Supporting recovery | Reducing harm | Rebuilding lives
A Long-standing Partnership
Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust provide comprehensive mental healthcare service for residents of Birmingham and Solihull, and a range of specialist mental health services to communities across the West Midlands and beyond. The Trust operates out of more than 40 sites, serves a culturally and socially diverse population of 1.3 million spread over 172 square miles, has an income of more than £240million and a dedicated workforce of around 4,000 staff. A wide range of local and regional services and partnerships covering inpatient, community and specialist mental healthcare make it one of the most innovative and complex mental health foundation trusts in the country.
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Aquarius strives to help people overcome the harms caused by alcohol, drugs and gambling, working closely with individuals, families and friends to lessen the impact caused by the behaviour of a loved one. It was established in 1977 as part of a Birmingham University research project to look at developing new and effective interventions for people with alcohol problems. Its approach is based on a theoretical model which sees the issue of problematic alcohol, drug or gambling use not just as an individual problem, but one that impacts on families, communities and society. The Aquarius approach includes elements of Personal Skills Training (PST) which was developed through the original research project.
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Welcome is a registered charity and the access point for drug and alcohol treatment and support services in Solihull. Welcome is responsible for carrying out initial assessments and ensuring that individuals are supported in the most appropriate way to meet their needs as they start their journey towards recovery. It also works with people in treatment, their families and friends and with young people whose parents have problematic drug or alcohol use. In 2008, Welcome established a trading arm, Welcome Change CIC, which offers a pathway to a sustained recovery in a community setting through training, volunteering, work experience and employment opportunities in its charity shops, café and community centre, community garden and community maintenance services.
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Changes UK has been developing and delivering innovative, person-centred support for people seeking abstinent recovery from drugs and/or alcohol for a decade. Its approach to recovery has been developed by service users and is peer-led – in other words, people who have lived experience of achieving and maintaining recovery lead the way and provide the support that service users need. Understanding that abstaining from drugs and alcohol is just the beginning of building a new life free from addiction, Changes UK provides services that support the whole recovery journey from dependence to independence, including a detox service, community-based rehabilitation, supported and move on housing and opportunities to gain accredited qualifications, volunteering and work experience.
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Urban Heard specialises in Youth Engagement and runs peer-led prevention programmes to raise awareness of and build resilience against dangerous lifestyle trends for young people aged 14-16 years old. The organisation works with local youth groups and schools running creative workshops and then recruiting, training and employing young people of the same age. They are then tasked with creating a full social marketing strategy, which will be implemented over 6-8 months online and in their communities. Entirely youth-centric: the young people design all elements and receive training, support and mentoring from Urban Heard’s experienced team of youth workers and graphic designers.
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