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Child/Young Adult mental health

Prize for Health Trainers Competition

The Bridlington health trainers are teaming up the local library to a healthy eating/sugar swap treasure hunt and event in 3 weeks and we are running a couple of competitions alongside it. I wondered if you had any suitable prizes that you could donate for the event?

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Books for ADHD Parent group for ER CAMHS

Our wish is for some books which would be used within an ADHD Parent group in ER CAMHS,the books would also be used with young people post diagnosis, to support their understand of their diagnosis. The books are called ' All dogs have ADHD' and ' All cats have aspergers' Thank you

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Kit Car project for CAMHS

Funding for the CAMHS kit car project, paying for the bodywork, race entry fees and petrol costs. This project helps build confidence and social skills with socially isolated young people with mental health problems through working together to construct and race a kit car.

Ref: COW ref 377

Aromatherapy stick inhalers for CAMHS

I would like to make a wish for some aroma stick inhalers for the young people I work with in CAMHS. they have proved to be very popular with the young people to be able to continue there treatment outside of the aroma room. the feed back is that they are easy to carry around and discreet to use :)

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Wish Granted

Baby toys for West Wolds ISPN Team

Some age appropriate wipe able toys to use at the 3-4 month group contact core contact in the West Wolds ISPHN area.
We currently deliver the contact as a group to new parents and their babies and feel having these toys would be beneficial for the babies to interact with during the contact.

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Wish Granted

Child friendly Ipad case for Speech and Language Therapy

The East Riding SLT Team wish to purchase a child friendly Ipad case to enable the Ipad to be included in the therapy activities. Children who have difficulties with understanding and using language to communicate will benefit from this Ipad and a case will protect it from damage.

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Wish Granted

Books for parent led CBT course

We would like ten books Cathy Creswell & Lucy Willetts Overcoming Your Child’s Fears and Worries. This would allow us to run Parent-led CBT group sessions.  We have everything in place to begin running these groups apart from the books which are lent to the parents for course.

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Wish Granted

The Impact Appeal Schools Campaign

Secondary schools and colleges across the region are being invited to take part in a mental health campaign to raise awareness and funds for the new children and adolescent mental health service (CAMHS) unit being built in Hull.

Coinciding with Children’s Mental Health Week (4-10 February), head teachers will be receiving boxes from Health Stars, the charity for Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust, which contain a host of mental health resources and sets each school a challenge to help raise money for the unit.

The campaign is part of the charity’s Impact Appeal for the new unit which launched last year with the aim of raising £600,000 to add enhancements to the building which will be vital to young people coping with complex, and often severe, mental health conditions.

This latest campaign ‘By Young People, For Young People’, aims to ensure the topic of mental health is openly discussed and nurtured within school settings and the curriculum.

Michele Moran, Chief Executive of Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust said: “Work on the CAMHS project is going fantastic and we are thrilled with the support the Impact Appeal has received from surrounding communities so far.

“The next stage of the journey, engaging with schools and young people, is very important and we are delighted that promoting and educating our local children about mental health is a high priority for our educational institutes.

“The more work we can do normalising a conversation around mental health, the more we break down the stigma and let people of all ages know that it’s ok to talk.”

The challenge set for schools is to fill their boxes, kindly donated by Garthwest Ltd, with things for the new unit, giving pupils the opportunity to learn more and fundraise for this much needed service.

All kinds of donations are welcomed from money raised by a dedicated non-school uniform day to artwork, poetry or positive messages of support which could be displayed at the unit.

Anouska Gardner, Vice Principal at Aspire Academy said: “We’re pleased to be taking part in this campaign because we know first-hand the impact it will have on our young people.

“Our students come from a variety of backgrounds and in many cases, can feel pushed out of society, so being part of something bigger and getting involved in fundraising or local campaigns can have a really positive effect.

“We’re also very conscious that some of the students we work with may need to access this new unit, so if we can help reduce the stress and stigma of that then we absolutely will.”

Paul Warwick, Clinical Lead for the Clinical Lead CAMHS Inpatient Service said: “Throughout this project we have listened to young people and with their support, we will create an excellent new unit.

“We are aware that this new service gives us a chance to change the way society thinks about young people’s mental health and involving schools will help take this message to a much larger group of young people.

“The idea of having artwork on display in the unit which is both created and funded by young people, I think, is an amazing way to involve all parts of the community in what we are doing.”

For more information about Health Stars and the Impact Appeal, please contact Clare Woodard on 01482 389103 or email

Puberty DVDs for school talks

I would like to submit a wish for puberty resources, specifically 12 x Puberty DVDs. Our team’s ensure every single primary school has a puberty/growing up talks every year. The aim of the talks is to help children understand the changes their body’s change and prepare them for secondary school. A

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Hull based contact centre business ResQ is championing the Health Stars Impact Appeal as its local chosen charity in 2019 and is encouraging other Humber based businesses to do the same. Clare Woodard, Head of Fundraising for the charity said “We are delighted to be working with ResQ.  Having such a high-profile local business on board, with their incredible staff, will go a long way towards helping us achieve our fundraising target as well as getting the word out to other businesses that their help is fundamental to the success of this project, both now and in the future”.

Health Stars, the charity for Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust, launched the Impact Appeal last October, its aim is to raise £600,000 to help “add sparkle” to the brand new Children’s Mental Health inpatient unit the Trust is currently building in the City Centre. This great new facility is vital to those local youngsters coping with complex and often severe mental health conditions, some of whom have had to travel hundreds of miles out of the area to receive the specialised treatment and accommodation they need.

Amanda Parkinson, Marketing Director for ResQ said

“It’s really important for ResQ to be able to support a local charity. Working as a team to raise money brings so many benefits and for us having a chosen charity helps to maintain focus and momentum whilst avoiding ‘charity fatigue’. When working with the Smile Foundation to choose a partner, the Impact Appeal felt like a perfect match. The mental health and wellbeing of our future workforce across the region is so important and we will do all that we can to support and raise as much money for the appeal. Sadly, I suspect all of us will know someone or be close to someone who at some point in their life has required mental health support, and that is why I think our staff have been so generous.

ResQ are hosting a corporate reception to thank those businesses already on board with the Impact Appeal as well as to welcome new firms who want to get involved in this fantastic local project.

If your business would like to come along or learn more about how they can help Health Stars to add some sparkle to the Impact Appeal please contact Clare Woodard on 01482 389103 or email