Staff from Doncaster’s Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) have relocated to new premises on Balby’s Tickhill Road Hospital site, and the name of their new home has been given a ringing endorsement by a former patient.
Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust (RDaSH) asked patients and young people from Doncaster Schools to choose a name from a number of options and Crystal Building was their top choice.
Leana Gater, from RDaSH, said: “We are always eager to involve young people in developments that may interest them, so it was lovely to read an accompanying message from one of our former patients – Kayleigh Grant – describing why she thought it was the perfect choice.
Kayleigh,18, wrote: “I was looking through the list and immediately ‘Crystal’ caught my eye.
“I think it sounds like a beautiful name and, also, the microscopic structure of a crystal is made from groups of ions/atoms/molecules- which could represent the ideation that any mental health condition doesn't have a ‘quick fix cure’, but that it takes more than one thing to help treat someone. A mental health condition involves multiple different people to help provide support in order to give the patient the best treatment possible.”
Kayleigh is grateful for the extensive support she has received from CAMHS team colleagues – including Art Psychotherapist Katya Sommer, pictured with her – who have helped get her life back on track.
The CAMHS team moved from their former base at East Laith Gate House - in Doncaster town centre - to the Crystal Building, which is close to Tickhill Road Hospital’s Weston Road entrance. Please see the map alongside for directions and bus service details from Doncaster Interchange.
You can also click on this YouTube link for directions to the building:
- The CAMHS telephone number is 01302 796191.