Children and Young Peoples’ Mental Health Service (CYPMHS) inpatient unit for West Yorkshire

Welcome to Red Kite View – our Children and Young People’s Mental Health Inpatient Service (or CYPMHS). This is a specialist inpatient mental health service for children and young people aged 13 -18 and their families based across West Yorkshire.

Red Kite View opened in January 2022 and is based in Armley, Leeds. Our aim is to help young people stay closer to their own communities while they are cared for, with inpatients being no more than 25 miles from home while they receive treatment.

We work closely with the other CYPMHS (also known as CAMHS) teams across West Yorkshire to ensure that we provide the best possible joined-up treatment for young service users with complex mental health needs.

Red Kite View has been designed in partnership with clinicians and young people, who have contributed their ideas, hopes and aspirations for care at the new unit throughout a five-year period of planning and development of both the building and the clinical service.

Our Welcome to Red Kite View video

Before we admitted our first inpatients we managed to get into the building and produce this little video to give you a glimpse of what life is like at Red Kite View. All the people who appear in the video are staff and volunteers.

We have provided tailored information about Red Kite View on the other pages of this website.

If you’re looking for details about community-based children and young people’s mental health services across West Yorkshire, including how to refer to us at Red Kite View, here’s where you need to go:

For Leeds: Contact the MindMate Single Point of Access (SPA) on 0300 555 0324 during office hours. You can find more general information at www.mindmate.org.uk

For Bradford: Visit Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust’s website.

For Barnsley, Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield: Visit South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust’s website for a list of the CAMHS services they provide in the region.

Self referrals

We don’t accept self-referrals. We are a specialist NHS service and we only take referrals from community CYPMHS teams when a young person requires an inpatient admission. Please use the links above if you need information about young people’s mental health services in your area.

What to do in an emergency

If you or someone you know needs immediate medical help (for example if you are experiencing a mental health crisis) call 999. If you’re not sure what to do, visit 111.nhs.uk or call 111.

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