May’s spotlight on… Mental Health Awareness Week

It’s Mental Health Awareness week!

We’re proud to support the Mental Health Foundation this Mental Health Awareness Week – 13 to 19 May. Join in and help to create a world with good mental health for all. 

This year’s theme is movement: moving more for our mental health. Get involved by finding and sharing your moments for movement this Mental Health Awareness Week.  

Find out more: 

#MentalHealthAwarenessWeek #MomentsForMovement 

This #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek, get moving more for your mental health by finding moments for movement every day.  

When life’s busy, it can be tricky finding time for wellbeing-boosting activities.  But finding moments for movement might be easier than you think. Why not use the time you spend waiting to move more? When you’re waiting for the kettle to boil; for your kids to come out of school; or for a bus to arrive. These moments will add up! 

Get more tips from the Mental Health Foundation: 

If you are concerned that you are developing a mental health problem you should seek the advice and support of your GP as a matter of priority. If you are thinking about ending your life, please call 999 (UK) or go to A&E and ask for the contact of the nearest crisis resolution team. These are teams of mental health care professionals who work with people in severe distress.

The Mental Health Foundation is a charity specialising in research and policy development, with a focus on preventing mental health problems. We are not able to advise people directly on their personal circumstances.

Below are details on services and organisations that offer help and support directly to people with mental health problems. 

Samaritans are open 24/7 – including over Christmas and New Year. SHOUT and CALM also remain open over the Christmas period.

The Samaritans offer emotional support 24 hours a day – in full confidence.

Call 116 123 – it’s FREE.

Or email .

Shout 85258

For free, confidential support, 24/7, text SHOUT to 85258.

If you are struggling to cope and need to talk, trained Shout volunteers are available day or night.

Shout can help with urgent issues such as:

  • Abuse
  • Anxiety and stress
  • Bullying
  • Depression or sadness
  • Loneliness or isolation
  • Panic attacks
  • Self-harm
  • Suicidal thoughts

Find out more at

Anxiety UK

Services available include:

Helpline services – 03444 775 774, open from 9:30am to 17:30pm Mon to Friday, along with a text service 07537 416905 and ‘Ask Anxia’ chatbot service, available 24/7 for all anxiety queries at See Helpline services for more information.


The Mind infoline

Mind offer an information line to answer questions about:

  • types of mental health problem
  • where to get help
  • drug and alternative treatments
  • advocacy.

Call the Mind infoline on 0300 123 3393 (UK landline calls are charged at local rates, and charges from mobile phones will vary considerably). Or email .

If you need legal advice, you can speak to Mind about:

  • mental health
  • mental capacity
  • community care
  • human rights and discrimination/equality related to mental health issues.

Call the Mind Legal Advice service on 0300 466 6463 (UK landline calls are charged at local rates, and charges from mobile phones will vary considerably). Or email .

CALM Helpline and webchat

The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) is leading a movement against suicide.

You can talk to CALM about anything.

Call the CALM helpline on 0800 58 58 58 or use their webchat here.

The helpline and webchat are both open 5pm to midnight, 365 days a year.

Chat to us at Cradley Surgery!

Your GP may be the first person you talk to about your mental health problems. If you have a good relationship with your doctor, you may find it helpful just to know there is someone you can talk to about the feelings you are having. Your GP may refer you to specialist services if he/she feels they will help you.

Please call us on 01886 880 207 or send us an online consultation. Please call 111 for non emergencies if we are out of hours and 999 for a medical emergency.