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2:53pm 4th April 2014

 A new recovery centre has opened for injured service personnel in the South West.

The £23m project is based at the HM Naval Base in Devonport and funded by charity Help for Heroes.

It is the first of its kind in the region.

There is a team of specialists offering support and the rehab uses things like a gym, pool and hydrotherapy.

It helps those with both physical and mental health conditions and their families.

Chris Murphy is in the Royal Marines, he is at the centre after breaking his foot: "When you're here your with people who are in the same situation as you, there's people with the same stresses like people can't sleep, can't eat, they've got the same problems as you so it's easy to connect with people here. It sounds stupid but it's that just like being in a manly environment where you don't want to look weak.

"I've made improvements being here for the last 5 weeks, I was a bit of recluse I wasn't really talking to anyone didn't really have any self-worth as such, but coming down here I've opened up, started socialising again and seeing friends, it sound like tiny things but it's made a big difference."

Dr. Andrea Morris helps patients at the centre, she said: "We had a lot of people when we first started off with IED injuries, loss of limbs, head injuries or they've been shot through the head, really complex trauma from blast. As Afghanistan's drawing down we're moving onto more road traffic accidents with multiple injuries from that.

"They've been on their own and they've been trying to deal with something that often feels really raw, so for them they've come here and we've helped them to get to terms with their illness injury, we've returned them to as best as they can be physically, mentally we've addressed that but also its the comradery."

2:53pm 4th April 2014

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