New mental health building in Daventry officially opened

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Following years of planning and development the new Mind Centre in Daventry was opened by the chairman of Daventry District Council.

Cllr Deanna Eddon spoke about how Mind services was developed 30 years ago with Mary Doyle running a desk with just a phone in the local social services building, to what has been achieved today – providing a good Mental Health resource for the local community.

The building, off Brook Street in Daventry, was funded by Daventry District Council as part of the regeneration of the town centre.

Service manager Mary Doyle said: “During the opening ceremony the Mayor of Daventry, Cllr Wendy Randall and a number of other councillors were in attendance and spoke positively about the role of Mind in the town and the surrounding area.

“The opening fell at a most appropriate time for Mind, as it marks the 30th year of Mind services being available in Daventry. The whole programme has been a partnership operation between Daventry District Council, Northamptonshire County Council (which

will own the building), and a range of contractors including Kiers, Harrisons and architects Marchini Curran Associates.

“The following organisations assisted in achieving the high standard of fittings and equipment necessary to function as a community bases mental health facility in the 21st century for which Mind is most grateful; Purpital IT, DHL, Contact, Daventry Blinds, Ring 24, Consolidated Charities, Daventry Town Council, Daventry District Council, Studio 13, Football charity, and finally Mind volunteers, service Users, staff and voluntary organisations, for their relentless free time, hard work and fundraising to support our new venture in the new building.”