We’re embarking on a project that needs a whole lot of sparkle…
Construction has begun on a new £7.8m mental health in-patient unit for young people from across Hull, East Yorkshire and North and North East Lincolnshire. The unit will be based on Walker Street in Hull and works will be carried out alongside refurbishment of the existing Children’s Centre building and Sunshine House providing a hub for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) across the region.
A range of enhancements have been identified through focus groups with young people who want an environment which feels more like a home and less like a hospital. The facility will be built and we know that fantastic care will be provided – what we want to do is provide an environment that speeds up the recovery process, allowing young people to get to grips with their conditions and ultimately return home.
The Appeal has three fundraising targets which represent what our young people want to see in the physical build:
Wishes £250,000 – The first target covers the elements they really wish we could help to provide. It’s the furniture that feels more like their bedroom than a ward. The kitchen that lets them take back control of their eating disorders.
Hopes £400,000 – The second covers the elements they almost daren’t hope for. It’s the development of garden space that makes them feel part of the community. It’s the minibus that supports trips and excursions.
Dreams £600,000 – The third, as yet is the stuff of dreams. It’s the things no-one thought was possible until the building was completed. It’s the little things that make a huge difference through therapy, environment or education.