Boost for young people’s mental health services

31st October 2018

Young people in Rotherham have raised £564 for mental health services in the town.

The young people were all taking part in a four-week course with the National Citizens Service (NCS) and part of the venture sees the teenagers raising money for a good cause.

The 12 young people taking part in this course decided to hold two bake sales and a sponsored walk, raising money for Rotherham’s Children and Young People’s Mental Health Services – also known as CAMHS for short.

CAMHS is run by Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust (RDaSH).

Shivani Limani, NCS Team Leader, said: “Part of the NCS course suggests ways of raising money. This cohort were aware of young people’s mental health and wanted to raise money for mental health services in the borough.”

Anders Cox, of the Rotherham CAMHS Team, said: “It is really inspiring that these young people chose Rotherham CAMHS for this donation. On behalf of the team I want to thank the young people who took part in raising money and to all of those who supported them.”

The money will be used to find ways of helping young people access services more easily.