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Going ‘ inside-out’ to raise awareness of mental health 

The aim of the event was to encourage people to talk and raise awareness of emotional health and wellbeing.

Money was raised for BCHC charity to provide school nurses with mental health packs to give out at high schools.

Packs given to young people will  include items such as colouring resources, tissues, hand cream, stress ball and a keep safe card.

Beverley Roberts, School Nurse Practice Teacher  said: "We have the highest self-harm rate in Europe, with 1 in 10 young people aged 11- 18 may carrying out self-harm to manage their emotional distress" (Young Minds 2015).

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"Emotional health and wellbeing is just as important as physical and being able to provide these packs to the young people we work with will really help make a difference.

"We have a close partnership with the ‘If U Care Share Foundation’ which was set up to support those affected by suicide, promoting positive mental health and emotional wellbeing.

"We wanted to give something back to them as well as raise funds to help the young people we work with every day".

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The event was also supported by a local company ‘Mad hatters tea emporium ltd’  who provided delicious treats on the day.

BCHC charity is here to help provide the ‘extras’ for your patients. These are things that can bring a smile to patients, enhance their experience and improve their care with us.

If you have an idea for something that would make a difference in your service, contact Sarah Binks charity manager on 0121 466 7314 or email bchc.charity@bhamcommunity.nhs.uk.