Healthwatch Lewisham, the independent champion for people who use health and social care services in the borough, have partnered with theNational Citizen Service – which is a programme that empowers 15-17 year olds to develop their own social action projects through volunteering.
This summer, two teams of young people have decided to support theMaudsley Charity through their volunteering to raise awareness and fundraise for children and young people’s mental health.
So far they have conducted a sponsored walk and bake sales, one team have already raised an amazing £250 for The Maudsley Charity!
Healthwatch Lewisham says, ‘We are excited to see what the second team achieve!’
Harold Bennison, Service Director for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) at SLaM says, ‘Our thanks to the teams for all they are doing and our congratulations to the first team for raising so much.’
SLaM has regular meetings with their Healthwatch colleagues in Lambeth, Croydon, Lewisham and Southwark where they talk about the work they do and share learning. If you want to know more about how they work together, contact Chip De Silva.
To find out how you can fundraise for the Maudsley Charity, visit our Get Involved page.