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Mental Health Association brightens up inpatients' Christmas

Thu, 14 Dec 2023

The Ballamona Association for Mental Health (BAMH) has generously donated a number of gifts across Manx Care’s Mental Health Services.

A 12ft Christmas tree was set up and decorated in November, accompanied by a festive light-up snowman, polar bear and reindeer, on the grounds of Manannan Court.

The charity also funded 9,000 fairy lights for an external tree, as well as gifts for Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) and Older People’s Mental Health Services (OPMHS), who are based at the newly refurbished Grianagh Court.

A lights switch-on was carried out on December 6 by Tom Cowell MBE, a founding member of BAMH. The Manx Concert Brass kindly also came along to play carols, and a great evening was had by all.

BAMH was established in 1966 and is run entirely by volunteers. They support those in hospital, in the community and those living at home, assisting projects of any size, for people of all ages. It is estimated that one in four of us will experience a mental health problem in our lives.


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