• Accolade rewards ‘exceptional’ student nurse training at Forward Thinking Birmingham

    Forward Thinking Birmingham (FTB) has been presented with a sought-after ‘Gold Leaf’ certificate from Birmingham City University (BCU) for achieving exceptional feedback from student nurses on placement with the service.  

  • New young people’s PICU open at Woodbourne Priory
    Forward Thinking Birmingham has increased its inpatient bed capacity with the opening of a new ward at the Woodbourne Priory Hospital in Edgbaston.
  • NHS England Chair hails Birmingham’s new 0-25s mental health service
    Chair of NHS England Sir Malcolm Grant, has heaped praised on the city’s new 0-25s mental health service, Forward Thinking Birmingham.
  • Project Update #18: 6 June 2016

    In this week’s video blog we welcome Elaine Kirwan, the Associate Director of Nursing who talks about her role for Forward Thinking Birmingham and how the service is committed to working with young people and families to address individuals’ needs.  

  • Project Update #17: 6 May 2016
    In this week’s video blog we welcome Dr Anupam Dharma, a Consultant General Adult Psychiatrist, who talks about his new role as Medical Director and why he is excited to be part of the new service.
  • Project Update #16: 15 April 2016
    We are delighted to have ‘gone live’ with Forward Thinking Birmingham on 1 April 2016.
  • Project Update #15: 01 April 2016

    Mathew Jenkins, Interim Head of Psychological Therapies, gives an update on the emotional and behavioural pathway in time for the official launch of forward thinking Birmingham. A detailed list of the services provided by Forward Thinking Birmingham is also included.

  • Forward Thinking Birmingham leads the way with ground-breaking new mental health services for children and young people Forward Thinking Birmingham (FTB), the ground-breaking new mental health service launches today (April 1) with the aim of revolutionising care for children, young people and young adults across the city.
  • Project Update #14: 24 March 2016

    Today's blog features Dr Ashley Liew, our Consultant Paediatric Neuropsychiatrist , who talks about the neurodevelopmental clinical pathway and the lifelong conditions that impact a child, young person or young adult’s mental health as well as other areas of their life. 

  • Project Update #13: 22 March 2016

    This week Dr Chris Jackson, Clinical Lead for Early Intervention in Psychosis (EIP), has provided the video blog. This is one of our five clinical pathways and Chris gives an overview of how this pathway supports young people under the age of 25 experiencing a first episode of psychosis.