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City of London Corporation
11 July 2019
The City of London Corporation’s Community and Children’s Services Committee has now finalised plans for the centre which will provide a range of clinical treatments to tackle mental ill health and is due to open in 2020.
Tavistock Relationships is a London based service that provides therapeutic services which are accessible for all those who need them, including lower paid workers.
Although a paid for service, the centre will deliver subsidised mental health and well-being support for residents and workers on low incomes such as psychotherapy and improve access to treatments that are not available through the NHS.
The City Corporation is backing the project with £700,000 in funding and commission a service provider through competitive tender. Following this, a full service provision will be developed.
Randall Anderson, Chairman of the City of London Corporation’s Community and Children’s Services Committee, said:
“We are delighted that Tavistock Relationships will be running the City Corporation’s first centre dedicated to supporting good mental health among our residents and workers.
“The devastating effect that mental health issues can have on work and family life, as well as the importance of early intervention with treatment, are rightly rising up the agenda. We hope that City residents and workers will really benefit from this new, affordable service right on their doorstep.”
Andrew Balfour, Chief Executive of Tavistock Relationships, said:
"We're thrilled that the City Corporation has chosen Tavistock Relationships to run its new mental health centre.
“The City Corporation's vision for a centre which can provide longer term analytic psychotherapy alongside a range of other approaches, is both radical and far-sighted. We are very much looking forward to working with the City to make this new treatment centre a success for the people who live and work in this area.”
The centre, which will be situated in Middlesex Street, will be provided rent-free by the City Corporation, which owns the site.
Notes to editors
About City of London Corporation
The City of London Corporation is the governing body of the Square Mile dedicated to a vibrant and thriving City, supporting a diverse and sustainable London within a globally-successful UK. www.cityoflondon.gov.uk
About Tavistock Relationships
Established in 1948, Tavistock Relationships is a registered charity internationally renowned for delivering and developing advanced practice, training and research in therapeutic and psycho-educational approaches to support couples.
Working from two London bases (Warren Street and New Street) as well as operating a nationally available online service, Tavistock Relationships has over 100 professionals providing an effective and highly-regarded form of couples’ counselling and psychotherapy.
Last year, Tavistock Relationships held nearly 20,000 therapy sessions, helping thousands of people with their relationships. The charity received very positive feedback, with more than 93% of its clients saying they would certainly rate the organisation’s services as good. and would recommend it’s services.
For more press information contact:
John Fenna, Head of Marketing & Communications
T: 020 7380 1974 E: jfenna@TavistockRelationships.org
Paula Scott, PR consultant T: 07932 740221
Debbie Walker, PR Consultant T: 077486 40577