CAMHS Build - February 2019 News Update

Building update:

Steel works are complete with the build on track to be open in the autumn. 

Design team, contractors and the Trust met to review the ironmongery which will ensure that both staff and young people can move around the building safely and securely.

The clinical team recently visited the site and were able to walk through the building with Peter Flanagan saying it’s “starting to look like a hugely impressive building from which we will be able to deliver first class care and support for our young people and families”.

Clinical news:

The Inpatient team have met with the CAMHS community teams in Hull and East Riding to update them on the progress and to talk about how the inpatient service will enhance the community offer to our young people and their families. General feedback was positive, clinicians were keen that the transitions between community and inpatient services were as smooth as possible, the key being communication.

Work is ongoing on the development of a robust training plan to ensure that the service is supported by a highly trained staff team. Alongside more traditional psychological interventions the service is looking to develop the AMBIT (Adaptive Mentalisation-Based Integrative Treatment) framework which is one of a number of emerging adaptations of MBT. The AMBIT approach provides tools for putting mentalisation to use in work with young people, staff teams and wider inter-agency networks, and is designed to support the development of both local excellence and evidence-based practice.

The Trust has continued the task of reviewing all of its policies to reflect the introduction of a CAMHS Inpatient service. Productive sessions have taken place to review the Trust’s Search and Seclusion policies.

Paul Warwick, HilaryGledhill andCathryn Hart met with Tom Phillips from Hull University and Barry Wright from York University to discuss research opportunities for the development of the newCAMHS unit,  and the need to embed research into the daily processes of the inpatient service including providing staff with training around research methods and the possibility of some dedicated research time for staff within the service.

Recruitment news:

The social media campaign to recruit Band 5 and 6 nurses went really well (see media update) and we have had a good response.

Paul Warwick is very happy to talk to anyone who is interested in working in the new service particularly Band 6 nurses.

Don’t forget you the Trust are running a ‘refer a friend scheme’ for Band 5/6 nurses!

In the media:

A Facebook campaign was launched this month to promote the unit and spread the recruitment advertisements.

The promotion featured the film which young people made to highlight what skills they’d like staff to have that come and work in the new unit.

The campaign was a great success with over 150,000 people seeing the post and over 70,000 people watching the video!

Impact Appeal update:

On 7 March, Hull BID manager Katheryn Sillito is hosting a musical evening at 1884 to raise funds for the Impact Appeal. The event is a sell out and is it hoped lots of money will be raised. This is also a great networking opportunity for Health Stars who will be attending to help with fundraising activities and spreading news about Impact Appeal.

MADL (Making a difference Locally)/NISA stores are holding a week long Fundraising event to coincide with National Mental Health Awareness week starting 13 May 2019. All money raised will go towards the Impact Appeal.

ResQ Call Centre are hosting a business networking breakfast for their clients on 26 March where they will invite customers along to talk to them about how they are involved with the Impact Appeal and encourage other businesses to get on board.


14 February 2019

"Can you work with us?"

Watch the CAMHS recruitment video below - created by young people, representing young people - showcasing what we're looking for in our new staff team for the new inpatient unit...

To find out more about the roles we are recruiting for, download the briefing note on the right hand side of this page under 'downloads' or visit the Humber NHS Jobs page.

04 February 2019

Press Release: NHS charity appeal launches a mental health challenge to schools across Humber. Read here.