The Living Well Consortium members are spread like an umbrella over Birmingham and Solihull, providing cover and access all over the city.
Who are these members and what services do they offer to the Birmingham community?
Please have a look at the illustration below, followed by a list of all members giving you a quick overview of their area of expertise, and contact information.
Age Concern Birmingham
Age Concern Birmingham offers a range of services to those in need, with a focus on older adults.
Services with include: Community café hubs offering free activities and support sessions, friendship groups, community development, volunteering opportunities, end of life services, later life planning, estate planning, and a specialised dementia carers support service.
0121 362 3650
Anawim comes from the Aramaic word (ah-nah-weem) meaning the poorest, the outcast, the persecuted – those with no voice. Anawim is a Women’s Centre based in Birmingham that provides a holistic service to women across the city.
0121 440 5296
Bethel Health & Healing Network
We provide help and emotional support to refugees, asylum seekers, and vulnerable or isolated women in Birmingham during pregnancy, Child birth and once their babies have been born as part of the Bethel & Healing Network.
0121 661 4276
Birmingham Centre for Arts Therapies
The Birmingham Centre for Arts Therapies (BCAT) is a registered charity which was set up in 1993 to provide an accessible arts therapies, and more recently an arts in health service throughout the Midlands.
We assist children and adults who are experiencing mental health, physical, behavioural or emotional issues with arts therapies, and we also work closely with our community partners across Birmingham to support the health and wellbeing of citizens using art, dance, drama, music and play.
0121 440 8273
Birmingham Citizens Advice Bureau
We provide the advice people need for the problems they face.
We offer information and advice on a wide range of issues to those living or working in the Birmingham area. Our service is free, confidential, independent and impartial. We will not judge you, persuade you or tell you what you should do. We will listen, explain all the options available to you, and advise you on the course of action you decide to take.
03444 77 1010
Change Birmingham Therapy
Change is a counselling charity that provides free counselling to individuals aged 14+ who are registered with a Birmingham GP.
We ask for voluntary donations for anyone not matching this criteria.
0121 638 0670
Cognitive Wellness CIC
Cognitive Wellness offers a range of services to those in need, with a focus on Health and Mental Fitness.
Services include: Community café hubs offering free activities and support sessions, friendship groups, community development, volunteering opportunities, and many more.
Communities Engage and Thrive CIC
Communities Engage and Thrive is a health and wellbeing social enterprise based in Birmingham.
We deliver a wide range of culturally sensitive programmes and 1:1 support with a focus on diabetes, heart health, obesity, behavioural change, and mental wellbeing.
We have a team of multi-disciplinary practitioners including nutritional therapists, NLP practitioners, transformational coaches, and fitness instructors.
Disability Resource Centre
DRC is a charity run by disabled people, for disabled people. Since our inception in 1992, we have helped 85,000 people to regain control over their lives. Our warm and friendly staff, many of whom are disabled themselves, provide inspirational role models to encourage people to make the most of every opportunity.
Our services include:
- Personal skills development
- Information, advice, advocacy and debt advice
- Social & leisure activities
- Employment preparation, volunteering & work experience
0303 040 2040
Evolve is a Midlands-based social enterprise that provides young people who have faced barriers into employment with training and job opportunities – all whilst serving up stellar coffee, freshly prepared sandwiches, and tasty treats. 100% of our profits are directly reinvested into Evolve and other community projects, so you can be sure that your morning coffee is truly making a difference.
0121 622 8181
Raising levels of knowledge and awareness of positive healthy lifestyles, by developing intelligence delivered through a partnership with the voluntary and community sector.
Linking physical health, mental health and wellbeing.
0121 663 1559
ICAP West Midlands
A charity providing counselling and psychotherapy, ICAP provides free therapy to adult survivors of institutional abuse in Ireland, low-cost therapy for other Irish people and people of Irish heritage.
We also provide a paid therapy service for the wider community.
Innovating Minds is an award-winning social enterprise that cares about helping individuals with their emotional and mental health throughout education, training and employment. Our team of Clinical Psychologists support schools to create a whole-school approach to mental health, and individuals to transition into employment.
We do this by delivering bespoke packages of support which include access to specialist psychological therapy, consultation, supervision and training. We believe that everyone should have the best opportunities to achieve their aspirations, so we deliver flexible services to ensure we are responding to individuals, schools and organisations needs.
0121 448 4190
iSE are a leading third sector support organisation providing start-up and development opportunities for social enterprises, community organisations and not-for-profits in Birmingham and beyond.
0121 771 1411
Karis Neighbour Scheme
To enable people to act as good neighbours so that grace can change lives and transform communities.
Provide support to people in our community who are in need by offering a broad range of help including practical support, advocacy and befriending.
Bring people in our community together by reaching out to people, offering friendship, and providing opportunity to spend time getting to know each other.
0121 455 7524
Legacy WM was established in 2010 and has Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) status. Inspired by the heritage of post-war migrant communities in Birmingham, our work celebrates their relationship with the industrial, architectural, and cultural fabric of the City. Early projects included tracing migrant journeys to Birmingham and developing a local heritage trail.
