New Services Launched In Worcester To Address Female Mental Illness

Situated in a three storey town house in Bromyard Road, the new residential service will provide support and treatment for six women with mental health problems, enabling them to develop their independent living skills and integrate back into the community.

Craegmoor has developed this service in response to discussions with Worcester NHS Trust, which currently has to rely on out of area placements for women with mental health problems. Bromyard Road will ensure that high quality, person-centred support can be provided in the local area, enabling close relationships with family and friends to be maintained.

Julie Stevens, manager at Bromyard Road said, "The introduction of these new services will help address an acute shortage of gender specific mental health provision within the region. Recovery from mental illness is about empowerment and self management. These services will help the patients to reduce their need for support, as they gain or re-gain the confidence to have more control over their lives.  

Care plans delivered at Bromyard Road will ensure the support provided reflects the latest thinking in mental health. A great emphasis will be placed on community integration by supporting and encouraging residents to take college courses and part time, or voluntary employment where appropriate."