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Birmingham and Solihull Mental health NHS Foundation Trust
Better Together

You are invited to the launch of our redesigned Community Mental Health Services

Published: 31/10/2019

We are hosting a day of food, fun, entertainment and wellbeing activities as well as an opportunity to meet the teams who are part of their redesigned integrated community mental health services in Marston Green.

This event is free and takes place between 10am and 2pm on Saturday 9 November, at the Trust’s Maple Leaf Centre, Maple Leaf Drive, Marston Green, Birmingham, B37 7JB.

Councillor Flo Nash, the Deputy Mayor of Solihull, will be attending to officially open the Maple Leaf Centre.

Everyone is welcome to attend to enjoy music, food, art, wellbeing activities and a children’s corner, and to find about how BSMHFT supports services users and carers in Solihull in crisis, recovery and everyday wellbeing.

Elaine Murray, Interim Associate Director for Integrated Community Care and Recovery said:” We are very excited to launch the Maple Leaf Centre and we are delighted that the Deputy Mayor will be officially opening our building. Maple Leaf brings together our Solihull teams under one roof and means that we can work more closely together to support our service users and carers. We hope our launch event will help us engage with the local community and help us to break down the stigma that still exists around mental health.”

Service users, cares and staff have been involved in the design of the building which provides a base for BSMHFT’s Solihull services and those who use them.

Formerly the John Black Centre, the refurbished building has taken it’s new name from the history of the site on which it stands. This area was used as a base for Canadian troops during the second world war, and the name of the building recognises this, incorporating the Canadian national emblem.

Download the launch leaflet