Through the recent launch of Youthwatch Rochdale and discussions with young people it was identified how difficult the last 12-15 months have been for them, especially regarding mental health and wellbeing. Subsequently, Healthwatch Rochdale were successful in a funding grant and received £425 from Action Together as part of their Community Warehouse initiative.
Ideas for the items in the wellbeing packages came from young people via Youthwatch and included assorted items such as shower gel, deodorant, stationary, note pads, biscuits and hot chocolate, reusable drink bottles, cordial, sanitary items, face wipes, hand towel, flannel, positive postcards, toothbrush/paste and a keyring. Contents were sourced where possible from Rochdale Borough businesses to help support local business.
Recipients for the wellbeing packages have been identified by the school and will be given out to young people before the academy breaks for the summer.