Mental Health: Experience of Care Campaign

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Mental Health Awareness Week is an annual campaign, the goal of promoting and encouraging better mental health practices, to create a world with good mental health for all. From 13th – 19th May, the Mental Health Foundation is running and promoting events and best practices towards better mental health. 

In light of this, we have been invited by Rethink Mental Illness to ask our carers to share their experiences with mental health services in Birmingham and Solihull. 

Rethink Mental Illness are an organisation with experience in over 90 services. Using their skills and expertise, they look for new ways to tackle the problems associated with mental illness. They keep “people living with mental illness safe and well in the community, prevent their needs from escalating, and help them live independently, access the information, support and care they are entitled to, and understand and exercise their rights.”

Rethink Mental Illness offer a wide range of services and their success rate with helping those who seek them is extraordinary, and should give confidence to our carers in sharing their experiences. 

This is why we are asking our carers to assist Rethink Mental Illness with their Birmingham and Solihull Experience of Care Campaign

Have you used mental health services, or do you care for someone who has used mental health services in Birmingham or Solihull? If so, we want to hear from you!

By particpating in By participating in the Experience of Care campaign, your voice will provide insight into the experience of communities across Birmingham and Solihull when accessing and receiving mental health services. You can help Rethink Mental Illness inform service improvements and priorities.

This is a limited time campaign and carers specifically are being asked to share their thoughts and experiences. So, if you have anything you would like to share then please do so before the end of the month. 

You can contribute but in a number of ways: comment in a focus group or one-to-one, complete a survey about yours or your cared for’s experiences, send an emial or complete an online survery. 

All contact details are below and we do encourage as many carers as possible to share their thoughts and experiences. It really can help change and improve mental health services to better cater to your needs. 

Contact details


Onlive Survey: Experience of Carer Survey

Rethink Mental Health Website:

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