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  1. 1. S t onha m Biirmiingham Mentall Heallth Carer Support Serviices B rm ngham Menta Hea th Carer Support Serv ces|| Ediittiion 5 || Chriisttmas 2012 || || httttps:://// || Ed on 5 Chr s mas 2012 www homegroup org uk h ps bhammhcarer homegroup org uk E-mail:
  2. 2. 0800 953 0045 Send your photos, Birmingham Carers Association (BCA) stories & artwork to BCA is a campaigning group of volunteers who us at… aim to get the best for carers from both the City Council and the local NHS. We have an Birmingham Mental Health Carer annual general meeting which offers our Support Services members a chance to discuss what is important to them with key people in the city. Unit 3, Holt Court North, Heneage We also undertake surveys to the facts andStreet West, Birmingham Science Park, produce regular newsletters to keep members Aston, B7 4AX informed. Ring us on 0121 675 8176 to join. Tel: 0121 380 4949 Fax: 0121 380 4901 IMPORTANT NOTICE Before using any of the contacts, information or resources in this Information Pack, you Email The Gateway Team must check it for safety/ reliability/ appropriateness. Advice in this Pack does not give a full statement of the law. It is intended for guidance only, and is not a substitute for professional advice. Stonham cannot accept any responsibility for loss or Carers Dedicated Website liability occasioned as a result of any person acting or refraining from acting on information contained within this Pack.2
  3. 3. Christmas pening Hours for Stonham Carers Please find below our Christmas opening times and Service cover. We would like very much to take this opportunity to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from all the Team at Stonham Carers Support Service Sarah Williams – Senior Client Services Manager Gemma Paul − Client Service Manager Balkar Shoker – Gateway Worker Annette Lewis – Gateway Worker Mick Brown – Project Worker Dinesh Chauhan – Project Worker Samantha Bricknell – Project Worker Joanne Davies – Assistant Project Support Worker Karen Deamer - Assistant Project Support Worker Idrees Kayani - Project Support Worker Tanzila Asif – Project Support Worker Gateway Cover Gateway Cover Gateway Cover Gateway Cover Date Early Late Service Cover Chriistmas Eve Chr stmas Eve Annette Joanne Gemma, Karen & Samantha Chriistmas Day Chr stmas Day Boxiing Day Closed Box ng Day Thurs 27tth Dec Thurs 27 h Dec Dinesh Balkar Gemma & Karen Frii 28tth Dec Fr 28 h Dec Dinesh Balkar Gemma & Karen Sat 29tth Dec Sat 29 h Dec Sun 30tth Dec Closed Sun 30 h Dec New Years Eve New Years Eve Balkar Mick Gemma, Karen & Samantha New Years Day New Years Day Closed Wed 2nd Jan Wed 2nd Jan Open As Usual Please note:You can contact the Service over the Christmas period on 0121 380 4949 between 8am – 8pm3
  4. 4. Looking Local - tune in to Home Group on the box!Looking local is an exciting new way to communicate with Stonham Home Groupusing your digital TV, ipad, smart phone and even Nintendo Wii!You can now find local news, events, and contact details through your TV! Thereare also links to useful local information such as health services and job searches.As over 90% of our customers have digital TV, this is a great way for people who don’t have access to the internetthrough a laptop or PC to keep in touch with us. And better still it’s really easy to use, even if you’re not the mosttechnically minded! Accessing looking local is as easy as changing a channel on TV.If you are tech savvy, you can also download the looking local app and access our information and services on the go.Customers who’ve used looking local have told us it’s easy to use, interesting and useful.We’ve had over 8,000 hits on our looking local channel since we launched a trial version in July.We’ll be updating looking local regularly and adding even more services over the next few months. You can also let usknow your thoughts and suggestions by giving us your feedback through the channel, or by completing a short • findjobs in your local area • find out about your local public transport• find NHS advice• and more!You can find looking local by following these simple instructionsOn Sky• go to Community Channel (539)• press the red button on your remote• enter the QuickCode HGUK (4485)On Virgin TV• press the Home button• choose Interactive button• select News & Info• select looking local• enter the QuickCode HGUK (4485)On Wii, PC or webenabled mobile phone• go to the following web iphone or android phone• download the free looking local appOn looking local you can• see news and events from your area• get information and advice• contact us and give us feedback4
