CAMHS invite WTF to attend event in Derby to mark World Mental Health Day

WTF have opportunity to network with CAMHS and other charities

To mark World Mental Health Day on October 10th,  Derby CAMHS opened their doors to the public, and invited us to attend alongside many other charities and organisations aimed at preventing suicide and offering young people support and guidance.  

The event was officially opened by Derby County legends, Roy Macfarland and Roger Davies and raised a fantastic £255.75.

It was great to be there, and we met a whole range of organisations and charities all working towards the common goal of preventing suicide in young people, in particular. It’s a great encouragement to us to see so much support available for young people and we felt an even greater call to ensure young people know about them: our website will be an invaluable source of this kind of information so we can’t wait until that is ‘live’.

We met some young people too: we listened to their stories; we listened to what they think could be improved in mental health services for young people; and we listened to how they think schools might improve and be better equipped to support students.  

We’ve got a lot of work to do but feel ready to respond and to offer our services to help young people lead healthy lives.

 

Thanks for inviting us Leanne, it was a great event!

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