Birmingham Healthy Minds

Birmingham Healthy Minds is an NHS primary care psychological therapies service for people with depression and anxiety symptoms. To access our service you must be:

  • Aged 16 or over
  • Registered with a Birmingham GP (to check we are your closest service)

NHS talking therapies for anxiety and depression

You can access talking therapies for free on the NHS.

You can refer yourself directly to an NHS talking therapies service without a referral from a GP, or a GP can refer you.

Help is available in person, by video, over the phone or as an online course.

According to best-practice guidance, we can offer you a variety of treatments depending on your needs, for example cognitive behavioural therapy, mindfulness and interpersonal therapy. You can find out more on our leaflet and on our page what we provide.

Download our leaflet of the overview of our services

Express your interest in tackling inequalities

There is work happening in Birmingham’s mental health services to tackle race inequalities and make things fairer and more equal – so you can get the help you need, have a good experience, and achieve good outcomes from the help you receive.
To tackle these inequalities, we need your help. We would like to hear your views and experiences to gain a better understanding of what needs to be improved.

We will be inviting you to participate in workshops where you can tell us how things need to improve. The workshops will be very relaxed, you might find the things we do in the workshops fun and interesting, there will be food and refreshments, and there will also be a payment for your participation.

If you are interested, provide your details in the form and we will soon be in touch to tell you more. Thank you.

How to refer into our service

If you are currently experiencing symptoms of low mood, depression and/or anxiety and would like to be able to manage these symptoms better, our service may be able to help you.

Please note that if you are already under the care of a mental health team we may not be able to accept your referral to Birmingham Healthy Minds, so please speak to your mental health team before you self-refer.

If you are deaf/hard of hearing please call us via text relay on: 81001 or text the word ‘DEAF’ to 60777 or email your Name, Date of Birth, address including postcode and GP surgery to

  • Complete our self-referral form
  • Call us on 0121 301 2525
  • Text ‘BHM’ to 60777
  • Ask your GP to refer you

Find out more about our Birmingham Healthy Minds service in our following videos

Introduction to Birmingham Healthy Minds Part One

Introduction to Birmingham Healthy Minds Part Two

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