Construction of new mental health clinic underway

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Construction is now underway for the Northside Group’s St Leonards Clinic in Sydney.

Northside Group CEO Anne Mortimer said the clinic will provide an innovative, holistic treatment centre that caters to both patients with mental health disorders as well as their family and friends who care for them.

“This facility supports a multi-faceted approach to health by offering medical, counselling, psychosocial, recreational, physical and diversional interventions.

“The new site will also include outstanding educational facilities for the training and education of doctors, nurses and psychologists,” Ms Mortimer said.

The new facility in St Leonard’s will replace the Northside Clinic in Greenwich, which has outgrown its site due to an increase in demand for mental health services.

“Northside Clinic, which has been a premier mental health clinic in Sydney for over 40 years, is now treating over 10,000 patients each year and waiting lists for many of our services are growing,” Ms Mortimer said

The new facility will have 112 single rooms, day services, on site consulting suites, large outdoor therapy spaces, wellness areas, massage rooms and a gym.

Construction will take 12 months, and the clinic is expected to open in early 2018.

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