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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.

It can be difficult, at the best of times, to find a place of refuge where we can get some peace. For people staying in a hospital environment it can be even harder. With this in mind Emma Louis, Head of Diversity and Spirituality, was delighted when, on the 31st March, she opened the Sanctuary Room at Hallam Street Hospital.

As a healthcare organisation we want to celebrate and encourage the diversity that exists in Sandwell Mental Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust and within the community of Sandwell, as well highlighting any areas where people are treated unfairly or without the respect that they deserve.

Candy Passmore has recently started with the Trust as Head of Service Marketing, joining us from the voluntary sector.  Candy will be responsible for leading the promotion of Trust services with all our stakeholders (including people who use our services; carers; the general public; governors; commissioners; etc). A key part of her role is enhancing relationships with local and regional media, and promoting the Trust’s vision of ‘banishing stigma, enabling recovery’.

They say that you can’t please all the people all the time. Be that as it may, we’d like to try.

On Thursday 29th October we held our second membership event at the West Bromwich Albion Football Club.   150 members, staff and exhibitors attended the day which proved to be a huge success.  The day was not only the Trust’s second membership event, but it was also targeted for young people – to engage and educate them about our services.   There was a ‘healthy’ balance between entertainment and information, including dance mats, a smoothie-making bike, interactive workshop, dancers and talks on self harm, bullying and knife crime.

When the staff awards took place this year there were two extra awards dedicated to our volunteers:

The Outstanding Achievement for Contribution to Voluntary Services at Edward Street Hospital was awarded to Liz Gratwick.

On Thursday 29th October, the Trust will be hosting its second Membership Event at The Hawthorns, West Bromwich Football Club.  We aim to engage with young people but all members are welcome. 

For any questions please contact the Membership Team on 0800 013 0103 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.