Mental health centre opens

A NEW community mental health centre has opened in Clevedon. Windmill House, at Windmill Road, is being run by Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership

A NEW community mental health centre has opened in Clevedon.Windmill House, at Windmill Road, is being run by Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust and will provide a one-stop shop for a range of services including psychiatrists, physiotherapists and occupational therapists. In total 60 staff will be based at the new centre, offering help and support to people in the community suffering with mental health problems.The centre will also provide an older adult day service which will offer assessment and activities such as relaxation and reminiscence therapy as well as a hot meal. Users will also be able to access art therapy, physiotherapy and see staff for counselling sessions.It is anticipated around 50 people a week will visit the centre. Windmill House clinical team leader Jenny Mcdonald said: "We are delighted to have moved into Windmill House."The new building is light and airy and it provides the kind of facilities that we need for modern mental health care. It offers a much better environment for both service users and staff."Having all our community mental health teams based together under one roof will, I believe, enable us to offer a more co-ordinated service in the future."The new centre is being run in partnership with charity Brunelcare, which will be responsible for providing a hot meal for clients. Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust provides mental health services to adults and pensioners living in the area covered by the former Avon Health Authority.


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