A HAMPSHIRE wellbeing centre’s services have been secured following a major cash injection.

The Solent Mind’s Eastleigh Wellbeing Centre will be able to continue running services in support of people with mental health issues thanks to £319,000.

The money will be shared with the Winchester Wellbeing Centre and will be used to run courses, group activities, workshops and one to one support services in a bid to help people with mental health issues learn skills and techniques which will help in their day-to-day lives.

Dan Angus, Wellbeing co-ordinator at Eastleigh Wellbeing Centre, said: “ We are delighted that Eastleigh Wellbeing Centre will be continuing to provide mental health services in Eastleigh. The people we help at our Wellbeing Centre tell us that we provide a great service and they themselves work hard on their recovery journey. As we look to the future, we will build upon our experience, helping people to learn new skills and providing support to people experiencing mental health issues in Eastleigh.”

The centre was opened in 2012 and supports more than 300 people each year.

Cllr Alan Broadhurst, cabinet member for wellbeing at Eastleigh Borough Council, welcomed the news and said: “That’s a fantastic news. The work they do it’s absolutely fantastic. Without such grant the service would struggle so it’s really good. It’s very very important to provide support.”

The funding, are part of a three year contract and were granted by Hampshire County Council and local Clinical Commissioning Groups.

The total value of the grant is £1, 600, 000, shared across Eastleigh, Winchester, New Forest, Test Valley, East Hampshire and North and North East Hampshire. The contracts are delivered by Solent Mind, Andover Mind and Havant and East Hants Mind.