CAMHS Build - January 2019 News Update

Building update:

The building framework is progressing.

Since the project started Houlton’s have completed the soft strip out of the Children’s Centre.

Demolition is complete and the mechanical and electrical existing services have been removed and reinstated, and new stud walls have been skimmed.

The new build site strip, cut and fill, and stone formation is complete.

Drainage diversions are complete, the structural steel has been installed and the car park has been asphalted.

The building framework is progressing with roof trusses now on site and are being installed.

The Trust is working with stakeholders from Sunshine House and the Children’s Centre to develop a shared garden space for the services.

Clinical news:

Discussions have been taking place with Hull City Council and The Venn Academy regarding  the education provision in the new service.

The Humber Inpatient team have met with Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust who have been commissioned to deliver a 14 bedded unit in the South West.

The inpatient team have recently published a case study on the Anna Freud website, detailing their engagement with your people in developing the building design (

Recruitment news:

We have appointed to the Consultant Psychologist post.

The Consultant Psychiatrist, Clinical Lead and Charge Nurse posts are all currently out to advert and closing next week.

Adverts for the Specialist Nurses, Band 6 and Registered Nurse, Band 5 are currently out on NHS Jobs.

Young people were very clear that for the unit to be a success, we needed to find excellent staff with the right skills to work there. To achieve this the service has worked with them to create a video to support the recruitment of all posts. The video features young people asking candidates  “Can you work with us?”. The Video can be seen on the Humber Facebook and Twitter page from 14 February. Young people will also lead on all of the recruitment and all candidates will be interviewed by a panel of young people.

What’s going on in the community?

We are working with Cottingham High School, SMAS, Gilling Dodd Architects and Faithful and Gould Project Management.

Year 10 is supporting the development of the interior design for the new unit thinking about how it should look and feel to keep it safe but homely.

The young people have worked exceptionally hard and have generated some excellent ideas (although not sure we will be able to accommodate the sauna and swimming pool!).

Young people took part in filming a recruitment video which run alongside the social media campaign to recruit to new CAMHS role.

In the media:

Since its launch on World Mental Health Day, the Health Stars Impact Appeal has attracted media interest.

All press releases relating to the CAMHS unit and appeal have been picked up by printed press.

BBC Radio Humberside are following the project and the last interview on site was aired on 22 January. Clinical Lead for the service Paul Warwick and Consultant Clinical Psychologist Louise Mowthorpe took part in the interview with can listen here - coverage starts at 1:55:35.

The communications team have key milestones for the build and service diarised with media interested in visiting throughout the year.

Impact Appeal update:

Local call centre business ResQ are championing the Impact Appeal and are encouraging other local businesses to do the same. ResQ have raised nearly £5000 which will go towards buying specific play equipment for the new CAMHS unit.

The Impact Appeal is launched a schools campaign on 4 February in line with Children’s Mental Health Week.

Activities are underway by local fundraisers including the Rotary Club and community groups to raise money for the appeal.

The Health Stars team are working hard to raise the awareness of the Impact Appeal on social media.


14 January 2019

Press Release: Local business boosts NHS charity appeal for children's mental health. Read here.