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Local Support Services and Groups

St Giles Services 

St Giles Hospice in Sutton Coldfield have numerous social activities that anyone can drop in to, such as coffee mornings, lunch club, choir, walking group and jewellery making - for anyone who is looking for a bit of company and social interaction.  Please contact or telephone 01543 434 536 for more information.

They also run a few social groups, to reduce isolation, including:

Computer Group - Meet every Thursday at St Giles Hospice, Fisherwick Road, Whittington, Lichfield, Staffordshire, WS14 9LH from 1:00pm to 3:00pm.  This is a friendly group of people who meet to learn more about their laptops/tablets and mobile smartphones.  Please contact or telephone 01543 434 536 for more information or just turn up.

MS Exercise Groups - Meet every Thursday at St Giles Hospice, Lindridge Road, Sutton Coldfield, B75 6JB from 10:15am - 11:30am.  Please call Julie Robinson on 07711 696 308 for further information.

Wellbeing Day - Held every Tuesday 10:00am to 3:00pm at St Giles Hospice, Fisherwick Road, Whittington, Lichfield, Staffordshire, WS14 9LH.  This drop-in service provides support and information for people with life limiting illness.  Specialist palliative care Registered Nurses are available for advice and support, in a social group environment, together with group activities such as exercise and relaxation.  Please telephone 01543 434 530 for more details.  

Wellbeing Coordinators

Wellbeing Coordinators deliver 1-1 person-centred support to those with long term health conditions to help them live more independently. The wellbeing coordinator can motivate towards a healthy lifestyle using the HEALTH Passport and encourage improved wellbeing, quality of life and social activity.

This service can also benefit those who are; lonely, isolated, frequent visitors to A&E or GP services, in need of aids/adaptations in the home, in need of financial support or simply want advice in how to improve their wellbeing.

Please CLICK HERE for more information.

Young Carers 

Release is a project based in the North of Birmingham providing awareness and support for young carers aged 9-25 and their families.  They raise awareness for young carers and provide educational support, life skills, easy access to other services and hold events and activities for young carers to meet and make friends.

Contact Details

Address: George Williams House, Watson Close, St Bernard's Road, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, B72 1LE

Tel: 0121 354 5614  



Mental Health 

Are you feeling anxious, stressed or depressed? Visit Birmingham Healthy Mind's free NHS walk-in service.

Every Friday (excluding bank holidays) 9:00am - 11:00am at Walmley Health Centre, 8 Walmley Road, Sutton Coldfield, B76 1QN

No appointment necessary or call 0121 301 2525 (option 1) for more information. 

Parkinson's Support

Offer information, friendship and support to local people with Parkinson's their families and carers.

They also organise regular events and social activities. Join and meet other people affected by Parkinson's in your area.

Every Thursday 1:45pm - 3.45pm at Methodist Church Hall, 16 South Parade, Sutton Coldfield, B72 1QY

Contact John Carrington on 0121 308 7826 or 07968 824694 or Jackie Murrall on 0344 225 9849 for more


Autism Support Group for Parents and Carers

Wednesday mornings 10:00am - 12:00pm at St Chads Church Hall, Hollyfield Road, Sutton Coldfield, B75 7QE. Also a monthly Monday evening group from 7:30pm - 9:00pm.

A friendly, long-established group. Holds weekly Wednesday morning meetings and a monthly Monday evening meeting with speakers. The Group offers sympathetic and moral support, as well as information from its knowledgeable and well-informed parents. The Group has one fund-raising event a year. 

Please contact Victoria Roche on 07905 654 632 or 0121 240 2827, email or visit the Facebook page for information.

The Cancer Support Centre

The Centre is open to clients 5 days a week, Monday to Friday ( 9.30 til 4.30pm) with a late night on Tuesday (until 7.45pm) at The Cancer Support Centre, Lindridge Road, Sutton Coldfield, B75 6JB

Offering support to anyone affected by cancer. That could mean you have a diagnosis or you are supporting someone with a diagnosis.

For more information please call 0300 012 0245, email or visit their website

Pulmonary Fibrosis 

The first Tuesday of every month at 2pm at St Giles Supportive Care Centre, Lindridge Road, Sutton Coldfield, B75 6JB.

The group is very friendly and anyone is welcome. Some months speakers are organised and other months the time is left free for participants to chat. Specialist nurses support the group most months.

A volunteer runs a relation group in the second half of the meeting for those that are interested.

Tea and coffee are available for a donation. Please contact the chairperson (Glyn) on 07982 668110 for more information.

Sutton Coldfield Stroke Club

Every other Wednesday 10:30am - 3:15pm at United Reformed Church, 1 Brassington Avenue, Sutton Coldfield, B73 6AA.

The Sutton Coldfield Stroke Club is for stroke survivors and aims to help them to be independent and to gain confidence. There is mutual understanding, support and encouragement between members as well as support for carers and family.

Please contact Mrs Liz Topliss by calling 0121 354 6463 or email

Macular Disease

The last Tuesday of every month from 1:15pm at Holy Trinity R.C. Church, 69 Lichfield Road, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, B74 2NU.

A local self-help support group run by people with macular disease for people with macular disease and offers practical and emotional support.

Please call 0300 30 30 111 for more information.

Dementia Cafe

Thursday mornings 10:00am - 12:00pm at St James Church,Mere Green Road, Sutton Coldfield, B75 5BW

The memory cafe is a relaxed, friendly place which offers a safe and supportive environment where families can meet and share concerns without feeling embarrassed or misunderstood.  Trips down memory lane are triggered by the optional activities that are mindful and respectful of the person living with dementia and the amazing lives they have led. By remaining involved and active a person living with dementia can maintain their skills and independence for longer.

For more information please call 0121 323 4200

Prostate Cancer Support Group

The last Wednesday of each month from 2:30pm at Partnership Learning Centre, Good Hope Hospital, Sutton Coldfield, B75 7RR.

Anyone is welcome to attend the group, including family and friends of men affected by prostate cancer.

Please contact Joe Dyke on 0121 686 6491 or email

Breastfeeding Support Group 

Drop-in session every Wednesday 2:00pm - 4:30pm at Good Hope Hospital, Rectory Road, Sutton Coldfield, B75 7RR.

For more information please contact Jacky Scott on 0121 378 2211  extn: 3180

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