Our history

Bethel Health & Healing Network registered as a company limited by guarantee (May 2006) and a charity (September 2006).

In 2006, a partnership was formed with the Azadi Trust and PNM (UK) Ltd, to offer a parish nursing service, based at Azadi House in Sparkbrook and offering health advice there for the local community. Out of the parish nursing ministry of Mary Carroll, a new project was formed – the Doula Project – the aim of which was to provide support to isolated pregnant women, mainly asylum seekers. This project received 3-year funding from Comic Relief in 2009. The work was later commissioned by Birmingham South Central Clinical Commissioning Group (BSC CCG).

Initially based in Sparkbrook, as the services grew and developed Bethel’s office base was moved to Balsall Heath in 2015, to be located with a partner organisation, the Jericho Foundation.