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In May this year, our supporter community in South East Melbourne came together at an event to celebrate the new St John of God Langmore Centre. The event was held at Stella’s Kitchen in Lysterfield, and guests enjoyed canapés and a virtual tour of the new Centre, which is expected to open later this year.

Hosted by Lisa Norman (General Manager, South East Melbourne Hospitals) and Linda Allen (CEO, St John of God Langmore Centre) the event provided an opportunity for the community to learn more about the important work that will take place at the Centre and how they can support this vital new service.

The St John of God Langmore Centre will provide specialist community mental health facilities with both inpatient and outpatient services for the fastgrowing South East corridor of Melbourne. Offering a range of therapies for mild to moderate mental health conditions, addiction dependency and specialised perinatal mental health support for new and expecting parents, the Centre will provide the South East Melbourne community with care closer to home when it is needed most.

This event also marked the commencement of a fundraising campaign in support of therapeutic sensory gardens for patients and their families, caregiver education scholarships, and other areas of unmet need. The vision for the St John of God Langmore Centre is for it to be a beacon of mental health care in the South East Melbourne community, and our supporters can help to make this vision a reality.

To support mental health care for people in South East Melbourne, please contact Upeka Kumarasinghe, Philanthropy Manager, on 0499 528 095 or [email protected].

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“It was a privilege to share the facility that will enable our caregivers to provide the community with expert mental health care to those in need.” - Lisa Norman