Redcar town centre is now the new base for child and adolescent mental health services in the Redcar and East Cleveland area.
The Ridings on Millbank Terrace recently celebrated their move with an open day with over 50 professionals who work with children, young people and their families, coming along to view the premises.
Thanks to £80,000 from Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust the refurbished building now provides extra therapeutic space including a wet play area and ADL kitchen. It has been transformed from a tired building into a bright and airey venue for youngsters attending the service.
The focal point of the day was the launch of an art competition for young people attending the service for assessment or therapy. Youngsters are being asked to depict through art ‘Something that Makes them Happy’.
Three prizes are up for grabs, the first prize is a signed Middlesbrough Football Club shirt and second and third prizes are book tokens. The winners will be announced in early August.
John Barnard, team manager: “I am delighted that the team is now based in Redcar making services more accessible to the local community. It is a great opportunity for us to also build on existing relationships with our partners and our recent open day is just one way of raising the profile of The Ridings and demonstrating the trust’s commitment to providing quality services for young people.”
The Ridings provide mental health assessment and therapeutic services for children and young people (up to the age of 18) and their families.
The service offers assessment and/or treatment for children and young people suffering from significant emotional, behavioural, relationship and development difficulties which have a big impact on their lives.