Care home raises money to help tackle mental health issues in children
A nursing home which specialises in looking after people with mental health conditions has thrown its support behind a local school during Feeling Good Week (FGW), which aims to raise awareness of the importance of good emotional wellbeing in children and young people.
Crest Lodge Nursing Home in Hindhead, Surrey, raised £200 for Beacon Hill School after it went ‘the extra mile’ in its efforts to help children resolve any difficulties they might be having at school.
Launched in 2004, this year’s Feeling Good Week ran from Monday to Friday, 17th – 21st June. The theme of the event was ‘Together We Can’, encouraging young people to work together, build relationships and share how they're feeling with one another.
The money, which was raised through donations by residents and staff at Crest Lodge, was presented to the school on Thursday, 20th June and will now be used to help fund further resources and activities.
Krasimira Petrova, manager of Crest Lodge, said with many mental health conditions starting in childhood, they were keen to support the school as ‘prevention is better than cure’.
She said: “It is important that children feel able to express their feelings and fears and are able to ask for help. Good mental health is important for everyone for their wellbeing. That’s why we are so happy to be able to support Beacon Hill School.
“When the subject of mental health in children was raised with our residents, many commented that it was very important for children to be listened to and have time with their parents. A good relationship with parents was essential so they could feel comfortable talking to them without fear of being ignored or accepted as people.
“Children also have to learn to support each other and accept that everyone is different. Children need a stable background – a happy home and school life – to promote good self-esteem, leading to future health and happiness.”
Crest Lodge Nursing Home, set in five acres of woodland, overlooking the National Trust Golden Valley Estate, specialises in the treatment and care of people with diverse mental health diagnosis in a friendly, home-like environment.
For more information on Crest Lodge, visit www.chdliving.co.uk
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CHD Living is an award-winning, family-owned and operated group of care facilities, with more than 35 years’ experience of providing the best quality care to our community. With 12 residences throughout Surrey, CHD Living also operates two specialist rehabilitation centres and a domiciliary care business, Longdene Homecare.
Each home is designed with residents in mind to ensure we can continue to promote choice, independence and dignity, in safe and caring environments.