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Pause is our city centre drop-in service, based in Digbeth.

Run by our partners at The Children's Society, it's a little bit different to other mental health services you might have experienced. The best bit about Pause is you don't need an appointment; you can simply drop in for a chat.

Whatever your reason for coming, whether you're a little worried about something that's going on in your life or you just need some space to think, Pause is here for you. Drop in and talk to one of the team, learn a new technique for managing your emotions or simply browse our online self-help materials. Pause is run by our friendly team of therapists, youth workers and volunteers, who are always on hand to lend a listening ear.

We also offer a range of workshops and groups at Pause - take a look at our events page to find out more about what's on.

Pause is cool, bright and spacious. You can feel safe here among people who are happy to chat and support you.

How to find us

Come and see us at 21 Digbeth. We're five minutes' walk from the Bull Ring and just across the road from the DS1 and DS3 bus stops, where you can catch the 17, 35, 50, 50A, 58, 59, 60, 73, 97, 97A, 150, X1, X2 and X50 buses.

Volunteer and young person on beanbagsUniversity Of Birmingham - Pop Up Pause

Pause currently have a pop up version of the service running from The University of Birmingham every Monday. If you are at university and find yourself needing someone to talk to, pop into the Bramall Music Building from 1pm-4pm on a Monday and one of our team will be happy to have a chat. 

Sutton Coldfield  - Pop Up Pause

Alongside out university pop up, Pause is out in the community of Sutton Coldfield every Tuesday. Sutton Pop Up Pause will be held at the Sutton Coldfield Fire Station weekly 1pm - 6pm. Please see the Events page for more details on where to find us.


Working for us

Pause is a great place to work. If you're interested in working or volunteering with us, take a look at our vacancies page for information on how to apply.