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Support for
Post-COVID Syndrome

Provided Physiotherapies

Supporting your own recovery

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.

Services in Birmingham and Solihull

There are lots of services you can access yourself or through your GP. 

Healthy Minds (IAPT)

Birmingham Healthy Minds is a free service for depression and anxiety

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

Depression and Anxiety

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

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.

PALS @ BSMHFT: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 



Key Workers – 0121 663 1217

Over 18s in Birmingham and Solihull – 0121 262 3555

0-18 years old in Birmingham  – 0207 841 4470 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

0-19 years old in Solihull – 0121 301 2750 / 0121 301 5500

Forward Thinking

Drop in centres and community hubs for under 25s 

0300 300 0099


Provides information and support by phone and email

0300 123 3393 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 



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. 

0121 687 8010 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Edwards Trust

Bereavement services for young people

0121 454 1705 / www.edwardstrust.org.uk 

AGE UK Birmingham

0121 437 0033 / www.ageukbirmingham.org.uk / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Solihull Samaritans

Emotional support and community hubs are available in North and South Solihull

116 123 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / solihull.gov.uk

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

Acorns Hospice

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 

Debt Advice

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/ 

Birmingham Settlement

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/ 


The Waiting Room

Birmingham and Solihull Health & Wellbeing services at your finger tips


Gov UK


Solihull Job Centre Plus

0845 604 3719 / https://www.jobcentreguide.co.uk/ 

Relationship issues

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

People Progress

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


Housing Issues

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/ 

Midland Heart

Offering housing support


New Roots

Provider of Social Housing. Supporting homeless people

0121 4293 933 / www.newrootsltd.co.uk

Accord Housing Association 

Housing Support

0300 1117 000 / https://www.accordgroup.org.uk/ 

Birmingham City Council

Housing support

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/ 

SIFA Fireside

Drop in, housing advice, employment, homelessness support

0121 7661 700 / https://www.sifafireside.co.uk/ 

St Basils

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

Accommodation support

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/ 

Midland Mencap

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/ 

Healthy Eating / Obesity

Eat Well




New Bridge

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.

0800 599 9880 / https://gatewayfs.org/our-work/health-and-wellbeing-services/solihull-lifestyle-service/ 


Solihull Active

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 Lives

Park based activities

0800227711 / 

The Active Wellbeing Society

Improving health & wellbeing through physical & social activity

0121 728 7030 / https://theaws.co.uk/ 

If you need
more support,
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.

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