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Mental health and wellbeing

Most people suffer from stress, low mood, anxiety or a lack of confidence at some time in their life. Taking steps to maintain and improve your mental health can have a positive impact on your general health and wellbeing.

The Wellbeing Services Hub offers information about:

  • improving your confidence
  • dealing with stress
  • relaxation techniques
  • grief and loss
  • long term health conditions
  • food and mood
  • feeling happier in yourself
  • and any other support related to your health and wellbeing.

For more information visit the website or call Sandwell Lifestyle Choices on 0800 011 4656.

You could also search our Information Point directory of care and community organisations for services that you can contact direct.

Worried about yourself or someone else?

If you are worried about your own or someone else's mental health, you should speak to your doctor.

Your doctor may refer you to:

  • services provided in the community, such as support groups or counselling services
  • specialist care and support services.

Most people with mental health problems are cared for by their doctor and health services in the community.

Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

The trust provides specialist health and social care services for people with severe and enduring mental health issues.

Our social care staff work closely with the Trust to meet the needs of people with mental health issues who use our adult social care services.

Help from adult social care

If you need support to continue living independently at home, contact us for advice, information and help to access services.


If you are feeling lonely or isolated, this can also lead to low mood, but there are services that can offer regular chats on the telephone. One of these is the Chatterbox Action Against Loneliness, mainly for elderly carers and bereaved people.

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