PENISTONE Grammar School has partnered with a mental health organisation to raise funds for Sheffield Children’s Hospital.

The collaboration with Minds Ahead had helped the funding and development of improvements to a mental health triage room at the hospital.

The newly-renovated triage room serves as a safe space for young individuals experiencing a mental health crisis.

Clinical nurse specialist Jack Mooney said: “When young people present to the emergency department in mental health crisis, we carry out an assessment and think with the young person and their parent/carers about how they can be safely discharged from hospital, usually with a plan to get further support down the line.

“These assessments usually last between 90 and 120 minutes, occasionally even longer than that, so having a relaxed, therapeutic and nicely decorated space to be in has massively improved the patient experience.”

Penistone Grammar School’s principal Paul Crook added: “We are thrilled to see the transformation of the triage room into a welcoming and supportive environment for those in need.

“This project exemplifies the positive impact that can be achieved when organisations come together to address important community needs.”