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

Red Kite View: New build project

Planning was approved in December 2019 for a new CAMHS unit to be built on our St Mary’s Hospital site in Armley.  The new unit will include 22 inpatient beds and much needed improvements and facilities for children and young people across West Yorkshire. This will include a range of spacious and therapeutic areas, including a multi-purpose activity room, educational facilities, a family visiting room, courtyards and a green communal space for service users and staff.

You can now watch a video “fly-through” virtual tour of how the new unit will look below:

The plans for the new unit were developed with young people and their families, and will deliver a high quality environment and the best possible care for young people.

The Unit is a joint venture between Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust (LCH) and Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (LYPFT). It will replace the current in-patient CAMHS base in the Grade II listed Little Woodhouse Hall and will open in December 2021.

Nature inspired name revealed

At the end of December 2020, and following consultation with residents at York’s Mill Lodge, Leeds’ Little Woodhouse Hall, and Youth Board members, the name of the CAMHS unit will be – Red Kite View.

The Kite is a bird that is well-established in West Yorkshire, and it can also be something fun that you fly in the sky. The name lends itself well to further naming of the two wards at the unit, as well as a theme for the internal artwork, so Board members felt this name would appeal to young people across different ages.

Contact us

If you’d like to know more about the CAMHS Unit please contact: communications.lypft@nhs.net

If you have any queries or concerns about building work, you can contact Interserve’s site manager on: 07483 973649

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