Here at the MHM Helpline, we are working with key partners to ensure the needs of the client are met and to ensure they are receiving the best possible support. These partners are widely spread over the Coventry and Warwickshire area, see below the following links for more information on the services.
Warwickshire County Council
Your mental health and wellbeing is really important, and can be improved. If you are struggling to cope or feeling low, don’t wait for things to get too much.
There are a range of mental health and wellbeing services and support available across Warwickshire that can help you to improve your wellbeing and support you during difficult times.
Coventry & Warwickshire NHS Trust
We provide a wide range of mental health and learning disability services for people of all ages.
We also provide a wide range of community physical health services for people in Coventry.
We provide inpatient, community and day clinics, as well as specialist services, to a population of about 1 million people living in Coventry, Warwickshire and Solihull. We provide some of our specialist services to a wider geographical area.
Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust was formed in 2006 and integrated with community services from NHS Coventry in April 2011. The organisation now provides services from more than 60 locations with an income of about £200 million, and employs more than 4,000 dedicated staff.
We intend to become a Foundation Trust, which will give us more control over the services we provide. It will also allow us to provide better services and involve our local communities in the bigger healthcare decisions that we make.
We provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. We campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.
We won’t give up until everyone experiencing a mental health problem gets support and respect.
Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust is a local mental health charity which offers signposting, information and support to those living with mental health problems in South Warwickshire and Worcestershire. Our vision is’ a society where people with mental health distress can live free of stigma, discrimination and achieve their own personal mental wellbeing.
Mental ill health is common and affects thousands of people in the UK every year including their families, friends and work colleagues. Research shows that 1 in 4 people will experience some form of mental health distress in their life with depression affecting around 1 in 12 of the whole population. Currently there is an estimated 46,000 people in Warwickshire suffering from common mental health problems such as depression, anxiety and stress and over 37,500 people in Worcestershire diagnosed with clinical depression this being significantly higher than the national average. Springfield Mind’s services offer early intervention to support individuals to gain a greater understanding of their illness, triggers and coping strategies and encourage peer support networks, ultimately working towards building resilience and recovery.
Springfield Mind’s Wellbeing hubs offer an opportunity for you to gain free mental health information and support. Including:
- A friendly and welcoming environment
- A listening ear
- Up to six free 1-2-1 sessions with a wellbeing practitioner, supporting you to address and work through issues that are affecting your mental wellbeing
- Information and signposting resources
- Self-help books and books on prescription
- A selection of free Mind information booklets
Hubs are open:
- Stratford upon Avon: Tuesday 3pm-6pm
- Stratford upon Avon: Thursday 11am-2pm
- Leamington Spa: Wednesday 3pm -6pm
- Leamington Spa: Friday 11am-2pm
If you feel you need additional specialist support or more time to talk through your issues, please ask a Wellbeing Practitioner to refer you to our counselling service. The counselling service offers a variety of talking therapies that can help you better understand your feelings, behaviour and support in the development of coping strategies.
What’s going on in the local community?
Springfield Mind offer a number of outreaches in the wider community, so if you are unable to get to the main wellbeing hubs, you can drop into one of our outreaches and gain information and support from our Wellbeing Practitioners.
Outreaches are open:
- Alcester: Monday 2pm-5pm
- Bidford upon Avon: Monday 11am-1pm
- Southam: TBC
- Warwickshire College (Leamington spa site): Thursdays 11am-2pm
- Leamington Spa (Sydni Centre): Wednesday 11am-2pm
For further details, please go to www.springfieldmind.org.uk or contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org, 01789 298615
Coventry & Warwickshire Mind
We are Coventry & Warwickshire Mind, a local mental health charity affiliated to Mind: the leading mental health charity in England & Wales. For almost 50 years we have been developing and delivering quality services with, and for, people with mental health problems.
We want to make sure that everyone with a mental health problem gets the support they need and the respect they deserve. This could mean having access to information, a listening ear, or more specialist support and services to help someone to live and recover from their mental health problem.
We operate services in the following areas:
- Nuneaton & Bedworth
- North Warwickshire
- Warwick & Leamington
Rethink Mental Illness
We help millions of people affected by mental illness by challenging attitudes, changing lives. We believe a better life is possible for millions of people affected by mental illness.
Over 40 years ago, one man bravely spoke about his family’s experiences of mental illness in a letter to the Times and in the process brought together hundreds to talk about their experiences of mental illness and support each other.
Today we directly support almost 60,000 people every year across England to get through crises, to live independently and to realise they are not alone. And we change attitudes and policy for millions.
Rethink delivers an Individual Placement Support (IPS) Employment Support Service for people with Mental Health conditions across Warwickshire.
The service provides clients with support to:
- Apply for and secure paid employment
- Maintain current employment, working with both the client and the employer
- Re-enter the work-force following a period of ill-health absence.
The service is currently targeted for adults of a working age (16) who are motivated to work, who must reside and/or receive mental health support in Warwickshire. To support anyone who is motivated to work, who are or have been supported in the past by secondary mental health services or is in employment and has an emerging mental health issue that could mean that their employment may be at risk. Access to the service is by self referral (if criteria met) as well as referrals from Integrated Practice Units (IPU’S), GP’s, clinical teams and mental health hubs.
The mental health employment support service is open to people who meet the following criteria:
- Aged 16 years old or older
- live in Warwickshire
- Anyone who has accessed secondary mental health services and is motivated to work
- Anyone who is in employment and has an emerging mental health issue, which could mean their employment may be at risk
IPS Supported Employment is an evidence based approach to supported employment for people who have a severe mental illness. IPS stands for Individual Placement and Support.