Community Wellbeing Centre
Dundee Community Wellbeing Centre information portal and engagement opportunities.
What is the CWC?
The Community Wellbeing Centre will be a place that will provide an immediate, compassionate response 24/7 to anyone in distress. The building will be based in Dundee City Centre on South Ward Road and run by a third sector organisation. This organisation will work closely with existing established mental health and wellbeing services. The centre will operate with a person centred approach to connect people with a full range of services and support including access to distress brief intervention and carer support. There will also be access to immediate specialist mental health assessment if needed.
DVVA’s role in the CWC is to ensure that people living in Dundee are fully informed about the centre and have the opportunity to have their say. DVVA make sure that the local community has the opportunity to contribute meaningfully to the ongoing development of the centre. DVVA chair the CWC Stakeholder group which informs the developments. A link to find minutes and resources used during previous Community Wellbeing Centre Stakeholder Group meetings can be found here.
How to get involved / Engagement Opportunities
Stakeholder Group- For those who have an invested interest in the developments of the CWC and want to represent as a member of the public, organisation or a group, please contact email@example.com to be added to the stakeholder group.
Four Work Stream Sub Groups- Procurement, Building and Aesthetics, Communications and Engagement, Pathways Connections and Technology. If you have an interest in any/all of these specific areas of work please register interest at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Progress Update 03 Oct 2022:
“Following a formal tender process and the required 10 day stand still period, We are delighted to confirm that Penumbra Mental Health, a charity offering a range of support services across Scotland, have been appointed the successful provider.
Commenting for Penumbra Mental Health, CEO Mike Burns said:
“We’re delighted to work with partners in bringing a Community Wellbeing Centre to Dundee. As an established provider in the city, we know the difference it can make to people to be able to access compassionate support quickly and easily. We also know that everyone’s mental health journey is different, so we’re pleased to be able to use our extensive learning from lived experience and our work in wellbeing and distress support to offer our part in a community service that reflects the needs of the local people.”
Progress update 22 Sept 2022: This week, tender applicants will receive their “Notification of Outcome” letters. With a ten day stand-still period following, this means we can expect the contract for delivering the service to be awarded in the first week of October. With current building works due for completion in early January, we look forward to the Centre being operational in springtime 2023.”
Stakeholder Group Previous Minutes and Presentations
You can find links to download minutes and presentations used during previous Community Wellbeing Centre Stakeholder Group meetings here.
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