Community Development Worker Service

Due to Covid-19 all our face to face services have been suspended – however our CDW Team able to deliver session via onlien platforms – please call 0121 262 3555 or email for all enquiries

The Birmingham Mind Community Development Worker Service (CDWs), work with communities across Birmingham to promote discussion around mental health and wellbeing through various training, workshops and activity sessions. Focusing on working with all communities groups and leaders; they work to increase knowledge of mental health and wellbeing, encourage greater self-awareness and self-management as well as to increase community engagement and cohesion citywide.

The service has seven different projects which all look at different aspects of wellbeing as listed below.

  • Women’s Health, lead by Fatema Hickson, this project provides a safe space to talk about the importance of health and wellbeing during and immediately after pregnanacy, FGM, abuse and the importance of positive relationships.
  • Men’s Health, this project supported by Owen Harris  and Julie Carnell engages with men to find out men’s copings strategies to mental health and wellbeing within the different community groups.
  • Newly Arrived Communities offers support and signposting for newly arrived communities in Birmingham, advising them of health, wellbeing and housing services. Ibrar Uddin, also delivers workshops in health and wellbeing, to help reduce feelings of isolation and to promote integration.
  • Supporting Families is a project managed by Zahida Khan to assist in identifying the needs of families with carers, mental health issues, debt and self-harm behaviours. works to address the needs of families within the city and provides resourcing and signposting information.
  • Criminal Justice project looks to identify barriers faced by ex-offenders on release from prison. Stephen Lewis supports them in their journey reconnecting with society, their friends and family.
  • African Caribbean Community project lead by Uroy Kelly, provides a meeting place for community members, to identify common issues concerning their community, in order to maintain cultural activities and debate.

To find out more about the work undertaken by our CDW Team, please call us on  0121 608 8001.