Need Support?

Virtual Studio


We are now open for new referrals with a new initiative, inspired by the lockdown, in a virtual space.

Our virtual studio is open to adults…

  • living with severe and enduring mental health illness

  • who at this time are experiencing mental health challenges that cause difficult and unwanted behaviours and feelings

  • advised to self-isolate for 12 weeks

…for creative challenge, a sense of purpose and friendship

(Although we are now working in a virtual space, due to funding and resources we are currently only able to take referrals of people who are over 18 and live in Shropshire.)

Designs in Mind Studio

If you are interested in working creatively & being part of a supportive community talk to your GP or Mental Health Worker and ask them to email stuart @ for a referral form. For more information about the programme please download the following information...

I need help

“I want you to know but I don’t want to tell you”

If you are struggling right now, please know that you are not alone and you matter very much.


Things are operating a little differently right now but there are people out there to listen and where you can start the conversation to get help.

Support During COVID-19

Shropshire Mental Health Services have set up a 24/7 urgent NHS mental health service providing telephone support, advice and triage. This service is available to anyone of any age Call 0300 124 0365

Shropshire Mind Drop In Centre currently open for face to face support. Please click link to keep up to date. 

Samaritans 01743 369696 /116 123 (UK) open 7 days a week

Shout- 24/7 Text Support In a crisis? Worried? Stressed? Text- 85258

The Green Oak Foundation- currently offering telephone/ zoom/skype counselling and wellbeing services. or Telephone: 01743 340880. A donation, currently suggested at £30 per session, will be required. Concessionary donations are accepted where individuals may be experiencing financial difficulties.


Calm 0800 58 58 58​

Citizens Advice

  • On the web:

  • On the phone: Adviceline Shropshire: 03444 99 11 00 (Mon-Fri 10am to 4pm)

  • Text phone: 18001 0808 223 1133

Qube- Oswestry Community Action

Elefriends is a supportive online community where you can be yourself. 

If you know of another service or information that may be helpful please email

Designs in Mind is not responsible for the content of these websites or the services provided.