CMHDA staff move into their brand new home

Goulburn Community Mental Health, Drug and Alcohol (CMHDA) staff have today, Thursday 1 November 2018, moved into their brand new home.

Team manager Netty Swinburne Mepham said today was an exciting milestone for her team.

“We’ve been working up to this day for a long time now. It’s very exciting for us to be able to move into the new wing at Goulburn Community Health Centre,” she said.

“A lot of work has gone into improving access to the building including upgrades to reception, waiting areas and consult rooms, so our clients can now receive their care in the one inclusive community health environment as opposed to separate buildings.”

Goulburn Community Mental Health has been located at Springfield House for over 20 years, with the Drug and Alcohol team joining in 2010, and there are many fond memories associated with it.

The CMHDA team has been busy completing training and orientation workshops to ensure staff are ready to work in their new physical space, and in a new way.

CMHDA staff are adopting activity-based working (ABW). ABW is changing the way people work. Rather than having a set desk to do all of your activities, ABW allows staff to choose the type of space they need, based on the specific activity they will be doing.

For CMHDA staff, ABW means they can spend less time on administrative tasks, and more time assisting clients and consumers.

Signs will be displayed for client wayfinding and staff at Springfield House and Community Health will be happy to assist with directions.

For any questions, please contact reception on 02 4827 3257 (during office hours) or for mental health support, please contact the 24 hour Mental Health Line on 1800 011 511.