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Useful links and resources

Useful links and resources

There are a number of organisations in Sandwell and beyond that can help you outside of the college. Please take a look at their websites and resources:

 

Many thanks to one of our trust Volunteers, Vanessa who has done an excellent job of collating a wide range of information for our local communities.

 

Useful website links

 

Mental Health Services and Information

Get Help in an Emergency - http://www.bcpft.nhs.uk/help-advice/how-to-get-help/63-in-an-emergency

Crisis Team - Crisis Resolution & Home Treatment Team

Diagnosis & Medication Information - http://www.choiceandmedication.org/bcpft/

               

NHS Services and Information

Find local GP/Urgent Care/Hospital/Dental Services - http://www.nhs.uk/pages/home.aspx


Health & Wellbeing

Healthy Sandwell, Healthy You - http://www.sandwell.gov.uk/info/200222/healthy_sandwell_healthy_you

Sandwell Wellbeing Services Hub - http://www.confidenceandwellbeing.co.uk/

Sandwell Lifestyle Choices - https://www.sandwell.gov.uk/lifestylechoices

Time To Get Active - http://www.sandwell.gov.uk/info/200222/healthy_sandwell_healthy_you/961/time_to_get_active

Black Country in Motion Activities in Sandwell - http://www.blackcountrybeactive.co.uk/get-involved/black-country-in-motion/activities%20in%20sandwell


Housing

Sandwell Council Housing advice and support information & links to apply for council housing and pay rent online - http://www.sandwell.gov.uk/housing


Benefits

https://www.gov.uk/browse/benefits

Universal Credit - http://www.sandwell.gov.uk/info/200145/benefits_and_grants/3583/universal_credit


Work

Finding a Job - https://www.gov.uk/browse/working/finding-job

Sandwell Council & Partners Jobs - http://www.sandwell.gov.uk/info/200233/jobs

Think Sandwell – Job Vacancies in the Private and Voluntary Sector - http://www.sandwell.gov.uk/info/200233/jobs/1968/think_local-job_vacancies_in_the_private_sector

Money Advice Service http://householdquotes.co.uk/debt-help/

Connexions - http://www.connexionssandwell.co.uk/index.aspx


Social Support/Recovery Groups

Kaleidoscope Community Wellbeing Service - http://www.kaleidoscopeplus.org.uk/wellbeing

Kaleidoscope Plus Sandwell Outreach Recovery Team (SORT) - http://www.kaleidoscopeplus.org.uk/support

Kaleidoscope Talking Therapies - http://www.kaleidoscopeplus.org.uk/talking-therapies

Kaleidoscope People In Mind (PIM) - http://www.kaleidoscopeplus.org.uk/people-in-mind

http://www.kaleidoscopeplus.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/people-in-mind/People-in-Mind-Kaleidoscope-Plus-Group.pdf


Community & Volunteering

Information Point - Directory of Care & Community Organisations in Sandwell - http://www.sandwell.gov.uk/site/custom_scripts/ip_directory_home.php

Streetlife – Local Social Network - http://www.communityhowto.com/tools/communicate-your-community/social-media/streetlife

Sandwell Volunteer Centre - http://www.volunteercentresandwell.org.uk/

Do-it - https://do-it.org/


Sport & Leisure

Sandwell Leisure Centres - https://www.slt-leisure.co.uk/Default.aspx

https://www.slt-leisure.co.uk/timetables

NHS Choices Get Fit for Free - http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/fitness/Pages/free-fitness.aspx

Parks & Green Spaces - http://www.sandwell.gov.uk/info/200248/parks_and_green_spaces

West Bromwich Odeon Cinema - http://www.odeon.co.uk/cinemas/west_bromwich/215/

Oldbury Rep Theatre - http://www.oldburyrep.org/index.html

Sandwell Museums and Art Gallery - http://www.sandwell.gov.uk/info/200265/museums_and_art_gallery/10/our_museums


Consumer/Legal/Money Management Advice

Citizens Advice - https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/

Money Advice Service - https://www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk/en


Sandwell Council Social Services

http://www.sandwell.gov.uk/info/200215/health_and_social_care


Criminal Justice System

Sandwell Police - https://www.west-midlands.police.uk/your-local-police/sandwell/

