Our aim is a short, rapid intervention to help service users regain a sense of control and order in their lives, so they can move to a less restrictive care setting and return home.
“My sister was admitted to Acorn Ward and during her stay there she received the best possible care and treatment. The team were absolutely amazing, my family and I will always be grateful for the support care and kindness my sister received.”Family member
The service provides expert, intensive, short-term, individualised care for service users detained under the Mental Health Act. Service users will present with increased risks that require them to be assessed and treated in a PICU environment.
Our Service User Profile
- Women, aged 18+
- Detained under the Mental Health Act
- Experiencing difficulties that present a risk to the well-being of themselves or others that cannot be treated in an open environment
- Diagnoses may include:
- Acute mental illness
- Acute depressive illness
- Bi-polar disorder
- Personality disorder
- Dual diagnosis
- May present with co-morbid presentations:
- Substance misuse issues
- Complex needs