Bendigo Bank supports Mental Health at MRH Centre
Macedon Ranges Health to Launch New Mental Health and Wellbeing Hub
1 August 2017:
Improving mental health and wellbeing are an urgent priority for the Macedon Ranges. As a result Macedon Ranges Health (MRH) will be opening a new Mental Health & Wellbeing Hub at the MRH Centre in Lyell Street, Gisborne.
The new hub will comprise four new consulting rooms and a meeting space to expand the delivery of counselling, psychology, social work and family violence programs offered in the centre. The hub will also support the delivery of workshops, classes and community programs to support better mental health and social inclusion across the region.
Gisborne & District Community Bank® Branch of Bendigo Bank has donated $40,000 towards the new Mental Health & Wellbeing Hub. Chairman Graham Stewart said the significant community investment reflects the importance of the project to our community. “Individual wellbeing is vital for the wellbeing and success of our community as a whole. We are privileged to be able to contribute to this health sector by supporting our local community health provider, Macedon Ranges Health, in delivering additional mental health and wellbeing services to our area,” he added.
MRH greatly values the ongoing support provided to the organisation by Bendigo Bank. In November 2015 MRH received the keys to a brand new Toyota Commuter bus also donated by Bendigo Bank. The bus is used to transport residents and clients from MRH’s Gisborne Oaks and community programs.
Don Tidbury, CEO of Macedon Ranges Health, said, “With mental health being a major issue for the region, the Bendigo Bank’s wonderful donation of $40,000 towards the new Mental Health & Wellbeing Hub will enable MRH to expand services to address this urgent challenge. We are very grateful for the ongoing generous support they have provided to assist MRH to support the vulnerable and the aged in our community.”
Works will commence on the $80,000 project in August with the new hub expected to open in October. A special community event will be conducted to launch the Mental Health & Wellness Hub in November.
Macedon Ranges Health is a local community owned, independent, ‘not for profit’ Health and Aged Care provider that delivers an extensive range of primary health care, home care and residential aged care services.