Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) is a type of
counselling that has been shown to be effective
for many types of mental illness. You may be
able to access CBT via your GP.
You may find online CBT resources helpful e.g.
- Living Life to the Full
We recommend that you discuss the use of
self-help programmes with your GP or mental
The Survivors Group (formerly Worcester Mind)
meets on Tuesdays 11am - 3.30pm,
Wednesdays 1-4pm & Saturdays 10am - 3.30pm
at St Swithun's Institute, The Trinity, Worcester.
Onside Advocacy provides a mentoring service
for people with mental health problems and also
provide specialist advocates (IMHA) for people
who are detained under the Mental Health Act.
You can search for other local (Worcestershire)
community groups via the carewise site (which
also lists other services and events within
The Patient UK website has a searchable list of
national support groups.
Carers, friends and relatives are very welcome to
attend our drop-ins and other events.
The Carers' Unit (part of Worcestershire Social
Services) and Carers Action Worcestershire (a
consortium of 3 local charities) both provide
advice and information for carers.
There is a (mental health) Carers' and Relatives
Group that meets at 7.30pm on the first Monday
of each month at Osborne Court, Osborne Road,
Malvern WR14 1JE.
Onside Advocacy also provides support for carers.
Debt can often be a major issue for people with
mental health problems. A free downloadable
booklet produced with guidance from Mind,
Rethink and other leading charities provides
advice and information on all aspects of debt.
Link2us has information on benefits and grants
that you may be entitled to and has a benefits
calculator that checks eligibility for housing
benefit, tax credits etc.
Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health NHS
Foundation Trust has recently set up a website
aimed at young people (14-25) experiencing
mental health problems. It covers many issues,
from exam stress, relationships and bullying to
anxiety, depression and self-harm.