Mental health services that are available in the community to support people with severe mental illness are improving. As part of the NHS Long Term Plan and learning from patients, carers, staff and stakeholders and experiences through COVID-19, we will be embarking on an ambitious plan to transform core community mental health services for adults and older adults across the Black Country.

We will develop a new community mental health model (way of working) and modernise community mental health services taking into account the particular needs of our four places (Dudley, Sandwell, Walsall and Wolverhampton).

Our new model will focus on supporting people living in their communities with long term severe mental illness.

We want our communities, partners, patients, carers and staff to get involved in making radical change.

You can learn more about what this transformation means in the video below and in our leaflet. We have also included some link to useful information from NHS England and others below.

If you have any questions or would like to help please talk to us about how you can get involved.