Plans for a new unit at Rebound

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A MENTAL health centre wants to unveil a new unit for patients suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, particularly soldiers returning from duty.

Doncaster-based Rebound, which provides help and complementary therapies for people with mental health issues, has been boosted by a donation of equipment including computers and games from video game developer Rockstar Games.

All of the equipment donated by the firm based in Leeds will be put in the new unit which will be on the site of the centre’s base in South Parade near the town centre.

The centre is set to be launched in February.

Andrew Brown, 43, Rebound chief executive, said: “This new unit adds another string to our bow. It’s incredible how far we’ve come since opening in July.

“It is something we’ve wanted right from when we first launched Rebound because it can offer so much to people.

“There was a lot of demand for this type of centre and in particular we thought it would appeal to soldiers who have come back from war zones.

“We’ll have an initial interview with clients to see what they can benefit from and do referrals for more information.

“We have over 700 clients on our books and around 100 people a day using or inquiring about our services.

“It’s another way of giving people the support that they need.

“We’re delighted with the donation from Rockstar. The majority of what we do is self-funded so we’re grateful for the help we receive.”

Rebound, which currently employs 37 people, is run by people who have themselves suffered from mental illness.

Rebound has also recently struck up a partnership with town centre neighbours The Regent Hotel, based in Regent Square, to offer its patients long-term accommodation during their daily treatment.

The centre, which is open seven days a week, has further development plans, which include setting up a support group for people who are trans-gender.

For more information about the centre visit www.notbonkers.co.uk