Competition launches to name Hull’s new Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service In-patient Unit

Help to name the new Child & Adolescent Mental Health in-patient unit for the Humber.

Construction of the new Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) in-patient unit on Walker Street, Hull is well under way.  Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust and their charity Health Stars are now asking schools and the wider public to help name the building.

Suggestions are being accepted via social media until Friday 21st June.  All suggestions will be considered by a group of young people and clinicians, with the final name being announced on Friday 12th July.

Paul Warwick, Clinical Lead for the unit said: “Young people have been involved in so many aspects of the development of this unit.  

“From the design, to the recruitment of staff, their input has played a vital part in ensuring that we deliver an excellent service, so it is only right that they are involved in the naming of the service. 

“What we call the building can be very emotive the name needs to have meaning, whether it’s significant to the local area, to young people’s mental health and recovery or something we’ve not yet thought of, the name will set the scene for the kind of service we offer”.

The school or individual whose idea goes on to be the winning unit name will scoop £500 of vouchers to support a project for students.

The public can also take part in the action and if their name wins, will be asked to nominate a school to receive the prize.

Clare Woodard, Health Stars Fundraising Manager said: “This is not just about a sign over the door, the name will be a thread that runs right through the building.  We’ve already raised a considerable amount which will let us add some ‘sparkle’.  

“The name of the unit will influence the artwork and other little extras that will make the unit feel more like a home than a hospital for the young people who need it.”

For more information about Health Stars’ mission to add some sparkle to new unit via the Impact Appeal, please contact Clare Woodard on 01482 389103 or email hello@healthstars.org.uk

[Clare Woodard]

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