The Pink Van doing the trail of the PNK OCT MOV’20 campaign had a special route assigned to it this morning. Carrying a set of basketball hoops, nets and balls, track gear, sports shoes, books, and body products, the van drove The Marigold team to the doorstep of the Young People’s Unit at Mount Carmel Hospital.
With strict COVID measures in place and isolation becoming more of an issue for the residents there, who are all teenagers, The Marigold Foundation this year pledged to continue The Social Community programme, once everything gets back to normal, but, in the meantime has invested in sports equipment, gears and books to be used by these teenage residents.
For the past six years, The Marigold Foundation has been working alongside Mount Carmel Staff to invigorate this unit, which is undergoing a full refurbishment of the unit’s classroom, the learning kitchen, IT equipment and the recreation area.
Last year, Marigold launched the Social Community programme with YPU making it possible to have these youths engage more with the community and thus, making it easier for them to integrate once their time at YPU is over.
In a statement, the Marigold Foundation reiterated its commitment to keep advocating for the elimination of the stigma on mental health and on mental health institutions.