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Birmingham City Council

Information about Mental Health services for adults

Mental health services, support and wellbeing

We are the specialist mental health social work team for adults in Birmingham. We provide social care services and support to people in Birmingham who have mental health difficulties, and to their carers. We work closely with staff from Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust to promote mental health wellbeing.

Our services aim to:

  • support people to recover from periods of difficulty with their mental health
  • support people to stay as independent as possible
  • provide support that is person-centred and gives people choice and control in their lives
  • provide information and advice about mental health services and about taking care of your mental health.


Your views on Better Mental Health Services for people in Birmingham

Mental health services in Birmingham are changing. We are asking people in the city about how we can improve the services we provide. For more information about getting involved in the consultation, please see our Better Mental Health Services in Birmingham page .




The services we provide

Signposting
Information and advice on mental health services from other organisations

Community-based services and support
Support, Time and Recovery (STaR) service: a new service for adults offering support and time to recover from mental health difficulties.

Accommodation-based services and support

Mental Health Accommodation Care and Support Services Team

Carers

Axis: support for black and minority ethnic (BME) carers


How to get mental health services

To find out if you are eligible to get a service from us, you will need to talk to us about an assessment of your care needs. Our contact details are at the end of this page. You may contact us yourself, or you may be referred to us by your GP or by another service.

If you have an assessment, we will do this with you and with your carer (if you have one).

If the assessment shows you are eligible for a service from us, your social worker will work with you to make your support plan. Your support plan includes details of:

  • what you want to change in your life
  • what support you need to do this
  • who you want to provide that support and when.


More information and contact details

For further information on NHS Mental Health Services in Birmingham visit www.bsmhft.nhs.uk or speak with your GP (General Practitioner) or local Healthcare Professional.

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Related pages

Fair Access to Care Services

Accommodation Charges



Other websites

Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust

Department of Health


Related leaflets and documents