Wolverhampton Talking Therapies for anxiety and depression offers brief psychological therapy for people experiencing common mental health problems such as low mood, depression, anxiety and stress.

If you are 16 or over and registered with a GP in Wolverhampton, we can help.

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Or you can also self-refer to us by calling 0800 923 0222, 9am - 5pm, Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays).

We are not an emergency service. If you are in crisis and need urgent help with your mental health you can call the 24/7 Black Country Mental Health Helpline on 0800 008 6516 or Samaritans 116 123 (24 hour helpline).

Who is our service for?
Wolverhampton Healthy Minds is an Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) service for people experiencing common mental health problems such as anxiety, depression and stress.

How do we help?
Once you have been assessed and we have agreed how we are best able to meet your needs, our service offers you a choice of treatments based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). This is a very practical and effective approach to help people manage their difficulties.  

We provide a variety of services which our clients do find helpful:

  • Stepping Forward Classes
  • Computerised Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) (SilverCloud)
  • A range of self-management courses
  • Low Intensity CBT (telephone, video or face-to-face appointments)
  • High Intensity CBT (telephone, video or face-to-face appointments)
  • Counselling for Depression
  • Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)

Who can refer into our service?
You must be aged 16 or over and registered with a Wolverhampton GP to access our service. Although we do accept referrals directly from GPs, we also have an online self-referral option. Upon receiving your referral, we will contact you to arrange an assessment appointment. This assessment is usually carried out over the telephone by one of our psychological wellbeing practitioners (PWPs), to find out more about what help you need. Either before or during your assessment you will be asked to complete questionnaire to help indicate the severity of your difficulties. Once you have been assessed, you and your practitioner will collaboratively decide on your treatment plan and ensure you have the right help for your current difficulties. You may have ongoing appointments with a Wolverhampton Talking Therapies practitioner or if agreed that we are not the most appropriate service for you, we will help signpost you to a more appropriate service.

What happens in an emergency?
The service does not operate outside of usual business hours (9am-5pm). If you are in crisis and need help with your mental health as a matter of urgency, we recommend speaking to your GP (111 out of hours) in the first instance so they can choose the most appropriate NHS service to help. Out of hours you can call 111 (or 999 in an emergency) or attend Accident and Emergency at New Cross Hospital.

You can also access the following helplines for support:

Call Samaritans 116 123 (24-hour helpline)
Call the 24/7 Mental Health Helpline (RETHINK on behalf of the Black Country. Call back service) 0800 008 6516
(You can call this number if you or a family member require support for under 16 year olds).

We want to help you to help yourself with your recovery.  We have lots of information and coping mechanisms for all common mental health problems such as depression, anxiety and stress. Self-help treatments are aimed at people with mild to moderate common mental health problems.

We have linked to the award winning self-help guides produced by Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust.  Free apps are available for iPhone, iPad and Android devices from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. Or access the Self Help Leaflets.

We have also developed some useful information on a range of topics

Action for Advocacy (A4A)

Helps people to take action to say what they want, secure their rights, represent their interests and obtain services they need.

Telephone: 01902 771643 | Website: http://www.actionforadvocacy.org.uk/


African Caribbean Community Initiative (ACCI)

Provided a holistic and comprehensive support service for African Caribbeans affected by mental ill health.

Telephone: 01902 571230 | Website: http://acci.org.uk/


Age UK

Aims to improve later life for everyone through information, advice, services, campaigns, products, training and research.

Telephone: 01902 572060  or  0800 678 1602 | Website: http://www.ageuk.org.uk/



Helps people overcome the harms caused by alcohol, drugs & gambling.

Telephone: 01902 420041 or 0300 200 2400 | Website: http://aquarius.org.uk/


Aspiring Futures Wolverhampton

Provide health awareness, keep fit sessions, counselling and social integration.

Telephone: 01902 458770 | SMS: 07800 002 222 | Website: http://www.aspiring-futures.co.uk


Base 25

Charity for 11 to 25 year olds, provides information and advice centre offering a daily drop in service and a range of other services to young people.

