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Pause Birmingham

Pause, delivered in partnership with Forward Thinking Birmingham, is a wellbeing 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 share techniques to help you manage how you are feeling.

We can work with you one-to-one or in groups. Or simply share our resources for you to read up on in your own time.

How to access Pause

Pause offers a number of drop-in locations across the week, check out our timetable for dates, locations and timings before you set out to see us.

You dont need to wait for a pre-booked session, just come and drop-in. This support is exactly the same as at a booked session, but much quicker to access.

If you have never been to Pause before you can  register with us before you come, or complete the registration forms when you arrive.


Are you a student at the University of Birmingham?

If you're a student aged up to 25 at University of Birmingham, you can find out how to access the service via their wellbeing pages.

Need urgent support?

A mental health crisis is an emergency that has a direct and immediate threat to your physical or emotional wellbeing. 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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