Albert Ward is our new 8 bed male PICU service at Cygnet Victoria House and accepts emergency and crisis admissions. 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. 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. Our team works closely and collaboratively with service users, their families and the referrer to provide a seamless pathway from referral to discharge. Our approach is recovery focused and supported by comprehensive multi-disciplinary teams, contributing to shorter lengths of stay. 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 Download the Albert Ward Flyer316.12 KB To make a referral please contact the Cygnet referrals team via 0808 164 4450 or by emailing [email protected].