Telephone: 01902 572040 | Website: https://base25.org/


Birmingham LGBT

Supports and sustains a vibrant, diverse lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans community in Birmingham.

Telephone: 0121 643 0821 | Website: http://www.blgbt.org/


Beat (Eating Disorders)

Beat provides helplines, online support and a network of UK-wide self-help groups to help adults and young people in the UK beat their eating disorders.

Telephone: 0808 801 0677 | Website: http://www.b-eat.co.uk/


Bromford Support

Supports people in Wolverhampton aged between 18 to 65 years old with their housing needs.

Telephone: 01902 378653 | https://www.bromford.co.uk


Changing Lives

Offer support for young women aged 10 upwards. Support could involve group work and also 1-2-1 support and services range from young people through to parents.

Telephone: 0191 273 8891 | Website: http://www.changing-lives.org.uk/



If you are a child or young person and urgently need help, call Childline, send an email or post on the message boards Lines are open 24 hours a day. Calls from the UK are free.

Telephone: 0800 1111 | Website: http://www.childline.org.uk


Children and Young Peoples Mental Health Coalition

Coalition brings together leading charities to campaign jointly on the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people.

Telephone: 020 7717 1558 | Website: http://www.cypmhc.org.uk/


Citizens Advice Bureau

Provide free, independent, confidential and impartial advice to everyone on their rights and responsibilities.

Telephone: 01902 572006 or 0344 411 144 | Website: http://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/



Careers Guidance and support for young people aged 13 to 19 and up to age 25 with Special Educational Needs and or Disabilities

Telephone: 01902 773040 | Website: http://www.ipwm.org.uk/Wolverhampton-Connexions-Centre/Pathway-Services/


Cruse Bereavement Care

Support’s people after the death of someone close.

Telephone: 0844 477 9400 | Website: http://www.cruse.org.uk


Dementia Connect - a personalised service delivered by the Alzheimer’s Society

It connects anyone affected by dementia to the support they need when they need it. It is not just people with dementia but their carers, family and friends to. It’s free easy to access and puts people in touch with dementia advisors who can offer support, advice and information. Examples of support are advice on how to cope with and live with dementia, connection to dementia groups within local communities and helping to navigate through the somewhat confusing pathways to access services. We will accept self referrals and referrals from healthcare professionals to provide support via telephone, online or face to face.

Referrals can be made by calling 0333 150 3456 or via the Alzheimers Society website https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/refer


Gender Matters

Provides a comprehensive programme of practical support, counselling, advice and information for anyone with any questions or problems concerning their gender identity, or whose loved ones are struggling with gender identity issues.

Telephone: 01902 744424 | Website: http://www.gendermatters.co.uk/


Health Trainers

Information for healthy lifestyle support in Wolverhampton.

Website: https://www.wolverhampton.gov.uk/health-and-social-care/health-and-wellbeing/one-you-wolverhampton



Providing a huge variety of sports, music, arts, and social/personal development workshops

Telephone: 07779 997 778 or 01902 828366 | Email: jameslowbridge@wolves.co.uk | Website: http://www.wolvescommunitytrust.org.uk/wt/inclusion


LGBT Network

Offers a variety of services, supported by a great team of volunteers, we support local LGB and T individuals and groups.

Telephone: 01902 425 092 | Website: http://www.lgbtwolverhampton.org.uk/


MindLine Trans +

Staff and volunteers of MindLine Somerset & MindLine Bristol, established providers of mental health helplines, operate a specific Transgender/Non-binary helpline for the whole of the UK, in addition to their existing Mindline services.

The service operates on Mondays and Fridays of each week from 8pm until midnight by Trans+ volunteers and allies. MindLine Trans+ offers emotional support to people who are Trans+, A Gender, Gender Fluid and Non-binary and anyone wanting to talk about their gender identity. The helpline is also there to offer support and information to family and friends.

