Oxford-based arts and crafts company Rainbow Buttons have teamed up with Oxford Health Charity to create craft boxes packed with activities, to mark Children’s Mental Health Week.

£5 from the sale of each ‘Take Time to Talk’ craft box will be donated to Oxford Health Charity to support child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS).

Each box contains an 8” Rainbow painting Canvas, a wooden rainbow, wooden hanging shapes such as a ladybird or heart, a wooden wind chime, a wooden wand, clay, paints, rainbow buttons, glue and a brush for painting and gluing.


The charity’s development manager, Michelle Evans, said: ‘Life is busy with many demands on time and energy, but we hope these beautiful craft packs will provide an opportunity for both adults and children to switch off and create something lovely together. We’re delighted to team up with Rainbow Buttons and we thank them for their support in helping CAMHS.’

Jolene Leather, co-owner of Rainbow Buttons, said: “Over the years we’ve been proud to offer families some precious ‘together time’ and the resources to help bring a much needed sense of calm to many situations.”

Her business partner, Lisa Melcer, said: “We’ve thoroughly enjoyed putting the ‘Take Time to Talk’ craft box together and made sure it features bright colours, textures and sound. We feel privileged to be supporting a charity that has supports people with issues that directly affect our own families.”

To improve understanding about both the work of the charity and mental health support, each box will include a leaflet about how to access CAMHS support, including the Trust’s website www.oxfordhealth.nhs.uk/camhs.

‘Time to Talk’ craft boxes are available to purchase here