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.
Heygate ward – Male PICU N'ton Tel: 01604 616 111 Email: [email protected]
Bayley ward – Female PICU N'ton Tel: 01604 614 584 Email: [email protected]
Audley ward – Male PICU Essex Tel: 01268 723 930 Email: [email protected]
Frinton ward – Female PICU Essex Tel: 01268 723 860 Email: [email protected]
Rapid Response service - For acquired brain injury, complex dementia or Huntington's disease
Male or Female Northampton - Telephone: 0800 434 6690 Email: [email protected]
This week we hear from Annymn Adams, Lead Occupational Therapist in our Essex PICU services. In her video Annymn talks about her extensive career in acute mental health services and how she gains so much satisfaction from watching patients recover and progress to the point at which 'you begin to see the real person not just an illness'
During therapeutic sessions our OTs will work with patients to acheive some of the following goals:
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Our extensive on-site multi-disciplinary team mean that our PICU patients have access to a wide breadth of therapeutic interventions and support including:
Our ward environments are also specifically designed to support patients, providing designated spaces that are key to our therapeutic approach:
To find out more about our PICU services and meet the team, watch our videos below
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:
The therapeutic value of regular engagement with family and friends can be key to a person’s recovery and thankfully, six months on, we are currently able to welcome family and carers back on site.