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Sunflower House is our new Tier 4 inpatient mental health facility, replacing the Dewi Jones Unit in Waterloo. This new facility is for those aged 5 to 13 years old who have the most challenging mental health conditions and boasts 12 specially designed bedrooms and a family bedroom, providing a safe and high-quality space to stay.
Also provided are a new therapy garden, a calming sensory room that can be used to prepare young people for outside life, an immersive room, a de-stimulation room, a safe kitchen environment to learn cooking and other life skills, group therapy rooms and classrooms. The £3m raised by our Charity's 7 in 10 Appeal has helped to support the fit-out and furnishing of these crucial spaces.
Sunflower House is co-located with our new community ‘Catkin’ building, which opened in October 2022. Catkin brings services together under one roof to enable a more joined-up working approach, creating better outcomes. Below you can find further information such as where to park when visiting Sunflower House and take a virtual tour of the building.
Pedestrians, or those arriving via public transport, should access the site via Eaton Road or East Prescot Road and follow the wayfinding signs to the Catkin Building. Should you need any assistance, our volunteers will be happy to help – just look out for anyone in a pink shirt.
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