Maudsley mental health hospital appeals for donations of toys to help vulnerable families at Christmas

Owen Sheppard (30 November, 2017) Health

“The appeal, Project Elf, will reach children who may come from low-income families and make a genuine difference to their Christmas.”

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The Maudlsey mental health hospital is appealing for donations of toys to give to vulnerable families as Christmas presents.

Doctors and nurses would like to receive donations of toys suitable for kids aged up to five.

Lucy Brazener, of the hospital’s parental mental health team, said:  “Toys are not only a way for a child to have fun, they stimulate them and help with their development, and Christmas is a brilliant time to make sure that they have the toys and the fun they need.

“The appeal, Project Elf, will reach children who may come from low-income families and make a genuine difference to their Christmas.”

The parental mental health team of nurses aims to promote positive parenting and minimise the impact a parent’s mental health difficulties may have on their children.

Please send donations by Monday December 18 to: Parental Mental Health Team Christmas Appeal, General Office, Maudsley Hospital, Denmark Hill, London, SE5 8AZ. Or email: lucy.brazener@slam.nhs.uk or Kate.Tidnam@slam.nhs.uk for more information.

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