Hub West Scotland lends a helping hand to the Mental Health Network
(Hub West Scotland Press Release:) Glasgow, 22nd November 2022 – A Greater Glasgow mental health charity, Mental Health Network Greater Glasgow, has held an office showcase and thank you event for consultants and entrepreneurs who are coming together as part of Hub West Scotland’s Helping Hands initiative to completely revamp the organisation’s aging premises as part of the social value provided by NHS Greater Glasgow and the construction of the £70m Parkhead Hub health center sterling from Clyde to Glasgow.
The charity opened the doors to its newly renovated premises allowing more than 60 participating businesses to see the transformation that their time, materials and donations have accomplished. Mental Health Network Greater Glasgow then explained to participants the impact the new environment is already having on staff, existing members and now also new members using the new coffee room facilities.
Iain Marley, Managing Director of Hub West Scotland, took the opportunity to thank everyone for their involvement and contributions, particular appreciation was given to the contribution of BAM construction for their overall project management of the transformation works.
Ann Jones, Glasgow Mental Health Network commented: “Hub West Scotland’s Helping Hands initiative has been amazing for the network! Initially, we requested a new kitchen, new flooring and new blinds in our members’ cafe. After being chosen as Hub West Scotland’s charity, we were asked to create a wishlist for other items we would like to have. We were overwhelmed when everything on our list was given away. We cannot thank everyone involved in this project enough for making our dreams come true. He provided a new, modern office for our staff to work in and for our members to attend and participate in our groups. Our members have commented on how much more welcoming and valued they feel about coming to our groups. Like most charities, we have a very limited budget, and we use it as much as possible for the direct benefit of our members. So we haven’t been able to update our desktop environment for the past 15 years! This renovation has allowed us to relaunch the Network, welcome new members and raise awareness of mental health in general.’
Iain Marley, Hub West Scotland, commented: “The Hub West Helping Hands initiative responds to the needs of local communities and is part of our acclaimed community investment programme, providing the Hub West team and our partners with the opportunity to play a concrete role. ‘ role. The Glasgow Mental Health Network was chosen because of its link to the largest development of health and social care centers in Scotland – an investment we are making on behalf of NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde. The response this year has been amazing and we have completely transformed the MHN workspace. Staff and service users are absolutely thrilled with the results: we have exceeded their most optimistic expectations and it’s wonderful to hear how the changes have already had such a hugely positive impact.
Andrew Baillie, Deputy Head of Capital Planning, said: “It’s great to see the focus on additional community benefits at Parkhead Hub, the result is fantastic, and we’re delighted to have played a small part. by supporting Hub West in making this happen. Our team even got involved by rolling up their sleeves and picking up the brushes! The work of the Glasgow Mental Health Network has provided significant additional investment that will benefit users and staff of the Local Services This is the latest in a series of outstanding new community health and care projects that our Property and Capital Planning team has completed over the past few years.
Jim Ward, BAM Construction, commented: “The Helping Hands initiative is a fantastic opportunity for BAM and our supply chain to give back to the communities in which we work. It also brings us closer to the community and allows us to leave a very meaningful message. lasting legacy.
The Helping Hands initiative allows local organizations in Hub West Scotland construction projects to apply for support in the form of labor and materials to help their operations. The Mental Health Network is not the only organization to benefit from the construction of the nearby Parkhead Hub for NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde. West Hub of Scotland, BAM and supply chain members working with the @TBF_Glasgow team; pupils and young people from local schools to help them obtain apprenticeships in construction, and with local employment agencies to help individuals from priority groups to work on the project and with the local supply chain. Further information on the project and details on how to get involved in a range of initiatives can be found at https://glasgowcity.hscp.scot/parkhead-hub
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