  5. 5. Friends and Family Carers Support Group GROUP OBJECTIVEThe Friends and Family Carers Support Network for Personality Disorder was established at the SpecialistPsychotherapies Service to address the specific needs of carers of someone with a personality disorder.As a service we recognise that providing care and support to family, friends or loved ones experiencing the difficultiesassociated with personality disorder can be draining and overwhelming.In relation to personality disorder, we acknowledge that the needs of carers should not be underestimated. Caring forsomeone with a personality disorder generates needs and feelings not represented by traditional carers support groups.The friends and family carers support network is a confidential service offering a bi-weekly psycho-educational trainingand well-being programme and peer support group.The group & programme intends to give you the opportunity to meet other people in similar situations, shareexperiences, learn new ways of coping, develop new skills, and get advice and support from your peers, in an attempt toreduce the impact your caring responsibilities may have on your mental, emotional and physical well-being.MISSION STATEMENTThe Specialist Psychotherapies Service friends and family carers support network for personality disorder is committed toproviding a support function to those friends and family carers who care and are in relationships with people withpersonality disorders. Through acknowledging the difficulties, sharing experiences, supporting one another, learning newskills and empowerment, the group promotes well-being in order to understand the impact of caring responsibilities. SPS Friends and Family Carers Support Group Programme 5.45pm – 7.30pm DATE PROGRAMME th 15 January 2013 Week 1: Welcome – Who are we? Why are we here? Ground rules and boundaries 29th January 2013 Week 2: Focusing on you, taking care of yourself, your recovery 12th February 2013 Week 3: Personal goals 26th February 2013 Week 4: What is personality disorder 12th March 2013 Week 5: What does personality disorder mean to me – my experience – service user presentation 26th March 2013 Week 6: What does personality disorder mean to me – my experience – carer presentation 9th April 2013 Week 7: Consolidation week – time to talk 23rd April 2013 Week 8: Self harm 7th May 2013 Week 9: Relationships 21st May 2013 Week 10: Stop and think – solving problems 4th June 2013 Week 11: Medication 18th June 2013 Week 12: Conclusions – moving on Contact the Gateway Team on 0121 380 4949 for more information5
  6. 6. Christmas Do!20 Carers and staff turned out for the Phoenix Carers Group Christmas meal at the Toby Carvery in Sutton November…Park on Wednesday 28th November…There were a few hiccups with a member of staff on his first day being propelled to head carver, but he did agreat job and we all ate heartily to say the least!It was great to see so many carers, regulars and some old friends.The Phoenix group meets every Wednesday between 11am and 1pm at the Phoenix Hub & Clubhouse Cares Clubhouse.from a wide variety of backgrounds, from teenagers to pensioners, come along to support each other,socialise and get advice & guidance. We have regular speakers and are planning to put on a monthly carersmeal.For more information about this group please contact:Jo 07711 378476Stonham Birmingham Mental Health Carer Support ServiceOrDonna 07985 882806Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health Foundation Trust 6
  7. 7. Frankfurt Christmas Market 2012Birminghams Frankfurt Christmas Market has become a huge favourite with both residentsand visitors to the city from all over the UK and Europe. It is now the largest outdoor Christmas Marketin the country.Having run for the last 11 years, the Frankfurt Christmas Market is now the centrepiece of the city’sannual Christmas events calendar.Birminghams own traders offer an entirely different selection of beautiful hand-crafted items at theChristmas Craft Market, created by local artisans, as well as ethnic goods imported from all over theworld.Venue: Victoria Square, New Street, Centenary Square & Chamberlain SquareDate: 15th November – 22 DecemberTime: 10am – 9pmTel: 0121 303 3008How to get to Birminghams Frankfurt Christmas Market and Craft FairThe Frankfurt Market is centrally located in Victoria Square just minutes away from New Street station.The Craft Market is in the adjacent Chamberlain Square and continues through to Centenary Square,home to Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery and Central Library.Travel to Birmingham Snow Hill with Chiltern Railways. Visit for great valuefares and train times.If travelling by car, please use the Brunel Street, Brindley Drive, NIA, Civic Centre, Livery Street, MoatLane or Dudley Street car parks.To plan your journey by public transport on 0870 608 2608 or visit 7
