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Mental Health clothing call out

18 May 2021

 

Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District Mental Health supports people with a wide variety of mental health problems.

The Mental Health Service is currently calling for donations of new clothing to help people who are staying in the Service’s inpatient units.

“We’re asking members of our community to please purchase one or two items of clothing to help the people we support, if they can,” says the Local Health District’s Director Mental Health, Matthew Russell.

“Good quality clothing is often needed for people during their stay and to continue their recovery in the community.”

“Receiving new items of clothing can provide a great deal of comfort. Knowing that people have thought to purchase clothes for them can really help people feel supported by their community as they undertake their journey of recovery,” says Mr Russell.

Items of clothing in greatest need are:

  • New plus sized clothing
  • New winter garments including jumpers
  • New men’s & women’s t-shirts
  • New underwear for men, women and teenagers
  • New bras of all sizes
  • New men’s and women’s fleece pants
  • New thongs or slip on shoes

(Drawstring clothing will not be accepted)

“We are hoping the community can help. We are grateful for any support,” says Mr Russell.

Donated items can be dropped off at the Nepean Mental Health Centre reception desk at Nepean Hospital campus between 9am and 5pm, Monday – Friday. Please call (02) 4734 2544 to arrange a drop off or for further enquiries.