwanted intrusive thoughts (Sally M Winston and Martin Seif)
- Overcoming perfectionism (Sarah Egan Wade)
- Overcoming Panic A self-help guide using cognitive behavioural techniques (by Prof Vijaya Manicavasagar and Prof Derrick Silove)
Black Country Emotional Support Helpline
Freephone service for those in need of support, reassurance and understanding. This telephone based service is open 365 days and no referral is required. Anyone experiencing emotional distress, Carers, friends or family who require support about someone they know.
Telephone: 0808 802 2288
Text: 07860 065 168
Parenting and family support.
Bettertogether’s talking therapies services offer a variety of treatments to individuals experiencing common mental health problems such as anxiety, depression, low mood and stress. These aim to help you on your way to recovery.
Telephone: 0345 146 1800
Website: Talking Therapies Services
Free anonymous online chat for young people to discuss your mental health issues.