Footballing nice Martin Keown to open “Excessive Road” psychological well being hub

Footballing nice Martin Keown to open “Excessive Road” psychological well being hub

Keystone Psychological Well being & Wellbeing Hub celebrating with a gala opening at Citadel Quay Purchasing Centre in Banbury

A Excessive Road NHS and group psychological well being hub is to be opened within the coronary heart of Banbury’s city centre by former England and Arsenal footballer and revered pundit Martin Keown.

The Keystone Psychological Well being & Wellbeing Hub is to have fun its launch with a gala opening at Citadel Quay Purchasing Centre this Thursday (July 20).

Adults experiencing psychological well being challenges will be capable of draw on assist from the hub because of NHS psychological well being professionals, Friends Help employees who’ve their very own expertise of psychological well being challenges and third-sector psychological well being companies, with the intention to thrive amongst mates, household and their group. The hub can also be linked to their native GP surgical procedure.

It’s hoped the hub will make it simpler than ever for individuals locally to entry psychological well being care conveniently once they want it most.

The Banbury hub has been developed with adults who use psychological well being companies in Banbury after they mentioned they wish to see extra specialist care obtainable at native degree by way of their GP surgical procedure, and improved communication between GPs and psychological well being companies.

It’s a part of a collection of Keystone Psychological Well being & Wellbeing Hubs opening up on the town centres and communities throughout the county. A keystone is the central stone, or precept, which holds a constructing or system collectively.

Soccer nice Martin Keown, who represented England on the 1998 and 2002 World Cups, plus Euro 1996 and 2000, mentioned:

“It’s implausible to see the opening of The Keystone Psychological Well being & Wellbeing Hub in my house county of Oxfordshire. To supply individuals one other supply of assist from their local people, from a mixture of professionals and people who have suffered with psychological well being beforehand, is inspirational and will probably be an enormous assist for all. It’s going to permit individuals dwelling with psychological well being challenges to thrive of their day-to-day lives regardless of the challenges, and this hub would be the good place for individuals to hunt assist and assist once they want it. I’m very honoured to be opening the hub right now.”

Psychological well being nurse and hub supervisor David Naidoo from Oxford Well being NHS Basis Belief will lead a Major Care Psychological Well being Staff on the hub. He mentioned:

“Like several ongoing well being situation, individuals can expertise ups and downs when dwelling with a long-term psychological well being situation. However we additionally know psychological well being is only one facet of individuals’s lives. The hubs shall be proper within the coronary heart of communities – making it actually handy for individuals who expertise ongoing psychological well being challenges to get assist once they want it. We’ll even be readily available to assist individuals who use our companies with different points of their life which could be affected by and exacerbate psychological well being challenges together with relationships, leisure and socialising, lodging, funds, employment, coaching and training.”

Dr David Chapman, Medical Psychological Well being Lead for the Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire West Built-in Care Board (which is accountable for commissioning and funding of native well being and care companies) mentioned:

“Our precedence is to assist individuals with critical and sophisticated psychological well being sickness lead higher lives with the assist they want. Keystone hubs will assist these sufferers by offering them with entry to a group of devoted psychological well being professionals of their communities throughout Oxfordshire. This new NHS service will even allow GPs to work very intently with well being workers within the hubs to make sure their sufferers obtain care and therapy nearer to their properties making it simpler to get the assist they require.”

Chief Govt of Elmore Group Companies, one of many third sector Keystone suppliers, Tom Hayes mentioned:

“Elmore’s caseworkers play a vital function, offering assist to individuals with psychological sick well being nearer to their properties and communities. Our caseworkers work intently with our NHS colleagues to offer versatile and person-centred assist. Elmore is proud to be supporting the brand new psychological well being hubs and belong to the Oxfordshire Psychological Well being Partnership.”

Councillor Phil Chapman, Cherwell District Council’s Portfolio Holder for Wholesome and Secure Communities, mentioned:

“This new Keystone hub is a good addition to Citadel Quay and Banbury city centre. Psychological well being is a key element of individuals’s wellbeing, and fortunately the popularity that it’s okay to hunt assist when it’s crucial is changing into more and more widespread. Entry to this assist in a central and handy location can solely be factor for the wellbeing of our residents and communities.”

Oliver Wren, Centre Director at Citadel Quay, mentioned:

“It is a massively welcome addition to the centre. The entire Banbury group stands to profit from this hub by means of entry to high-quality, psychological well being care inside a handy, native setting. Serving to individuals handle their psychological well being, and ultimatelylive a greater life, is one thing we’re very proud to assist.”

Non-urgent recommendation: Keystone Psychological Well being & Wellbeing Hub Open Monday to Friday. Seeing sufferers by appointment 9am to 5pm. Accessible for the general public to name in 10am to 2pm. Contact 01865 904872;

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