Transforming CAMHS

NHS Lothian's Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) have now moved into their new home at the Royal Hospital for Children and Young People (RHCYP).

Edinburgh Children's Hospital Charity is privileged to have enhanced all areas within children and young people's services in this new, world class building.

We are committed to improving the mental health and wellbeing of all children and young people, and so one area which we have transformed is CAMHS.


To enhance this space, we worked closely with children and young people and asked them what good mental health looks and feels like. The unanimous answer was the seaside.

And so, the space has been designed to be bright and colourful, yet calming - transforming it from clinical to warm, accepting and suitable for those experiencing mental health difficulties.

The enhancements provide a welcoming environment to reduce anxiety and stress and to ensure that, from the moment they arrive, children and young people know they are in a safe place where they will be supported and valued.

Our Arts Team also delivers a weekly arts programme in CAMHS inpatients to provide distraction and entertainment, encourage young people to engage with their treatment, and aid their recovery.

We very much look forward to supporting the CAMHS team in their new home going forward. 

We are very pleased to have worked with designers Gingko Projects Ltd and Projects Office to enhance the CAMHS space.

Transformation projects like this one would not be possible without your support. Click here to visit our donate page and find out how you can help to give children and young people a positive hospital experience.

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