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Reaching out to children for Mental Health Month

Over a period of a month, 150 children from across the NE region are taking part in our educational workshops, introducing them to the subject of mental health and wellbeing. This is in an effort to address a worrying increase in the number of children being diagnosed with a mental health issue...

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The power of 3-D!

We are delighted to say we have been able to buy new pain and anxiety distraction units, V-pods, for two of the region’s key children’s hospitals. One will soon be installed at the purpose-built emergency hospital at Cramlington, and the other one is already being used in Ward F63 at Sunderland...

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Growing Plants and Confidence

We’ve just launched the second of our therapeutic horticulture scholarship schemes at Walbottle Campus  in Throckley. The scholarship involves Year 10 and Year 11 pupils (aged 13 to 15) and is designed to develop skills and self-esteem for those struggling to meet their full potential. It...

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World Mental Health Day

The term mental health is all too often linked to the word ignored. Headlines are frequently thrown at us ‘…mental health targets are being ignored…’ ‘…mental health issues are ignored by schools…’ ‘…ignoring mental illness in children won’t make it go...

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Sunderland Royal Hospital Children’s Unit

The Children’s Foundation has recently launched an appeal to provide the Sunderland Royal Hospital Children’s Unit with 3D Portable Pain Distraction Units. The 3D Vpods use sensory software designed to distract children from pain during treatment and procedures. The software is interactive...

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Building an inclusive world for children with disabilities… EACD2013

The Children Foundation sponsored a keynote session by Tom Shakespeare, Sociologist, WHO and University of East Anglia, UK at the EACD2013 Conference at the Sage Gateshead discussing ‘Building an inclusive world for children with disabilities’ Professor Allan Colver, Trustee of The Children's...

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Clown Doctors

The Clown Doctors is an innovative programme offering hospitalised children opportunities to take part in artistic play.  It aims to relieve them of fear and insecurities and to empower the children to understand and come to terms with their situation at a traumatic time in their lives. The Clown...

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Regional Small Grants

The Children's Foundation Regional Small Grants programme supports community projects that benefit children and young people in the North East area in line with our aims and objectives. Grants awarded are up to a maximum of £1,000. There are currently no meetings scheduled in for...

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Great North Children’s Hospital Appeal

The Children's Foundation  continue to support the Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Trust by fundraising for the new Great North Children’s Hospital.  The hospital is now open, but we are still raising money to provide new high-tech facilities which will help to make the environment inside as...

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Limbs Alive

Video games have been shown to be highly motivating and enjoyable for children with cerebral palsy.  A well designed video game has been shown to provide all elements required for effective motor learning, namely interactivity, repetition, multi-sensory stimulation, immediate feedback and...

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