As you find yourself recovering from COVID-19 you may still be coming to terms with the impact the virus has had on both your body and mind.
These changes should get better over time, some may take longer than others, but there are things you can do to help. Your COVID Recovery helps you to understand what has happened and what you might expect as part of your recovery.
There are lots of services you can access yourself or through your GP.
Birmingham Healthy Minds is an NHS primary care psychological therapies service for people with depression and anxiety symptoms. To access the service you must be:
According to best-practice guidance, they 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 in this leaflet and on this webpage a bout what service Birmingham Healthy Minds provide
Please note, due to Covid-19, appoitments are being facilitated by phone.
If you have a Solihull-based GP please call 0247 667 1090
Solihull Mind Services
Local voluntary sector organisation for mental health in Solihull borough. Provides a wide range of services providing advice, information and support to people with mental health problems.
0121 742 4941 / www.solihullmind.org.uk
Birmingham Mind provides high quality services in a variety of settings
0121 608 8001 / www.birminghammind.org
Positive Mental Health Group
The group is open to anyone with an interest in promoting a greater awareness of mental health issues across the communities of Birmingham and Solihull.
Key Workers – 0121 663 1217
Over 18s in Birmingham and Solihull – 0121 262 3555
0-19 years old in Solihull – 0121 301 2750 / 0121 301 5500
Drop in centres and community hubs for under 25s
0300 300 0099
Provides information and support by phone and email
Bereaved people may have to deal with increased trauma, and may be cut off from some of their usual support network due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
Bereavement services for young people
0121 454 1705 / www.edwardstrust.org.uk
AGE UK Birmingham
Emotional support and community hubs are available in North and South Solihull
Morton’s Funeral, Monday Club
The Mortons Monday Club, meets regularly on the first Monday of every month (except bank holidays when the Club will meet on the second Monday). COVID-19 Restrictions may have changed this
0121 476 9111
Offering bereavement support to all the families of children who they have cared for
0121 248 4850 / www.acorns.org.uk
Solihull Bereavement Counselling Service
Offering bereavement counselling for those who live and work in Solihull.
0121 424 5103 / www.solihullbereavement.org
Step Change Debt
Create a budget and get a personal action plan with practical next steps. Get free help from the UK's leading debt charity
08001381111 / www.stepchange.org
Debt Advice Foundation
Debt Advice Foundation is a national debt advice and education charity offering free, confidential support and advice to anyone worried about debt.
Citizens Advice Birmingham
Aims to provide the advice people need – debt, benefits and support
http://www.bcabs.org.uk/ / 03444 77 1010
The Project Birmingham
Debt advice, welfare benefit advice & support
0121 453 0606 / https://www.theprojectbirmingham.org/
Welfare advice - debt, benefits, support, money
0121 250 00777 / https://www.birminghamsettlement.org.uk/
Solihull Citizens Advice
Free, confidential and impartial advice – debt, support and benefits
0300 3309 019
Brandwood Community Centre
Providing benefit and debt advice
0121 443 3310 / https://www.brandwoodcentre.co.uk/
Route 2 Wellbeing
0121 554 9360 Ext 7 / https://r2wbirmingham.info/
Relate Birmingham (Paid Service – Non-Profit)
Relate is the UK’s largest and most experienced relationship counselling organisation. Counselling services are open to all to Enhance the quality of couple, parental and family relationships.
0121 643 1638 / http://relatebirmingham.co.uk/
Citizens Advice Birmingham
http://www.bcabs.org.uk/ / 03444 77 1010
Supporting people - Behaviour management, health & wellbeing, personal development & relationships
0121 246 5454 / https://www.people-progress.co.uk/
Bright Sky App
Support & information for anyone in an abusive relationship or those concerned about someone. Abuse / domestic violence
*Available to download on Apple or Android
Townsend Gardens – Riverside
Safe & secure home, Selly Oak, Birmingham, for young women who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. 18-35-Year-old.
0121 4711 462 / https://www.riverside.org.uk/
Offering housing support
Provider of Social Housing. Supporting homeless people
0121 4293 933 / www.newrootsltd.co.uk
Accord Housing Association
0300 1117 000 / https://www.accordgroup.org.uk/
Birmingham City Council
0121 303 7410 / https://www.birmingham.gov.uk/
Housing Advice, Support Service, Drop in service
08088004444 / https://england.shelter.org.uk/
Birmingham Social Housing Partnership
Housing support, employment and training
Sustain (UK) Limited
Supported accommodation to vulnerable adults who are homeless/have mental health issues
0121 428 2221 / https://www.sustainuk.org/
Drop in, housing advice, employment, homelessness support
0121 7661 700 / https://www.sifafireside.co.uk/
Support for homeless young people aged 16-25
03003030099 / https://stbasils.org.uk/
Northfield Community Partnership
Homeless and Accommodation Advice
0121 4112 157 / https://www.northfieldcommunity.org/
The Yardley Great Trust Group
Older people housing support in South East Birmingham
01217847889 / https://www.ygt.org.uk/
Solihull Community Housing
01217171515 / https://www.solihullcommunityhousing.org.uk/
St. Anne's Hostel
Providing a bed, food & support for homeless men - 25 years old plus
01217724406 / https://www.stannesbirmingham.org.uk/
Support to find a house or flat that is right for you
0121 4422944 / https://midlandmencap.org.uk
Spring Housing Association
Housing provision for homeless and isolated citizens.
01216631443 / https://springhousing.org.uk/
Providing support for young people suffering with eating disorders
0121 580 8362 / https://www.newbridge-health.org.uk/
Eating disorder support for adults and young people
08088010677 / https://www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk/
Solihull Advice – Solihull Connect
Providing weight management services for individuals and families
0121 704 6000 / https://www.solihullactive.co.uk
Solihull Integrated Lifestyle Service
The Solihull Lifestyle Service can help kick-start weight loss and healthy eating services, offering a range of health and wellbeing advice and support to help you make positive lifestyle changes.
A web portal to sport and physical activity opportunities in the Borough of Solihull.
0121 704 8207 / https://www.solihullactive.co.uk/
Cycling and walking communities
0121 633 5500 / https://www.sustrans.org.uk/
Park based activities
The Active Wellbeing Society
Improving health & wellbeing through physical & social activity
0121 728 7030 / https://theaws.co.uk/
If you need
talk to your GP
Your GP can help connect you with the right kind of support depending on your symtoms. That could include physical therapy, respiratory clinics, or mental health support.