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Birmingham - Community Garden

Martineau Gardens

[email protected]
0121 440 7430

'Our mission is to inspire people about the natural environment. We also provide volunteering opportunities in the garden and are a venue for educational activities.'

'Martineau Gardens provides a unique therapeutic horticulture service to people from all over the city. Because of our location, in 2006, 59% of our volunteers were from south Birmingham.

Our service is socially inclusive in that we welcome a wide range of volunteers who work together, looking after the Gardens. Our regular volunteers have included people with the following disabilities or support needs:

  • Mental health issues
  • Recovering from addictions
  • Older people
  • earning disabilities
  • Autistic spectrum / Asperger’s
  • Physical disabilities

Staff work with the mix of people so that everyone is contributing to the best of their ability, and learning about plants, the environment and each other. Some of our volunteers are people who ‘just want to do something else on my day off’ or are currently unemployed or getting work experience with us.'

Self referral or referred by: Adullam Homes, Aquarius, Autism West Midlands, BSMHT, Biscom, BTCV, Connexions, Dementia Service, Disability Resource Centre, Focus Futures, HOB Homeless Team, Mencap, Mind, Moseley CDT, Moseley & District Housing, QAC, Rathbone Garden Centre, Rethink, SIFA, Trident Housing, Turning Point and the Volunteer Centre (BVSC).



Connect Therapeutic Community

19 Park Road
Moseley, Birmingham
England U.K., B13 8AB
Tel/Fax: 0121 449 2204
[email protected]

Office hours: 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday

Established in 1987, Connect is a specialist open rehabilitation service for women between the ages of 18 – 65. Connect operates a recovery focused approach using therapeutic community principles. We offer a structured and supportive environment in which clients can make use of intensive psychotherapy and learn (or regain) life skills.


  • Intensive psychotherapy using a variety of modalities
  • Creative groups and practical living skills
  • Thorough psychological assessment

Our client group

  • Female adults
  • Complex needs; will have a traumatic history involving some sort of self-harm. May have a diagnosis of personality disorder.
  • Likely to be on a locked ward or in hospital/secure unit
  • May be involved with multiple agencies
  • May be in a revolving door of hospital admissions
  • May be functional in some respects but currently unable to live safely in the community

Referral by GPs, Health and Local Authorities, Social Services.



Tamarind Centre

3rd Floor, Harp Place
2 Sandy Lane

024 76227712 or 024 76225512
[email protected]

Monday– Friday- 9.00am-4.00pm

The Primary aim of the organisation is to provide support to the BME (Black Minority Ethnic) Communities of Coventry in particular African Caribbean and Asian people who are experiencing Mental Ill Health, using the services we offer. Languages spoken include English, Patois, Punjabi and Hindi.


  1. Drop In Service
    • Drop in days throughout the week
    • Regular Awareness sessions
    • Special Interest Day’s
    • Flexible Programme
    • Service User led
    • ESOL
    • Relaxation Techniques
    • Arts & Crafts
    • Cultural Interests
    • Awareness Talks
  2. Mental Health Support
    • Outreach Support
    • Fortnightly Caludon Visits
    • Advice & Information
    • Advocacy
    • Support in attending Mental Health Tribunal
    • Reviews & Appeals
    • Support at Ward rounds
    • Supporting Independent living
    • Developing individual Life Skills
    • Promoting Social Inclusion
    • Signposting
  3. Counselling
    • A Culturally Aware and Sensitive service
    • Person Centred Counselling , working with clients on their current issues
    • One to One sessions
    • Confidential Service
    • Emotional Support
    • Provided in a private, secure and comfortable setting
    • A Culturally Aware and Sensitive service
    • Person Centred Counselling , working with clients on their current issues
    • One to One sessions
    • Confidential Service
    • Emotional Support
    • Provided in a private, secure and comfortable setting

Referral can be from Professional Organisation or Self


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Jul 19, 2010
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Birmingham Healthy Minds - BSMHFT

0121 3012525
9:30am - 4:30pm Monday to Friday
text "BHM" to 60777

Birmingham Healthy Minds (BHM) is an NHS primary care talking therapies service that works closely with Birmingham GPs. BHM offers advice, information and brief psychological therapies for people aged 16 and over, who are often feeling anxious, low in mood or depressed.

We have staff trained in:
• cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), which helps you identify negative
thought patterns, behaviours and feelings
• mindfulness, which can teach you ways of reducing stress, improving
confidence and self-acceptance
• behavioural couple therapy for depression, when you and your partner
might want to be seen together
• psycho-educational workshops to help you improve your wellbeing and
mental health
• computerised CBT web-based programmes which you can have
support with to complete online.
We can also provide information about helpful books and self-help guides. The CBT programme helps you identify thoughts, emotions and behaviour patterns that you may want to change.
We can tailor our interventions to meet the needs of our patients and deliver bespoke group interventions to meet the differing needs of younger and older people and of people from a black and minority ethnic background.

Self referral via phone, text or website, gp referral or attend the Amman Walk-in Service, which operates from different sites on different days: 0121 301 2525 for more information or visit our website: Amman Walk-In Service
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