Welcome to Black Country Mental Health

We are a mental health charity that aims to improve, promote and enhance a better quality of life for people affected by poor mental health, across the Black Country. We do this through a range of different services designed to help adults, young people and children.

Services

Growing in the park

We use gardening to build and support the mental and physical health of our communities. Our projects provide activities, skills training and friendship for people with, or at risk of, isolation and poor mental health.

Black Country Mental Health women's group

Services

Women’s Group

This group offers invaluable support for females who have experienced trauma.

Services

Wellbeing Warriors

This is a programme of between 8-10 sessions training children/young people to recognise when their peers may be upset anxious or worried, and gives them the confidence to approach and support them.

Support line

Our support line is open Mon to Fri 9am–11pm and Sat to Sun 10am–11pm. We may be busy with other calls but please leave a message and we will be in touch

Become a member

As a non profit charity, we rely on fundraising as one the main ways to bring in funds to support ourselves and fund the services which we provide.

Become a sponsor

As a non-profit charity, sponsorship is really important to us.  They help us maintain our services and help provide extra support to people who need it.

Who are Black Country Mental Health?

​We are a mental health charity that aims to improve, promote and enhance a better quality of life for people living across the Black Country affected by poor mental health.

There are many different ways of fundraising. If you have any fundraising ideas of your own we would love to hear about them and get involved!

Black Country Mental Health women's group

Dave Hill of Slade becomes Black Country Mental Health Ambassador

Black Country Mental Health is proud to announce that Dave Hill of Slade is to be their new Ambassador.

Originally Dudley Mind BCMH is a local mental health charity depending mainly on donations and fundraising they provide services to support young people and adults to manage their mental health.

Chief Executive Sandra Vaughan is very pleased to have Dave as Ambassador on board. She and the charity are looking forward to working together to enable them to move forward to developing and providing more services. A small paid staff team with an incredible group of volunteers enables the charity to provide lots of opportunities for people to manage their mental wellbeing.

Dave Hill says he is truly delighted to be the Ambassador for BMH. He has experience within his own family of how mental health problems can adversely affect people’s lives and wants to use that knowledge to help raise awareness of the problem. He believes that becoming an ambassador has come at the right time and he is also looking forward to working with the charity and helping them in any way he can.

Dave Hill, Black Country Mental Health

Party With A Purpose

Quarry Bank Social Club Charity Show

Mantalk

Shame. Guilt. Anger. Depression. Anxiety. Powerlessness. 

If you have survived trauma of any kind, then it is likely that you will have experienced at least one of these powerful emotions affecting your everyday life. Nearly 6 in 10 men feel that society expects a man to always be emotionally strong. And 1 in 3 men never talk about their feelings to anyone else.  It’s time to break the silence.  

We provide a safe, welcoming, personal space to get trauma-informed support.

Led by BACP registered, integrative psychotherapist, Nic Auerbach, MANTALK! is a free, weekly drop-in where you can just be…your real self. 

Let’s Break The Silence Together – every Thursday @ 13.00.

Mantalk

Jolly Joggers

Jolly Joggers are a couch to 5k beginners running (jogging) group. We aim to get more people active to improve their mental health.

The next programme starts on Saturday 14th September provisionally

This is a friendly, welcoming, supportive group for anyone who is struggling with their mental health right now or in the past including stress, low mood, anxiety or depression or another mental health problem. Along with anyone who wants to improve their mental wellbeing through running/jogging.

London Landmarks Half Marathon April 2025

Volunteering opportunities

Black Country Mental Health

Horticultural Project Vacancies

We still have vacancies at our horticultural project based at Wollescote Park managing the old walled garden. No particular skills needed just a willingness to help out and at the same time manage your mental wellbeing.

Volunteers needed

Volunteer Qualified Walk Leader for our Walk and Talk Service. Volunteer fundraisers who can complete applications for grants.