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 team works closely and collaboratively with service users, their families and the referrer to provide a seamless pathway from referral to discharge. Our approach is recovery focused and supported by comprehensive multi-disciplinary teams, contributing to shorter lengths of stay.
Our service user profile:
- Men, 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