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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 switch adapted toys have been a wonderful addition to our school. Both staff and children were thrilled to have some new exciting resources. The children love the lights and movement many of these switch toys have and are highly motivated to explore and investigate how to make them work. They have been great for pupils to develop their understanding of cause and effect and we have also noticed improved concentration and engagement when using them. Often it can be difficult to find toys that are robust enough to withstand lots of heavy use AND be interesting and fun. These new resources tick all those boxes. They have made a noticeable impact on the children’s development in this area.”

Sophie Martindale
Acorns Primary School, Lancashire

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