Probation Service - https://www.swmcrc.co.uk/offenders-information/

https://www.swmcrc.co.uk/in-your-area/sandwell/

 

There are also a number of voluntary sector providers in Sandwell who are integral to the support of people with mental health issues:

 

Alzheimers Society - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

BUDS (Better Understanding of Dementia for Sandwell) - http://www.buds.co.uk/

CARES The Carers Advice & Resource Establishment, Sandwell (Carer Support Project) - http://www.carers.org/

Changing Our Lives (non-profit organisation) - 22/23 Hagley Mews, Hall Drive, Hagley DY9 9LQ

Citizens Advice - https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/

Cruse Bereavement Care - 0121 558 1798 http://www.crusebereavementcare.org.uk/

Ideal for All (Employment and skills) - http://www.idealforall.co.uk/

IRIS - IRiS Sandwell - Drug Services - Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Call: 0121 553 1333, Alberta Building, 128b Oldbury Road, Smethwick, West Midlands B66 1JE

Kaleidoscope - 1st Floor, Hawthorns House, Halfords Lane, West Bromwich, West Midlands B66 1BB Tel: 0121 565 5605 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Kaleidoscope Community Wellbeing Service - http://www.kaleidoscopeplus.org.uk/wellbeing

Kaleidoscope Plus Sandwell Outreach Recovery Team (SORT) - http://www.kaleidoscopeplus.org.uk/support

Kaleidoscope Talking Therapies - http://www.kaleidoscopeplus.org.uk/talking-therapies

Kaleidoscope People In Mind (PIM) -  http://www.kaleidoscopeplus.org.uk/people-in-mind

Kuumba - African Carribbean Mental health project - SACMHF,  Kuumba Centre, Boulton Road, West Bromwich B70 6NW,  Telephone:  0121 525 1629, Fax:   0121 525 5838,  email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Marbles Sandwell - http://www.marbleshomemakers.co.uk

Murray Hall Community Trust - Creative Therapy Service - http://www.murrayhall.co.uk/Content.aspx?viewcontent=47

P3 Cooperage Court - http://www.p3charity.org/

Parkinsons  UK - Waltham House, Overend Street, West Bromwich, West Midlands, B70 6ER. Contact Jackie Murrall, Volunteer Co-ordinator,  Telephone: 0344 225 9849, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Tipton (Head Office) - Groundwork Environment Centre, Dolton Way, Tipton, West Midlands, DY4 9AL, Telephone: 0121 530 5500,  Fax: 0121 530 5501, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Powher advocacy services  in Sandwell - POhWER, PO Box 14043, Birmingham, B66 9BL, Telephone: 0300 456 2370, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Samaritans - http://www.samaritans.org/

Sandwell Council of Voluntary Organisations - 1st Floor, Landchard House, Victoria Street, West Bromwich, B70 8ER. Telephone: 0121 525 1127, Fax: 0121 448 4768, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Sandwell Rethink Helpline - http://www.rethink.org Telephone: 01384 869898

Sandwell Women’s Aid operates from a number of locations.

Head Office
Charity headquarters are in West Bromwich and all of Sandwell services are based here.
1st Floor Landchard House, Victoria Street, West Bromwich, B70 8HY. Telephone: 0121 553 0090, Fax: 0121 525 1155, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

SWANSWELL - Swanswell -  Alcohol Services. Alberta Building, 128b Oldbury Road, Smethwick, West Midlands, B66 1JE.  Telephone: 0121 553 1333, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The DECCA (Drug Education, Counselling and Confidential Advice) Team runs the Our Guide To website, for young people aged 18 or under who live in Sandwell area, and the services that work with them. If you are under 18 you can call DECCA for advice on 0121 569 2201. http://www.sandwell.gov.uk/info/200222/healthy_sandwell_healthy_you/763/alcohol_and_drugs

Trident Reach the People Charity - http://www.reachthecharity.org.uk/

West Bromwich African Caribbean Resource Centre (Older People and Health Division) - http://www.wbacrc.org.uk/

 

Other useful information

Raising awareness of abuse in Nursing Homes - http://www.nursinghomeabuseguide.org/

