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Cygnet Joyce Parker Hospital

2 Lansdowne Street, Coventry, CV2 4BF (for Sat Nav use CV2 4FN)

Gender: Mixed

Beds: 34

Cygnet Joyce Parker Hospital is our state-of-the-art Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) hospital in Coventry.

The service supports young people aged between 12 and 18 with mental health needs in low secure, psychiatric intensive care and acute environments. The aim of the service is to help young people stabilise and return home as soon as possible.

The development of the service including the environment and names of the wards has been co-produced with CAMHS experts by experience, carers and young people from our other CAMHS services within Cygnet.

All young people will be able to continue their education through access to our on-site Ofsted-registered school, Summit School, if required.

The services that are provided at the hospital are:

  • Mermaid Ward – a 10 bed CAMHS PICU service for young people with severe mental illness.
  • Pixie Ward – a 14 bed CAMHS acute service for young people.
  • Dragon Ward – a 10 bed CAMHS low secure service for young people. Now open

We are also able to provide bespoke packages of care for young people who may struggle within a busy ward environment.

“The staff at Cygnet Joyce Parker Hospital were kind and caring. The care they gave to my daughter during her inpatient admission was very person centred, and specific to her needs. They managed her risks in much kinder and appropriate way than experienced in the previous unit. Communication with us as a family was fantastic. We were called every evening with an update on her day, and also a weekly ward round was held which we were able to join via Microsoft teams. The MDT input was much appreciated and everybody was determined to make our daughters admission go as smoothly as possible. Thank you Joyce Parker Hospital staff for all you did for our daughter.”Parent

Joyce Parker

Joyce Parker was a caring and dedicated support worker at one of our services in the West Midlands who sadly passed away during the COVID pandemic. In her honour and remembrance we have named the hospital after her – Cygnet Joyce Parker Hospital.

“Joyce was not just a loving wife, a mum, a nan, a sister, an auntie, a daughter-in-law, she was our best friend. She was a brilliant person. She loved us all, and all of us loved her.

“Joyce got on with everybody or tried to. She was respected in her job where she worked. To me, her husband, she could do her job blindfolded.

“Sadly we lost our beloved Joyce on April 23rd this year. We are very proud of our beloved Joyce, and to have a hospital named after her is a great honour to a beautiful loving lady. We, as a family, thank Cygnet Health Care for this recognition.”

Darren Parker, her loving husband

Our service user profile:

  • Mixed gender, aged 12-18
  • 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 Multi-disciplinary Team (MDT):

  • Hospital director
  • Ward managers
  • Consultant psychiatrist
  • Clinical psychologist
  • Occupational therapist
  • Speech and language therapist
  • Clinical team leaders
  • BACP registered therapists
  • Dietitian
  • Nurses
  • Healthcare assistants
  • Social workers
  • Specialist educational support
  • Family liaison officer

Our activities:

Individuals will have access to a variety of activities during their time at the hospital. These activities are tailored for each young person and are outlined in a daily activities timetable alongside their education timetable. These activities may include;

  • Art and crafts
  • Sports
  • Charity events such as coffee mornings and summer fairs
  • Day trips including the seaside and zoo
  • Individual and group community activities
  • Board games
  • Xbox and Wii

Our therapies and interventions:

  • Self-harm treatment
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
  • Anger management
  • Anxiety management
  • Mindfulness groups
  • Individual sessions – coping skills and trauma work
  • Family therapy
  • Daily living skills such as cooking, budgeting, personal care
  • Future planning
  • Community and social involvement
  • Pet therapy
  • Young People’s Council

Our facilities:

  • En-suite bedrooms
  • Spacious communal areas
  • Outdoor sports areas
  • On-site Ofsted-registered school, Summit School
  • Gym
  • Training kitchen to support skills development
  • On-site Café called the Phoenix Café
  • Sensory Room
  • IT suite
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Advocacy Awareness Week at Cygnet Joyce Parker Hospital

Cygnet Joyce Parker we recently held a series of events for Advocacy Awareness Week. The theme for this year was #AdvocacyinAction and the aim was to remind people what advocacy is, how it works best and how it has already helped people in our communities to live their lives.

Summit School celebrates a ‘Good’ Ofsted Rating

Summit School, the specialist education provider for young people with mental health needs at Cygnet Joyce Parker Hospital, has been rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted after its first inspection.


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