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New mental health centre plans revealed

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FINAL plans have been revealed for Guernsey's much-anticipated £24m. mental health centre, which will be put to the States for approval next month.

FINAL plans have been revealed for Guernsey's much-anticipated £24m. mental health centre, which will be put to the States for approval next month.

The project marks a 'landmark year' for mental health and wellbeing services, according to Health and Social Services, which hopes work can start in March on land currently occupied by Oberlands House and Mignot House.

Minister Mark Dorey, pictured, said the redesigned development would cost £1.5m. less than originally expected and would provide 'modern, recovery-focused services', replacing the outdated Castel Hospital.

'This new facility will greatly benefit the community and bring Guernsey up to date in its provision of mental health services,' he said.

'With room to accommodate 28 service users and modern facilities for day-care and therapy, this represents a step-change for mental health and wellbeing on the island.'

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