Mental health charity buys landmark Stourbridge building

Stourbridge News: Mental health charity buys landmark Stourbridge building Mental health charity buys landmark Stourbridge building

A BOROUGH charity has bought a landmark building in Stourbridge to develop services for people with mental health problems.

Dudley Mind has taken over the Carlisle Centre (the old WRVS base) in Victoria Street to enable the charity to develop its services further and promote good mental well-being in the Stourbridge area.

But before plans move forward charity bosses want to hear from people across the borough about how they can best concentrate their efforts on providing the most appropriate services from the centre.

A consultation event will be held on Monday June 11, from 11am and 3pm, at the centre which has stood empty since the WRVS pulled the plug on the town’s meals on wheels service in March 2011.

Martin Mueller, Dudley Mind chief executive, said: “We have a number of ideas about what to do there, but we also want to hear local people’s views about mental health services and what we might do to promote good mental health.”

The charity currently offers day services, self help groups and a volunteer befriending service for people who have mental health problems.

It also offers training about mental health delivered by people with mental health problems.

The charity is also developing a horticultural project in Kingswinford.

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