  8. 8. (Children, Young People and Family Events) (Children, Young People and Family Events) is the one-stop-shop website to search for events and activities for children, young people and families in Birmingham. Filter the city your way, find the things you want to do and when and where they are happening. For further information email or contact Birmingham City Council Culture Commissioning Service on 0121 464 6166 Welcome to the Carersjoin, for men who care “Meeting others in a similar situation, it makes you feel that you are normal” “As a community it is extremely important that we recognise, support and value the vital contribution made by millions of men and women who are informal carers” “You run out of options, feel trapped, isolated” “The challenge for many men who are informal carers is to reconnect with other men”The aims of Carersjoin were and are to: o Offer peer, social and support to other men who were and are informal carers o Regardless of age or disability o In a friendly, “male oriented” and safe environmentWhen and Where?For meeting dates and venues, please contact:Chris by calling 0780 7676 258 or email 8
  9. 9. If you have any concerns or queries do not hesitate to contact us: 0121 354 5614, Sean on 07521 444478 & Aphra on 07521 443996Erdington & Sutton Coldfield YMCA was successful with a big lottery funding bid to fund their three-year Release project, which reaches out to young carers who feel isolated. Release project, which reaches out to young carers who feel isolated.Youth workers will provide much-needed support via home visits, activities and support groups to help develop a quality standard to ensure schools can also provide inclusive support to young carers.Volunteers who have been young carers themselves will act as mentors and other volunteers will provide weekly respite support. The young carers will also spend time with a life coach to help them build coping strategies, set personal goals and overcome obstacles and they will also manage an online blog, community radio station and e-newsletter so they can share information with others. First step You can contact Release via telephone 0121-354-5614 or email You can contact your local G.P about any concerns you may have and they may be able to refer your child onto the Release project. All Welcome, so come along to the: for Carers & Service Users Service on th Monday 13 December 2012 7pm – 11.30pm 11.30pm ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 14 – 20 High Street Derit ite Deritend Digbeth B12 0LN9
  10. 10. Some useful telephone numbers 0845 4647 NHS Direct Were here to offer reassurance and advice, and to answer any questions about your health or the health of a friend or family member. You can contact our team of trained nurses and advisors at any time, day or night. visit 08457 90 9090 Samaritans Confidential and emotional support for people with feelings of distress, including those which can lead to suicide. Helpline is 08457 90 9090 (24 hours a day, 365 days a year) 0800 1111 Childline (for 19yrs and under) Free, confidential helpline dedicated to children and young people. Tel: 0800 1111 (24 hours a day, 365 days a year). 0800 953 0045 PALS Support and advice on any physical health or mental health difficulties Tel: 0800 953 0045 Monday to Friday 8am - 8pm excluding bank holidays. 08000 68 4141 Papyrus Non-judgmental support, advice and information for those dealing with suicide, depression or emotional distress. Tel: 08000 68 4141 Mon – Fri 10am to 5pm and 7pm to 10pm, and weekends 2pm – 5pm10
