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Nisa colleagues raise over £4,000 for new mental health unit

A week of fundraising activity held at Nisa’s Partner Support Centre in Scunthorpe last week has raised over £4,000 for the Humber Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) appeal.

In support of Mental Health Awareness Week, Nisa held a number of activities – including a bake sale, mega raffle, auction, superhero day and games – to raise much-needed funds for the new mental health in-patient unit, which will support young people in the Humber region.

To celebrate colleagues’ fundraising efforts and to make the donation go even further, Nisa’s charity, Making a Difference Locally, pledged to match the amount raised to donate over £8,000 in total to the appeal.

Nisa colleagues were themselves also supported with a raft of activity and resources designed to promote better mental health and wellbeing, including a Mental Health Toolkit, ‘Resilience and Wellbeing’ workshops, Pilates classes and more, whilst colleagues were also encouraged to volunteer to be Mental Health Awareness Champions for the business.

Clare Woodard, Head of Fundraising at Health Stars, said: “We are absolutely thrilled with the amazing fundraising which our friends at Nisa have been undertaking recently to help celebrate and raise awareness for Mental Health Awareness Week, and in particular to raise funds for the new CAMHS unit currently being built in Hull.

“It was fantastic to be part of the week-long campaign and the money raised will be put to effective use within the new CAMHS unit to add the extra special touches that will create a homely space for our young people who need specialist care. 

“On behalf of the young people who will benefit from the new facility, we are so very grateful for all the support Nisa and MADL have given the project to date and we look forward to working with their amazing teams for a long time to come.”