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Laptop boost for children and young people in Kirklees

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More young people in Kirklees will be able to access online mental health support after Kirklees CAMHS received a donation of laptops from a local company.

Huddersfield-based pharmaceutical firm Thornton and Ross gifted 37 laptops to Kirklees child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) and Northorpe Hall Child and Family Trust, an independent charity working closely with NHS and Kirklees Council health and care services.

Both the Trust and Northorpe Hall are part of the Thriving Kirklees Partnership which works with children of all ages across the Kirklees locality.

The laptops will be given to children and young people who would like to look up help and support online but are unable to due to a lack of equipment, in addition to the support they receive from the team.

Linda Moon, general manager of Kirklees and Calderdale CAMHS, said: “This is great opportunity to be able to provide laptops for children and young people in order for them to be able to access treatment and care online.

“This will enable us to continue to respond to their mental health needs and is a great example of partnership working which can make a real difference to the lives of so many young people.”

Laptop boost for children and young people in Kirklees

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