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The Community Development Service engages with communities across Birmingham and Solihull.

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.

  • We offer signposting to individuals and a large range of organisations
  • We network throughout Birmingham and Solihull and support local events
  • We offer mental health and wellbeing sessions
You can download our service leaflet here

The service has seven different projects which cover different aspects of wellbeing:

Womens Health

Empowering women to understand their mental health and wellbeing. Providing supportive spaces to learn self-awareness and coping strategies and skills.

Call Fatema: 07801 130 657




Supporting Famillies

Supporting families to have greater understanding of their mental health and wellbeing. Offering signposting, family focused information events and wellbeing sessions for families in Birmingham and Solihull.

Call Zahida: 07801 130 655


Men's Health

Support, information and understanding of mental health and wellbeing. De-stigmatising and encouraging men to talk about how they feel and to find the help they need to be physically and mentally well.

Call Owen: 07801 130 656


Newly Arrived Comunities

Support for asylum seekers and refugees to gain local knowledge of services. Offering signposting, wellbeing events and sessions to promote understanding of mental health and wellbeing.

Call Ibrar:  07801 130 526


Criminal Justice

Identifying barriers to accessing mental health services upon release from prison. Providing group mental health and wellbeing sessions for people with a history of offending.

Call Stephen: 07801 130 658


African Caribbean Communities

Supporting the African Caribbean community to maintain their cultural identity. Providing signposting, wellbeing events and capacity building to promote mental health and wellbeing.

Call Uroy: 07801 130 660


LGBTQIA+ Community

Addressing the barriers faced by the LGBTQIA+ community. Support to capacity build and offer signposting and information about mental health and wellbeing.

Call Bill: 07734 961 483


We have a range of translated wellbeing support materials.

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