Take a virtual look inside new multi-million pound mental health unit for young people in Leeds

A new multi-million pound mental health unit for young people in Leeds is taking shape.

Saturday, 13th June 2020, 4:45 pm

The first crane has arrived on site at Armley and has started to hoist the steel beams of the new regional CAMHS Unit (child and adolescent mental heath) into place.

Architects Gilling Dod have also released a video of what the new unit, built on the former St Mary's Hospital site, will look like.

It is hoped the 22-bed facility will be open in Autumn next year.

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The first crane on site in Armley (photo: @LCHNHSTrust).

It will provide specialist care in therapeutic areas, including a multi-purpose activity room and educational facilities.

There will be a family visiting room and a green communal space as well as a place of safety in the unit for young people in crisis and in need of urgent help.

It will help to reduce the distance that children, young people and their families have to travel to receive specialist mental health, a key priority for the West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership.

The West Yorkshire CAMHS unit is a joint venture between Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust and Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

An artist's impression of the front of the unit.