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Child/Young Adult mental health

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



A 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.

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 invited to 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 in-patients 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. Fund raised have provided everything from enhanced gardens to gaming equipment and a fully equipped gym to allow occupational 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.”

Re-Stock Stress-Less Bags

We would like to make a wish to restock our Stress Less bags please. Our young people love them and find them really useful. We would like to restock our - Brown Bags, Hot Chocolate Sachets, Bath Bombs and Hand Cream/Body Gel if possible.

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Room Hire for PICU Staff Wellbeing/Training Day

Please may I wish for £150 for room hire, gym access and tai chi instruction for PICU's staff wellbeing and training day on the 16th October. Following a period of high risk to staff and a series of significant incidents, including assaults, we are prioritising staff wellbeing for our team day.

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Video for CAMH’s presentation in Tokyo

I wish to take the voice of our young people sharing their experience of aromatherapy as part of presentation at the IFPA international conference in Tokyo. To do this I would like to create a short video led by young people. the video will be available to use in the CAMHS presentation locally.

Ref: COW Ref 474

Replenish Stressless bags for CAMHs

We currently require a resupply of our stress-less bags stocks, I would appreciate it if you could provide the following: 50 x hot chocolate sachets 50 x brown paper bags 50 x small bottles of scented shower gel (lavender if possible), maybe travel size 50 x small bottles scented hand gel

Ref: COW Ref 462
Wish Granted

Prize for Health Trainers Poem competition

Ref: COW ref 460
Wish Granted

Cinema Pass for Health Trainers Poster competition

Goole Health Trainers Goole Library event promoting HT service, holding poster competition for the children visiting the library inviting them to draw a picture with the theme around a home where no one smokes cigarettes.
Prize; family ticket for The Junction Cinema in Goole

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Wish Granted

Tablets for Children’s physiotherapy

4 tablets (and cases) childrens physiotherapy team which can be used in clinic with families and young people to highlight appropriate websites when trying to undertake education or discussions around their care. These could be used by the children in clinics to occupy them during long assessments

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We are looking for your suggestions to name the new CAMHS unit currently under construction in Hull.  Let us know what you think the new facility should be called.

Further supplies for Stressless bags for CAMHS

Further supplies for the Stressless Bags which you have supplied before and that we give to the children who come into out services. We currently require:

Brown paper bags, stress balls, elastic bands and fidget cubes

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Wish Granted