26 February 2015

Dr Phil Hammond airs bright ideas

Dr Phil

Tune in to Dr Phil Hammond's show aired at 10am last Saturday on BBC Radio Bristol (94.9FM, 104.6FM and Digital) when Gina Smith, Consultant Nurse and Simon Smith, Mental Health Worker were telling Dr Phil how their bright idea is making a real difference to young carers in Bristol.

Gina and Simon, with help from young carers, chatted to Dr Phil about the success of the Young Carers Bag Project, which stemmed from the Bright Ideas competition.

The young carer's bag provides information, fun things to do and keep for children who visit a mental health inpatient ward for the first time. It provides a way for staff on the wards to engage with families and in particular, children who are bewildered by the experience of a family member being admitted. The project is based at Callington Road in Bristol.

Last year we launched the competition, challenging all service providers and users to come up with a Bright Idea to improve how we work. With funding from our Charitable Funds committee and nurturing from the Bright Ideas team, these ideas have grown and developed into major projects.


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