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Online Self-Help

Try the NHS's free online self-help guide for depression here. Or their anxiety self-help guide here. Based on CBT, the guides aim to help you to identify and reduce mild-moderate symptoms of depression and anxiety.

Mood Tracker

Use the Daylio App to track your emotions and understand patterns in your mood.

Free Fitness Apps & Low-Cost Gym

Get the Sitting Cardio, (exercises for those who can't stand) Map My Walk (walk tracker), and Home Workout - No Equipment (home workouts) apps for free, and start adding some movement into your day.

Bardello is a low-cost gym located in Solihull. Join today for affordable access to gym equipment and classes.

Online Yoga

Access beginner-friendly, free yoga videos and classes on YouTube.

Down Dog provide fully tailorable, randomly generated yoga routines via their app to keep your practice fresh.

Free Meditation App

Insight Timer is a free app perfect for people with all levels of meditation experience. Meditate the easy way with their library of guided meditations, or meditate alone with their handy tools.

Support Groups

The Birmingham Social Anxiety Support Group have in-person meet-ups for people struggling with anxiety.


Anxiety UK host online support groups. Book a space here.

Building Bridges is a Dudley-based in-person support group for those with depression and anxiety.

Side By Side is an online peer support community for those with mental health struggles.

CBT Thought Diary

Use the free MindHealth CBT Diary app to record your thoughts and learn the basics of CBT wherever you are.

Make Friends

Meetup and Bumble BFF are free services you can use to make friends online and meet people with similar interests in real life.

Helplines & Web Chat

 Call the Samaritans on 116 123 if you are in crisis and need immediate mental help.


If you are in crisis and need immediate help but don't want to talk, text SHOUT to 85258.


Call Anxiety UK on 03444 775 774 (9:30am - 5:30pm, Mon - Fri) for instant support for your anxiety.

Contact Anxiety UK for help with anxiety via their text helpline 07537 416 905 (up to 1 day response time). 

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