Mulberry Ward – Tier 4 Adolescent Low Secure (female)

Cygnet Hospital Bury offers CAMHS Tier 4 PICU, General Acute and Low Secure services across four wards which provide a defined treatment pathway from admission through to intervention and discharge including rapid assessment and treatment.

Mulberry Ward is a 12 bed low secure ward for females. The service can support girls aged between 12 and 18. Mulberry Ward offers a defined treatment pathway from admission, through intervention and discharge. The service can positively support females who may need a longer stay in an inpatient setting within a low secure environment. It offers a care and treatment pathway for individuals who may have complex mental health issues and whose needs and risks are such they need to be supported in this environment.

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The service focuses on working with young people to understand their mental health and their risks and support their recovery, enabling them to be successfully discharged to a less restrictive environment and to reduce the possibility of relapse and likelihood of requiring a secure service in the future.

There is a diverse educational programme teaching a range of subjects available at the on-site school, Excel and Exceed Centre, which is registered with the Department for Education.

Service User Profile

  • Girls, Aged 12-18
  • Detained
  • Diagnosis of:
    • Psychosis
    • Self-harm and/or suicidal ideation
    • Depression or anxiety
    • Emerging personality disorder
    • Substance misuse – providing there is a primary diagnosis of a mental health problem
    • Emotional, social and behavioural difficulties
    • Borderline/mild learning disability as a secondary diagnosis
    • Autism spectrum disorders, with a mental health primary diagnosis
  • May be detained under the Mental Health Act or informal – a young person must be detained if they are being admitted to a PICU or low secure service
  • May have a forensic history

Our Facilities

  • En-suite bedrooms
  • Spacious communal areas
  • Outdoor sports areas
  • Training kitchen to support skills development
  • On-site Ofsted registered school
  • IT Café

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