Rethink

This is not a service provided directly by Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Trust.  These are support groups that we have been made aware of in the local area.  This information is intended to help sign post people to groups available locally by other providers.

The charity provides support and local group services in Walsall and Dudley for people with mental health problems and their carers.

Walsall

The Walsall Enablement Service has been designed to help you build independence and improve health and wellbeing by becoming an active participant in your local community. Through the provision of ‘SafeSpace’ groups, Coffee and Cope groups, Living Life To The Full — a workshop based on CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), signposting services and individual emotional support, our dedicated team will do all we can to support and empower you to enhance your recovery journey.

SafeSpace
SafeSpace is a small, staff-led session which has been set up for people struggling with mental health issues and social isolation. There is always a member of staff at these sessions, and we currently offer three per week.

Coffee and Cope
These are peer-led groups out in the community for those wanting support, to meet new people and to socialise. We currently offer four a week with plans to offer more in different areas.

One-to-one Emotional Support
A friendly listening ear to anyone who may be experiencing mental health issues. For clients, we can offer ‘graded-exposure’ support on public transport, as well as supporting to appointments that may otherwise be difficult.

Living Life to the Full
An eight-week CBT-based workshop which aims to equip clients with more positive thinking strategies and ways to look at problems in a more productive way.

Rethink Walsall can help you if
   • You have a mental health issue with which you would like support
• You are 18+ and live, or have a GP, in the Walsall area
• You feel socially isolated and would like support getting out in to your local community
• You would like to talk to someone about the support options available to you
• You would like to become involved as a volunteer

The service welcomes self-referrals, as well as those from health professionals. To make a referral, or if you have any further questions regarding the service, please get in touch.

Dudley

Dudley Cafe Club Initiative
The service supports you in accessing existing community provision: activities such as walking, keep fit, social and community events. The service provides: activities and social events, community resource advice, cost price meals and some outreach work.

Dudley Employment Support Project
The service offers a full range of support, assessment, advice, therapeutic activity, education, training, job tasters, work experience, sheltered employment – leading to open employment as well as courses for fun, e.g. art, craft, music, cookery, and return to work, which enables people to learn and develop skills in job coaching, CV writing, application forms and interview skills.

How can I access Rethink?

The Enablement Service
The Small Street Centre
1a Small Street
Walsall
WS1 3PR

Telephone: 01922 707 862
Email: enablement@rethink.org

Dudley Rethink
King Street Centre, Criterion House
120 King Street
Dudley
West Midlands
DY2 8NZ

The Dudley Café Club Initiative can be contacted on 01384 869898 or espdudley@rethink.org

For further information visit www.rethink.org