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Pioneering plans for specialist mental health unit for young people in Cornwall discussed at open meeting

By WBMiles  |  Posted: November 13, 2013

Project Invictus has campaigned for a specialist mental health unit for young people in Cornwall that will be discussed at an open meeting on Friday.

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Pioneering plans for a specialist mental health facility for young people in Cornwall are moving forward.

The Invictus Trust was set up after Truro teenager Ben Cowburn took his own life while staying at the Longreach adult mental health unit at Redruth in December 2010.

The Invictus Trust has campaigned for a mental health unit in Cornwall for people aged 13 to 25 and a public meeting chaired by MP Sarah Newton will be held on Friday to discuss the proposals.

The Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (CFT), responsible for mental health care, has worked with campaigners and hopes to present a full business case for the £5 million project to its board later this month.

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Friday’s open meeting will take place from 9.30am at Truro City Hall with a formal presentation of the business case at 10am.

The presentation will be followed by a question and answer session chaired by Mrs Newton.

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