Local mental health charity RAMH officially opened their new town centre premises, with health organisations, charities, service users, staff and volunteers in attendance.

The ceremony included a ribbon cutting by Cllr Iain McMillan, followed by cake and coffee and a tour of the premises.

RAMH Renfrewshire Community Service incorporates counselling, employability, financial literacy, and a range of therapeutic, social, educational and creative groups.

Community Service Team Manager Paul B Henderson said “being based in St James Street means RAMH services are even more visible and accessible to local people.”

“It’s such a pleasant environment to welcome people into, plus we hope that having a town centre presence will help us overcome some of the misconceptions around mental health.”

Cllr Iain McMillan said “I’m delighted to officially open the RAMH Renfrewshire Community Service; mental health and wellbeing services are so crucial.

He added “RAMH can continue to deliver high quality services and will now be able to offer an even more integrated package of care to everyone who needs their support.”

RAMH provides 250,000 hours of face to face support, helping over 4,000 people every year. Since 1990 the charity has provided professional care and services to those experiencing conditions such as depression, self harm, bipolar disorder and anxiety, as well as promoting community wide mental and physical wellbeing.

For more information visit www.ramh.org and to contact Renfrewshire Community Services call 0141 404 7788 or email enquiries@ramh.org.

If you wish to donate £2 per month to help RAMH maintain and develop services in 2017 please visitwww.ramh.org/fundraising and use the link provided to set up a direct debit.