Supporting children and young people with mental health issues and illness is one of the four things that we do at Pied Piper. We are proud to introduce our Young Ambassador for Mental Health Jasmine Beever. Just this week three young people have been admitted on to the Children’s Centre at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital for mental health care.
Jasmine, who is in year 12, has suffered with her own mental health and was admitted to the children’s centre when she was 14 years old. She now makes Journey Boxes, which are given to each child admitted to give them some comfort, help and activities to use whilst receiving treatment.
This week we arranged for Jasmine and her father Cris to meet Theresa, the Specialist Practitioner in children’s mental health. Theresa has been present when the Journey Boxes have been given to a young patient. She says that the children really appreciate the care and thoughtfulness of the items in the box and are especially touched by the personal message from Jasmine. Obviously, she can write with empathy as she understands how they are feeling.
We have asked Jasmine to become our Young Ambassador for Mental Health at Pied Piper and are thrilled to support her with the fundraising for and promotion of the boxes and the contents. Cris and Jasmine would like to thank Tony Bowden at Smart Communications for helping to design and then supply the boxes and stamp free of charge.
If you would like to support Jasmine to help other young people please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The social media pages for the Journey boxes can be found on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/TheJourneyBoxProject/ and on Instagram @thejourneybox_project
Jasmine will join our Ambassador for the Wish Holidays, Charlie Price who travelled to Copenhagen to compete in the 21st race runners camp and Open Cup which led to her competing in the World Championships.