Young people and their families will be joining staff to celebrate the opening of the Newbridge House extension on September 6th.

A special event has been organised to mark the completion of the extension and thank young people and their families for their support during the building work.

The high quality extension, designed for young people, enhances the therapeutic facilities and space at Newbridge House.

It provides four new therapy rooms, two one-to-one rooms, a new meeting room, an additional lounge and an additional classroom.

There is a distinctive pyramid-shaped glass atrium to optimise natural light, raised roof lights, under-floor heating and solar panels.

Young people currently having treatment and those who have returned home, together with their families, will join staff to celebrate the official opening and naming of the building.

“The theme of this event is journeys, because this is a very important step in the journey for Newbridge House, but it is also a celebration of the journeys made by our young people and their families,” explains Rachel Matthews, clinical manager.

Speakers will include a young person who was treated at Newbridge House and the mother of a young person who received treatment.

Professor Hubert Lacey, Medical Director of Newbridge House, will describe how the service was set-up on 2008 and how it has developed since and been shaped by the views of young people and families using the service.

“This event has been organised to celebrate our new facilities and most importantly, to thank the young people and their families we are working with for their support and reflect on the progress they have made in their own journeys,” concludes Rachel.