Set in over 120 acres, our Northampton site houses over 700 patients and 4000 staff. Built in 1838, the site has a rich history and renowned reputation for delivering excellent, innovative mental health care.
Clinical services offered at Northampton include:
Services for Men
Provides assessment, treatment and continuing care for men of working age. Specialist medium and low secure care is provided for adults with enduring mental health needs and learning disabilities.
National Secure Service for Women
Provides care for and treatment to mentally disordered women and specialist services for those who have a learning disability and personality disorder. The service also provides assessment and treatment for women who commit serious offences and present as a danger to themselves and others.
National Secure Service for Young People
Provides assessment, treatment and rehabilitation for young people with psychiatric disorders including those with developmental disabilities and challenging and associated offending or high risk behaviours.
National Brain Injury Centre
Provides rehabilitation for adults with complex needs arising from a brain injury. Rehabilitation assists the individual in achieving an improved quality of life by minimising behaviours which have an adverse effect. There are six service areas, each with an appropriate level of security.
Services for Older People
Provides a specialist service for men and women over the age of 60 with mental health problems who require assessment and management in secure conditions.
Dementia and Challenging Behaviour service
Caters for men and women over the age of 60 suffering from dementia with complex needs. The service aims to maximise quality of life through helping to maintain functional abilities and optimising physical health within the constraints of the disease.
Huntington's Disease Service
Provides assessment, treatment and care for men and women aged 18 and over at all stages of the disease within a low secure environment.
Northampton has a wealth of amenities, and is one of the fastest growing towns. With an 800 year history, there are numerous buildings and unspoilt countryside to explore. With great leisure, entertainment and sporting facilities, Northampton is only one hour from London and enjoys good road and rail links, with an airport close by.
Our sweeping architecture houses spacious, airy accommodation for our secure and open accommodation services.
Occupational therapy plays a significant role in our treatment plans, and this is supported by recreational facilities which enhance quality of life. These include:
- a multi-gym
- indoor swimming pool
- patients' library
- service user recreation centre
- Chapel and chaplaincy service
- primary care suite.
Many units have their own private gardens for residents to enjoy, and the lawn outside of our main building regularly holds events for local community groups.
A dedicated child-visiting suite with a courtyard, access to refreshments and a toilet is available for our patients who have visitors under the age of 18.
St Andrew’s aims to source 75% of our ingredients locally, and has relocated our kitchens so that food is freshly prepared on-site. There are in-house therapy rooms and kitchens to enable residents to develop daily living skills.
We have formed a partnership with Workbridge, a community-orientated charity which aims to improve independent living skills through work and community-based training, all within the security of St Andrew’s main site. For more information on Workbridge, please click here.