Griffin Ward – Low Secure Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service

Griffin Ward at Cygnet Hospital Sheffield is our new 15 bed low secure service for young people. The service can support individuals aged between 13 and 18 years old and offers a defined treatment pathway from admission, through to intervention and discharge.

The service can positively support young people 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. The service focuses on working with individuals 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.

The support and care is delivered through a multi-disciplinary team which includes a Consultant Psychiatrist, Clinical Psychologist, Nurses, Healthcare Assistant, Social Workers, Family Therapist and Speech and Language Therapist.

There is a diverse educational programme in place, so that young people can continue their education at the same time as receiving treatment. Education is provided by our Phoenix School which has a ‘Good’ rating with Ofsted.

Our service user profile:

  • Males and females, aged 13-18
  • Detained under the Mental Health Act
  • 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 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 (Phoenix School)
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Referrals are now being taken and can be made by contacting the Cygnet referrals team via 0808 164 4450 or by emailing [email protected].

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