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Mental health centre Number Ten opened by Councillor Morris Bright
Celebrations to mark the opening of a new mental health centre were held this afternoon.
Hundreds of people turned up to watch council leader Morris Bright cut the ribbon at Number Ten, in Leeming Road, Borehamwood.
The new drop-in centre will help people affected by mental health issues gain support and advice in a comfortable, friendly environment.
Cllr Bright said: “There is a stigma attached to mental health problems, but by opening a service such as this one at the heart of the community, people can understand it is nothing to be ashamed about.
“I hope other areas will take an example from Borehamwood and open similar centres, because it really is revolutionary.”
The centre, opened in partnership with Herts Mind Network and Guideposts Trust, will also offer yoga, aerobic and art classes as well as CV building workshops.
The one-stop shop will also be open to anyone seeking advice with health, wellbeing and employment issues.
Lorna Cunningham, manager of Guideposts, said: “I really do think this centre is going to be so fantastic and help so many people in the community.
“I hope people will start benefitting from this centre, I cannot wait to see all the good work it will do.
“We have spent a year finalising the plans to open this centre so I am thrilled to bits we have finally made it.”