A NEW community mental health hub has opened in Northallerton.

The hub, at North Moor House on North Moor Road, offers outpatient facilities for local people of all ages who need to access mental health and learning disability services.

It brings mental health and learning disability services from the Friarage, Brompton House and Gibraltar House, together, under one roof.

The Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust (TEWV) who provide local mental health and learning disability services, worked closely with local service users and carers to make sure that the building meets the needs of the local population.

Naomi Lonergan, director of operations, for TEWV said: “It’s really important that people are able to share their views on what matters to them to make their experience of visiting one of our sites a positive one.

“That’s why we actively involved service users and carers in the development of the hub and listened to their feedback to create a welcoming environment that meets their needs.”

As well as offering modern facilities, North Moor House also provides community team offices and much-needed increased consulting room space.

This will support improved access to services, allowing more people to be seen as quickly as possible and reducing waiting times.

Martin Dale, Strategic Project Manager said: “After many years of services being spread across the local area, the development of North Moor House is a major step forward as it allows us to bring all of our community and out-patient services together.

“Teams can now work more closely with one another, which will benefit service users and staff alike by improving communication and aiding transfers of care between services, such as when young people move into to adult services.”

Construction of North Moor House - a 2,500 square metre building over three floors - was delivered by Esh Construction.