Pre and postnatal depression
support services

0121 301 5990

Group Work

If you live in Birmingham, Acacia have two young parent groups for parents and parents-to-be aged 24 years or under. You and your family can attend a group in either North or South Birmingham. Come along to play with other children, meet other young parents and talk about mental health and wellbeing. We want these groups to be co-created with you at the heart of them. We encourage you to make suggestions for session topics, craft activities and outings.

It's important to remember that these are not 'drop in' sessions and you will need complete the application form and the PHQ/GAD Mood Score lower down the page if you'd like to come along.  You can also ring us on 0121 301 5990 or use the contact us form if you'd like more information.


North Birmingham Group

Held on Wednesdays 1.30-3pm at the 610 centre Kingstanding, B44 9SH.

This group is run in partnership with Birmingham City Council and the NHS young parent support team. As well as speaking to Nicole from Acacia about your mental health, you have the chance to talk to other partner services at the group

South Birmingham Group

Held on Mondays 11-12.30pm at Northfield Baptist Church. 

Each week we explore a different wellbeing topic over a hot cuppa and biscuit.

Come and join the fun

If you'd like to join us at a group please register by clicking on the link below and completing our registration form. Feel free to bring your partner, friend, family member or any other support person with you.

Register Here

If you'd like to join us at a group please register by clicking on 'register now' below and completing our registration form.  

You don't need to complete the mood score

Register Now
Please remember that Acacia is not a crisis service and if you are feeling really unwell with your mental health and are concerned you must contact your GP or mental health professional as soon as possible.   If you feel like you are suffering a mental health crisis: 
  • In a life-threatening situation call 999.
  • In Birmingham and Solihull you can ring 0121 262 3555 to access the new 24/7 NHS urgent mental health helpline for all ages.  You can use this helpline to get expert advice and assessment for children and adults and you can call for yourself or on behalf of someone else.
  • If you live outside Birmingham the link is here to find your local urgent helpline. Just enter your postcode and it then gives you the right phone number.    
  • You can also call 111 or request an urgent GP appointment.
  • Shout 85258 is a free, confidential, 24/7 text messaging support service for anyone who is struggling to cope. Just text SHOUT to 85258.  The text is free and anonymous on all major UK networks.
  • Alternatively, in Birmingham and Solihull please contact your mental health crisis team:
                For Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Foundation Trust (BSMHFT - 25yrs and over) call 0121 301 5500.
                For Forward Thinking Birmingham (24 yrs and younger) 0300 300 0099.

  • and if you have a Midwife and/or Health Visitor contact them as a matter of urgency.

If you live in Birmingham and need help?

Need Help? If you need help or support or have any questions please call.
0121 301 5990
or click here to email us

If you live outside of Birmingham and need help?

View the website If you need help or support please visit the Hearts and Minds website.