Telephone: 0300 330 5468 | Website: http://www.bristolmind.org.uk/mindline-transplus | Email: mindline@bristolmind.org.uk


Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Centre - Wolverhampton

The Wolverhampton Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Centre supplys Oxygen Therapy and other Physical and Mindful Therapies for the Wellbeing and Support for those with the physical and psychological effects of both long-term debilitating conditions and short term traumas.

Telephone: 01902 744888 | Website: http://www.mscentre.co.uk/


NHS 111

NHS 111 makes it easier for you to access local NHS healthcare services in England.

Telephone: 111 | Website: https://111.nhs.uk/


Papyrus - Prevention of Young Suicide

Support for parents who have lost a

Telephone: 0800 068 4141 | Website: http://www.papyrus-uk.org/



Relate offers advice, relationship counselling, sex therapy, workshops, mediation, consultations and support face-to-face, by phone and through their website.

Telephone: 01902 428447 | Website: http://www.relate-wolverhampton.org.uk/


Resources for people with Learning Disabilities

This website aims to cover lots of topics relating to mental health for people who have a learning disability, their parents and carers as well as professionals and supporters.

Website: http://www.easyhealth.org.uk



Helps to prevent deaf people developing mental health problems

Telephone: 01494 687600 | Website: http://www.signhealth.org.uk/


Spurgeons Young Carers Project

Spurgeons run the Young Carers Project, and work with young people to offer respite from the caring role.

Telephone: 01902 877550 or 01933 417388 | Website: https://www.spurgeonsyc.org/wolverhampton/


St George’s Hub

Support with homelessness in Wolverhampton.

Telephone: 01902 421904 | Website: http://www.st-georges-house.org.uk/


Terrence Higgins Trust

Provide support and advice to people affected by HIV and sexual health issues.

Telephone: 0808 802 1221 | Website: www.tht.org.uk/


The Haven

Supporting women and children affected by domestic violence.

Telephone: 08000 194 400 | Website: http://www.havenrefuge.org.uk/


The Well

Provides emergency food/toiletries/baby items for people experiencing a temporary financial crisis.

Telephone: 01902 256523 | Website: www.thewellwolverhampton.co.uk


Victim Support

National charity giving free and confidential help to victims of crime, witnesses, their family, friends and anyone else affected across England and Wales.

Telephone: 01902 795830 | Website: www.victimsupport.org.uk


V Inspired

Social networking web site specifically designed for young people aged 16 to 25 who want to make a difference by volunteering.

Telephone: 020 7960 7000 | Website: http://vinspired.com


Wolverhampton Information Network (WIN)

Wolverhampton Information Network is a localised search directory. In here you will find details about services, support and activities that take place in the City.

Website: http://win.wolverhampton.gov.uk


Young Minds

Young Minds is the UK’s leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people.

Telephone: 0808 802 5544 | Website: www.youngminds.org.uk/


The Way, Wolverhampton Youth Zone

Telephone: 01902 328 290 | Website: https://www.thewayyouthzone.org/


More Useful Websites


Easyhealth was made so that people know where to find ‘accessible’ health information . ‘Accessible’ information is information that uses easy words with pictures.

Website: http://www.easyhealth.org.uk/organisationsyoucancontact.aspx                    

Talking Therapies Employment Service

The NHS Talking Therapies Employment Service provides support across the Black Country to individuals who are looking for a job, or need help staying in their current employment.

Who can access this service?

We support individuals who are currently receiving support from an NHS Talking Therapies team across the Black Country.

How can the service help you?

Our employment advisors will provide you with one to one tailored support for your employment journey, including:

  • Job hunting
  • Staying employed
  • Getting back to work

We can support with help with CVs and applications, job search and interview preparation. Our employment advisors can create wellness action plans, discuss workplace adjustments, support with return to work plans and much more.

How can I contact the service?

Email: bchft.wolvesemploymentadvisorstalkingtherapies@nhs.net
Telephone: 07552 864781