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Birmingham and Solihull Mental health NHS Foundation Trust
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Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust, Barnardo’s and Autism West Midlands work  together to provide emotional wellbeing and mental health services for children and young people in Solihull. We provide multi-disciplinary assessment and treatment of children and young people with mental health or severe emotional and behavioural difficulties. The service currently accepts children and young people, until their 19th birthday, or have a Solihull GP.


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If urgent mental health help is needed you can ring 0121 262 3555 for advice and support. 

The line is available 24 hours, 7 days a week and can be used whether you are known to our services or not.

For routine support please complete our referral form, if you wish to discuss this referral please call us during office hours on 0121 301 2750

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In an emergency


If a child's mental state gets worse quickly, and you are worried about their safety, it’s important to get help quickly. If a child or young person:

  • is an imminent risk to themselves or others due to a deterioration in their mental health
  • has active thoughts and plans of suicide with intent
  • is severely depressed and in need of crisis assessment and intensive home treatment to prevent admission to hospital


Contact the Solar crisis service who are contactable via 0121 301 2750 (Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm) where you will have  access to a trained clinician  who will assess whether you need to be seen by our Crisis Team. We will advise you what to do next.

Out of hours the crisis team are available for mental health crisis (weekdays 5pm-8pm, weekends 8am-8pm) via Northcroft switchboard 01213015500  - please ask for the Solar Crisis Team. The operator will take the best contact number and then pass it to the staff member on call and they will call you back as soon as possible.

Call 999 or go to A&E now if:

  • Someone’s life is at risk, for example they have serious injuries or have taken an overdose

  



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Please download the document below for information on service changes during the Coronavirus outbreak

Solihull #WeAreThinkingOfYou Back To School Transition Guide

COVID-19; How our service will continue to support children, young people and families in Solihull


Support for children, parents and carers during the Coronavirus outbreak

How to tackle your anxiety and worry during the Coronavirus Outbreak (Children)

Tips for parents and carers

Download our service leaflet Your journey through Solar

The right service for you

We want to make sure you get the right service for you. For young people aged over 19, please talk to your GP who can refer you to the right service. For children and young people under the age of 19, but living in Birmingham, please also talk to your GP so they can refer you to the correct service for you.

If you're over the age of 16 and need support with anxiety, stress, depression or low mood, it might be worth self-referring yourself to Solihull Healthy Minds if you live in Solihull, or Birmingham Healthy Minds if you live in Birmingham.

Contact details

Chelmsley Wood Reading Den

The Chelmsley Wood Reading Den offers a range of books and resources to support you talking with and caring for your children, and has been created with the particular needs of fostered and adopted children and young people in mind. The Den is permanently available at Chelmsley Wood library.

A visit to the Reading Den in Chelmsley Wood opens up free access to books, audio CDs and DVDs to help you and your children think and talk about thoughts, feelings and experiences, both ordinary and more difficult.

Click here for more information. 

Click here to browse the catalogue


The service operates from the following sites:
Freshfields Clinic
Downing Close
Knowle
B93 0AQ
Tel: 0121 301 2730
Fax: 0121 301 2751


Bishop Wilson Clinic
Craig Croft
Chelmsley Wood
B37 7TR
Tel: 0121 301 2750
Fax: 0121 301 2751

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