SOLIHULL Council has signed two, three-year contracts with national charity Mental Health Matters, to provide mental health support for adults in the borough.
It follows a procurement process for a new service to support people living with mental ill health already known to the council and an enhanced drop-in service open to anyone in the borough.
The new service will support people to develop daily living skills so they can look after themselves and their home, as well as becoming more involved in their local community.
The drop-in service will be available at three locations across the borough (north, central and south Solihull) on different days of the week. The sessions will provide places for people to go at times of crisis or increased need, where they can get support from peers and/or mental health workers, without the need for a referral from a social worker.
The existing OASIS drop-in service provided by Solihull MIND will continue until March 31, 2022 with the contracts and new support services start on April 1, 2022.
Councillor Tony Dicicco, cabinet member for health and adult social care, said: “These services are going to help adults living with mental ill health to achieve things they have found difficult to do, think more positively, be able to have healthy friendships and relationships and, most importantly, have hope for the future.
“I would also like to put on record my thanks to Solihull MIND for the support they provide in the borough.”
Jane Hughes, chief executive of Mental Health Matters, added: “We believe that, with the right personalised support, anyone with a mental health need can live the life they want to live, and we are proud to play a part in helping people to achieve their hopes and aspirations.”