Mental health centre opened

W46973H12 WH  OPENING OF THE MIND GATEWAY BUILDING PIC S.G. 13.11.2012  The Opening of the Mind The  Gateway Building in Durrington Lane on Tuesday.  Paul Farmer with Brian Hughesa cuts the tape
W46973H12 WH OPENING OF THE MIND GATEWAY BUILDING PIC S.G. 13.11.2012 The Opening of the Mind The Gateway Building in Durrington Lane on Tuesday. Paul Farmer with Brian Hughesa cuts the tape

A brand-new mental health centre which held its opening ceremony last week will provide “co-ordinated support” for Worthing residents, says its owners.

Around 130 people turned up to see the ribbon cut at the new Worthing and Arun Mind centre in Durrington Lane, Worthing, last Tuesday.

The centre was opened by deputy mayor Bob Smytherman and Mind chief executive, Paul Farmer.

Dubbed “The Gateway”, the facility replaces the organisation’s two previous centres, which were in need of expansion.

“It’s a community resource and it’s our gateway to good mental health and well-being,” said director Elaine Sola, who now wants to encourage those who suspect they have a mental health problem to visit the centre.

She added: “Before, our services were a bit disjointed. We had two centres and now the one centre will enable us to provide more co-ordinated support.

“We want to stress that it’s fine to talk about mental health and we encourage people to recognise that they may have a problem and come and get help.”