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It is with deepest regret that due to a lack of funding North Staffs Voice for Mental Health will be closing its doors.

The charity was formed in 1994 as North Staffs Users Group. Its origins began in a meeting in 1992 between a service user and an interested worker who at the time worked for the National Schizophrenia Federation (NSF). The idea evolved of establishing a group that could exert some influence over service provision in the statutory sector. The main impetus for this came from the dissatisfaction that service users felt about the way that they were treated by the statutory providers of mental health services.

Staffordshire Mental Health Helpline Open During Christmas & New Year

The Staffordshire Mental Health Helpline is open evening and weekends 365 days a year, including the Christmas and New Year period, to provide support during what can be a difficult time for many.

The Staffordshire Mental Health Helpline offers support to people who have concerns about their mental health or that of someone they know. It is free to contact the Helpline from landlines, call boxes and mobile networks, and there is no set limit to the call duration.

Consultation on the Future Provision of Social Care for people with Mental Health Conditions

Staffordshire County Council is legally responsible for making sure social care services for adults with mental health conditions are available to people across Staffordshire.

Adults in Staffordshire with mental health conditions needing mental health social care support and assessments are currently supported by two organisations: South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (SSSFT) and North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare Trust (NSCHT).

Countywide News


Wed 29 Nov 2017

It could be the toughest winter yet, so the people of Staffordshire are urged to get the best out of their local NHS services, to Stay Well This Winter

Here’s what you can do:

Hollywood star Russell Brand hails 'wonderful' work of Burton Addiction Centre

Comedian and Hollywood star Russell Brand has dubbed the work of Burton Addiction Centre "wonderful" during his visit to the town.

The actor, radio presenter and author paid a visit to Langan's Tea Rooms, in George Street, this afternoon, Tuesday, November 21, before signing copies of his new book for fans.

Fans were queuing round the block to buy copies of his new book, have it signed by the star and have the obligatory selfie taken with him.

Carers Hub - VCSE Feedback and Staffordshire County Council Response

Support Staffordshire work:

In early 2017, Support Staffordshire were asked by Staffordshire County Council (SCC the lead commissioner) and the Carers Partnership Board to engage with local VCSE organisations who supported Carers. In particular they asked us to gain some feedback upon how the relationship with the Carers Hub could be improved. 

In March 2017, we undertook discussion workshops at 7 locality forums. Across Staffordshire 75 people attended the workshops from 62 VCSE organisations.

We prompted the following questions as part of small group discussions:

Health and Care Forum

The purpose of the Health & Care Forum is to provide a forum for VCSE organisations delivering services or activities in the health and care arena, so that they can:

  • Network with each other, developing contacts and sharing information
  • Connect with other sectors, particularly the public sector, to find out about, and influence, relevant developments and initiatives, including 

              - Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP)

              - Multi-speciality Care Providers (MCPs)

Toolbox for emotional health

The Toolbox project is a new service delivered by South Staffordshire Network for Mental Health (SSNMH), funded through the Big Lottery, looking at Emotional Wellbeing within the South Staffordshire area including East Staffordshire, Tamworth Borough, Cannock Chase District, Lichfield District, Stafford Borough & South Staffordshire

So what is Toolbox?