12 January 2016
Teign Ward calms down and celebrates
Luciana Berger, Shadow Minister for Mental Health will
open the new Calm Down room on Teign Ward, to mark its tenth year
of operation at Fromeside in Bristol.
A special celebration will he held on Wednesday 10 February,
where Luciana will meet invited quests, staff and service users, be
shown around the ward and at 12 noon officially open the Calm Down
The Calm Down room will provide a quiet, safe and sensory
environment where the ladies on Teign Ward can be alone to relax
Celebrities have been quick to recognise the importance of
access to a calm and quiet area for people suffering with mental
health conditions. Teign Ward has received congratulations and
messages of support from Zoe Wannamaker and HRH The Duchess of
Rachel Heron, Service Manager Nursing said "I am proud of the
work that our Safe Ward Champions have done to organise and design
the Calm Down room and the recognition that is has received. This
will be a welcome addition to Teign Ward and aid recovery."
Fromeside is a purpose-built medium secure unit, situated within
the Blackberry Hill Hospital site. It supports people with mental
health problems who require a safe and secure environment and
enables them to receive a wide range of treatments, therapies and
care to assist in their recovery.