Mental Health Support Services in Stratford upon Avon

There is a broad range of mental health support and services that South Warwickshire & Worcestershire Mind offer in Stratford upon Avon. These services range from a crisis helpline and out of hours telephone support, to group and one-to-one in-person sessions. 

24 Hour Mental Health Helpline – Stratford upon Avon

This service is delivered by the Wellbeing for Warwickshire team, and aims to help people towards better mental health before their condition deteriorates into crisis. It’s available across Warwickshire and is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Call 0800 616171 and speak to one of our friendly and understanding advisors.

If you are in need of emergency mental health support, take a look at your options here

Group Mental Wellbeing Sessions

Wellbeing for Warwickshire is more than a helpline! It is also a comprehensive service dedicated to promoting mental health and well-being in Stratford upon Avon. This service provides a holistic approach, addressing various aspects of mental health, including stress management, emotional well-being, resilience-building and self-care. 

Through workshops, courses, one-on-one support, and community engagement, the service equips individuals with practical tools and strategies to enhance their overall well-being. These services are free of charge and open to all, currently running in Stratford upon Avon and Shipston:

Mondays: Wellbeing drop-in 

Held at the Fred Winter Centre every Monday from 10am – 12 midday, just drop in. Come along for a cuppa and chat with like-minded people about life and its challenges, with the help and guidance of one of our friendly team.


Mondays: Green Minds

Our volunteer-led initiative this is a gardening group held at 11.15am every Monday at Lifeways Therapy centre on Albany Road, for two hours. If you’re a gardening enthusiast (or would like to be!), see more about Green Minds here.


Tuesdays: Peer-support group

Led by volunteers at the Fred Winter centre every Tuesday from 10.30 -12.30. Enjoy a laid-back chat with peers about a variety of topics and learn more about other activities going on at the centre in Stratford.

Wednesdays: Men Connect

Nearly 1 in 10 men experience anxiety or depression, but less than half of these men reach out for treatment, and more than four times as many men compared to women die by suicide every year ( That’s why we dedicate one group session a week to men. Led by our Wellbeing practitioner Stanley Gordon at the Fred Winter Centre, this group session covers pertinent topics each week, designed to help men help themselves towards better mental health. We recommend contacting us to let us know you’re coming as spaces are limited. Contact us here or call 01789 298615.

Thursdays: Outreach group, The Shipston Warm Hub

Every week between 10am – 12 midday, at the Shipston Scout Hut, New Street, CV36 6EW This drop in session covers popular topics each week, designed to help people help themselves towards better mental health. Some weeks guest speakers like nurses and first aid responders will attend. 

Fridays: Wellbeing group

Led by our wellbeing practitioner Stanley Gordon at the Fred Winter Centre every Friday between 10.30 – 12.30, these sessions are person-led and flexible to the group’s needs. Contact us here or call 01789 298615 to book your place.

Supported Self Help

Supported Self Help is a free specialist service offered by South Warwickshire & Worcestershire Mind and located in Stratford upon Avon GP surgeries. The service exists to help patients who would otherwise be placed on a lengthy waiting list for support, during which time their mental health may deteriorate. It’s a proactive service which assists individuals in managing their mental wellbeing. You’ll receive regular check-ins with a practitioner who will  give guidance and practical strategies to maintain your wellbeing, whilst you’re waiting for, or instead of, a GP referral.

The service aims to spot early signs of issues, and intervene early to prevent mental issues becoming worse. This service provides users with a safe space to discuss their issues, create personal goals to improve their mental well-being and emotional resilience. 

Read more about supported self-help here. 

Breathing Space – For Orbit customers in Stratford upon Avon

This free mental health service is designed for Orbit customers who require help and support towards better mental health. This structured regular weekly support consists of 12 weeks of one to one meetings, focusing on personal goal setting and creating a tool kit of self help resources. 

This service may be right for you if you’re feeling depressed, anxious or in a consistently demotivated.

Read more about breathing space here