July 5, 2018, Hull News: At last! Hull's new £7.8m [$10M US] mental health unit for young people in Hull gets go ahead https://www.hulldailymail.co.uk/news/hull-east-yorkshire-news/last-hulls-new-78m-mental-1751486 The final go-ahead has been given for a new £7.8m in-patient mental health unit for young people to be built in Hull.. The long-awaited funding announcement by the government comes after months of lobbying by Hull West and Hessle MP Emma Hardy and Hull Live's Kids in Crisis Campaign. It was confirmed after plans for the unit by the Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust were signed off as being sound and value for money. "It’s fantastic to finally be in a position to build a facility that our young people and their families have been demanding for so long and which we all know will make such a hugely positive difference to their health…. The remainder of the building will be refurbished to provide community and therapy services for children and young people in Hull, the East Riding and the South Bank. Work will then begin on the inpatient unit which will be equipped and staffed to treat young people struggling with a wide range of mental health issues such as depression, severe anxiety, psychoses and eating disorders. … Already approved by the city council's planning committee, the new unit will have its own school, gym, sensory room, indoor and outdoor recreational space and specially designed area for families to visit….