Edinburgh fashion show to raise money for children’s charity

The charity aims to break the stigma around mental health in children

The annual Edinburgh Charity Fashion Show is set for it’s launch party tonight at the Caves.

This year, the fashion show will be supporting Place2Be, a national children’s mental health charity who provide emotional and therapeutic support in schools. Their aim is to tackle issues such as bullying, bereavement, domestic violence, family breakdown, neglect and trauma.

Place2Be is the UK’s leading children’s mental health charity. With over 20 years of experience working with Primary and Secondary school age children, the charity has increased their network from only 5 schools in London, to 282 schools nationwide, tailoring their support to meet individual needs of the children they support, be that helping with behavioural difficulties in younger kids, or anxiety as they transfer to secondary schools. In order to provide these vital services, the charity works with a mixture of trained psychiatrists and counsellors, as well as dedicated volunteers who offer group and individual counselling for children, as well as important training for school staff.

Chloe Grabiner, Charity Show Chairwoman, said she was proud to support Place2Be and thinks the money raised by ECFS will go a long way.

“Mental health is something that effects 1 in 4 people in the UK and yet it still has a stigma surrounding it and is not widely spoken about particularly involving children. Place2Be helps break this stigma by addressing mental health within schools to children from a young age.”

To buy your tickets for the launch party follow the link.