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Birmingham and Solihull Mental health NHS Foundation Trust
Better Together

Jargon and acronym busters

Within the NHS we often use words and phrases to describe our teams and procedures, which you may not be familiar to you. Additionally, mental health is a very wide subject area within health, wellbeing and medicine.

There are many different different diagnoses, medications and therapies which are specific to treating mental health conditions.

This jargon buster will help you to understand some of the terms we use in BSMHFT.

Jargon buster

Leaflet 2 - How our trust and staff work and Leaflet 5 - Inpatient and outpatient services may also prove useful in understanding how we arrange our services and staff.

Leaflets 11 to 14 explain the Mental health Act in more detail.

MIND, the mental health charity, have an online shop where you will find a wide range of resources including leaflets, self help guides, books and visual resources.