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Byron Ward – Acute Inpatient Mental Health

Gender: Mixed

Age: 18+

Beds: 20

Byron Ward is Cygnet Hospital Harrow’s 20 bed acute service. The service provides a safe and stabilising environment for individuals who are experiencing an acute episode of mental illness and require an emergency admission.

With high staffing levels the service aims to help people stabilise and enable them to return to the community, or the least restrictive environment for them, as quickly as possible. The average length of stay on Byron Ward is usually between 7 and 14 days.

Referral Line

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

View our latest bed availability

We aim to respond to referrals within one hour of receiving appropriate and adequate clinical information.

Support and Outcomes

A personalised package of care is agreed following assessment within 72 hours of admission including full physical healthcare checks. The multi-disciplinary team works to provide a healing environment which offers professional, supportive and compassionate treatment for service users, their family, carers and friends.

“My son has been in and out of other hospitals for the last two years with little to no help from staff. He was recently admitted to Byron Ward at Cygnet Hospital Harrow and I can only compliment the staff that have worked together to bring him back to full health and made him feel like his self again. I am so pleased with how far he has come and it’s thanks to the wonderful staff at Cygnet Hospital Harrow.”Family member

The ward has a carefully recruited staff team. The service is not risk averse and has a willingness to accept referrals which may be challenging and can work successfully and robustly with individuals who experience a high level of complexity and challenge.

The approach is recovery based and CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) focused. The programme on Byron Ward is supplemented with educational based groups such as:

  • Assertion Training
  • Self-Esteem Groups
  • Yoga & Chi Kung
  • Nutrition Education
  • Creative Groups
  • Stress & Anxiety Management
  • Personal Trainer led Gym Sessions
  • Understanding Emotions – Depression & Anger
  • Coping Skills – Problem Solving & Relaxation Techniques
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