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

Welcome to our Red Kite View development page.

This new £20million unit, to be known as Red Kite View, will accommodate a new enhanced Children and Young People’s Mental Health Inpatient Service (previously known as CAMHS).

Planning was approved in December 2019 for the new unit to be built on our St Mary’s Hospital site in Armley, Leeds.

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.

Our architects have produced this fantastic “fly-through” virtual tour of how the inside of 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.

Red Kite View will replace the current 8 bed inpatient unit at Little Woodhouse Hall, and we expect the first patients to move in in December 2021.

Nature inspires name 

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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