We’re Solihull Mind, the local voluntary sector organisation for mental health in Solihull borough. We provide a wide range of services providing advice, information and support to people with mental health problems.
People can choose to use whichever of our services they need at the times they need them; whether that is for a one-off situation needing help or guidance; for longer term support, perhaps using more than one service; or returning to a service when needed for support at a particular time.If you are looking for information or advice about any aspect of mental health please phone or email us - details are here. You can also find information on mental health issues and diagnoses at National Mind’s website
Solihull Mind’s services are provided according to our policies on equal opportunities and confidentiality. Copies of these policies are available on request. Unfortunately, our services are restricted to those who live in the borough of Solihull and are aged between 17 and 65
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Solihull Mind believes that people who have mental health problems have the same rights as any other person; that they should not be disadvantaged or subject to prejudice and should have the right to live an ordinary life in the community with the necessary support to ensure fulfilment and independence. As a local, user led, mental health organisation Solihull Mind seeks to improve the quality, quantity, and accessibility of services for people with emotional distress. Our services support these beliefs. We provide a range of services ourselves, or we can help people access services elsewhere to enable people to move towards the lives they want.
shops and organisations are still requiring them. However, there are exemptions from this requirement; including young children, people with breathing difficulties, and, most significantly, “people whose disabilities make it difficult for them to wear a face covering”- and this includes people who are unable to wear masks due to their mental health. As it isn’t obvious that people with “hidden disabilities” are exempt from wearing a mask, there are badges available that can be worn or displayed on your smart phone. The government issued ones can be obtained here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/face- coverings-when-to-wear-one-and-how-to-make- your-own. You can also buy a card and a lanyard or plastic holder at the Hidden Disabilities website: https://hiddendisabilitiesstore.com/hidden- disabilities-face-covering.html

Black Lives Matter

Mind believes that Black Lives Matter and black mental health matters and we share our support for the Black Lives Matter movement. In mental health – as in other areas of life – there is a huge disparity in how black people are listened to and supported at every level. People from black and minority ethnic (BAME) groups living in the UK are more likely to be diagnosed with mental health problems, be diagnosed and admitted to hospital, experience a poor outcome from treatment, disengage from mainstream mental health services, leading to social exclusion and a deterioration in their mental health. Under the outdated Mental Health Act, Black people are more likely to be compulsorily admitted for treatment, more likely to be on a medium or high secure ward and more likely to be subject to seclusion or restrain. We know there’s no easy solution and that there is still a long way to go to make sure everyone experiencing a mental health problem and other forms of discrimination, is treated equally, both within our organisation and outside it.
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Re-opening of OASIS service

From Monday 4th October we will be re-opening our OASIS/drop-in service at Faulkner Road. There will be social distancing inside our building and people will need to have a lateral flow covid test before entering - we can provide the test kits or you can use your own. The days and times will be the same as pre- covid: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 12 - 5pm, Tuesday evenings 6pm - 11pm, Saturday and Sunday 12 - 6pm. At the moment the Friday, women only session won’t restart until later in October, nor will the music group until we can ensure it can be run safely. The art/craft group will, however, be returning from Thursday 7th October from 10am - 12-30pm. We continue to provide counselling in our building using masks, visors and clear screens, although there is still the option of receiving counselling by telephone. The horticulture/conservation project continues to be open on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10-30am until 4pm. The women only session is restarting from Tuesday 29th September, 11am - 2pm. There will still be advice and support available on the telephone and through email (0121 742 4941 or 0121 743 4237; and contact@solihullmind.org.uk). This is now available from 9-30am until 5pm, Monday to Friday, although the weekend service is now replaced by our seven day a week crisis service which is open from 6pm until 11pm from 4th October in our building in Faulkner Road.

Mental Health Helpline

The Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Helpline is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week on 0121 262 3555

Facemasks

The government has made the wearing of facemasks optional from 19th July, but many
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We’re Solihull Mind, the local voluntary sector organisation for mental health in Solihull borough. We provide a wide range of services providing advice, information and support to people with mental health problems.

Re-opening of OASIS service

From Monday 4th October we will be re-opening our OASIS/drop-in service at Faulkner Road. There will be social distancing inside our building and people will need to have a lateral flow covid test before entering - we can provide the test kits or you can use your own. The days and times will be the same as pre-covid: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 12 - 5pm, Tuesday evenings 6pm - 11pm, Saturday and Sunday 12 - 6pm. At the moment the Friday, women only session won’t restart until later in October, nor will the music group until we can ensure it can be run safely. The art/craft group will, however, be returning from Thursday 7th October from 10am - 12-30pm. We continue to provide counselling in our building using masks, visors and clear screens, although there is still the option of receiving counselling by telephone. The horticulture/conservation project continues to be open on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10-30am until 4pm. The women only session is restarting from Tuesday 29th September, 11am - 2pm. There will still be advice and support available on the telephone and through email (0121 742 4941 or 0121 743 4237; and contact@solihullmind.org.uk). This is now available from 9-30am until 5pm, Monday to Friday, although the weekend service is now replaced by our seven day a week crisis service which is open from 6pm until 11pm from 4th October in our building in Faulkner Road.

Mental Health Helpline

The Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Helpline is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week on 0121 262 3555

Facemasks

The government has made the wearing of facemasks optional from 19th July, but many shops and organisations are still requiring them. However, there are exemptions from this requirement; including young children, people with breathing difficulties, and, most significantly, “people whose disabilities make it difficult for them to wear a face covering”- and this includes people who are unable to wear masks due to their mental health. As it isn’t obvious that people with “hidden disabilities” are exempt from wearing a mask, there are badges available that can be worn or displayed on your smart phone. The government issued ones can be obtained here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/face- coverings-when-to-wear-one-and-how-to-make- your-own. You can also buy a card and a lanyard or plastic holder at the Hidden Disabilities website: https://hiddendisabilitiesstore.com/hidden- disabilities-face-covering.html

Black Lives Matter

Mind believes that Black Lives Matter and black mental health matters and we share our support for the Black Lives Matter movement. In mental health – as in other areas of life – there is a huge disparity in how black people are listened to and supported at every level. People from black and minority ethnic (BAME) groups living in the UK are more likely to be diagnosed with mental health problems, be diagnosed and admitted to hospital, experience a poor outcome from treatment, disengage from mainstream mental health services, leading to social exclusion and a deterioration in their mental health. Under the outdated Mental Health Act, Black people are more likely to be compulsorily admitted for treatment, more likely to be on a medium or high secure ward and more likely to be subject to seclusion or restrain. We know there’s no easy solution and that there is still a long way to go to make sure everyone experiencing a mental health problem and other forms of discrimination, is treated equally, both within our organisation and outside it.
This site does not use cookies Solihull Mind 2019 Registered Charity Number 516058