New Mental Health in-patient unit for region’s young people opened

Published: 10 January 2020

The Trust's new children’s and adolescent mental health inpatient unit serving the young people of Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, North Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire was opened to guests today (Friday, 10 January).

Invited guests who have been involved in the process of securing the unit in Hull, fundraising for its enhanced features and local and NHS partners were given tours of the building to see its state of the art facilities and meet the team.

The unit, based on Walker Street, Hull includes nine general adolescent beds and four Psychiatric Intensive Care beds for young people with severe and complex mental health difficulties. The inpatient unit will treat young people struggling with a wide range of mental health issues such as depression, severe anxiety, psychosis and eating disorders, providing a comprehensive recovery focussed treatment approach and education programme.

Inspire will mark a national step-change in Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) delivery as a service that has been shaped with young people at its heart. Young people and their families were involved in each stage of the building from identifying a suitable location, designing interiors and developing the best practice and services that will be used during treatment.

Humber Trust Charity, Health Stars raised over £300,000 through their Impact Appeal which has been used to enhance the unit with special touches and enhanced features. The appeal was launched on World Mental Health Day 2018 with the initial ambition to raise £250,000.  Funds raised have provided everything from enhanced gardens to gaming equipment and a fully equipped gym to allow tccupational therapists to work with young people through art, exercise and more. Health Stars also ran a public competition to name the unit, with the winning suggestion ‘Inspire’ been selected by a panel of young people.

Michele Moran, Chief Executive said:

“Opening Inspire is vitally important for young people and their families across Hull, the East Riding and North and North East Lincolnshire who have been waiting for this new service. It brings CAMHS in-patient services back into the region, ensuring there is easy access to help for young people experiencing acute distress and supporting families who have been travelling long distances to visit their loved ones.

"I would like to thank everyone who has been involved in this project for making a positive difference to the health and wellbeing of everyone who accesses this service.”

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