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  • Tackling Suicide on the front line in Birmingham

      With around 6000 people dying in the UK by suicide each year, it’s crucial that front line professionals are Read More

  • TWR Resource Key – A Road To Somewhere

    It’s a clever way of linking people with local support with the least amount of stress, hassle or disappointment   Read More

  • Connecting Community Networks

    What is Connecting Community Networks All About? Life can be

  • Connecting Community Networks, the ManMade Programme

    As part of the Connecting Community Networks, the ManMade Programme was introduced at Better Pathways in Birmingham. 7 men in Read More

  • #MyRecovery Campaign launched

    #MyRecovery Campaign launched   The Mental Health Stakeholder Group in Birmingham asked Common Unity through Urbrum to support them in Read More

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  • TALK SPEAK YELL

    TALK, SPEAK, YELL “I cannot say whether things will get better if we change; what I can say is they Read More

  • West Midlands Fire Service endorses TWR in keeping people Safe and Well 

    I know will-power plays a big part but the support we provided via The Waiting Room Resource Key has been priceless Read More

  • Vanguard

    Welcome to our Common Unity Vanguard! our newsletters that looks to bring you up to speed with the work that Common Unity continues to Read More

  • Man Made Family

    An Evaluation of the ManMade Family Programme May 2016 The MandMade Family programme successfully supported men to be able to talk more Read More

  • FREE ASIST & safeTALK Training

          Click here to download more information for the Construction Industry: Construction dec 2017 Click here to download more Read More

  • ManMade: Through The Gates

    ManMade: Through The Gates is coming to HMP Birmingham in June. It’s an opportunity for you to talk with others about stuff Read More

  • Cruse Birmingham

    UPSTREAM SOLUTIONS FOR COMMUNITY WELLBEING   Are you a man struggling to cope because of a recent bereavement in your life Read More

  • ManMade Through The Gates

      Suicide and Criminal Justice Prison suicides in England and Wales have risen to the highest level for seven years Read More

  • ManMade Cruse

    Are you a man struggling to cope because of a recent bereavement in your life or one in your past? Read More

  • So let’s face the facts as we know them….

    3 out of every 4 deaths by suicide in England are by men.   Men are struggling. They find it Read More

  • HUMANS OF THE WEST MIDLANDS – The Human Library

    representing worldwide cultures, click here to see the latest additions to HUMANS OF THE WEST MIDLANDS  

  • Being Well Works Well

      Our approach to improving wellbeing recognises that short term investment in individual wellbeing has huge benefits in the long term. That’s Read More

  • Evaluating local bereavement support services

    Download here: NSPA-postvention-evaluation-24.10.16   Introduction This is a toolkit to help suicide bereavement services plan an evaluation using a 12 step Read More

  • Developing and delivering local bereavement support services

      About this toolkit   If you are reading this guide you may be considering developing, or already delivering support Read More

  • Support after a suicide: A guide to providing local services

    Download file here: PHE_postvention_resource-NB311016   I think many living with loss know of nothing more powerful, as a force for healing, Read More

  • Project You

    This is FREE for girls age 16-25 not currently in education, employment or training.   Start: Tuesday 28th February (3 Read More

  • A Father’s Child Services

    A Father’s Child Services is about offering a range of Counselling and Community services in my local area. I am Read More

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  • URBRUM Resource Key & The Waiting Room Directory

    What is Urbrum? Urbrum, as a web-based community centred platform, is all about discovering innovative ways of engaging communities with Read More

  • What is Connecting Community Networks All About?

    Life can be hard…but for some, because of particular circumstances, and more often than not, through no fault of their own, life can be much harder still.

  • Bloom in Birmingham

    Bloom in Birmingham is a unique project aimed at reducing social isolation and improving the physical and mental wellbeing of Read More

  • 1000 women

    Brief version 1000Women is an online social movement giving Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) women a voice. A voice Read More

  • The Girl With The Red Ribbon

    Siobhan Edwards from Birmingham wants to help women and girls, who are experiencing abuse, in any form, to break their Read More

  • New feature Read out loud

      A recent edition to Urbrum, in respect to user friendly access, is the read out loud function which provides an Read More

  • Bisexuality Stonewall health briefing

      Briefing on Bisexuality and Health-Stonewall 2012 Stonewall’s pioneering research demonstrates that the specific needs of lesbian, gay and bisexual Read More

  • Domestic abuse

      Briefing on Domestic Abuse and Health Stonewall 2012 Stonewall Health Briefings Stonewall’s pioneering research demonstrates that the specific needs of Read More

  • Ethnicity Stonewall health briefing

      Briefing on Ethnicity and Health Stonewall 2012   Stonewall Health Briefings Stonewall’s pioneering research demonstrates that the specific needs of Read More

  • Stonewall Health Briefings

    Mental_Health_Stonewall_Health_Briefing__2012_   Stonewall’s pioneering research demonstrates that the specific needs of lesbian, gay and bisexual people are too often overlooked Read More

  • Needs Assessment of Drugs & Alcohol Report

      KIKIT_Research   A synopsis of the research carried out by Mohammed Ashfaq KIKIT Research into Drug and Alcohol and Read More

  • Deaths related to drug poisoning

    Deaths related to drug poisoning 2014   This bulletin presents the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) Read More

  • Birmingham B11 Community Pharmacy Khat Pilot Report April 2014

      KIKIT-Pharmacy-Khat-Pilot-Report-2014   The Community Pharmacy Khat pilot was extremely successful with 281 points of contact delivered through community pharmacies, Read More

  • Tackling drugs and alcohol

    Drugs and alcohol health publication Introduction – drug and alcohol misuse explained Drug and alcohol dependency is a complex health disorder with social Read More

  • PUBLIC HEALTH BIRMINGHAM Drugs & Alcohol NEEDS ASSESSMENT

    Public-Health-Birmingham-Drugs-and-Alcohol-Needs-Assessment-20132014    

  • Man Made

    Download the evaluation report by clicking the picture below:         Man Made is a forward thinking programme that Read More

  • Making Well-Being A reality In Birmingham

      Community Cohesion is what should happen in all communities to enable different groups of people to get on well together.A Read More

  • LGBT Mental health needs of the LGBT community in Birmingham

    Chair and Members of the Birmingham Integrated Commissioning Board for Learning Disabilities and Mental Health Mental health needs of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and Read More

  • Over the Rainbow

    The Over the Rainbow project was in partnership with the University of Worcester Association for Dementia Studies, Birmingham LGBT Centre Read More

  • Unhealthy Attitudes

    LGBT unhealthy attitudes 2015     Health and social care services have a duty to treat people fairly and equally. However, Read More

  • Trafficking Survivor Care Standards 2015

    Download the PDF here: Trafficking Survivor Care Standards 2015   These proposed standards aim to improve service provision by ensuring that adult Read More

  • Office of the Special Representative and Co-ordinator for Combating…

    Office of the Special Representative and Co-ordinator for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings Download the PDF here: Office of the Special Representative Read More

  • In the Dock

    Download the PDF: inthedock_final_small_file   The case for a comprehensive anti-trafficking law The research found a disproportionally low number of convictions for Read More

  • Human Trafficking: The Government’s Strategy

    Human Trafficking: The Government’s Strategy Download the PDF here: human-trafficking-strategy Human trafficking destroys lives and its effects damage communities. The transport Read More

  • Human Rights and Human Trafficking

    Human Rights and Human Trafficking   Download the PDF here: Human Rights   Human trafficking is generally understood to refer to Read More