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Russell Brand lends support against closure of Burton Addiction Centre's sister site

High-profile actor and comedian Russell Brand has thrown his weight behind a campaign to save the Burton Addiction Centre O'Connor Centre in Newcastle-under-Lyme from closure.

The centre is facing closure because of an £800,000 funding cut, with fears that if it did close, there would be knock-on effects for its sister centre in Station Street, Burton.

More than 37,000 people have signed an online petition to try to keep the centre open ahead of a Staffordshire County Council meeting to discuss the proposed cuts on Thursday, December 8.

SSNMH - Toolbox Project

The South Staffordsire Network for Mental Health hasbeen awarded a grant from the Big Lottery for a Toolbox Project to provide an emotional wellbeing and mental illness prevention service across the six district of South Staffordshire. To find out more, including how to access the service please see attached leaflet.

Children & Young People's Health & Wellbeing Programme Update

Announcement from Mark Sutton, Cabinet Member for Children and Young People:-

At a meeting of Cabinet on 20 July, it was agreed that the county council would continue with plans to build a new Children and Young People’s Health and Wellbeing Programme.

The outline specification for the new Programme, which is for families of children and young people aged 0-19 years, has now been shared with organisations who expressed an early interest in delivering the programme on our behalf.