We have a number of therapy services in the Trust. They play a key part in the care and support we provide to people.
A brief description of who the services support and how can be found below, and you can read more about them all by clicking on the link to their individual pages.
Counselling Service – We have three Counselling Services, covering Oldbury and Smethwick, Wednesbury and West Bromwich, and Rowley Regis and Tipton. Each service gives support to people aged 18 and over with a variety of emotional difficulties. The services offer specialist support for South Asian and African-Caribbean clients who wish to talk with a worker who has specialist cultural and language skills. Counselling can be provided in Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi, and Bengali. Counselling gives someone a safe space to discuss and explore their concerns and feelings.
Family Therapy – This team work as part of the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (or CAMHS), supporting children and young people, and the families of children and young people, who have complex mental health needs. Family therapy is a way of working with families so they can understand and deal better with problems that family members may be going through.
Occupational Therapy – Occupational Therapists work across the Trust, supporting people of all ages who have many kinds of mental health problems. Occupational therapy is a profession that enables people with mental and physical health needs to maintain and develop the skills and abilities they need to lead independent and satisfying lives.
Physiotherapy – Our physiotherapists provide a service for older people who have mental health problems and adults who have learning disabilities and complex health needs. The team have many ways to help someone improve their physical health, mobility and movement.
Psychology – Our psychologists work across the Trust, supporting people of all ages who have many kinds of mental health problems or psychological issues. Psychologists look at people, the mind, and behaviours. Through this, they can learn how to help improve someone’s mental health and psychological well-being.
Speech and Language Therapy – Our speech and language therapists see people with learning disabilities who are receiving community or inpatient support and have either communication or eating, drinking, and swallowing difficulties. They also see older people with eating, drinking and swallowing difficulties who are inpatients at Edward Street Hospital.