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Birmingham and Solihull Mental health NHS Foundation Trust
Better Together

Treatment and approach

We believe that every interaction with a young person has the opportunity to be therapeutic and effect change through promoting positive experiences and developing self-regulation strategies.

Our care is tailored to the individuals’ needs and encompasses a holistic approach based on the latest clinical evidence.

We follow the care programme approach  treatment pathway meaning that young people are involved in the assessment and development of their own care plans.

A comprehensive assessment will take place which will include detailed analysis and physical and mental health needs, social care needs, educational and vocational needs alongside assessing family functioning and peer relationships. Following on from assessment a range of therapeutic approaches and interventions will be developed and implemented by our experienced team.

We use a whole system approach to a young person’s development, meaning a range of needs are assessed and goals will be set in to maximise their outcomes.

We work hard to encourage young people to interact with their care planning, so they can easily visualise their care plans and track their progress through their admission.


 ASC Accreditation

Here at Ardenleigh we realised that many of our young people who came into the service also had a diagnosis on the autism spectrum which is why we put together a plan to develop our skills in this area and provide this additional support.
As the first mental health trust to gain the globally recognised Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC) accreditation, this provides quality assurance that our staff are trained to work with young people who present on the autistic spectrum.
Every member of staff from clinical leaders to administration and support staff have received training in ASC, with the aim of improving every interaction with a young person who has an ASC diagnosis.

CCQ Accrediation


QNIC work with mental health services across the UK to assess and improve the quality of care they provide. The Quality Networks use a process of regular peer review and self-review against service standards to promote high quality care. 

We are pleased to announce that we have been accredited by the QNIC.



As you know what has happened to this world, particularly in relation to the UK, as a result of COVID-19, has been completely unprecedented. 

Due to the necessary public health interventions, certain rights of citizens have been restricted.

We would like to report that the use of video conference facilities such as Zoom has been helpful for us to ensure that children’s rights are respected and adhered to. 

We have also used this platform to communicate with family and carers. In recognition of our work the company, Zoom, has offered to nominate Ardenleigh CAMHS for the UK Digital Leadership Impact Awards 2021.