Turning Point service opens its doors to promote recovery and wellbeing in Mental Health Awareness Week.

News item posted: 17 March 2017

Last week, as part of Mental Health Awareness Week, Turning Point’s Wilbraham Road service, in Hyde, Greater Manchester, held an open day for friends and family of the people the service supports.

The day offered an opportunity for friends and family to meet the team at the service, as well as other service users, and to hear about the range of therapeutic interventions available at the service. In addition, professionals from the other services which support people with mental health needs in the community were also invited.

Wilbraham Road is a residential supported living service, which aims to help individuals with mental health issues to develop essential life skills, and equip them to move on to a lower level of support. The service works with individuals to help them develop a clear plan, and create a sense of purpose and structure in their lives.

Dimitra Sampani, Support Worker at the service, said:

“With the work we do, it’s really important that those close to the people we support are able to understand the support that we provide, and how we help individuals to plan their own path to recovery.

“In addition, many of the people who use our service access other services too, so it’s really important that all the services who may support people with mental health needs are aware of the work that each other does, and that we are all open to sharing and exchanging information when needed.

“We want to thank everyone for attending, with a special mention to Barbara Freeman from Smithfield and Andy Taylor from Crisis Point.  We had a great day and we enjoyed opening Wilbraham Road to our friends and colleagues.”