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25th Jun, 2022

Mental health drop-in support sessions on offer across Solihull

Sarah Mason 25th Mar, 2022

HELP will be at hand for those with mental health issues at a new drop-in service across Solihull.

Starting in April the service, which will be run by Mental Health Matters on behalf of Solihull Council, will offer one-to-one support and group sessions, seven days a week, from community locations across the borough.

The drop-in will provide a safe space for people aged over 18 to access support information on a range of topics including wellbeing, housing and employment, as well as socialise with others.

Councillor Tony Dicicco, cabinet member for adult social care and health, said: “I want to encourage people to come along and try this drop-in service.

“You might be coming to terms with a bereavement and need some support for a short period.

“Or perhaps you’re finding work really stressful and thinking it would be helpful to talk things over with someone.

“Having drop in sessions at different locations around the borough means support will be closer to home and will help people feel part of their local community.

“You don’t need to be referred by your GP or another professional and there’s no commitment to come along every week. This service is about helping people with their personal recovery and getting back on their feet.”

Jane Hughes, chief executive of Mental Health Matters, said: “We are excited to launch this new service and connect with people from across the borough.

“We believe that by offering a wide range of support and guidance, the drop-in service will provide something for everyone.

“We are also keen to work with attendees and the local community to shape and develop the support that’s on offer.”

Sessions will be held at Solihull Methodist Church, Layca Community Centre in Shirley and Chelmsley Wood Town Council.

The full drop-in timetable is available directly from the service or click here.

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