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Our Talking Therapies service is specially designed for young people aged 14-25 who are struggling with stress, anxiety, low mood or depression. If this sounds like you and you'd like some support to manage your thoughts and emotions, we're here to help.

We offer a range of therapies, some of which are culturally specific, while others encourage you to express yourself creatively. We also provide more traditional sessions, if you feel that's better for you.

Appointments are available at a number of locations across the city, so we'll be able to see you somewhere convenient for you.

Our waiting list for this service is up to just three weeks, so you can rest assured you’ll be seen quickly and get the support you need, when you need it. We also know that most of the young people who access our psychological therapies make great strides towards recovery, so you can be confident that getting in touch with us will make a difference.

How to access this service

There are a number of ways to access our Talking Therapies service. You can either:

  • Complete an online referral using our secure portal;
  • Call our Access Centre on 0300 300 0099 
  • Visit your GP and asked to be referred to the Forward Thinking Birmingham Talking Therapies service

What happens next 

Once we've received your referral, our team will check whether talking therapies are right for your needs. If they think the service can help, your details will then be passed to one of our providers who will be in touch within three weeks to arrange an appointment.

If you still need support after your course of therapy has finished, we’ll make sure you can access it through Forward Thinking Birmingham or one of our voluntary and community sector partners.