Cheque presentation Stephen and BronwynChildren participating in Eastern Health's Kids Club will have access to more resources with thanks to the Rotary Club of Croydon.

Part of Eastern Health's CHAMPS (CHildren And Mentally ill ParentS) program, Kids Club is an early intervention peer support program for children and young people aged between 8 and 12 whose parent(s) have a mental illness or mental health issue.

Stephen Bode, Rotary Club of Croydon President Elect 17/18 recently presented Bronwyn Sanders, Eastern Health program support worker, both pictured right, with a donation that will boost the Kids Club program.

"Kids Club aims to increase social connectedness, provide an opportunity to meet other children who may be in a similar situation, provide children with age-appropriate information about mental illness and available supports and teach children about healthy coping strategies," explains Bronwyn.

"Rotary Club of Croydon has been supporting Eastern Health since 2004 and we greatly value our partnership with the Club," says Bronwyn. "Our Kids Club provides a rare opportunity for children to be part of an ongoing support group and to grow and build friendships over a number of years. This is a valuable resource for children to tap into and we thank Rotary Club of Croydon for sharing our vision to provide ongoing support to children", says Bronwyn.

Thank you Rotary Club of Croydon for supporting Kids Club and other projects across Eastern Health!

Find out more about Eastern Health’s CHAMPS program here.