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Dragon Ward – General Adolescent

Gender: Mixed

Age: 12-18

Beds: 12

Dragon Ward is a 12 bed general adolescent acute service, providing support for young people, both male and female, and is focused on helping them return home. The service is dedicated to helping young people maintain their school placements, if possible, and admissions can be either formal or informal. Dragon Ward is now open and accepting referrals.

There is a diverse educational programme teaching a range of subjects available at the on-site school, Summit School.

We offer a rapid response system, and aim to respond to referral requests within an hour of receiving appropriate clinical information. Referrals are accepted from all over the UK, many of which are emergency admissions.

Dragon Ward has full Multi-disciplinary Team (MDT) input including a specialist doctor, psychologist, social worker, occupational therapist and educational support from full-time teachers and educational support staff.

Our service user profile:

  • Age 12-18
  • Detained under the Mental Health Act or informal
  • 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

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