Healthwatch Rochdale produce 36 wellbeing packages to be donated to pupils of St Anne’s Academy.

Healthwatch Rochdale have produced 36 wellbeing packages that will be donated to pupils at St Anne’s Academy in Middleton.
Care Packages

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.

The pandemic has been a very challenging time for many local people and that is why we wanted to create our wellbeing packages Young people were chosen as part of our developing Youthwatch and work with local young people. We would like to thank Action Together for awarding us a grant for our wellbeing packages and St Anne’s Academy for working with us to reach the young people who will benefit most
— Ben Greenwood Healthwatch Rochdale interim Chair of the Board

If you are aged 13 – 18 and want to know more about Youthwatch Rochdale please email us on info@healthwatchrochdale.org.uk

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