A MENTAL health charity which has been helping people in and around Winsford for more than 20 years is moving to a new home in the town.

Mid Cheshire Mind has left its Dene Drive base to take up residence in a new mental wellbeing hub in the old Barclays bank building at 21 Dingle Walk.

The move, which will see the charity begin operating from its new home in the coming weeks, comes as work continues on the town centre's regeneration.

Joe Wheeler, the chairman of trustees at the charity, said: "We were delighted to be able to secure such a prominent central location for Mid Cheshire Mind, which will create a welcoming mental wellbeing hub for the local community.

"Demand for our services has never been higher and we are looking forward to expanding our support offer from our new space.

"We have been in Winsford for more than 20 years, and we would like to thank Cheshire West and Chester Council for their help and support allowing us to serve local people."

Mid Cheshire Mind provides drop-in and appointment services, with weekly support activities which encourage and promote positive wellbeing and improvements in mental health.

The charity has now joined Changing Lives Together, Nationwide Building Society, MyDentist, Hollie & Co, Tur & Co, and Specsavers in relocating to new units in the town centre.

Cllr Nathan Pardoe, cabinet member for inclusive economy, regeneration and digital transformation, said: “It is fantastic Mid Cheshire Mind are continuing their commitment to providing mental health and wellbeing support for people in Winsford and the surrounding areas.

"Mental health support has never been more important, and it is vital people in Winsford can access support in a central town centre location.

"The council views this as a crucial part of our exciting plans for the town centre’s regeneration.

"Town centres are about far more than just retail and are hubs for people to come together and access the support they need."