Who We Are

We are Kaleidoscope Plus Group

At The Kaleidoscope Plus Group, our goal is to champion mental health and wellbeing, driving real change and providing crucial mental health support services to the community, wherever they are needed.

Established in 1973 in Sandwell, we have almost five decades of experience in providing mental health support to thousands of people across the UK. Our dedicated staff are constantly striving to support those who need our help with a range of mental health services.

In 2013, as part of a drive to increase the reach and diversity of our support services, we rebranded as The Kaleidoscope Plus Group. We are constantly striving to provide a holistic approach to mental health services, ensuring support reaches those who need it most, no matter who or where they are. 

CEO Monica Shafaq has been in post since 2010. Within this role Monica advocates the importance of speaking up to help tackle the stigma that surrounds mental health and works with the wider KPG Team to ensure our services are accessible and inclusive of everyone who needs them.

Our award-winning staff, directors, and volunteers are passionate about what they do. We are dedicated to ensuring no one falls through the gaps, supporting national mental health services with diverse, inclusive and high-quality support.

We are #TeamKPG, and our aim is to create a brighter future for everyone, together.

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

Our mission

Whether it’s group counselling for those bereaved by suicide, out-of-hours mental healthcare, or residential home support, our mission is to ensure high quality care to those who need it within the community.

Our aims

We are dedicated to promoting independence, supporting inclusion and ensuring community integration. We regularly hold events and campaigns to raise awareness for mental healthcare.

At #TeamKPG, we’re committed to using our voice and the voices of our dedicated ambassadors and partners to normalise self care, challenge stigmas, and promote a positive opinion of mental health and wellbeing.

We’re aware of the barriers that many groups face, and aim to make accessing support easier for men, BAME, and LGBTQ+ individuals.

Our services

To meet the needs of our community, we provide a diverse range of services:

  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