City of London to get new mental health centre


Tavistock Relationships has won the contract to deliver a new three-year pilot mental health centre in the Square Mile.

The City of London Corporation’s community and children’s services committee has finalised plans for the facility, which will provide a range of clinical treatments to tackle mental ill health. It is due to open in 2020.

Tavistock Relationships is a London-based service that provides therapeutic services which are accessible for all who need them, including lower paid workers.

Although a paid-for service, the centre will deliver subsidised mental health and well-being support for residents and workers on low incomes, such as psychotherapy, and improve access to treatments that are not available through the NHS.

The City Corporation is backing the project with £700,000 in funding.

Randall Anderson, chairman of the community and children’s services committee, said: “We are delighted that Tavistock Relationships will be running the City Corporation’s first centre dedicated to supporting good mental health among our residents and workers.

“The devastating effect that mental health issues can have on work and family life, as well as the importance of early intervention with treatment, are rightly rising up the agenda.

“We hope that City residents and workers will really benefit from this new, affordable service right on their doorstep.”