Local business has crafty plan to support children’s mental health

Local business has crafty plan to support children’s mental health

Oxford Health Charity and local arts and craft company create craft boxes packed with activities, to mark Children’s Mental Health Week.

Oxford Health Charity and Oxford-based arts and crafts company Rainbow Buttons are teaming up to create craft boxes packed with activities, to mark Children’s Mental Health Week.

And £5 from the sale of each ‘Time to Talk’ craft box will be donated to Oxford Health Charity to support Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS).

Each box contains an 8” rainbow painting canvas, a wooden rainbow, wooden hanging shapes such as a ladybird or heart, a wooden wind chime, a wooden wand, clay, paints, rainbow buttons, glue and a brush for all that painting and gluing.

Oxford Health Charity’s development manager, Michelle Evans, said: ‘Life is busy with many demands on time and energy, but we hope these beautiful craft packs will provide an opportunity for both adults and children to switch off and create something lovely together. We’re delighted to team up with Rainbow Buttons and we thank them for their support in helping CAMHS.’

Jolene Leather, co-owner of Rainbow Buttons, said: “Over the years we’ve been proud to offer families some precious ‘together time’ and the resources to help bring a much needed sense of calm to many situations.”

Her business partner, Lisa Melcer, said: “We’ve thoroughly enjoyed putting the ‘Time to Talk’ craft box together and made sure it features bright colours, textures and sound. We feel privileged to be supporting a charity that has supports people with issues that directly affect our own families.”

To improve understanding about both the work of the charity and mental health support, each box will include a leaflet about how to access CAMHS support.

Find out more and order your craft set via the Oxford Health Charity website.

Published: 10 February 2022