A residential care home providing mental health support to young people has launched a wellbeing pod for staff.

Aaban is a CAMHS hospital based in Oswaldtwistle providing specialist residential, recovery-focused treatment for young people aged 13-18.

On November 20, the hospital opened a staff wellbeing pod which is a dedicated area for the workers to relax and have a break.

Sarah Beaumont, director of clinical services at Aaban, said: “At Aaban we value and prioritise the health and wellbeing of our staff team and want them to have a comfortable space where they can relax and unwind on their breaks. 

“Our staff teams work hard supporting young people and having some time out means they can continue their shift feeling refreshed and ready to go. We provide tea, coffee, milk, fresh fruit and biscuits to all our staff in the pod.”

This comes after the hospital opened its Young People’s hub which is a space where young people can access psychology, education, occupational therapy and the on-site gym.

Sarah added: “Our young people have fed back they find the space great in supporting their recovery.

“We are currently expanding and building three solo placement for young people to be nursed and supported initially on their own due to their needs. 

“We are also building two semi independent flats for young people to step down to and live more independently in the community.”

The hospital is based in James Street, Oswaldtwistle and provides 10 bed units with ensuite bathrooms and TV and music facilities.