Since 2004, DCMH had been based in a portacabin facility at RAF Cranwell but having reached its 'out of service' date it was relocated to a vacated medical centre building at RAF Digby.
DCMH Digby in Lincolnshire are now responsible for the delivery of mental health services within Eastern Region comprising 14 stations or barracks with a service population of 16,400 of which 11,000 are RAF, 5,000 Army and 400 Royal Navy/Royal Marines. DCMH assesses and treats around 860 new tri-service patients each year, equating to approximately 3,400 appointments per annum.
The garden will act as a therapeutic vehicle improving the mental health and wellbeing of those attending treatment. Access to the garden will help support the morale and wellbeing of Serving personnel and, indirectly their families.
The new facilities were formally opened in June 2018 and the Annington Trust was represented by Lisa Thipthorp, RAF Families Federation Regional AF Covenant Manager.