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Bearsted Ward – Specialist PICU Service for Men

Bearsted Ward is a 15 bed male PICU service that accepts emergency and crisis admissions. Referrals will come to us from all areas, including acute and prison services.

Our aim is a short, rapid intervention to help service users regain a sense of control and order in their lives, so they can move to a less restrictive care setting and ultimately return home.

“Literally words cannot express my gratitude at the platinum standard level of service I have received during my stay here. Thank you from my heart and soul, you guys are amazing.”Service user

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.

“Bearsted Ward has great staff and there are more activities to do here compared to other hospitals I’ve been to. They have nice astro turf, a basket ball hoop and a variety of footballs to help pass the time. Also the food is pretty good here. They also have a nice multi-gym which we can use everyday for 30 minutes with staff supervision. This is the nicest hospital I’ve been too so far.”Service user

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
    • Psychosis
    • Schizophrenia
    • Bi-polar disorder
    • Personality disorder
    • Dual diagnosis
  • May present with co-morbid presentations:
    • Self-harm
    • Substance misuse issues
    • Complex needs
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