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Birmingham and Solihull Mental health NHS Foundation Trust
Better Together


Birmingham City Council homepage 

This site provides information relating to housing, benefits, leisure, parks and sports and libraries

Solihull Council homepage
This site provides information to libraries, leisure and parks and advice about council tax.

Reading and Research for Recovery

The links below have been included in our resources section to help those who have completed our 'Beyond Google' session.

BSMHFT Service User and Carer information
This site provides information and resources specifically for service users and their carers.

Choice and Medication
This site is aimed at helping you make a decision about a treatment, mainly medication and provides information for people who use services and carers.

NHS Choices: Behind the Headlines
This site provides a response to scientific articles that make the news and provide further background to the studies such as the scope of the research undertaken.

NHS Choices – Mood Zone
This site offers practical, useful information, interactive tools and videos to support you on your way to feeling better.

Northumberland, Tyne and Wear
A collection of self-help guides that are also used and rebranded by BSMHFT .

Royal College of Psychiatrists Leaflets

Alzheimer’s Society
This site provides useful information for family, carers and for those people affected by Dementia.

BBC Connected - Dementia Reminiscence
This is a new digitial tool developed in collaboration with the University of St Andrews and University of Dundee which makes use of the BBC's extensive archive of material to stimulate and support conversations between people with dementia and their carers.

Carers UK
This site can provide expert information and support to all carers in the UK.

Mental Health Foundation
This site contains links to some useful support tools to help you look after your mental health.

Mind – Tips for a better mental health
This is a link to a full text guide on how you can improve your wellbeing through physical activity.

National Autistic Society

This site provides information for carers, parents and healthcare staff.

Patient information
This is one of the most trusted medical resources online, supplying evidence based information on a wide range of medical and health topics to patients and health professionals.

Rethink – Factsheets
There is a wide range of over 100 factsheets on topics from medication to the Mental Health Act. They have been created by experts at Rethink mental Illness’ Advice and Information Service, and all of them have achieved the Information Standard for their clarity and simplicity”.

Time to change

This site provides information about many mental health conditions and helping to combat the stereotypes that often cause stigma and discrimination

Birmingham Public Libraries – Kings Heath Library
This contains details of opening times, resources and direction information. You can also search for other libraries near you.

Reading Agency – Books on Prescription
This scheme helps people manage their wellbeing using self-help reading. The scheme is endorsed by health professionals and supported by public libraries