A RECENTLY appointed trustee at a mental health support centre in Bangor is delighted by the support shown to individual’s who were seeking support during the festive period.

Councillor Catrin Wager, who represents Menai Ward residents was keen to support individuals at the Abbey Road Centre, following her appointment to the Board at the end of 2017.

She initiated a novel campaign to create ‘reverse advent calenders’, where items are placed in a box every day in the run up to Christmas, and then passed on to a person in need.

“I’ve been stunned at the support shown to the centre." said Catrin.

"Not only to the individuals who are seeking advice and support regarding mental health issues, but by the support shown by the local community to the staff here as well.

Some of the people seeking help at the centre are homeless, whilst others are struggling with mental health issues.

Meinir Evans, Abbey Road Centre manager said: "We are extremely glad that Councillor Catrin Wager has recently joined our Board of Trustees and is already proving invaluable with her fresh ideas, contributions and connections.

“On behalf of all our Trustees, staff, volunteers and especially service users I'd like to thank every one who took the time and effort to support Catrin and the Abbey Road Centre, all the items were gratefully received.

"We look forward to working with the local community on future projects such as this again,” said Abbey Road centre manager."

Abbey Road Centre works with many organisations on site, such as Cais, Parabl, Cruse Bereavment, Relate, T? Gobaith, Advocacy and many others. For all the support services available, visit: www.abbeyroadcentre.co.uk