Community Mental Health Teams

Community Mental Health Teams

Most services for mental health are accessed by referral from a GP or other professional.

There are three community mental health teams are based around the city, Steps to Health in the North East, The Croft Resource Centre serving the South East and Corner House Resource Centre in the South West.

The teams are made up of nurses, social workers, psychologists, doctors and occupational therapists.  They can also arrange for other services like outreach, day care, home treatment, employment services, carer support, inpatient treatment at Penn Hospital and other specialist services.

They will to assess your care needs, work out your care plan, and provide a care co-ordinator to keep in touch with you and to provide a review.

North Area:
Steps to Health, Wolverhampton City PCT, Showell Circus, Low Hill
Wolverhampton, WV10  9TH
Phone: 01902 444600 or 445871

Bus number 2

South East Area:
The Croft Resource Centre,87 Greencroft, Bilston, WV14 7NB
Phone: 01902 553914

Bus number 25 and 82

South West Area:
Corner House Resource Centre, 300 Dunstall Road, Whitmore Reans, Wolverhampton,  WV6 0NZ
Phone: 01902 553382 or 553876 or 553874

Bus number 25 and 62

All of these centres are GP referral only

Wolverhampton also runs a short-stay treatment centre called Recovery House in Low Hill, which provides intensive support for people with a mental health problem, and a stay of up to 2 weeks to try to prevent the person in crisis from having to go into hospital.

PIP Mental Health & impairment Changes

PIP Mental Health & impairment Changes

Who will this affect?

People who get PIP mobility component for overwhelming psychological distress if alone on journeys  – people who have anxiety attacks, social phobias, extreme stress outside the home

This may include people with some mental health conditions,  learning disabilities or other cognitive impairments, where overwhelmng distress is a factor

New and review PIP claimants who have been getting high rate mobility because they cant follow the route of a familiar journey unless they have someone with them, due to overwhelming psychological distress, will now only be entitled to 10 points instead of 12 and will thus only qualify for standard rate mobility/getting around instead of high rate. People with mental health conditions or mental impairment conditions who were getting points because they could not plan a journey because of overwhelming psychological distress, or couldn’t go on an unfamiliar journey without someone for the same reason will no longer get points.

You will only get enough points to qualify for mobility element of PIP if:

 Cannot undertake any journey because it would cause overwhelming psychological distress to the claimant (10 points)

Carers Rights Day Event

Carers Rights Day Event

Carers Suppport Wolverhampton are holding an event for carers on

Friday 25th November, 10a.m. – 2p.m.

at the Bob Jones Community Hub, Bromley street, Blakenhall, Wolverhampton WV2 3AS

You can go along and find out about the support and information available for carers and the person they care for in wolverhampton.

There will be exhibitors and information from a wide range of local organisations.

Put the date in your diary now! And let them know you will be there by calling the Carer Support Team on 01902 553409 or emailing them at carer.support@wolverhampton.gov.uk

 

Mind @ Work

Mind @ Work

City of Wolverhampton Council, Wolverhampton Healthy Minds Team and the Workers Education Association have put together a programme offering:

 An Emotional Well-Being check
 Five Ways to Wellbeing Workshop
 Learn Coping Strategies & Relaxation
Techniques
 Boost Your Confidence & Team Building skills
 Receive Employability Support i.e. Interview skills, job search, CV Writing etc.
 One to One Coaching & Mentoring Support provided

If you are interested, why not go along to an

Information Event on the 12th September 2016, 10 am to 12 pm.
at The Old School Building,
73 Dudley Road, Wolverhampton WV2 3BYWolverhampton 3BY
For further information please speak to your Work Coach at the Job Centre with opportunity number WMX/13011 and PRO-112901. Call or Text: Manjit on 07717733051 or Karen on 07881358679
Email: Manjit.Cheema@wolverhampton.gov.uk or Karen.Sahota@wolverhampton.gov.uk

One Voice Advocacy service

One Voice Advocacy service

whacs-frontOne Voice provides a professional advocacy service for disabled adults.

Any adult who is a Wolverhampton citizen, and has a long term impairment, or has a mental health issue, a learning disability, or considers themselves a disabled person, can use this free professional service, staffed by fully trained experienced disabled advocates.