Following the success of early projects, Legacy West Midlands adopted four key priorities; Arts, Heritage, Well-being and Community Cohesion.
0121 348 8159/8158
Murray Hall Community Trust
Aims to promote people’s health and wellbeing by tackling the challenges of inequality; facilitating empowerment; as well as pioneering new solutions and delivering innovative services to people; offering school and community based counselling as well as art and drama therapy for children and young people.
Neema Women Community Service
“Neema” means a blessing. A not-for-profit organisation created by women for women which aims to support women and youth girls at all levels in life’s condition, by providing mental wellness, wellbeing, counselling, support, and guidance services to help women help themselves.
Newman Health & Wellbeing
Newman Health & Wellbeing exists to improve the quality of life for individuals and to make a positive contribution to the communities and organisations to which they belong.
Both close to Bartley Green where we are based and within wider Birmingham and beyond. Counselling and Psychotherapy: for children, young people and adults across Birmingham and beyond.
0121 387 4580
Our Roots is a community interest company (CIC) that started as an organised Community Group known as Back To My Roots in February 2009.
Back To My Roots rose out of the work of Community Development Workers of the then South Birmingham PCT based in Midland Heart that was delivering the government’s Delivering Race Equality (DRE) program for mental health.
0121 439 9045
Pattigift African Centered Mental Health Care as it was known originally was founded in 2003 by Rameri Moukam to address the serious psychological issues facing Black professionals and the wider community.
Inspired by a belief in self-determination, she set about creating an organisation through which long neglected needs could be addressed.
0121 236 3551
Richmond Fellowship – My Time
My Time is an award-winning, pioneering and innovative service user led multi-lingual community mental health service provider working in the Midlands and the Isle of Wight.
In 12 years it has developed community based solutions to increasing levels of depression, anxiety, low self-esteem and long-term mental health issues. In December 2015, it became a fully integrated division of Richmond Fellowship.
0121 766 6699
Servol Community Services
Servol Community Services, provides 24-hour staffed, non-restrictive, flexible living environments for those experiencing mental health illness across the West Midlands and London.
0121 454 3081
SIFA Fireside is a dynamic Birmingham based charity improving health and inclusion for homeless people.
We are based in Digbeth, Birmingham and work with people aged 18 and over with no upper age limit.
0121 766 1700
Spokz People CIC
Spokz People was set up after we discovered that many people with disabilities would prefer to speak to a therapist with disability knowledge or experience.
We support the social model of disability. This looks both at a person’s impairment and all the factors that affect their ability to be a full and equal participant in society.
01543 899 317
Sport 4 Life
Founded in 2006 as a small community project in the ward of Ladywood, we have developed into the leading sport for employment charity across Birmingham. We believe in a level playing field where every young person has the opportunity to create a better future for themselves.
Young people born into disadvantage face an uphill struggle from the start. We understand the difficulties they face in their day to day lives, and our sports-themed personal development services are designed to help bring out the best in the young people we work with, whilst providing them with high-quality sessions, mentoring, and guidance.
0121 456 1818
Spring to Life
At Spring to Life we recognise that there are many pathways towards wellness.
All people are different in what works for them and gives them healing.
We also see the need to allow people to try out new approaches and therapies, which they may have never considered.
As such, we offer a wide range of well-being modalities which fall into four categories. Each of these benefiting people in a variety of ways: Talking therapies, Creative therapies, Body work, and Eco-therapies.
07856 277 028
Conveniently located in the heart of the City Centre, we provide a calm, safe and confidential space for you deal with emotional distress and pain.
Here, you can express yourself freely and talk about whatever concerns you.
Working in a warm, trusting relationship with a therapist, we help you find your own way towards healing at a pace that suits you.
0121 600 6025
St. Paul’s Community Development Trust
St. Paul’s Community Development Trust is a charity that began in 1973 as a series of groups that were established to work with the community of Balsall Heath, an inner-city area in Birmingham.
The Trust aims to work with and alongside the people of Balsall Heath in Birmingham and the wider neighbourhood to promote education, recreation, and life-long learning. It works with children, young people, and adults, who are involved with the Trust in many different ways.
0121 464 4376
The Springfield Project
The Springfield Project provides mental health support and adult learning, Support and Advice to clients from wellbeing to IT and getting back to work and a weekly job club. Women’s wellbeing club
Trident Reach- The People Charity
Domiciliary care and support provision, providing personal and social care to a range of customers in their own homes, and increasing volunteer and community participation.
0121 226 5800
A community interest company on a mission to build resilience in young people to deal with what life can throw at them, whilst offering paid employment to 14 – 17yr olds.
W.A.I.T.S (Women Acting In Today’s Society)
Provides support, advocacy, befriending and counselling for women who have experienced domestic abuse in any part of their life.
We support women to address issues such as welfare benefits, employment and education, business development, resettlement, domestic abuse, isolation, health; and crime and the fear of crime.
0121 440 1443
At Women’s Consortium we understand that life is tough at times and can leave us feeling sad, de-motivated, powerless and without hope.
Sometimes we need assistance with life and therapy can help us do this; because of this need, we have different therapy packages that can help individuals with their paths in life.
07814 960 713