External Health & Wellbeing Support

In addition to health and wellbeing advice the Embark Learning team offer, these are just some of the organisations that offer/promote health and wellbeing support.
Please note Embark Learning offer these as suggestions and the list does not cover every organisation available.

An organisation which may help

Where you can find it

Mental Health & Suicide Prevention


Mental health Support including suicidal thoughts and self-harm


Support with anxiety, relationship concerns, health worries, money worries & suicidal thoughts

0800 58 58 58

Web chat available 365 days a year


Support for those struggling to cope that need someone to listen without judgement or pressure

0116 123 (Freephone and available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year)


Dedicated to the prevention of suicide & the promotion of positive mental health & emotional wellbeing in young people

0800 068 4141

Text: 07860039967

Forward Thinking Birmingham

Mental health support, care & treatment for ages 0-25

0300 300 0099

24/7 crisis number: 0800 915 9292

Talking Therapies Wolverhampton

Therapy for people experiencing mental health problems such as low mood, depression, anxiety & stress.

Mental Health Information Hub

Support for those affected by mental health

0808 801 0525  (09:30-16:00 Mon-Fri excluding bank holidays)

Building Connections (NSPCC)

Online service for young people up to the age of 19, empowering them to find a way through loneliness

Black Country Mental Health

Offer a range of services to help people better manage & improve their mental health & wellbeing and that of their peers and colleagues

Dudley Mind

The Dudley branch of Mind are a local mental health charity that aims to improve and promote recovery and wellbeing for people in the Dudley borough.

01384 685060

Dudley Council

Offers various mental health support services in within Dudley

TheWhat? Centre Dudley

Offers therapeutic counselling for young people, help with housing, homelessness, employment & training, budgeting & debt, C-card registration & sexual health advice

Anxiety UK

Offer an extensive range of support services designed to help control anxiety rather than letting it control you

Helpline: 03444 775 774

Text Support: 07537 416 905 (open Mon-Fri 10:30-16:30)


Offers non-judgemental and compassionate emotional support

0300 304 7000 (open between 4pm to 10pm, 365 days a year)

Bereavement Support

Cruse Bereavement Support

Support with grief so you don’t have to deal with it alone

Addiction Support

Talk to Frank

Confidential drug & alcohol advice

0300 123 66 00 (24hrs a day, 7 days a week)

Text a question to 82111 and FRANK will text you back


Addiction Services Birmingham & Solihull Health Trust

Range of services to people with addictions that aim to prevent & treat substance misuse

Birmingham & Solihull Health Trust Addiction Services

Information & advice about drugs & alcohol including free & confidential hubs in Birmingham


Midlands based charity offering support with alcohol, drug use and gambling

NHS Stop Smoking Services

Local stop smoking services are free, friendly and can massively boost your chances of quitting for good

Gamblers Anonymous

Offers support for those looking to try & stop gambling

Physical Health

Better Health – Let’s do this

Support to lose weight, quit smoking, get active & drink less

Dyslexia Support

British Dyslexia Association (BDA)

Provide support & services for dyslexic children & adults of all ages, their parents/families, educators, employers & the wider community

0333 405 4567 (open Tues 10:00–13:00, Wed 10:00–15:00, Thurs 12:00–17:00)

Eating Disorder Support

Beat Eating Disorders

Offers support & information to those struggling with an eating disorder or caring for someone with an eating disorder


Switchboard LGBT+

Provides a one-stop listening service for LGBT+ people

0800 0119 100 (10:00-22:00 every day, phone operators all identify as LGBT+)

Web chat available


Supporting the LGBTQ+ community with mental health, lack of confidence or fear of discrimination

children's Health & Wellbeing

Forward Steps

Early years health & wellbeing for children aged 0-5 across Birmingham

0121 752 1970

Free Useful Mobile Apps

Insight Timer

Mobile app, free meditation/talks

Too Good To Go

Connects customers to restaurants & stores that have surplus unsold food sold at a discounted price & reduces food waste