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Forward Thinking Birmingham is the provider of mental health services for people up to the age of 25 in Birmingham.

Our new, modern mental health service offers support, care and treatment for all 0-25s through one organisation, making it easier for you to access the right support at the right time.

We're a partnership of four organisations that have come together to support children, young people and families in Birmingham. We also work with a number of organisations in the voluntary and community sector.

When you reach crisis point all you need is for someone to be there for you. Forward Thinking Birmingham will make a huge difference to the lives of so many others like me because they will get help and a choice of support much earlier. This couldn’t come at a better time for Birmingham.
Ashley Wright

Meet the Forward Thinking Birmingham partners

Birmingham Women's and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust (BWC) is the lead provider of Forward Thinking Birmingham and brings together the very best in paediatric and women’s care in the region. The Children’s Hospital has been delivering high-quality community and inpatient mental health services for children and young people up to the age of 18 in Birmingham and the West Midlands for over 15 years.

Simplify Health is a managed care leader in mental health, specialising in helping people achieve and sustain recovery in community settings. Simplify Health offers world-class mental health case management, system-wide pathway coordination, and insightful analytics that improve the delivery of care.

The Children’s Society changes the lives of the country’s most disadvantaged children and teenagers by delivering frontline support services and campaigning for change. It works closely with a wide range of community and voluntary organisations to tackle poverty and neglect and is a lead researcher in the field of children’s emotional well-being.

Priory Group is the leading provider of behavioural care in the UK. Its purpose is to make a real and lasting difference for everyone it supports. Priory Healthcare runs the largest network of mental healthcare hospitals and clinics in the country, providing treatment for addictions and conditions including depression, self-harming, and eating disorders. In Birmingham, the Priory’s Woodbourne Hospital has a team of psychiatrists, psychologists and therapists treating adults and children.

We also work with a number of other contracted partners to deliver our services. Find out more about these organisations and the information we share with them on our Information Governance page.