Isle Of Man / Ellan Vannin

New 'calming room' for mental health patients

A new "calming room" has opened in the Isle of Man to help people suffering from mental health problems.

It has opened at the Rehabilitation and Recovery Service in Braddan, after a donation from the Ballamona Association for Mental Health.

The room has visual and audio aids to promote relaxation and contemplation, the Department for Social Care said.

More than 2,500 people were referred to the island's mental health service in the past year.

It said current and new patients would be able to use the new centre.

Martyn Quayle MHK, minister for social care, said: "I would like to thank the Ballamona Association for Mental Health for its generous donation to fund the calming room and for its continued support to our service users.

"This support is particularly appreciated in the current difficult financial times for government."

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