Sophia Badhan, a 19-year-old woman from Birmingham is speaking out this Eating Disorders Awareness Week (1-7 March) about her experience with anorexia and how it was the intervention of youth mental health services which helped her gain control of her condition.
An innovative new model of care supporting children and young people with mental illnesses will be coming to Birmingham, thanks to a £252,000 grant from NHS Charities Together and donations to Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity worth £139,000.
Monday 18 January marks ‘Blue Monday,’ claimed to be the most depressing day of the year – and with the UK currently in ‘Lockdown 3’, there’s more than one reason why people may be struggling this January.
23-year-old Louna Walker, from Birmingham, is backing our new mental health fundraising campaign in aid of Forward Thinking Birmingham, the city’s innovative youth mental health partnership for 0 to 25-year-olds and part of our Trust. Here she talks about how her experience of being bullied at school, led to a massive decline in her mental health.
Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity has – on World Mental Health Awareness Day (10 October) – launched a new fundraising campaign, Fight For All The Feels, aiming to raise awareness of the youth mental health challenge we are facing in Birmingham and with it, help tackle the stigma which still surrounds it.