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Compass Birmingham News, Updates and Events

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Compass Birmingham Celebrates Men’s Health Week 

From June 10th to 16th, Compass Birmingham participated in Men’s Health Week, an initiative focused on raising awareness about men’s health and mental well-being. Chloe, Joe, Meg, and Pete delivered an engaging assembly at Archbishop Ilsley School, reaching out to 100 Year 10 and Year 12 male students. The assembly highlighted critical information on men’s mental health, including early signs, symptoms, and available support resources, providing valuable insights to the students. 

In addition, Chloe, Chante, and Renita visited Our Lady’s Catholic Primary School in Tilescross to discuss the School’s Mental Health Policy Group with a focus group of students. This session was an excellent opportunity to engage with young minds and gather their input on mental health policies, ensuring that their voices contribute to shaping the support systems in their school. 

Through these activities, Compass Birmingham is dedicated to promoting mental health awareness and support, demonstrating our commitment to the well-being of young people in our community. Stay tuned for more updates on our initiatives and events as we continue to make a positive impact. 

Carving Out Our Unique Identity 

Establishing Our Presence 

Compass Birmingham is excited to announce the launch of our new service, focused on making a meaningful impact on the mental health and well-being of children, families, and young people in our community. As we establish our unique identity, our dedicated practitioners are actively engaging with local schools to spread awareness about the comprehensive services we offer. 

Our team has been tirelessly working to build strong relationships with schools across various localities. Through multiple link meetings, we are able to introduce our services and collaborate with educational institutions. These meetings have been instrumental in facilitating workshops and engaging activities that highlight the support we provide to students. 

Gathering Insights for Our Branding 

Our Engagement and Equalities Practitioner, Chante Spooner, is at the forefront of our branding efforts. She is actively gathering information from children and young people to ensure their contributions are reflected in our brand identity. By involving them in this process, we aim to create a brand that resonates with our community and truly represents the needs and aspirations of the young people we serve.  

 Supporting Families & Introducing Restorative Supervision 

Supporting families is a cornerstone of our mission at Compass Birmingham. Shareen, our Families Practitioner, is dedicated to enhancing the services we offer to parents and carers. She is currently familiarizing herself with the Beyond Behaviours program, which we plan to introduce in the new academic year. Additionally, Shareen will receive Non-Violent Resistance (NVR) training in August, further equipping her to provide robust support to families. 

From September onwards, Shareen will also be offering Restorative Supervision within our service. As a newly trained Restorative Supervisor, she will provide valuable support to our team, enhancing our ability to deliver high-quality care and fostering a supportive environment for our practitioners. 

Looking Ahead 

Compass Birmingham is committed to making a lasting difference in our community. As we continue to establish our unique identity, we remain dedicated to engaging with schools, supporting families, and ensuring that the voices of children and young people are central to everything we do. We look forward to growing our presence and enhancing the mental health and well-being of those we serve. 

Ensuring Timely Support: The Launch of Compass Link!

The new logo for Compass LINK!

Birmingham Mental Health Support Team (MHST) priority is ensuring children, young people, families (CYPF) receive the support they need in a timely manner. That’s why we’re thrilled to launch Compass LINK, your virtual ‘front door’ to accessing the right emotional health and wellbeing assistance, at the right time, by the right professional.

Education staff, partners, children, young people and families can now contact Compass LINK via phone 0121 227 8254 and / or email to get timely access to:

  • Requests for Support (RS): For a child or young person who may benefit from early intervention 1:1 support or group work.
  • Information and advice: For a child or young person about a particular emotional wellbeing topic (e.g. anxiety) to help self-manage by providing them with resources and self-help tools.
  • Signposting & Navigation: Help with guidance towards to the most appropriate service(s) to meet the needs of children, young people and families.

Please note Birmingham MHST only works with children and young people who attend one of our selected schools. Click here to see a full list of schools.

Compass Link is designed to simplify the process of seeking support, it’s your one-stop-shop for accessing help, connecting with professionals, and navigating to the appropriate service / resources. Compass Link is all about delivering support when you need it most.

Built upon principles of accessibility and tailored to meet the unique needs of our community, Compass Link focuses on proactive and preventative approaches, ensuring that problems are addressed before they escalate.

Whether you reach out via phone or email, Compass Link provides a unified virtual front door for accessing our services, ensuring a seamless experience for all individuals seeking support.

At Birmingham MHST, Compass Link is more than just a service – it’s the embodiment of our commitment to providing timely and effective support to our community. With structured processes, guiding principles, and a team of dedicated professionals, we’re here to ensure that no one faces their challenges alone.

So, if you’re in need of a helping hand, Compass Link is here to guide you every step of the way. Because everyone deserves support when they need it most.

Team Induction in January

Our new trainees are really looking forward to helping the children and young people of Birmingham. Here, Helen and Leanne talk about heir introduction to their roles at our special induction event.

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