Tavistock Relationships wins contract to deliver new Square Mile mental health centre
Tavistock Relationships, has won the contract to deliver a new three-year pilot mental health centre in the City of London.
The City of London Corporation’s Community and Children’s Services Committee has now finalised plans for the centre which will provide a range of clinical treatments to tackle mental ill health and is due to open in 2020.
Tavistock Relationships is a London based service that provides therapeutic services which are accessible for all those 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 and commission a service provider through competitive tender. Following this, a full service provision will be developed.
Randall Anderson, Chairman of the City of London Corporation’s 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.”
Andrew Balfour, Chief Executive of Tavistock Relationships, said:
"We're thrilled that the City Corporation has chosen Tavistock Relationships to run its new mental health centre.
“The City Corporation's vision for a centre which can provide longer term analytic psychotherapy alongside a range of other approaches, is both radical and far-sighted. We are very much looking forward to working with the City to make this new treatment centre a success for the people who live and work in this area.”
The centre, which will be situated in Middlesex Street, will be provided rent-free by the City Corporation, which owns the site.
Notes to editors
The City of London Corporation is the governing body of the Square Mile dedicated to a vibrant and thriving City, supporting a diverse and sustainable London within a globally-successful UK. www.cityoflondon.gov.uk