  11. 11. more numbers… 0845 767 8000 SANE helpline Providing a space for you to talk about any aspect of your mental health, or the mental health of someone you care about. Open 365 days per year from 6pm – 11pm. Call 0845 767 8000 0121 675 4806 Birmingham Emergency Duty team If you’re already in touch with Birmingham mental health services, speak to your Care Coordinator. Outside office hours contact the Birmingham City Council Emergency Duty team on 0121 675 4806 08000 68 4141 - Your own GP If you need help urgently contact your general practitioner and ask for an emergency appointment. Most people who have a health problem go to their GP for help and advice; it is the same for mental health problems. If they are closed try your local A&E 0800 77 66 00 - Frank You can call and speak in confidence to an adviser on this 24-hour helpline about drugs 0808 801 0327 & 0845 122 8609 - Men’s Advice Line Helplines for men at risk of domestic violence and for men who are worried about carrying out violence against their partners (for men worried about perpetrating violence)
  12. 12. and more numbers… 0808 2000 247 - Women’s Aid Free 24-hour national domestic violence helpline 0808 2000 247 08444 111 444 - Citizens Advice Bureau The Citizens Advice service helps people resolve their legal, money and other problems by providing free, independent and confidential advice 0808 808 4000 - My Money Steps My Money Steps is a free and easy to use online debt advice and money management service from National Debtline 0808 802 2000 - Turn 2 Us Access the easy-to-use benefits calculator to find means tested benefit you may be entitled to and their cash value 0800 842842 - The Prince’s Trust The Prince’s Trust is a youth charity that helps change young lives note Stonham Home Group does not endorse any of the organisations listed in this packand provides these links for information purposes only. 12
  13. 13. FACT SHEET NUMBER 1Whenever you use a service, even over the phone, check out their ‘Confidentiality Policy’. Is itsafe for you to talk in private? That way you remain in control of your information.Lots of organisations working with young people today recognise that a big fear, preventingmany people from using their services, is that personal information and details might be passedon to parents, social services or the police etc. in response to this fear many organisations haveconfidentiality policies.Confidentiality means that whatever you say about yourself, your life, or your situation will gono further than the person or organisation you talk to. Your privacy will be protected allowingyou to talk freely.If it is thought that there is a risk of serious harm to you or someone else, some informationmay have to be shared. Most organisations are reluctant to break this trust given to them bypeople. They will only do so in extreme situations and when all other options have beenconsidered, or if you want them to. They might be able to help you talk to the police or socialservices.DATA PROTECTIONThe DATA PROTECTION ACTS are important pieces of legislation aimed at protecting your basicpersonal rights. Without them your details would be available to anyone, for whatever purposesand you would have no right of privacy.The Act gives all individuals general right of access to the personal data relating to them.However: • In exceptional cases some information may be withheld, such as information which may cause harm to an individual. • You may have to pay to see information.This is a complicated area you should seek advice before acting.A copy of the Stonham Confidentiality Policy is available on request. Please speak to a memberof staff if you require further information. 13
  14. 14. STANDING UP FOR YOUR RIGHTS FACTSHEET NUMBER 2If you have any problems with the law, harassment or discrimination, there are people who can provideadvice and information on your rightsADVOCACYYou may hear people talking about being an advocate or providing an advocacy service. An advocate will support youand enable your voice and view to be heard effectively. Advocacy can be carried out in a variety of different ways andsettings according to individual needs and wishesCITIZENS ADVICE BUREAU (CAB) and advice on legal matters, debt and welfare benefits. They also give information and advice on many otherissues and help you stand up for your rights. For local addresses and numbers see your town and areaTHE ANTI BULLYING advice if you are being bullied or are a bullySAMARITANS – 0845 7909090If youre being bullied and feel you cant cope any longer and want to speak to someoneLEGAL ADVICE AND LEGAL HELPA number of solicitors offer a free initial interview, and if you are on a low income or benefits the possibility of freelegal advice