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MedEquip4Kids funds toys, games, art and craft materials and communication aids for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) across the UK. These are used to support and care for children and young people with a mental health condition.

Arts and crafts can be very calming and therapeutic for children who are struggling with their mental health, as well as giving them a different and creative way to understand their feelings, communicate and express themselves.  Below is some feedback from a service in Edinburgh who recently benefited from our resources.

“The art materials have been much enjoyed. My goodness, the children and young people have loved the added choice. The ink blocks and plaster of Paris have been such fun to try. Thanks so much again. It has made such a difference to know that we had wonderful new art materials to try. Many thanks from us all, Pauline.”

Pauline Colles, Art Therapist, Paediatric Psychology and Liaison Service, Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Edinburgh.

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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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