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Get support for your wellbeing

We all need to take care of ourselves, both physically and mentally. Our community-based projects are open to support everyone in Walsall borough.

The Thrive mobile wellbeing project (Let’s Chat)

Let’s Chat is a friendly, local service to support your wellbeing, and helps you deal with stress. It is a member of the No Wrong Door approach. This means that the staff will help you to connect to the right support when you need it.

The Let’s Chat bus

The bus visits communities across Walsall. It provides support for a wide range of challenges, including:

  • financial concerns and debt
  • employment
  • housing challenges
  • fuel crisis

We can also help you to:

  • seek new skills
  • maximise your benefits
  • develop a wellbeing plan
  • connect to counselling and talking therapies, and other support services
  • get support for loneliness and social isolation (for example, Making Connections Walsall)
  • access food banks

You can find the Let’s Chat bus at the times and locations below on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. There is no need to book - just turn up.

Easter operational hours

The Let's Chat bus will not be available From Friday 29 March - Monday 1 April. You can find what times it will be running over the Easter holidays below.

  • Tuesday 26 March - Thursday 28 March - Park Street, Walsall Town Centre
  • Wednesday 3 April - Friday 5 April - Park Street, Walsall Town Centre
  • Saturday 6 April  - Walsall Arboretum

Make a wellbeing plan

If you come to the Let's Chat bus, we can help you make a wellbeing plan. This will help you and others understand what is important to keep you healthy, well, and independent. The plan focuses on eight steps to wellbeing:

  • be active
  • take notice
  • connect
  • give something to others
  • learn something new
  • hydration for wellbeing
  • sleep for wellbeing
  • hope for the future

You can download a copy of the wellbeing plan below:

Download list

Extra support and helplines

The Black Country emotional support helpline is open to everyone in Walsall, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Phone: 0808 802 2288

You can also find a network of local groups and services, and information from experts, on the Rethink website.