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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.

Please note - we are now accepting self-referrals from young people and parents/carers. This means that young people, or their parents or carers, can fill in a form and send it back to Solar if they think they might need help from this service. Please click on the box below that best describes you and you will find the relevant form for you on one of the tabs on the right. Please note, we only accept referrals from families who have a Solihull GP, or children/young people under the age of 19 who are in the care of Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council and live out of the borough, and therefore don't have a Solihull GP.

Accessing Solar

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.

In an emergency

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


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

NEW Solihull #WeAreThinkingOfYou Supporting Children and Families

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

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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

The service operates from the following sites:
Freshfields Clinic
Downing Close
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

Useful links:
Solihull Mind
IAPT Services for Solihull
Promoting School Attendance and Psychological Wellbeing
Tour of Bishop Wilson Clinic
Tour of Freshfields Clinic
Local Transformation Plan for Children and Young People's Mental Health and Wellbeing
Chelmsley Wood Reading Den
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