Information for GPs and Primary Care Staff

There are lots of options available to support your patients with their emotional and mental health and wellbeing.

We’ve made it easy for you by putting all this information in one place. Below you can find information based on your locality and service type.

Making a new referral

  • GP referrals
  • Urgent and crisis referrals
  • Self-referral options
  • Referral FAQs

Services information

Find out what services are available in your area:

  • Neighbourhood Mental Health Teams – Community Mental Health and Wellbeing Service (includes downloads for GP Quick Guide etc, roles, aims of service, pathway etc)
  • Community Mental Health Teams
  • Birmingham Healthy Minds
  • Talking Therapies (Previously known as IAPT)
  • Children and Young People’s Services: Forward Thinking Birmingham and Solar Solihull
  • Eating Disorder Services
  • Older Adults Services
  • Complex Emotional Trauma/Personality Disorder Services
  • Rehabilitation Services
  • Home Treatment Services

Community Mental Health Transformation Programme

  • Find out about the changes happening within our Community Mental Health services

Useful contacts and staff directory

  • Community Mental Health and Wellbeing Service Hub managers
  • Duty numbers
  • CMHT and HTT contacts
  • Questions about medication
  • Mental Health Helpline

Information and resources for patients

Medicines information

GP news and bulletins

  • Latest newsletters
  • GP specific comms updates
  • Videos for professionals
  • CMHT and HTT contacts
  • Upcoming calendar events e.g. GP engagement
  • Join our GP working Group
  • Regular data dashboards
  • Specific GP/Primary Care resources i.e. medical monitoring for Eating Disorder patients


Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust adheres to the formulary developed by the Birmingham and Solihull Integrated Medicines Optimisation Committee (IMOC).

The IMOC has representation from all the local NHS secondary care providers, the Integrated Commissioning Board and local GPs. The formulary encourages safe, rational and cost-effective prescribing, and a unified choice of treatment for patients in the region to ensure seamless transition of care for patients.

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