Pause is here for you, if you are under 25 and have a Birmingham GP.
We offer a non-judgemental listening ear, self-help strategies plus skills for managing difficult situations and feelings. We are open 10am-6pm, Monday to Friday and 10am-5pm on Saturdays.
To register and request a session via our website
or call our registration line on 0207 8414470.
The fastest way to get a test result is to go to a testing site. Individuals will need a pre-booked appointment or they will not be given a test. People can also order home test kits to be sent directly to them. To book an appointment or order a home kit, please visit https://www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test.
The mental health of Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities is important because people from these communities often face individual and societal challenges that can affect access to healthcare and overall mental and physical health.
Financial Wellbeing –
Claim tax relief and financial health checks
To register your interest for a financial health check, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject ‘Bham City Council F.A.O Pat Johnston
Stop Loan Sharks Team
This team operates within the Council and are the only government agency in the UK who have the power to investigate and prosecute loan sharks and illegal money lenders.
You are not in trouble if you have borrowed cash or have been paying back a loan from an illegal money lender, the loan shark is. You can report a loan shark/illegal money lender to them in full confidence and anonymity.
You will have a Liaise Officer who will support you throughout the investigation, visit the Stop Loan Sharks Website - https://www.stoploansharks.co.uk/
Mental Health Support for Up To 25 year olds
Forward Thinking Birmingham offer services and offer emotional support, guidance and reassurance to young people in Birmingham. The organisation is a partnership between Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust, Simplify Health, The Priory and The Children’s Society
The services they offer include:
Free 'stop smoking' app enabled in Birmingham
A free 24/7 on demand artificial intelligence stop smoking service called Quit with Bella is now available, The mobile app includes Bella, your personal stop smoking robo-coach, Bella Community, a community of users supporting each other to be smoke free, and free* NRT/E-cig provision with local pharmacy integration. Advanced artificial intelligence allows you to have a fluid and human like conversation with Bella.
Quit with Bella has been built on a decade worth of stop smoking service delivery expertise, including knowledge from the NHS Centre for Smoking Cessation and Training and the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, insights from 200+ stop smoking experts, and service user feedback to provide an expert and engaging service. It has already supported thousands of people to give up smoking around the world and has been rolled out in other towns and cities across the UK.
Smoking damages your lungs and weakens your immune system, increasing your risk of developing life-threatening complications from COVID-19. Now, if you’re in Birmingham, you can get free support for smoking cessation wherever you are, whenever you want.
COVID-19 has presented many challenges for all of us, but Birmingham City Council are committed to helping to take care of the local community by offering the Quit with Bella app, available on all smart phones.
Now, more than ever, is a great time to stop smoking and Quit with Bella is here to help, there are no waiting times, doesn’t require you to take hours out of your day and offers personalised support whenever and wherever you want”
You’ll find Quit with Bella on the App Store and on Google Play – and don’t forget if you’re a Birmingham City resident, it’s completely FREE!
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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