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Birmingham and Solihull Mental health NHS Foundation Trust
Better Together

Birmingham and Solihull Community Mental Health and Wellbeing Service

This service aims to help and support you with your mental health and wellbeing needs.

We offer appointments with our specialist team of mental health care professionals via your GP practice.

This new service makes it quicker and easier for you to get the right support by bringing together a range of services available from the in the NHS and within your community.

The service is currently available to patients registered at selected GP practices in the South and East Birmingham area.

We’re working hard to roll out the service across all surgeries in Birmingham and Solihull and hope everyone will be able to access the service before the end of 2022.

Speak to your GP surgery to see if the service is available at your practice.

The Community Mental Health and Wellbeing Service helps people by providing support, advice, and treatment.

We can help you with your mental and physical health, as well as helping you with issues affecting your wellbeing such as money, work, housing, relationships, trauma, abuse, or addiction. 

We are currently working with anyone over the age of 18 who is experiencing new or ongoing mental health symptoms. This includes people who have an existing mental health diagnosis such as Bipolar, Personality Disorder, Schizophrenia etc.

Appointments can be booked through your GP surgery.

Appointments with a mental health care professional can take place either over the phone, by online video call or in person at your GP practice. Our team may also be able visit you at home if needed. 

At your first appointment we’ll ask you to talk about how you’re feeling, your symptoms and what is happening in your life that could be affecting your wellbeing.

We will listen to you and your experiences and will recommend options to help you to manage your situation and take the next steps to getting further treatment and support.  

This may include things like:

  • getting a therapy or counselling appointment
  • being prescribed medication
  • helping you connect with services available in your local community to get support with issues affecting your wellbeing such as housing, money, or relationships. 


The Community Mental Health and Wellbeing Service does not replace an appointment with your doctor, so you’ll still be able to see your GP or Psychiatrist if you need to. 

Your appointment will be with a mental health expert, who has specialist experience helping people with mental health conditions. They will also be able to help you access support with other issues that might be affecting your wellbeing such as money, housing, and relationships.

Our new service brings together a range of support services from across your local community, helping you access the help you need to improve your mental health and wellbeing. 

We are a group of mental health care professionals based at local GP practices across Birmingham and Solihull.

The service is provided in partnership with Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust and Birmingham Women’s & Children’s NHS Foundation Trust and is part of the Birmingham and Solihull Integrated Care Board (ICB). 

To book an appointment contact your GP surgery and ask about the Community Mental Health & Wellbeing Service.

Please note, this service is not appropriate for everyone. The receptionist may recommend you speak with your GP first to find out if it’s right for you.