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Help with depression and anxiety - Birmingham Healthy Minds

Birmingham Healthy Minds – a free Talking Therapies service for depression and anxiety. Call us on 0121 301 2525.

Birmingham Healthy Minds is an NHS primary care psychological therapies service for people with depression and anxiety symptoms. To access our service you must be:

According to best-practice guidance, we can offer you a variety of treatments depending on your needs, for example cognitive behavioural therapy, mindfulness and interpersonal therapy. You can find out more on our leaflet and on our page what we provide.

Download our leaflet of the overview of our services


Express your interest in tackling inequalities

There is work happening in Birmingham's mental health services to tackle race inequalities and make things fairer and more equal - so you can get the help you need, have a good experience, and achieve good outcomes from the help you receive.

To tackle these inequalities, we need your help. We would like to hear your views and experiences to gain a better understanding of what needs to be improved.

We will be inviting you to participate in workshops where you can tell us how things need to improve. The workshops will be very relaxed, you might find the things we do in the workshops fun and interesting, there will be food and refreshments, and there will also be a payment for your participation.

If you are interested, provide your details in the form and we will soon be in touch to tell you more. Thank you. 

How to refer into our service 

If you are currently experiencing symptoms of low mood, depression and/or anxiety and would like to be able to manage these symptoms better, our service may be able to help you.

Please note that if you are already under the care of a mental health team we may not be able to accept your referral to Birmingham Healthy Minds, so please speak to your mental health team before you self-refer.

If you are deaf/hard of hearing please call us via text relay on: 81001 or text the word ‘DEAF’ to 60777 or email your Name, Date of Birth, address including postcode and GP surgery to bsmhft.bhm@nhs.net 

Supported Computerised CBT (cCBT)

Please do not complete this online form for cCBT if you have already completed a BHM self-referral form. 

If you would like to access cCBT, tell the practitioner at your assessment appointment. 

Find out more information 

Urgent help

Please note: we cannot provide help for people in immediate crisis. If there is immediate, serious risk of harm or injury, please, contact one of the following:

  • Urgent mental health support, 24/7 – 0121 262 3555
  • GP
  • NHS 111
  • Samaritans 116 123
  • In an emergency dial 999 or attend your local A&E department

Complete our self-referral form

BHM self-referral

Text BHM to 60777

Text BHM to 60777

Call us on 0121 301 2525 

Call Birmingham Healthy Minds on 0121 301 2525

Ask your GP to refer you 

Ask your GP to refer you to BHM

What we can provide therapy for

We offer support for depression and anxiety disorders. Learn more about these difficulties.  

What we provide

Click here to learn more about the types of therapy that we offer and whether these are right for you.

Self-help guides 

Click here for access to our bookshelf of self-help guides for a variety of different difficulties. 

What to expect when you refer 

Click here to learn about the steps you will take once you have referred into the service.  

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