PAPYRUS Prevention of Young Suicide - Lineva House, 28-32 Milner Street, Warrington, Cheshire, WA5 1AD. Telephone: 01925 572 444 Mon-Fri 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

If you are a young person at risk of suicide or are worried about a young person at risk of suicide: 0800 068 41 41 Mon-Fri 10:00 am to 10:00 pm Weekends 2:00 pm to 10:00 pm, Bank Holidays 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

More about HOPELineUK 0800 068 41 41

 

 

Wolverhampton Web Links Page Information Categories

 

1.            Mental Health Services and Information

                Get Help in an Emergency           

                http://www.bcpft.nhs.uk/help-advice/how-to-get-help/63-in-an-emergency

                Crisis Team

                Crisis Resolution & Home Treatment Team

                Diagnosis & Medication Information

                http://www.choiceandmedication.org/bcpft/

              

2.            NHS Services and Information

                Find local GP/Urgent Care/Hospital/Dental Services

                http://www.nhs.uk/pages/home.aspx

3.            Health & Wellbeing

                Health and Wellbeing Services

                http://wolverhampton.gov.uk/health

                Wolverhampton Healthy Lifestyles Team – Personal Health Trainer

                http://www.royalwolverhampton.nhs.uk/your-health/healthy-lifestyles-team/

                Black Country in Motion Activities in Wolverhampton

                http://www.blackcountrybeactive.co.uk/get-involved/black-country-in-motion/activities%20in%20wolverhampton

4.            Housing

                Wolverhampton Council Housing advice and support information & links to apply for council housing and              pay rent online

                http://www.wolverhampton.gov.uk/housing

               

5.            Benefits

                https://www.gov.uk/browse/benefits

                Universal Credit

                http://www.universalcreditwolverhampton.co.uk/

               

6.            Work

                Finding a Job

                https://www.gov.uk/browse/working/finding-job

                National Careers Service

                https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/advice/getajob/howtofindajob/Pages/default.aspx

                Connexions

                http://www.connexionswolverhampton.co.uk/index.aspx

 

7.            Social Support/Recovery Groups

                Wolverhampton Community & Wellbeing Hub at the Epic Café

                http://win.wolverhampton.gov.uk/kb5/wolverhampton/directory/service.page?id=9DvKHICWHDY

                Wolverhampton Local Support Groups

                http://www.wmhet.org.uk/local-support-groups

                Kaleidoscope Community Wellbeing Service

                http://www.kaleidoscopeplus.org.uk/wellbeing

8.            Community & Volunteering

                Wolverhampton Information Network (WIN)

                http://win.wolverhampton.gov.uk/kb5/wolverhampton/directory/home.page

                Streetlife – Local Social Network

                http://www.communityhowto.com/tools/communicate-your-community/social-media/streetlife

                Wolverhampton Volunteer Service

                http://wolverhamptonvsc.org.uk/our-projects/volunteer-service/

                Do-it

                https://do-it.org/

9.            Sport & Leisure

                Sports & Leisure Centres

                http://win.wolverhampton.gov.uk/kb5/wolverhampton/directory/results.page?adultchannel=8_1

                NHS Choices Get Fit for Free

                http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/fitness/Pages/free-fitness.aspx

                Parks & Green Spaces

                http://www.wolverhampton.gov.uk/parks

                Lighthouse Cinema

                http://light-house.co.uk/

                http://light-house.co.uk/cinema/

                Grand Theatre

                http://www.grandtheatre.co.uk/whats-on/allshows

                Arena Theatre

                https://wlv.ticketsolve.com/

                Wolverhampton Museums, Art Galleries & Archives

                http://www.wolverhamptonart.org.uk/

10.          Consumer/Legal/Money Management Advice

                Citizens Advice

                https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/

                Money Advice Service

                https://www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk/en

11.          Wolverhampton Council Social Services

                 http://www.wolverhampton.gov.uk/article/2713/Adult-social-care

12.          Criminal Justice System

                 Wolverhampton Police

                https://www.west-midlands.police.uk/your-local-police/wolverhampton/

                Probation Service

                https://www.swmcrc.co.uk/offenders-information/

                https://www.swmcrc.co.uk/in-your-area/walsall/