COMMERCE: A disused post office will be the base for a new contracted multidisciplinary team as part of Camden Clinical Commissioning Group’s strategy to improve the mental health and wellbeing of 16-24 year olds.

The Youth Base building is expected to open next month and includes consulting rooms, clinical rooms and a sensory room.

The CCG gave the contract to the lead provider, charity Catch 22, and its consortium partners: Tavistock and Portman Clinic, the Anne Freud Centre, and Camden and Islington Foundation Trust.

Dionne Usherwood, children’s commissioning manager for children and adolescent mental health services and complex needs in Camden, said: “The building will serve as a base for the multidisciplinary team who will also work at venues across the borough. A social enterprise will operate from the building which will help destigmatise the building and attract young people who do not engage with services delivered in a traditional manner.”