The Saleem Foundation charity, in partnership with Dudley Mind, have produced ‘The Silent Pain’. The film reflecting on mental health, outlines how depression is not always obvious and how we should take a moment out just to ask one another, “are you ok”? It is important we spread the message of hope. It is also important we stress it’s fine not to be ok, but more importantly, it’s important we all know we are not alone.
The Saleem Foundation charity was founded in 2017 and supports charities and voluntary organisations across Birmingham and the Black Country, that undertake charitable work in the fields of health, disability and financial hardship. The charity will also support individuals and their families who are disadvantaged by their youth, age, ill-health, disability or financial hardship and will take the form of grant aid, organised events and donations.
The Silent Pain has been shortlisted for the Charity Films Awards. Please vote for The Silent Pain.
Voting closes Friday, 6 March 2020.
The Saleem Foundation was founded in 2017 and supports charities and voluntary organisations across Birmingham and the Black Country, that undertake charitable work in the fields of health, disability and financial hardship. The Saleem Foundation will also support individuals and their families who are disadvantaged by their youth, age, ill-health, disability or financial hardship and will take the form of grant aid, organised events and donations.
The Foundation is running a Domestic Abuse Awareness Day on the 22nd February 2020, at the Shenstone Auditorium, Halesowen Library, 7th floor, Queensway Mall, The Cornbow Shopping Centre, Halesowen B63 4AZ.
The event will open its doors at 11.00 am with a film, ‘The Hidden Scars’. The film raises awareness of domestic abuse and show how the abuse can scar all those around us, especially children. A press panel follows the film.
The launch will conclude 12.30 pm with guests having the option to join the second part of the event which will host live performances from the likes of The Fizzogs and two time Miss Black Country Alexandra Darby.
Stall holders are invited, and are requested to arrive by 10.00 am to set up. Please contact Shaz Saleem on 07786 196 666, for more details.
There is various information and resources available for organisations and the general public around the Coronavirus
Please see links below, one to a Government website which is regularly updated with information for the public –
There are also a range of posters promoting the basic advice available – https://campaignresources.phe.gov.uk/resources/campaigns/101-novel-coronavirus-/resources
Healthier Futures Black Country and West Birmingham are holding a short leadership development Session.
The STP (Sustainability Transformation Partnership) is a collaboration of organisations across primary care, community services, social care, mental health, acute and specialised services across the Black Country and West Birmingham.
For more information about the Black Country and West Birmingham STP visit
A leadership development session is being held in Sandwell on Tuesday 10th March from 9.30am – 4.00pm
The Session is aimed at:-
Clinicians and staff who don’t normally access senior leadership development;
Primary Care Network staff including Practice Manager;
Staff from partner agencies, voluntary, community and social enterprise sector.
You can register your place from the following link –
The sessions are FREE and there are 30 places available.
There are lots of important elements to excellent care and first impressions really count.
Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Hospital Trust (SWBH) are undertaking a Maternity 15 Steps Challenge. The Challenge will take place from 9.30 am to 2.30 pm, on Tuesday, 25 February, at City Hospital, Dudley Road, B18 7QH.
The 15 Steps Challenge Teams will visit wards and other service user areas and take note of their first impressions.
Lunch, refreshments and free parking will be provided for those supporting the Challenge. A gift card will be given as a thank you for taking part.
If you would like to take part in the 15 steps Challenge please email Qurat Ulain at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone: 0121 507 5209.
Sandwell & West Birmingham CCG are looking to identify a suitable organisation, to implement and coordinate the activities of Sandwell & West Birmingham Maternity Voices Partnership (MVP).
Further information on the requirements for such a service can be found in the links below, but specifically within the service specification.
Completed responses to be sent by email to email@example.com
Sandwell MVP Invitation to quote (including service spec)
MVP Questions response sheet
MVP procurement question weighting table
The closing date for quotation submissions is mid-day on Monday, 24th February 2020.
Sandwell and West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is holding a Primary Care Networks (PCNs) showcase event. Providers, the voluntary sector and patient representatives will have the opportunity to meet Clinical Directors and their colleagues from the 15 PCNs within Sandwell and West Birmingham (Ladywood and Perry Barr).
The event will give a general introduction to PCNs and their role within the local health and care system. This will be followed by presentations from each of Clinical Directors of the 15 PCNs outlining the areas they cover, the challenges and opportunities they face and their vision and values for the future.
Attendees will have the opportunity to network and to talk to the PCN representatives directly. This is an ideal opportunity for you to see how your organisation aligns to the PCNs.
Date and Time: Thursday 19th March 2020, 9.30 am – 12.30 pm
Venue: Mercure Birmingham West Hotel, Birmingham Road, West Bromwich B70 6TU
To book a place on this event, please click here.
If you would like to speak to someone about this event, please contact the SWB CCG Engagement Team by email at SWBCCG.Engagement@nhs.net or telephone 0121 612 1447.
NHS Sandwell and West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Group (SWB CCG) are undertaking a listening exercise from 6th January to 14th February 2020 on the future of walk-in centres in Sandwell and West Birmingham.
SWB CCG want to hear from as many people as possible during the listening exercise on their proposals for the future of the Summerfield Urgent Care Centre in West Birmingham and the Parsonage Street Walk-in Centre in Sandwell. For further information about the proposals please view here
To provide feedback and let SWB CCG know your views please visit –https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/SWB_UTC
During November (Monday 18 – Friday 30 November), Sandwell and West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), are asking young people, aged 16 – 25, “What matters to you, about your healthcare?”
Young people have already said their mental health and wellbeing is an important issue. The CCG want to hear their views on the area of healthcare.
Staff from the CCG will be visiting local colleges, universities and other venues to speak to young people to canvass views.
To take part in this survey click here. If you would like the survey forwarded to you in an alternative format, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information provided will be confidential and will used to plan and improve patient services for the future.