A new mental health inpatient unit for young people

Our new 15-bed facility, which is set to open in August 2020 has been designed in line with a clinical model developed through engagement with staff, service users and families. The unit will include provision for young people with eating disorders. Previously, young people had to go out of area for this specialist care.

Locating the new unit on the Glenfield site also means it will be closer to other local mental health services and infrastructure, provided by Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust, including the Bennion Centre (adult eating disorders) and the Bradgate Mental Health Unit. This brings a number of benefits, including the facilitation of staff training and clinical supervision, as well as support in an emergency.

You can hear from young people what the new unit will mean to them in this short video:

 

Beacon Appeal Launch

We are delighted to launch our fundraising appeal for the new inpatient unit.

Through the Beacon Appeal, we aim to raise £15,000 which will enable us to purchase sensory equipment and lighting for the garden area, and additional sports equipment, both of which will help to promote the recovery of young people in our care.

You can help us by:

  • Showing your support by buying and wearing a CAMHS pin badge
  • Pledging your support by becoming a Beacon Buddy (see below) to stay connected to the appeal
  • Sharing the appeal web page using the hashtag #BeaconAppeal on your social media channels to help us raise awareness
  • Talking about the appeal to your networks and letting us know of any fundraising opportunities, however big or small
  • Making a donation today
     

Donate now

 

 

Wear your CAMHS badge with pride!

 

We are selling these beautiful enamel pin badges for £2 to raise funds for the Beacon Appeal. You can buy yours from the CAMHS Unit on Ward 3 at Coalville Community Hospital. 

Badges are available to buy online for £2.70 to cover postage. If you would like to buy multiple badges please contact us to discuss.  

 

Sign up to be a Beacon Buddy

You can use your networks to help us to spread the word about the Beacon Appeal by becoming a Beacon Buddy. Talking about the appeal with friends, family, social groups or work networks will help us to rally support for the appeal. 

You might want to do some fundraising yourself, at school, college or work. We can support you with that! 

We would love to stay in touch to keep you up to date with the appeal and the progress of the build throughout the coming year. Sign up here.