including information relating to welfare benefits. To find out how to contact one of these solicitorscontact your Local Citizens Advice Bureau or Connexions centre. Look in the lists in your town and areaHELPLINE - 0845 4500 215Provides legal advice around drugs issues and your rights within the criminal law. If you have been arrested and needsomeone to arrange a duty solicitor to talk to the police and tell you your rights, these are the people to talk toLIBERTY (The National Council for Civil Liberties)Provides a Helpline on civil rights issues RIGHTS COMMISSION www.drc-gb.orgDISIBILITY ALLIANCE RIGHTS ADVICE LINE www.disabilityalliance.orgGAY & LESBIAN HELPLINE - 0800 328 3508Provides information, support and advice for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender young people, andanyone unsure of their sexualityEQUAL OPPORTUNITIES COMMISION HELPLINE – 0845 601 5901Deals with discriminationSee for a range of information14
  15. 15. Child Benefit: from January 2013 higher earning tax payers who receive Child Benefit will have their taxcodes altered to reduce the value of their Child Benefit. People earning between £50,000 and £60,000 peryear will only get a proportion of the value of Child Benefit due to the way the taper system will operate.Those who earn £60,000 plus per year will lose the full financial benefit.Personal Independent Payment (PIP): from April 2013 Disability Living Allowance (DLA) will be replaced by anew benefit called Personal Independent Payment for those aged between 16 and 64 years old. Thereforechildren who get DLA will not be affected. Neither will those who get DLA and aged 65 and over.PIP like DLA is aimed at people who by reason of ill-health or disability need help with their personal care orsuffer with poor mobility. It will have 2 components. There will be a ‘daily living component’ (which may bepaid at either a ‘standard rate’ or ‘enhanced rate’) and a ‘mobility component’ (which may be paid at eitherthe ‘standard rate’ or ‘enhanced rate’).If you are presently getting DLA and you are between the age of 16 and 64 then the Department of Workand Pensions (DWP) will write to you between 2013 and 2016 inviting you to make a claim for PIP as areplacement for your DLA. As there will be no automatic migration from DLA to PIP and will need to claim.If you do not claim PIP then your DLA will end.The government intends that both the ‘standard rate’ and ‘enhanced rate’ of the daily living component ofPIP with act as a passport benefit for Carers Allowance. The same rule presently applies to the middle andhigh rate of the DLA care component.Benefit Cap: From April 2013 a new ‘benefit cap’ will apply which ids designed to limit the total amount ofbenefit that working age people (people under pension age) can receive. The total amount of £500 perweek for couples/lone parents, and £350 per week for single people. Benefits included in the calculationinclude Jobseekers’ Allowance, Employment & Support Allowance, Income Support, Housing Benefit, CarersAllowance, Incapacity Benefit, Child Benefit & Child Tax Credit.The benefit cap will not apply if you (or your partner or dependant child) are getting either Disability LivingAllowance (or PIP) or Attendance Allowance. The benefit cap will also not apply should you (or yourpartner) by getting Working Tax Credit, Employment Support Allowance with the ‘support component’,Industrial Injuries Benefit, War Widow(er)’s Pension. The benefit cap will be applied by reducing the amountof Housing Benefit payable until the introduction of Universal Credit. See below. People affected by thischange may be able to claim Discretionary Housing Benefit Payments.For more information contact the DWP helpline on 0845 605 7064, those with hearing impairments can textphone 0845 608 8551. The helpline is open 8am – 6pm. Visit Tax: from April 2013 a new size criteria Housing Benefit reduction will apply to social landlordtenants of working age which will see people getting less help with their rent if they are considered to beover-accommodated. People who are adjusted to have one extra bedroom will normally lose 14% of theirmaximum Housing Benefit payment. People who have two or more extra bedrooms will lose 25% of theirmaximum Benefit payment.For further information and to find out how to make a claim contact 0121 464 7000, or visit our website:
  16. 16. LGBT CentreThe new LGBT Centre will open to the public from 29th January 2013. We will hold a specialopen day on Thursday 24th January from 2 - 6 pm for members of the LGBT community totake a look around the building. Look out for publicity in the next few months about whatservices and activities will be running from the centre when it opens.If you would like to know about volunteering opportunities at the centre and with BirminghamLGBT, please contact or call 0121 773 0633 Compliments, comments and complaints Stonham encourages compliments, comments and complaints from everyone we work with and we welcome anything you have to say on how we do our job Please let us know what’s on your mind – everything helps us improve our service. Is this a? (Please tick): Compliment Comment Complaint Date ……………………… ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. .………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. .. You name and contact number (optional) ………………………………………………………………………. Are you? (Please tick): Client Carer Stakeholder Referrer Other Carers Emergency Response Service In the event of an emergency The CERS team will work with the Carer and the person they care for, to mutually agree a Contingency Plan which would include details of what they would like to happen in the event of An emergency. CERS would then put the plan into action You have to be registered with CERS to access the service For More Information and to Register Please Contact: 0845 468 1338 or email: This valuable service is free of charge 16
  17. 17. Who to contact in an emergencyEmergency Duty Service (EDT) Birmingham PoliceFor out of hour’s number: Emergency Calls 9990121 675 4806 Non-emergency calls 101Including: Weekdays (Monday toThursday) – before 8.45 a.m. and after 5:15pm CERS Carers Emergency ResponseWeekends – after 4.15 pm on Friday to 8.45amon Monday Available all Bank Holidays The Carers Emergency Response Service is a specialist service which, in the event of anGP Out-of-hours Service: emergency, provides support to carers andThe Badger those that they care for in their own home.0121 766 2170 The main aim of the service is to give carers Peace of Mind so that they can go their daily lives in the knowledge that should an emergency arise the person they care forNHS Direct: will be looked after: 0121 622 5521For 24 hour information and advice on healthissues 365 days a year Housing Emergency NumbersCalls cost 5p from a BT landline and mobiles maybe considerably more Street Intervention Team - is made up of0845 4647 outreach workers who provide a support to rough sleepers: 0345 60 20 533 The following organisations offer round-the-Samaritans: clock services24 hour confidential and non-judgementaltelephone listening support Birmingham City Council Careline:08457 909090 0121 303 4205For hearing aid users: National Missing Persons Helpline: 0500 70 07 00PALS:Patient Advice and Liaison Service Message Home: 0800 70 07 40For support and information to patients, familiesand carers St. Basils Helpline: 0800 056 40340800 389 7671 (men) and 0800 068 7499 (women)(24hr free phone) Domestic Violence Helpline: 0121 685 855017
  18. 18. Supporting Independence for people in need We work with: • Carers of people with mental health problems • Single homeless people • People with mental health problems • People with learning or physical disabilities • Young people leaving care • People who have been in prison or through the courts domestic • Women and their children who are escaping domestic violence • Vulnerable mothers and their babies • People with drug and/or alcohol dependency problems • Refugees18
  19. 19. Contact Beverley Walker: South Birmingham Hub & Spoke Service Program 888-890 Bristol Road, South Northfield, B31 2NS Tel: 0121 200 3147 Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 10.30 Creative Activity 10.00 Relaxation 10.00 Music for 10.30 Cooking & health 10.00 RIVET group 10.00 Drop in socialising to Group to to wellbeing to & wellbeing to to & signposting 12.00 12.00 12.00 12.00 12.00 15.00 information 13.00 Physical wellbeing 13.00 Sewing & textile 12.45 Voices group / 12.30 Learn relaxation 11.00 Personal support 12.00 Football group to & healthy living to group to peer support to techniques to to & goal setting (by to 15.00 Group 14.00 13.45 group 13.00 benefit wellbeing 12.00 appt only) 14.00 14.00 Reading for 13.15 Support group 13.30 Drop in social 12.30 Stress & anxiety 12.30 Community group to wellbeing to wellbeing & to group to management to 14.45 14.45 managing 14.45 13.30 15.00 mental health 15.00 Creative writing 13.30 Coffee & 13.00 Gardening group 14.00 Relationship 13.00 Carers group to to community to to support group to 16.00 14.30 awareness 15.45 15.00 15.00 session 13.30 13.30 Info afternoon & 15.00 Women’s 14.30 Faith, spirituality & 12.00 I.T for beginners to Drop in service to assessments to activity group to mental health to 16.00 Service User & 18.00 support 17.00 15.30 14.00 volunteer led Signposting service 14.00 Personal support 13.00 Person centred 15.00 Personal support & 14.00 Men’s health & to & goal setting to planning (appt to goal setting to wellbeing sessions 16.00 Individual sessions 15.45 only) 16.45 Individual sessions 16.00 17.00 Social support Volunteer training 14.00 Confidence to group (once a month) to building group 19.00 15.0019
  20. 20. List of Carers Groups in Birmingham Type of Group Venue Address Frequency When Contact Group Kinmos Centre 1st Friday of 7th December Karen DeamerCarers Group 1 High Street Mixed Group Every Month 12pm – 2pm 07713 385 888 Kings Heath, B14 7AR Handsworth Fire 20th December Samantha Station 41 Rookery Carers Hear for You Twice a month 10am – 12.30 Bricknell Road Handsworth Group January 3rd 0771 3385892 B21 9QU Stirchley Hazelwell Street Mixed 3rd Thursday of 20th December Karen Deamer Stirchley Every MonthCarers Group Group 11am – 2pm 07713 385 888 Birmingham, B30 2JX Wellbeing Information Carer’s Centre 198 2nd Tuesday of Samantha Corporation Street, 11th December Guidance Carers group Every Bricknell Sessions Birmingham – (venue 1pm – 3pm Month 0771 3385892 to change) W.I.G.S The Stechford Club Stechford Last Monday of 31st December Joanne Davies 7 Victoria Street, Social GroupCarers Group Every Month 7pm - 9pm 07711378476 Stechford Ladies Active Sure Start Centre, 80 18th December Samantha Female carers Focus Anthony Road, Alum Twice a month 8th January Bricknell L.A.F. Group Rock, Birmingham 10.30 – 12.30 0771 3385892 Newbridge House Carers with 130 Hob Moor Road, Last Wednesday 6pm – 8pm Mick Brown Patients in In-patient Small Heath, of Month 30th January 07713 385 893 Hospital Group Stockland Green Joanne Davies Time 4U Methodist Church Weekly 11 – 1.30 Carers Group 07711 378476Carers Group Slade Rd, Erdington Every Tuesday 1 ½ hour B23 7JH Sutton Community Hub Mick Brown Mixed Group Last Thursday of 31st JanuaryCarers Group Farthing Lane, Sutton Every Month 6pm – 8pm 07713 385 893 Coldfield New Heights St Johns Arts & crafts Weekly 10 - 12 Joanne Davies Centre Warren Farm Group Mixed Group Every Thursday Road, Kingstanding 2 hours 0121 380 4949 Morning B44 0QN Phoenix Centre, WeeklyPhoenix Centre Harrison Road, (off Carers Clinical 11am – 1pm Joanne Davies Every Drop – In Erdington High Drop - In 2 hours 07711 378476 Wednesday Street) Erdington NewCarers Drop In Weekly Community Hub Mixed 2pm – 3.30pm Joanne Davies Group Every other Farthing Lane, Sutton Group 1 ½ hours 07711 378476 Tuesday Coldfield20
  21. 21. Do you care for someone with a mental health TIME-4-U condition? Interested in talking to other carers, getting information, advice & support Slade Meeting at Stockland Green Methodist Church, Slade all while doing something new & creative? Road, Erdington Carers Drop-In Then come along to our Tuesday’s 11.30am -12.30pm People who look after others often benefit from meeting Time- with people in a similar situation. Time-4-U will offer support carers mutual support and practical information from carers groups/services from across Birmingham. drop- So just drop-in, it’s a friendly, relaxed and supportive environment to talk about any worries and share your experience as a carer. At the St. John’s Centre, Warren Farm Road Every Thursday (starting 11th October) For the carers: For those you care for: 10AM– 12PM We will meet at Stockland Green Methodist Church Café, located drop- A drop-in coffee For more information call opposite Birmingham Mind’s morning at Beechcroft Stonham Birmingham Mental Health Carer Center 11.30am - Beechcroft Support on 12.30pm 0121 380 4949 or Jo onContact Jess on 0121 237 3761 or Jo on 07711378476 07711 378476 or just turn up on the day for Do you care for someone with a 12 Mental Health Condition? Interested in making friends with other carers, getting At The Phoenix Centre information & advice, having some fun? Harrison Road Erdington Then come along to our on Every Wednesday 11am – 1pm New Daytime Group Are you a Carer for someone with Mental Every other Tuesday (starting 2nd October) Heath Issues 2PM— 2PM—3:30PM Would you like more At information on Our Place Community Hub Community benefits, education, housing or any other 1 & 2 South Cottages, Farthing Lane, Sutton Coldfield, issues B72 1RN Come along for an informal chat and a chance to meet other For further information please contact carers and carer support workers Refreshments will be Stonham Birmingham Mental Health Carer Support available Service For any further On information please 07711 378476 or 0121 380 4949 contact Jo on 07711 21 378476 or Donna on 07985 882806
