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Tyler Ward – Male PICU

Gender: Male

Age: 18+

Beds: 14

Tyler Ward, our PICU service, provides assessment and treatment for men who are experiencing an acute period of mental illness. We accept urgent admissions from all over the country and aim to respond to all referrals within one hour of receipt of adequate clinical information.

Referral Line

To make a referral please call our dedicated Referral Line on 0808 164 4450.

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Some service users come to Tyler Ward with very complex needs, high levels of aggression and disinhibition. Our experienced MDT team includes an occupational therapist and activities co-ordinator who run a full programme of therapy and meaningful activity. Service users are enabled to have at least 25 hours’ of therapy a week, including evening and weekend activities.

Some examples of the groups include art therapy and the ‘Hearing Voices’ group. Service users are encouraged to participate in these groups and, although their attendance and participation in these groups is not compulsory, they are seen by the MDT as an important part of care and treatment. Therapists also aim to do 1:1work that links in to a service user’s particular interests. These will have been identified on admission.

All the activities offered aim to facilitate expression and concentration, to offer relief from being in hospital and to relieve tension and help facilitate recovery.


Following their time on Tyler Ward, service users may be discharged home, to their community teams or often back to their referring NHS Trust following a period of stabilisation. The average length of stay on Tyler Ward is 29 days.

Based on the last set of annual data, 64% of service users discharged from Tyler ward went to a service of lower security, or into the community. 31% transferred back to an NHS PICU to complete the treatment episode.


Tyler Ward has social and recreational space including a gym and therapy room. The ethos on Tyler Ward is in helping people gain the skills they need to live in the community and giving them the confidence to recover and go on from their period of mental illness.

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