Primrose Ward – Tier 4 CAMHS PICU

Cygnet Hospital Bury’s Primrose Ward offers a 12 bed CAMHS Tier 4 PICU service for young people aged between 12 and 18.

Primrose Ward provides a service for young people primarily referred from CAMHS Acute Services who, in the context of a severe mental illness, exhibit a high level of risk which cannot be safely managed in a CAMHS General Adolescent Unit, and where the level of risk is not of a persistent nature that would require longer term care in a secure environment.

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We offer a rapid response system, and aim to respond to referral requests within an hour of receiving appropriate clinical information.

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

  • Age 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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