Most services for mental health are accessed by referral from a GP or other professional.
Community mental health teams
There are three community mental health teams are based around the city, Steps to Health in the North East, The Croft Resource Centre serving the South East and Corner House Resource Centre in the South West.
The teams are made up of nurses, social workers, psychologists, doctors and occupational therapists. They can also arrange for other services like outreach, day care, home treatment, employment services, carer support, inpatient treatment at Penn Hospital and other specialist services.
They will to assess your care needs, work out your care plan, and provide a care co-ordinator to keep in touch with you and to provide a review.
Steps to Health, Wolverhampton City PCT, Showell Circus, Low Hill
Wolverhampton, WV10 9TH
Phone: 01902 444600 or 445871
Bus number 2
South East Area:
The Croft Resource Centre,87 Greencroft, Bilston, WV14 7NB
Phone: 01902 553914
Bus number 25 and 82
South West Area:
Corner House Resource Centre, 300 Dunstall Road, Whitmore Reans, Wolverhampton, WV6 0NZ
Phone: 01902 553382 or 553876 or 553874
Bus number 25 and 62
All of these centres are GP referral only
Wolverhampton also runs a short-stay treatment centre called Recovery House in Low Hill, which provides intensive support for people with a mental health problem, and a stay of up to 2 weeks to try to prevent the person in crisis from having to go into hospital.
One Voice – has a trained counsellor available to disabled people for person-centred one-to-one counselling. No referral required.
Aquarius provides individual counselling and group sessions for people with alcohol or drug related problems. No referral required.
0300 200 2400
ACCI – The African-Caribbean Cultural Initiative provides help and advice to people from the African-Caribbean community with mental health problems. They provide counselling, and they have a drop-in centre open weekdays 9-5.
ACCI, 221 Newhampton Rd East, Wolverhampton WV1 4BA
Telephone: 01902 571231
Bus number 6 or 25.
Navjeevan Project provides counselling for Asian women contact the project Telephone:01902 571260
Mental Health Support Services
No Panic is a charity aimed at people who experience panic attacks, phobias, obsessive compulsive disorders, anxiety disorders, or tranquillizer withdrawal.
They have a confidential freephone helpline 10-00 am TO 10-00 pm
0808 808 0545
Saneline – The mental health charity SANE runs a telephone line charged at local rate, running from 6pm to 11pm:
They offer telephone support and someone to listen to you in times of crisis. They can also give you information to enable you to make informed decisions regarding your mental health, including information on medical, complimentary and psychological treatments available, and information on mental health legislation, and the mental health system.
They have access to a large database, telling you what mental health services are available in your area.
Their website has a wide range of information and links to help available:
Samaritans offer someone to talk to 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, on 08457 909090.
If you would rather write to them, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org, they aim to reply to your email within 24 hours.
You can also write to them about how you are feeling:
Chris, P.O. Box 9090, Stirling, FK8 2SA
The Wolverhampton Samaritans Centre at 54 Newhampton Road West is usually open to callers from 8.00 a.m. to 10.00 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays
Bus numbers 5, 6 and 716
You can also drop-in to talk to someone face-to-face, Tuesday-Thursday. The building has some access problems, but has wheelchair access at the rear – ring first so they can let you in, if you require a level entrance.