Children and young people across Hull and the East Riding of Yorkshire who are experiencing a mental health crisis can now access around the clock support.
Towards the end of last year, five health and local government organisations outlined a shared commitment to transform emotional health and wellbeing services to make a difference to the lives of children and young people in Hull and the East Riding of Yorkshire. NHS Hull Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), NHS East Riding of Yorkshire CCG, Humber NHS Foundation Trust, Hull City Council and East Riding of Yorkshire Council welcomed the Government’s ‘Future in Mind’ initiative which includes £1 million of funding for local services.
Together the organisations developed detailed transformational plans that were approved by NHS England and are being put into action. One of the service priorities was the establishment of a new dedicated CAMHS Crisis Team to support children and young people in Hull and the East Riding of Yorkshire.
David Hill, Chief Executive, Humber NHS Foundation Trust said:
During the day referrals to the Crisis Team will be made through the existing CAMHS service (contact point) and at night through a new single point of contact by calling 01482 335600. The team is made up of twelve registered mental health nurses with significant experience in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS). They will support children and young people suffering severe emotional distress in appropriate settings that meet the need of the young person; this may include in their home, school or GP Practice.
In line with the priorities identified in the shared vision to transform young people’s mental health services, the organisations involved are focussed on improving waiting times, establishing a new community-based eating disorder service and exploring options in anticipation of the NHS England-led procurement of additional specialist inpatient (Tier 4) CAMHS in the Yorkshire and Humber region.
Jane Hawkard, Chief Officer, East Riding of Yorkshire Clinical Commissioning Group said:
Emma Latimer, Chief Officer, NHS Hull Clinical Commissioning Group said: