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Better Mental Health Day Services in Birmingham 2010-2015 consultation

Background information

We started to consult with people in Birmingham in September 2010 about how we could improve mental health services in the city. These services for people with mental health difficulties are provided on behalf of Birmingham City Council and the three Primary Care Trusts in Birmingham. More information about this consultation is on the web page Better Mental Health for Birmingham 2010 - 2015 consultation.

That consultation ended in November 2010, and we will be publishing the results soon, here and on our Be Heard consultation website.

What are we consulting about now?

We learned from people who took part in the 2010 consultation that they wanted more details about our proposals for improving mental health day services, and more time to think about them. Day services can be very important in helping people to be involved with their local community, giving opportunities to create new social supports from new friends or staff and volunteers. To do this, mental health day services need to be more flexible and appropriate for people from different backgrounds and diverse communities.

We are asking you for your views about proposed changes to the mental health day services that are managed by Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Foundation Trust (BSMHFT) at:

  • Hopkins Day Centre in Handsworth
  • Ladywood Day Centre in Ladywood
  • Phoenix Day Centre in Erdington and
  • day services run by the Community Mental Health Teams in Longbridge, Shenley and Yewcroft.

We propose changing mental health day services so that they:

  • become led and run by the people who use them
  • support people to have the same opportunities and choices as everybody else in the community and make use of the same local facilities and services, and
  • support people in the process of their recovery. This means regaining skills, confidence, interests and being able to live with their illness and find ways to cope.

More details about our proposed changes are in the 'Better Mental Health Day Services 2010-2015 consultation document' below , in the section starting on page 5 'Our vision for new mental health day services'.

Who are we consulting?

We are consulting with:

  • people who are already using mental health day services managed by BSMHFT
  • their carers
  • staff working in BSMHFT mental health day services and
  • other people and organisations that might be affected by changes in mental health day services.

How long will the consultation run for?

The consultation started on Tuesday 8 February 2011 and finishes on Sunday 8 May 2011.

How can I take part in the consultation?

The main way to take part in the Better Mental Health Day Services 2010-2015 consultation is by filling in the consultation questionnaire below. We will also be holding meetings with mental health day centre service users, and will publish the details on this page shortly.

The consultation questionnaire

You can fill in the questionnaire using the online form, downloading the document below or by getting a printed copy from us. Please email, phone or write to us if you would like a printed copy; our contact details are below.

If you are using the document below, you can print it and write into it, or you can save it on your computer and type into it. When you have filled in the document, you can then post the printed copy to:

Birmingham Mental Health Joint Commissioning Team
Suite 202, CIBA Building
146 Hagley Road
B16 9NX

Or you can email the copy you have saved on your computer to: jointcommissioningteam@birmingham.gov.uk.

More information and contact details

Please contact us for more information about the Better Mental Health Day Services 2010-2015 consultation and if you would like a copy of the consultation questionnaire.

Phone: 0121 465 5178

Email: jointcommissioningteam@birmingham.gov.uk

Write to:

Birmingham Mental Health Joint Commissioning Team
Suite 202, CIBA Building
146 Hagley Road
B16 9NX

Other pages

Better Mental Health Day Services 2010-2015 consultation online questionnaire

Better Mental Health 2010-2015 consultation

Mental health services

Other websites

Be Heard consultation database: https://www.birminghambeheard.org.uk/ (details of this consultation will be added shortly)

Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Foundation Trust (BSMHFT): http://www.bsmhft.nhs.uk

Centre for Mental Health: www.centreformentalhealth.org.uk

Consultation documents

If you would like any of our leaflets, forms or other documents in another language, in Braille, in large print or on audio tape, MP3 or CD, please phone the Adults and Communities Directorate Communications team on 0121 464 3123 or email Accommunications@birmingham.gov.uk. All our adult social care leaflets, forms and documents are free in any format.

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