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News and Events

On this page you'll be able to find out what's going on around the Trust and catch up on all the latest Trust news.

Our Trust is holding a number of events in its learning disability services across the Black Country this week to celebrate learning disability week (Monday 17th to Sunday 23rd June), and 100 years of learning disability nursing.

Learning disability services are offered across the four Boroughs of the Black Country and staff in each Borough will be promoting their services including: in Walsall members of the public are invited to join in our celebrations by popping along to our event at Walsall Manor Hospital, Moat Road, Walsall on Wednesday 19th June between 10am – 2.00pm. Staff will be manning an information stand in the reception area of the hospital to provide advice and information about the learning disability services available in Walsall.

This year’s theme for the week is sport and inclusion, and on Thursday 11th July our Dudley learning disability service is holding an event at Mary Steven’s Park, Stourbridge, DY8 2AA from 10am – 2.00pm.  This will be an interactive, fun day where members of the public can find out all about what services are available in Dudley whilst also joining our interactive fun.

To find out more about our learning disability services in Walsall, Dudley, Wolverhampton and Sandwell, please visit here
EHMental health patients and their carers in Sandwell can now receive exclusive access to free physical health checks at Hallam Street Hospital, courtesy of a new initiative between our Trust and health and wellbeing service ‘Everyone Health Sandwell’.

In addition to supporting the Trust with smoking cessation clinics, the ‘Everyone Health’ service will provide patients, their carers and staff between the ages of 40 – 74 free NHS health checks designed to spot the early signs of stroke, kidney disease, type 2 diabetes and dementia.

Earlier this year, our Trust announced plans to go smoke free across all of its sites. Since implementation, we are making strides in our smoke free journey and plan to further embed our approach over the coming months and share our learning with local partners.

The positive health initiative arose after statistics showed adults with mental health conditions die on average 10 – 20 years earlier than the rest of our population. As the largest mental health provider within the Black Country, we have a duty of care in addressing these indicators to help patients, staff and carers lead healthier lifestyles.

Members of the public and Trust staff are being invited to stand for election and make a difference as an active member of our Trust's Assembly of Governors.

Governors provide a vital link between the Trust and the communities who use its services. Governors are direct representatives of local interest, helping to shape the services provided by the Trust to benefit communities.

podcastMonday 13th - Sunday 19th May was Mental Health Awareness Week and our Trust took part in a variety of exciting activities to raise awareness.

Judy McDonald, Deputy Director of Nursing, and Healthy Minds Service Manager Steve Scrimshaw visited the Making Change Studios to talk, and recorded a podcast with Aaron Broomfield and Greg Rogers to raise awareness of suicide prevention and particularly the zero suicide ambition for young men.

Tea, coffee and cakes are on the menu at the Sandwell Carers Service and they are inviting mental health, learning disability and CAMHS carers who have patients in receipt of our Trust to come together this Wednesday for tea, and to celebrate Carers Week.

Carers week takes place from Monday 10th June to Sunday 16th June, and this year celebrates 25 years of raising the profile of the vital work and contributions made by carers, whilst focusing on the significance of coming together and staying connected. According to studies by charity Carer UK, approximately 8 out of 10 carers have felt lonely or isolated as a result of supporting their loved ones. 

Last week was extra busy for staff at the Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, as they celebrated Mental Health Awareness Week with a variety of activities.

Each year during mental health awareness week the Trust highlights the help and support available for people in order to get them talking about mental health, which also helps eliminate the stigma often associated with mental ill health. This saw staff going into schools and businesses to provide stress awareness workshops, and holding events to highlight services and information available.