This year we are teaming up with Burton Constable Hall to host a fantastic partnership event, set in the Grounds and Hall of Burton Constable, a true Elizabethan gem, in the heart of Yorkshire.

After the global COVID19 pandemic we are joining forces to bring you something special, the pandemic has impacted our lives in so many ways and our mental health is even more important now than ever!

Join us on Saturday 8th January 2022 for our ‘Starlight Seekers’ event! This is an evening filled with fun for all the family under the starlit sky.

Walk with us and ‘shine a light’ on children’s health post-pandemic!

This truly extraordinary event will see us come together to support children’s mental health services within our area.

Recent research from NHS UK highlighted the detrimental impact it has had on many young people’s lives, this research can be viewed here.

Key findings

– Probable mental disorder: Rates of probable mental disorder increased between 2017 and 2021; in 6 to 16 year olds from one in nine (11.6%) to one in six (17.4%), and in 17 to 19 year olds from one in ten (10.1%) to one in six (17.4%). Rates in both age groups remained similar between 2020 and 2021.

– Change in mental health: Looking at individual-level change, 39.2% of those aged 6 to 16 years in 2021 had experienced deterioration in mental health since 2017, and 21.8% experienced improvement. Among those aged 17 to 23 years in 2021, 52.5% experienced deterioration, and 15.2% experienced improvement.

– Eating problems: The proportion of children and young people with possible eating problems increased between 2017 and 2021, from 6.7% to 13.0% in 11 to 16 year olds and from 44.6% to 58.2% in 17 to 19 year olds.

– Sleep problems: In 2021, problems with sleep on three or more nights of the previous seven affected over a quarter (28.7%) of 6 to 10 year olds, over a third (38.4%) of 11 to 16 year olds, and over half (57.1%) of 17 to 23 year olds. Across all age groups figures were much higher in those with a probable mental disorder (59.5%, 74.2%, 86.7% respectively).

So together we welcome you to join us to add a ‘little sparkle’ to the young people’s lives who need it most.

Health Stars help patients and families in our communities enjoy an enhanced healthcare experience by funding special things that make a real difference.

Health Stars supported the regions new child and adolescent Mental Health inpatient unit Hull ‘Inspire’ by ‘adding extra sparkle’ through their fundraising appeal the Impact appeal. The charity were able to provide in excess of £300,000 of enhancements to the £7.8m project which went over and above what the core NHS could provide.

With thanks to the support of the local community, families and businesses, Inspire serves the young people of Hull, East Yorkshire and North-East Lincolnshire.

Together we can help make a massive difference to the young people’s lives in our area, whilst fundraising isn’t compulsory for the event we would welcome individuals and families a like to download the sponsorship form as they take on the 5K starlit challenge as they ramble through the grounds of burton Constable taking in the spectacular views under the unpolluted night sky!

Remember every little makes a BIG difference.

To purchase your tickets for the Starlight Seekers event, please click here.