Our vision to make Birmingham and Solihull the healthiest place to live and work is driven by you.

We know we all work best when we’re healthy, so we invest in a range of initiatives that support the health and well-being of those working across health and care in Birmingham and Solihull. 

We’re committed to looking out for you, supporting you as you look out for others in the work you do every day. Below are details of the health and wellbeing support offer to colleagues working in health and care here in Birmingham and Solihull, offered in addition to support available directly through employers.

  • NHS – Mental health
    Providing information and support for your mental health. Including self-help advice and links to support available.

  • Every Mind Matters
    Expert advice and practical tips to help you look after your mental health and wellebing

Initially established in response to the impact of working during the COVID-19 pandemic, our Staff Mental Health Hub is open for referrals for all health and social care staff seeking help for the emotional and psychological support.

Self-referrals are accepted, or referrals can be made by employers.

Following referral, the staff member will be offered the following:

  • Rapid and easy access to specialist psychological assessment

  • Advice, consultation and onward referral where appropriate

  • Access to some evidence based brief psychological interventions within the Hub

Referrals can be made by calling 0121 301 1470 by email on the secure email: bsm-tr.referrals@nhs.net. Please label your email clearly for the Staff Mental Health Hub, and include name, contact details, home address, date of birth, and GP, and where possible some brief details as to the reason for the referral. If referring on behalf of a colleague, please ensure you have consent to share their details with us.

The hub will not be able to directly offer an alternative to secondary care mental health services or urgent / crisis intervention. If you are concerned about immediate risk you will need to contact your GP or consider seeking other emergency health care.

In addition to support for staff through their employing organisation, there are options available for accessing counselling support for those who do not want to use an employer-based service.