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Community Champions to help Devon mental health mentoring

04 March 2022

Mental health services at Cranbrook Education Campus in Devon are set to receive a £500 boost thanks to the Community Champions scheme.

Laura Temple, who is a mentor to the pupils at Cranbrook Education Campus and applied for the funding, said: “We have seen a big rise in mental health issues among teenagers and the pandemic has only accelerated many of these problems.

“I work with many of the vulnerable students at Cranbrook and we regularly see young people seeking help with anxiety, self harm, eating disorders and other mental health issues.  In addition, we work with those who are experiencing bereavement as well as those who are in care and have complicated home life situations.

“As Cranbrook is a new school, resources and budgets are tight and we are looking to buy a number of workbooks, courses and reference books that would be extremely beneficial to our students, but we needed the money to purchase them so applied to Community Champions.  We’d like to say a big thank you to Persimmon Homes South West for providing the funding so we can obtain these items that will make a big difference in helping our students.”

Stacey Harris, sales director at Persimmon Homes South West, said: “We are pleased to be able to provide the funding for Cranbrook Education Campus to purchase the books they need so that this valuable support service for the students can be further advanced. Resources are stretched in many organisations at the moment and this is exactly the type of cause Community Champions was created for.”

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Our Community Champions programme was established in 2015 and has already donated more than £3 million to over 3,500 good causes across Great Britain. Every month whilst the programme is running, our 32 regional businesses together give away 64 donations of up to £1,000 each. It's easy to apply for your local good cause.

Persimmon Homes is delighted to be joining forces with Team GB: the Great Britain and Northern Ireland Olympic Team run by the British Olympic Association, to give away an amazing £1 million to support children across England, Wales and Scotland.

Our hugely successful Community Champions programme has already donated more than £1 million to good causes in England, Wales and Scotland. Every month we give away 60 donations of up to £1,000 each to local groups and charities.

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