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Birmingham and Solihull Mental health NHS Foundation Trust
Better Together

Planning for the future and emergency planning: A guide for families, carers and friends of mental health service users

Published: 21/09/2017

Our ‘Planning for the Future’ booklet is available to provide information about some of the things that carers and families may need to think about when looking to the future. It also contains information on emergency planning should it be needed. The booklet includes:

  • How to start the planning process
  • Help with planning
  • Making financial plans
  • Emergency planning
  • Useful checklists


Planning for the future has no age restriction. There is something in our booklet that may apply to carers of all ages, from young carers to those who are caring for someone in their later years.  

You can request a FREE copy of the booklet by one of the following ways:

  • Contact Evie Hogshaw, Business Administration Apprentice, on evie.hogshaw@nhs.net   
  • Call the patient experience team on 0121 301 1389
  • Leave a message with the Customer Relations (PALS) team on 0800 953 0045
  • Or download a copy here