A “welcoming and safe” community space for islanders struggling with their mental health is opening in town next week.
Mind Jersey says their new drop-in centre next to St. Helier Town Hall on the ground fall of Seale Street has been established in response to requests from members currently using their services.
The charity said the service users wanted an "informal, welcoming" social space where they could meet with members of the Mind team together with others facing mental health challenges.
"As we move out of the pandemic islanders that are experiencing long-term mental health problems are telling us loud and clear that they want social support to be part of their care," Executive Director Dr Patricia Tumelty explained.
"They want more accessible and welcoming community locations where they can just have a chat or make a friend."
The centre has been made possible due to a partnership with St. Helier Town Hall and the support of Constable Simon Crowcroft.
"I am delighted that we have been able to support Mind Jersey, providing a new base for their ser-vices at the Town Hall. Mind Jersey provide a range of valuable services to our community, and it is important that these services are easily accessible in a convenient central town location," he commented.
"I am very pleased to welcome the Mind Jersey team to the Town Hall and wish them every success as they con-tinue to develop their services for our parishioners and islanders."
From Tuesday 13 December, the new centre will be open weekdays from 10:00 to 16:00.
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