Pause Birmingham

Pause, delivered in partnership with Forward Thinking Birmingham, is a well-being drop-in service for anyone under the age of 25 with a Birmingham GP.

Come and talk to us whenever you're ready. We will listen and empower you to take control of whatever is worrying you.

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How Pause helps

Pause is a safe space where you can talk about anything that is worrying or upsetting you. You may want to talk about school, friendships, family, or maybe about feeling anxious or sad. We will listen and introduce techniques to help you manage how you are feeling.

We can provide one-to-one sessions, group workshops, or simply share our resources for you to read up on in your own time.

Our team of emotional health and well-being practitioners and volunteers will empower you to make decisions that will improve your mental and emotional health.

How to access Pause

Register with us and we will get back in touch with you as soon as we can. We also provide support for parents and carers who are concerned about their child or young person’s well-being.

We are not open on Sundays or Bank Holidays so we will not respond in these times.

Pause remains closed due to Covid. The opening hours for call back service during the Christmas and New Year holiday are as follows.

21 December 2020 10am - 6pm
22 December 2020 10am - 6pm
23 December 2020 10am - 6pm
24 December 2020 11am - 4pm
25 December 2020 Closed
26 December 2020 Closed
27 December 2020 Closed
28 December 2020 11am - 4pm
29 December 2020 10am - 5pm
30 December 2020 10am - 5pm
31 December 2020 11am - 4pm
1 January 2021 Closed
2 January 2021 10am - 5pm
3 January 2021 Closed
4 January 2021 10am - 6pm

There may be a slight delay during this time. All request for support will be replied to as soon as possible to arrange an appointment.

Please note we are not an emergency service.

Need urgent support?


A mental health crisis is an emergency that has a direct and immediate threat to your physical or emotional well-being. In these situations, it's important to get help quickly.

Try to stay calm and ask someone for help if you need it. It could help to tell someone you trust, maybe a family member or a friend. They can be with you and help you decide what to do. They can also contact services on your behalf.

If there is any immediate risk to life, contact the emergency services by calling 999.

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