Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Southwark Parental Mental Health team appeal for new toy donations for children

Southwark Parental Mental Health team, which works with some of the most vulnerable families in Southwark, want to make sure all the children in the families they see receive at least one Christmas present this year.

 

The Trust is appealing for people to donate new toys which are suitable for children aged up to ten years old.

 

Adult mental health child safeguarding manager, Southwark, Lucy Brazener said: “Christmas can be a challenging time for families, especially those who might be on a low income. We know this toy appeal can really make a genuine difference to families who might be struggling this year.

 

“Toys are not only a way for a child to have fun but they also help them with their development. Christmas is a brilliant time to make sure all children have toys and the fun they need.”

 

The parental mental health team is a nurse-led service, which provides help and support for parents who have children under five and are experiencing mental distress. They aim to promote positive parenting and minimise the impact a parent’s mental health difficulties may have on their children.

 

The team supports parents with a range of mental health problems and they often work jointly with other community teams and children’s services. This service is available for any Southwark parent and service-users are referred from a variety of different health services.

 

Please send donations by Tuesday 18th December to:

 

Parental Mental Health Team Christmas Appeal

General Office

Maudsley Hospital

Denmark Hill

London

SE5 8AZ

 

You can also drop any donations off at Maudsley Hospital reception.

For more information about the appeal or about referrals to the team, please contact Lucy Brazener  lucy.brazener@slam.nhs.uk



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