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Birmingham and Solihull Mental health NHS Foundation Trust
Better Together

Dual diagnosis / COMPASS programme

The trust’s dual diagnosis service, is known as the COMPASS programme  The service operates across Birmingham and Solihull.

Service users referred to the COMPASS programme will be seen within their own homes or in community or hospital based settings, whatever is most convenient to the service user concerned.

Dual diagnosis / COMPASS programme

The COMPASS programme provides a service for people who experience severe and enduring or complex mental health difficulties (such as schizophrenia, psychosis, bipolar disorder, depression and personality disorder) and who also use drugs and/or alcohol problematically.



We provide the following within our service:

  • Care coordination
  • Screening and assessment
  • Clinical assessment of drugs/ alcohol
  • Case formulation
  • Treatment planning
  • Engagement and building motivation to change
  • Negotiating behaviour change
  • Early relapse prevention
  • Relapse prevention and relapse management
  • Skills building and coping with different moods


Referrals are accepted for services users already receiving services. This includes mental health services and community drug teams. All practitioners within these services can refer service users to the service.