A Window Into The Soul & Sky – St Vincent’s Mental Health & AOD Hub - Alchemy Construct
22 Mar 2022

Project Update — A Window Into The Soul & Sky – St Vincent’s Mental Health & AOD Hub

How beautiful is this light installation in the new St Vincent’s Hospital Emergency Mental Health Department AOD Hub?

Designed to bring a sense of peace and calm to this health space, this light installation has been expertly crafted to look like a window to a tranquil sky, when in actual fact there are 10 storeys above. Due to the location of the space there was not a huge amount of natural light so the designers took account of this by creating the light installation to bring an added sense of peace and calm.⁠ ⁠Also, the psychology of the colour blue specifically, calls to mind feelings of calmness or serenity and the use of soft blue throughout the new Hub helps to bring about a sense of stability and ease. ⁠ ⁠

Facilities such as these are so important for our communities in this day and age and the way we deliver and offer mental health care is imperative. We have made amazing leaps and bounds in the mental health space over the years, however, we still have a long way to go in removing the stigma. These new buildings are a wonderful stepping stone in this process – helping mental health patients to enter an environment that makes them feel comfortable, at ease and supported. ⁠ ⁠⁠

We are proud to have delivered this new facility – a six-bed Mental Health and AOD (Alcohol and Other Drugs) Hub and Behavioural Assessment Room at the St Vincent’s Hospital Fitzroy Campus. The new building allows patients to be fast tracked to specialist, dedicated care – providing them with the right support sooner.⁠⁠ The project involved the refurbishment of two areas in the existing Emergency Department to deliver the new facility.⁠ ⁠It’s an honour to play a part in delivering these brand new spaces for those who need them.⁠

Well done Pauline, Darren, Viet, Shane and team for bringing this building to life!⁠ ⁠⁠