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Birmingham and Solihull Mental health NHS Foundation Trust
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Community mental health teams (CMHTs)

This service provides assessment, specialist support, treatment and care planning for service users (aged 25+ in Birmingham and 17+ in Solihull) with functional mental health problems such as depression and psychotic mental illness.

The service operates accross Birmingham and Solihull.

Click here to view the contact details for our adult CMHTs.

Community mental health teams

The service will provide assessment, specialist support, treatment and care planning for service users aged between 17 and 65 years with functional mental health conditions such as depression and psychotic mental illness.

Criteria exclusions for this service:

  • ADHD
  • Mild / minor mental health issues
  • Primary diagnosis of learning disabilities
  • Alcohol and substance misuse without additional complex mental health issues
  • Illnesses of an organic nature
  • Moderate mental health issues that can be dealt with at a primary care level
  • Older people with complex mental, physical and social needs

 

We provide high quality care through:

  • Comprehensive and co-ordinated community mental health teams and effective treatments based on the best available evidence

  • A service which is safe for everyone

  • Equality of access and experience for all actual and potential service users

 

We promote recovery and inclusion for service users using acute mental health services through:

  • Care oriented to strengths and abilities while attending to difficulties and disabilities

  • Helping service users remain connected with their local communities

  • Providing purposeful, stimulating and appropriate mental and physical activities.

 

We promote positive services through:

  •  Integrated care pathway services where all the component services are co-ordinated

  • Having in place robust evaluation and governance systems

  • Supporting continued service improvement

The Trust has now introduced one number to call for all new mental health referrals from GPs. To find out more please click here.