  22. 22. W.I.G.S Wellbeing Information and Hear for You Guidance SessionsCarers Drop in Support Service Birmingham Mental Health Carer Support Service is here to offer support, information and advice for carersTailored for carers of people with mental health on issues such as; illnesses health, housing, benefits, employment and education. One-to-one support We aim to promote health and wellbeing through the sessions and work with a range of services to provide Information and advice up to date information and guidance. Focus Groups We are currently offering Get Into Reading; a social outreach project that uses literature to maintain and improve Mental Health and Wellbeing. It involves reading Guest Speakers of short stories, poems and any other relevant literature. The aim is to engage members of the group with reading, Social activities discussing and socialising. The goal is to improve and promote wellbeing. The readings sessions are done in a October 4TH & 18TH; November 1ST & 15TH; relaxed and friendly atmosphere to gain full participation. December 6TH& 20TH 10am-12pm November 13TH & December 11TH 1pm-3pm Handsworth Community Fire Station Carers Centre 41 Rookery Road 198 Corporation Street Handsworth Birmingham Birmingham B4 6QB B21 9QU information on the group please call For information on the group please call Samantha Bricknell at Stonham Home GroupSamantha Bricknell at Stonham Home Group, Birmingham Mental Health Carer Support ServiceBirmingham Mental Health Carer Support Service 0121 380 4949/ 07713 385892 0121 380 4949/ 07713 385892 or Uroy Kelly 07801130660 L.A.F GROUP (Ladies Active Focus Group) Female group for carers of people with a mental health illness Activities and day’s out Light Exercise Relaxation Guest speakers November 13th and 27th A chance to take a break and share & December 18th experiences, receive important 10am-12.30pm information for carers, advice and Sure Start Centre sign posting 80 Anthony Road Alum Rock Creative Support B8 3AA 64 Water Street For information on the group please call Birmingham B3 1HN Samantha Bricknell at Stonham Home Group Birmingham Mental Health Carer Support Service 25th January 22 1pm-4pm 0121 380 4949/ 07713 385892
  23. 23. Fire Home Safety With Andy Mead Watch Commander from the West Midlands Fire Service Wednesday 19th December 2012 10am – 2pm Phoenix Hub & Clubhouse Harrison Road, Erdington, Birmingham, B24 9AAAndy Mead from the West Midlands Fire Service will be visiting the PhoenixHub & Clubhouse to discuss general home safety and make arrangements for those requiring home visits. All welcome. Ask a member of staff or call 0121 685 6801 for more details23
  24. 24. Birmingham Mind Free Entry – We Hope You Can Join Us For more information call 0121 237 3761 to talk with one of our friendly Community Workers. BUS: No. 65 bus stops outside Beechcroft on Slade Road, as well as the No. 11 bus route which stops Just around the corner on Reservoir Road. TRAIN: Gravelly Hill station is a 15 minute walk away.24 Reg Charity No: 1003906 Company Limited by Guarantee No. 2024372
  25. 25. South Birmingham Carers Groups If you live south of the City and you would like to do something different then could you please complete which of the following activities you would like to take part in and include your area.(Please note, some socialising groups may accrue a personal cost i.e. entrance fee or meal price) Name: __________________________________________ Tel: ___________________________________________ Activity Area am or pm am during day pm during the evening Art Group Reading Group Craft Group Walking Group Socialising Group (pictures, meals out etc) Community Volunteering Coffee Morning (coffee & chat) 25
  26. 26. Stonham Carer ServicesPlease use for your Unit 3, Holt Court North Heneage Street Westcomments, feedback or Birmingham Science Park Aston, B7 4AXcomplaints & return to…26