New venue in Nuneaton to support children and young people's mental health and wellbeing

Cakes at mental health launchA new venue has opened in Nuneaton to support children and young people with their mental health and wellbeing

Rise, a service to help improve mental health and wellbeing for children and young people in Warwickshire has recently acquired an additional venue in Nuneaton - the Abbey Centre, next to Hatters’ Space.

The service, delivered by Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust and CW Mind, operates from a number of community venues around the county but this is a unique opportunity for the service to deliver some of its services, such as group work and early support, from a more community friendly venue.

This opportunity has been made possible through joint working between Rise and Warwickshire County Council.

Michelle Rudd, Head of Service for Specialist Mental Health at Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust, said: “Warwickshire County Council have continously supported our vision of making Rise accessible to families in the heart of their community, enabling earlier access to services that promote emotional wellbeing.

“We are grateful to the County Council Members, who have generously supported Rise to secure the Abbey Children’s Centre for this purpose. The access, location and facilities will maximise the potential for the service to grow and support the community.”

The venue will act as community venue, offering the wider community support and guidance on mental health via free information sessions, groups and coffee mornings.

Councillor Jeff Morgan, Warwickshire County Council’s Portfolio Holder for Children’s Services, said: “I’m delighted that the Rise service, which is commissioned by Warwickshire County Council to deliver children’s and young people’s mental health services in Warwickshire, will now operate out of the Abbey Centre in Nuneaton.

“The service offers a range of early support, information and guidance for parents and carers on a number of emerging mental health issues, such as anxiety, self-harm and challenging behaviour.

“Having access to support in the community in Nuneaton will enable parents and carers to recognise the early signs of mental health difficulties and seek guidance from the professionals.”

There will be themed coffee morning sessions for parents to book, as well as opportunities to discuss your child with one of Rise’s professionals via bookable consultations available that day or the following week. Please look out for these on our Rise website.


Press release from Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust.