Our young mental health patients enjoyed a delicious Easter treat thanks to the generosity of an Oxford store who donated 50 chocolate eggs.

When the Waitrose team at the Botley Road supermarket got to hear about how difficult things can be for children – particularly during the Covid pandemic – they decided they should help our Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS).

So, just in time for the bank holiday weekend, the team led by Partner and Team Manager Sally May got in touch with Louis Headley, Oxfordshire CAMHS Quality and Participation Lead, to pick up the treats.

Sally said: “We were more than happy to help out in recognition of some of the fantastic work your team is doing.”

The 50 eggs were distributed among patients at the award-winning Highfield Unit at the Warneford Hospital, Oxford and our inpatient unit at Marlborough House in Swindon.

Louis said: “ It’s a true act of kindness that brought lots of smiles to service users and staff. We are very thankful for their donation.

“We in Oxfordshire CAMHS want to reassure all that we’re minimising disruption concerning service delivery and our priority is the same as it’s always been; to deliver a quality service to support our children and young people with their mental health needs.

“Teams are working exceptionally hard to make this happen and are truly dedicated, doing their utmost for the kids, day and night.  Despite COVID19 we are adapting to changing circumstances and would like thank everyone for their support.”