Designed to enhance consumer outcomes

Mental health consumers will soon receive rehabilitation treatment in a new, purpose-built facility at the Concord Centre of Mental Health, Sydney Local Health District as part of the NSW Government’s state-wide investment in mental health.

Located adjacent to Concord Hospital and expanding on its existing forensic mental health services, the new facility will provide low and medium secure mental health beds.

The Concord Forensic Mental Health Unit (CFMHU) once complete will be a secure, modern, and welcoming place for staff, consumers and visitors, where the best quality of care can be provided.The environment is designed to feel safe and homely, with special domestic features and comforts, while also providing a secure and safe environment for all.

Providing private and social spaces throughout, consumers will have opportunity to interact or retreat to aid with recovery and rehabilitation.The design aims to maximise natural light in activity spaces and lounge areas for the increased wellbeing of staff and consumers.

The grounds around the facility will incorporate therapeutic landscaping elements to positively influence health and recovery. Inside, the new facility will feature warm and soothing colours to create a sense of comfort and calm.

Part of the NSW Government’s $700 million State-wide Mental Health Infrastructure Program, construction of the facility is expected to start in early 2024 and is due for completion by late 2025.