READ THE SMART CJS IMPACT REPORT 2019: Evolving in Difficult Times and Proving our Worth

Home | News | YOUNG PEOPLE OF PRIORY HOSPITAL GET CREATIVE AND RAISE £250 FOR SMART PREBEND CENTRE

YOUNG PEOPLE OF PRIORY HOSPITAL GET CREATIVE AND RAISE £250 FOR SMART PREBEND CENTRE

SMART CJS is delighted to have received a donation of £250 from the young people on the Priory Court and Lower Court wards of Priory Hospital, Roehampton. These wards care for young people with a wide range of mental health illnesses.

“As part of 2020 ‘Empathy Week’, the young people at Priory Hospital, Roehampton CAMHS wards decided to raise money to offer support to the homeless,” said Russell Cooper, headteacher of the school. They planned to paint and sell canvases by holding a large exhibition, but COVID-19 restrictions meant we had to rethink and get creative!

“Staff and students in our hospital school decided to hold an E-Auction, something we had not done before. The E-Auction was organised to raise money and awareness of the plight of the homeless and to highlight the care provided for them by the SMART Prebend Day Centre. Bringing everyone together, this fund-raising event allowed us to reach a large audience and to raise £250 for Centre.”

Pictured below is Russell Cooper, holding the SMART Prebend Centre ‘Thank You’ certificate.

Najat Ouadi, (CAMHS Teacher at Priory Hospital) said, “School work can be very challenging whilst young people are staying in hospital and art can be very therapeutic. Everyone really enjoyed the project and students got to feel good about doing something positive for people who need help. Conversations about the struggles homeless people face helped some of our young people to recognise and acknowledge the problems they are experiencing in their own lives.

“Students and staff at the hospital were delighted to receive a letter of thanks and a certificate from SMART CJS. The encouragement and recognition for raising money for the homeless has given us all a huge boost.”

The SMART CJS team would like to offer our sincere thanks to everyone involved in the E-auction, especially the young people for their thoughtfulness, kindness and and imaginative fundraising.

Priory Hospital is an independent provider of mental health care in the UK and they are dedicated to helping people improve their mental health and well-being.

WANT TO KEEP UPDATED WITH NEWS AND IMPORTANT INFORMATION?

Please complete the form below and we’ll keep you in the loop. We will never share your details and you will only receive relevant information.

Please keep me updated on the following (tick all that apply)
Please contact me by (tick all that apply):



  • ONLINE CHAT FOR YOUNG PEOPLE IN WOKINGHAM
    BIG NEWS... Today SMART Wokingham launch a trial of 'LIVE CHAT' - an online service for young people living in Wokingham. LIVE CHAT provides an opportunity for under 18's to talk to the Wokingham team about anything to do with drugs or alcohol. Read more...
  • New Trustee for SMART CJS
    Sarah Ladbrook, FCCA, has worked in a range of sectors including utilities, software, technology, asset management, retail, charitable and hospitality.  She brings with her Management Accounting, Financial Accounting, Reporting and Forecasting experience. She also knows a lot about Xero – the accounting package that SMART uses – a real bonus! Read more...
  • Alcohol Awareness Week: Speaking up about Alcohol & Mental health
    This week SMART Wokingham, drug and alcohol support service will be joining 3,000 other community groups across the UK for Alcohol Awareness Week – led by Alcohol Change UK  –  to raise awareness of the link between alcohol and mental health, to speak out about the issues and the stigma surrounding them, and encourage anyone who is struggling to seek the support they deserve. Read more...
  • SMART CJS NEWS BULLETIN SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER
    New Lockdown, Same Pandemic: Demand Rises for SMART CJS Services and Support. We are back to stricter lockdown measures for the month of November. Our services will continue to run, but look out for some adjustments. Read more...
  • CREATIVE FUNDRAISING BY KATIE!
    "I thought I might be able to make a little money for charity by raffling off my most recent new products before they are released for sale. I wanted to help local smaller charities who’ve needed to adapt quickly during COVID, and I knew SMART had to make big changes to continue supporting the homeless of Bedford." Read more...
  • GALE TRUST AWARDS SMART CJS £5,000 TO SUPPORT BEDFORD’S HOMELESS
    Bedford based Gale Family Trust has awarded £5000 to SMART CJS. “Changes to the way we operate, longer hours and a rise in demand for our services means we require additional staff and more supplies. To maintain these changes, we need increased funding, which is why the money received from the Gale Family Trust is so important right now. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts” Read more...
  • YOUNG PEOPLE OF PRIORY HOSPITAL GET CREATIVE AND RAISE £250 FOR SMART PREBEND CENTRE
    SMART CJS is delighted to have received a donation of £250 from the young people on the Priory Court and Lower Court wards of Priory Hospital, Roehampton. These wards care for young people with a wide range of mental health illnesses. Read more...
Quick exit — hide this page now!