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Since 2014 MedEquip4Kids has funded resources including games, toys, books, and communication aids for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) across the UK.

At least one in ten children and young people has a diagnosable mental health condition. Having these resources available can really enable CAMHS to support and care for young patients, helping them to express and understand their feelings, as well as learning more about their condition and ways to cope.

We recently received this lovely feedback from Stephanie Meehan, a specialist nurse working with young people in Wigan. Stephanie says:

“I just wanted to let you know that our resources arrived. It was like Christmas in the office as we were all a little excited to receive them. Thank you very much again for your help arranging this for us. I have already used the flash cards with a young person and it really helped him to describe his feelings to me and gave us a fun activity to do while we talked. The items you have provided us will really come in useful to help us engage children and young people.”

If you’d like to support our CAMHS project, you can donate here.  Or for more information, please call us on 0161 798 1600 or email info@medequip4kids. Thank you.

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“The new outdoor area will boost mood and morale, creating social opportunities in a safe space free from medical interventions and providing distraction from pain and illness. It offers play opportunities for siblings too, helping to normalise the hospital environment and bridge the gap between home and hospital.”

Gillian Heer
Starlight Children’s Unit Manager
Wythenshawe Hospital

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