Mirfield day centre officially changed its name to ‘Pathways’ at a special renaming celebration yesterday. The centre helps people with mental health problems develop skills, strengths and confidence on their road to recovery. It is jointly run by South West Yorkshire Mental Health Trust and Kirklees Adult Services.
The day was organised and run by people with mental health problems who go to Pathways. Health and social care staff, people with mental health problems and their carers and members of the public were all invited to the event. Activities on offer included archery, hand massage and music production.
Speaking at the event John Butler, Pathways manager, said, "We’re changing the name because we felt that the old name didn’t really describe what we’re trying to do. People who use the service voted for the new name and pathways came out top. It suggests people are on a journey towards good mental health and hopefully towards being more involved in the community through useful activities such as paid work, voluntary work or through going to local colleges.
Speaking at the event John Butler, Pathways manager, said, "We’re changing the name because we felt that the old name didn’t really describe what we’re trying to do. People who use the service voted
He continues, "50% of our groups and activities now take place in the community rather than at the centre – so Pathways describes this work better. This event day is a chance to showcase some of the wonderful work here at Pathways and for visitors to have a go at some of the activities we do like archery."