CAMHS Build - April/May 2019 News Update

Child and adolescent mental health service

Building Update:

Take a look at the CAMHS site webcam! Access via the webpage

Username:        camhs.timelapse

Password:         Sticker43

We also have some new aerial shots of the CAMHS site to share with you! See below…

Clinical Update:

We are working on developing a trauma informed model of care for the inpatient service. Trauma-informed approaches are based on the knowledge that trauma is widespread and causal in the development of significant mental distress.

Key principles include:

  • Understanding there is a link between mental health and trauma (broadest definition of trauma)
  • knowing how to enquire about traumas sensitively
  • reducing the use of control and restraint
  • prioritising trustworthiness and transparency
  • collaborative relationships
  • a strengths based approach that reframe symptoms as coping adaptations
  • a service that works in partnership with its service users to design, deliver and evaluate services.

The Humber CAMHS Inpatient service will be fully integrated with and supported by the local CAMHS teams and partner agencies and aspire to provide a whole service, community and multi-agency approach informed by the THRIVE model, so the inpatient team are busy having discussions with the community teams in Hull, East Yorkshire, North Lincolnshire and North East Lincs to think together about how the inpatient service will enhance existing community provision.

We attended a ‘time out’ event with the Hull Community CAMHS team in March and thought with them about what they would like the inpatient service to offer. We presented our ideas about the model at the Hull and EY CAMHS Crisis team time out day. Conversations are ongoing across the teams to continue with the co-creation of the service.

Initial discussions have taken place with NEL and North Lincs CAMHS regarding the new service and meetings are arranged in the next few weeks to have further discussions about how the inpatient service will benefit the young people and families that they work with.

Meetings are taking place with Venn Academy, who will be providing the Education provision on the inpatient unit.

We have designed a questionnaire to gain feedback from past service users and their parents/carers regarding their experiences of inpatient services and asked for input and participation around their ideas for the new service.

Recruitment news:

The Senior Leadership Team is growing with the appointment of Dr Nicola Green as the Consultant Psychiatrist and Paul Warwick as the Clinical Lead and we are hoping to add the Charge Nurse to the team following the upcoming interviews.

Posts recently out to advert include:

1.6 wte Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

Band 7 Charge Nurse

Band 6 Specialist nurses

Band 7 Psychologist

Band 3 Health Care assistant posts went out to advert on Wednesday 8 May. We are looking to recruit  21 Health Care Assistants and are looking for candidates with a wide range of experience.

For further information please see the trust website or contact Paul Warwick, Clinical Lead 01482 303713.

Impact Appeal / Media update:

  • Funding update… The Impact Appeal has had £240,000 of grant funding pledged to date!
  • Nisa Retail’s charity MADL had a week-long series of activities planned to support the appeal during National Mental Health Awareness Week
  • Viking FM’s Cash for Kids ‘Super Hero Day’ on Friday 10 May raised money for the appeal with focus on the planned music studio and ongoing music therapy
  • Corporate partner ResQ held a business event for the Impact Appeal on 9 May to encourage more corporate support



Naming of the unit:

The Impact Appeal has recently launched the campaign to name the new CAMHS unit working in collaboration with local schools and the public.

People can leave name suggestions as a comment on Facebook with young people on the judging panel to choose the winner in early July.

To keep up to date with news as it happens follow @HumberNHSFT on Twitter and Facebook.