Although River Brook will continue to stay open 7 days a week, we understand that this is a difficult time, so we have created this page to try and signpost you through hopefully helpful links and contacts should you need them.

This list will continue to be updated to try and offer as much support to our patients as possible.

The Age UK Advice Line is a free, confidential, national phone service for older people, their families, friends, carers and professionals, which is open 365 days a year (8am-7pm). If you’re feeling lonely or need some practical help and support, please call us on 0800 678 1602.

Coronavirus guidance – Here you will find useful information regarding, support bubbles, caring for loved ones as well as shopping and many other topics that may be concerning you.

Keeping in touch using video call – how to guide – A useful breakdown guide of how to use video call to help you to connect with others.

Befriending services 

Keeping busy at home 

Birmingham Crisis Centre 

0121 5070707 – 24 hour domestic violence and abuse helpline both for men and women.

Health at home 

How to access NHS services online


Find a Pharmacy NHS website – Find a pharmacy local to you to help with ordering your repeat prescriptions, or having them delivered if you are unable to get out of the house.



Coronavirus and your mental health – Here you will find support and useful information.

Ways to help yourself cope in a crisis 


Contact – If you need someone to talk to, available 24 hours a day.

Support during coronavirus 

Support for NHS and social care workers