Our four male and female PICU wards are based centrally across Northampton and Essex offering 24/7 rapid assessment, intensive treatment and stabilisation for people with acute phases of mental illness, we aim to give you a decision on your referral within the hour.
When you call you'll speak directly to a member of staff on our wards. To find out more about the PICU team, our approach and the commitment we make to get our patients back to their home and community, watch our video below. You'll find all the contact details you need for each of our PICU wards after the video.
To make an enquiry or discuss a referral please contact our wards directly
Telephone: 01604 616 111 Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01604 614584 Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01268 723 930 Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01268 723 860 Email: [email protected]
Male or Female Northampton - Telephone: 0800 434 6690 Email: [email protected]
Caring for our PICU patients during Covid
Our PICU units are open for admissions, however due to quarantining protocols bed availability is more restricted and on admission we may use enhanced support nursing in order to keep your patient and our other patients and staff safe. Click HERE to view our PICU Covid protocols on admission.
Our PICUs provide a 24/7 gender-specific admissions service for people with acute phases of mental illness. We aim to provide rapid assessment, intensive treatment and stabilisation. Our tailored treatment programs are developed with the patient to recognise an individual's strengths, needs and risks, with emphasis on treating mental illness and starting the recovery process. Male or female patients aged 18-65 years typically present with:
We also offer a Rapid Response service for older adults in crisis to provide urgent stabilisation and intensive therapy in a safe environment (see below for more details).
Our PICUs offer a short period of rapid assessment, intensive treatment and stabilisation for people with acute phases of mental illness who are in need of emergency psychiatric care.
24/7 admissions service with decision within an hour of a referral.
Our team are expert in treating people with acute mental illness and complex needs, offering a range of group and individual therapeutic interventions to meet the patient’s needs at different stages of their recovery.
Included in the daily bed rate:
Referrals accepted direct from Clinical Commissioning Groups and Foundation Trusts.
All our PICU wards are members of NAPICU, and adhere to the NAPICU minimum standards and their admissions criteria.
As part of our Neurobehavioural services we also offer rapid assessment and admission for patients with an ABI or PNC whose behavioural presentation or cognitive function has deteriorated and who require urgent stabilisation and intensive therapy in a safe environment.
Our programmes deliver treatment to support a return to community once the crisis period has subsided, and also offers a service for patients requiring a more extensive care package.
Make a referral: 0800 434 6690
Download our Rapid Response service leaflet here (PDF link)
Male or female patients aged 18-65 years typically present with: