Support is available for Solihull residents over Christmas - The Solihull Observer

Support is available for Solihull residents over Christmas

Solihull Editorial 26th Dec, 2023   0

SOLIHULL Council have help on hand from a range of services over Christmas.

The Christmas season can be a difficult time of year for some people.

Birmingham and Solihull Urgent Mental Health Helpline – ring 0121 262 3555 or 0800 915 9292 for advice and support.

Birmingham and Solihull Women’s Aid – supports women and children affected by domestic violence and abuse.

If you, or someone you know, needs help or support, call 0808 800 0028, open 7 days a week 9.15am-5.15pm.

In an emergency call 999 on

Here2Help – information and support to get help with food, fuel, or financial advice – Here2Help ( 

Housing – If you’re homeless or at risk of homelessness contact Solihull Community Housing as soon as possible: Telephone: 0121 717 1515. For more information on homelessness, rough sleeping and other housing issues go here – Housing | 

KOOTH (11-25 year olds) – Peer to peer support – 2pm-10pm during the week and6pm-10pm at weekends. Online counselling and support 24/7 – 

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Children – To report a child or young person at risk call 0121 788 4300 (Monday to Thursday 8.45am to 5.20pm, Friday 8.45am to 4.30pm) or out of working hours (Evenings, weekends or bank holidays) 0121 605 6060.

Adult – To report an adult at risk call 0121 704 8007 or outside office hours in an emergency: 0121 605 6060.

Elder Abuse Helpline: 0808 808 8141

Samaritans – 24/7 listening support via email and phone, Tel: 116 123, email: [email protected], 

SIAS – For help with drug, alcohol or gambling addiction call 0121 301 4141, 

SOLAR (0–19 year olds) – Monday to Friday 8am to 8pm, Tel: 0121 301 2750. Between 8pm to 8am and on weekends please call 0121 301 5500 and ask for Solar or visit the website:  Solar – Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust ( 

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