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Birmingham and Solihull Mental health NHS Foundation Trust
Better Together
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Events, information and posters

Drop In service

  • CURRENTLY CLOSED
  • Runs every Thursday (excluding Easter and Christmas breaks) from 12 to 4pm
  • Chance to meet and talk to other service users over a cup of tea or coffee

 


  • Take part in:
  • Groups - psychoeducation, art group, film review, smoking cessation

 

  • Activities: pool, Jenga, card games and X-box kinetic sports
  • Sports: basketball, table tennis and badminton
  • Chance to catch up with your care co-ordinators and meet other SEIS staff
  • Speak to an IPS worker and get support to find work and educational opportunities
  • See a psychiatrist or have a medical review


Virtual Drop In

  • Meet and catch up with service users and staff
  • Discuss fun topics, take part in film reviews and quizzes
  • Carers group: (check with Sue or Jess if this is correct) Currently available as an online group
  • Meet other carers
  • Over the course of eight sessions get information and advice on: The service – what help and support is available for you and your loved one
  • Psychosis and recovery from psychosis
  • Treatments (medication, talking therapies etc)
  • Crisis and relapse management
  • How to take care of yourself
  • Effective communication and problem solving

 


Psychoeducational Groups

  • Via Microsoft Teams
  • Information and help on a wide range of topics including: Mindfulness, Sleep, Relaxation, Low Mood, Moving Mindfulness (Yoga)

 


Art Group

  • Via Microsoft Teams
  • A chance to be creative and experiment with different materials
  • You do not need to be good at art to join

 

Newsletter ‘The Maple Quarterly’

Published every three months

Offers up-to-date information and advice as well as dates for groups.

Issue 1

Issue 2

Issue 3

Issue 4

Resources

Below we have many downloadable booklets that can provide more knowledge on psychosis, treatment, caring for someone with psychosis and much more. If you do not find what you are looking for please don’t hesitate to contact the team and we will try to help best we can.

Please see below for some useful videos 

What is psychosis

https://www.youtube.com/watch?reload=9&v=hGP_7cEP5cI&list=PLUSS_jvwq1yDEg26fLFHT3mJX6PROVdpo


The journey to hope and recovery by Jonny Benjamin. Talk on mental health and suicide for Samaritans - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f8vAdGaW3No 


Eleanor Longden- Discusses hearing voices and being kinder to yourself 

 


Famous actor David Harewood shares his experiences with psychosis, there is a 7 min clip available and a link to the full programme on BBC iPlayer

(7 min video) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MBduR0BU1vg 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m00052mn/david-harewood-psychosis-and-me 


Here are some links to external sites that can provide support and information