Feeling Overwhelmed?

Feeling overwhelmed?

We receive many enquiries from students in heightened states of anxiety, who have already been referred for counselling and then told to sit on a waiting list for anything up to 3 months.

There is NO NEED to have to wait that long. There should be a service in most areas that they can self-refer to, with a much shorter waiting time -

Whether these are NHS, charity or private this is a useful website for finding self-referral services by postcode https://www.nhs.uk/service-search


Direct self-referral contacts in our most local areas are given below:

NHS Healthy Minds Service

Free talking therapies 

44a Pond Lane, Wolverhampton, WV21HG

Tel: 0800 923 0222 / 01902 441 856 between 9am - 4.30pm Monday to Friday (except Bank Holidays)    

Email: wolverhampton.healthyminds@bcpft.nhs.uk

Online self-referral click here


Starfish Wolverhampton Social Hub

Community based support

Tel: 01902 771 776 or 07949290036

Email: info@thesocialhub.org.uk 

For website click here


Aspiring Futures 

Free counselling of females 

Tel: 01902 458770 or 07557667609

Email: info@aspiring-futures.co.uk

For website click here



Relationship counselling organisation

Tel: 0121 643 1638 or 01902 428447

For website click here


Base 25

Free counselling for people aged 11-25 years old and drop in support

Castle House, Wheeler's Fold, Wolverhampton WV1 1HN

Drop in service: Monday - Friday 3pm- 5pm

Tel: 01902 572 040

Email: enquiries@base25.org

For website click here



Free bereavement counselling and support

Tel: 01902 420055

Email: dudleywolves@cruse.org.uk

For website click here

NHS Walsall Talking Therapy Service

Free talking therapies 

Tel 0800 953 0995 to self-refer between 9am – 4.30pm weekdays

Online self-referral click here


Rethink Mental Illness

Community based support

The Small Street Centre, 1A Small St, Walsall WS1 3PR

Tel: 01922 707 862

Email enablement@rethink.org

For website click here


Marriage Care

Free relationship counselling. There is an initial registration fee of £10

St Mary's, The Mount Parish Hall, 15 Glebe Street, Walsall WS1 3NX

Tel: 0800 389 3801

Email: appointments@marriagecare.org.uk

For website click here



Free bereavement counselling and support

Tel: 0121 558 1798

Email: sandwell@cruse.org.uk

For website click here

NHS Telford IAPT service

Free talking therapies

Fuller House, Hall Court, Hall Park Way , Telford, TF3 4NP 

Tel: 01952 457415

For website click here


Branches Support Hub

Mental health support groups, activities and drop ins 

Strickland House, The Lawns, Wellington TF1 3BX 

Tel: 01952 899204

Email: info@tacteam.org.uk

Forthe full programme click here



Mental health support drop in for people up to the age of 25 

Mondays & Tuesdays 12-7pm and Satursdays 11-4pm 9 Market Square, Wellington, Telford TF1 1BP

Thursdays from 2pm-7pm at Upstairs at Palmers Cafe, Claremont Street, Shrewsbury, SY1 1QR

1st & 3rd Wednesdays of the month 3.30-7pm Ludlow Youth Centre, Lower Galdeford, Ludlow SY8 1RT

Email: AskBeam@childrenssociety.org.uk  

For website click here


Telford Mind

Free mental health drop in support

Monday, Tuesday & Thursday from 10.00am - 2.30pm at Court Street Medical Practice, Madeley, Telford TF7 5EE

Tel: 07434 869 248

Email: Talk2@telford-mind.co.uk

For website click here



Free bereavement counselling and support

Tel: 0845 606 6812

Email: shropshiretelford&wrekin@cruse.org.uk

For website click here

NHS Burton and Uttoxeter Wellbeing Team

Free talking therapies 

Self refer by telephone on 01283 536645 Monday to Friday 9- 4.30pm 

Email: BUWellbeing@mpft.nhs.uk

Self referral information click here

Starfish Health and Wellbeing

Free talking therapies

Chase Wellbeing Centre, 26 – 28 Wolverhampton Road, Cannock, Staffordshire, WS11 1AH

Self refer tel: 01543 572161


11A Princes Street, Stafford, Staffordshire, ST16 2BN

Self refer tel: 01785 243002

Referral information click here


Burton and District Mind

Free counselling

67 Branston Road, Burton on Trent, Staffordshire , DE14 3BY

Tel: 01283 566696

Email: info@burtonmind.co.uk

For website click here 



Relationship counselling

Avon Road, Cannock, Staffordshire, WS11 1LH

Tel: 0121 643 1638

Email: admin@relate-wolverhampton.org.uk

For website click here


Riverside, Burton Upon Trent, Staffordshire, DE14 1AH

Tel: 01332 349177

Email: info@relatederby.org.uk

For website click here



Free Bereavement counselling and support

Tel: 01543 433 479

Email: southstaffordshire@cruse.org.uk

For website click here