About Us

The Kaleidoscope Plus Group

Creating Brighter Futures Together

Established in 1973 as the Sandwell branch of the mental health charity Mind, we rebranded as The Kaleidoscope Plus Group in 2013. We recognised there was a greater need for more diversity in our services, and as a result, we have made it our mission to focus on a holistic approach to health and wellbeing, helping people put colour back into their lives.

We have almost 50 years experience in mental health as well as strong leadership, a wide range of expertise and passionate staff. We are ambitious and committed to filling the gaps in mental health support. With your help, we will provide diverse, high quality services whilst promoting wellbeing and inclusion across the communities we serve.

Our mission

An award winning mental health and wellbeing charity, we are committed to making sure that we not only provide effective services of the highest quality, but that they are diverse and relevant, addressing the holistic health and wellbeing needs of the communities we serve, and that they are accessible to, and inclusive of, everybody who needs them.

Our aims

Our key aims are to support recovery for people experiencing mental ill health, whilst promoting independence; supporting inclusion and facilitating community integration and participation for people with mental ill health. We will also raise awareness of mental health issues, challenge the stigma and promote positive health and well-being.

Our services

To meet the needs of our community, our diverse range of services include:

  1. * Residential and Independent Living services
    * 24-hour text crisis support
    * Talk2Us – providing support for those who need someone to talk to
    * Suicide Prevention Services
    * Bereavement Support
    * Counselling in the Community
    * Mental Health Services for Children
    * Community Support
    * Activity Groups aimed at promoting inclusion, support, recovery, wellness and self-care
  2. We are proud to work in partnership with and sign-post to other charities, local authorities and organisations to provide support to those who need it and aid their recovery. Aside from our direct services, we are committed to using our voice, collaborating with our ambassadors and other health and wellbeing groups to raise awareness of mental health, challenge stigma, normalise self-care and address issues including online bullying and barriers to accessing services for men, BAME and LBTQ+ individuals.

1 in 6 people report experiencing a common mental health problem (like anxiety and depression) in any given week in England.