Today we celebrated the official opening of our brand new Mental Health Centre. While Mental Health services have been provided at MTC since 2006, the previous space we had for the department was inadequate. There were no private rooms for confidential counselling, and the room was on the second floor, which meant that clients with mobility issues had difficulties accessing the department. This issue was especially poignant for our prosthetic and amputee support groups. The new space is large, breezy, and has several private rooms for more confidential sessions. The department was designed by our architect, Albert, from Spain, and has no glass in the windows, which is important as some of our patients can lose control, which means glass can be dangerous to have around at times.
We are so happy with this new space, and would like to thank our friends in Western Australia for helping to fund this fantastic new building. The old space has not remained empty for long, our Child Protection staff have moved in and are busy making themselves at home – they are very excited to finally have an office space that is big enough for them to all work together!
Visit our Counselling Centre page to learn more about the Mental Health services we provide.