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Pixie Ward – General Adolescent

Gender: Mixed

Age: 12-18

Beds: 12

Pixie Ward is our new 12 bed general adolescent acute service, providing support for young people, male and female. The service is focused on helping them return home and is dedicated to helping young people maintain their school placements, if possible. Admissions can be either formal or informal. Pixie Ward is due to open in Summer 2021.

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.

Pixie Ward has full Multi-disciplinary Team (MDT) input including a specialist doctor, psychologist, social worker, occupational therapist, ward manager, consultant psychiatrist, clinical psychologist, speech and language therapist, clinical team leaders, BACP registered therapists, dietitian, nurses, healthcare assistants, social workers and family liaison officer 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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