We accept young people from across the UK aged between 13 & 18 years with a primary diagnosis of mental health needs. Young people may be admitted directly to a low secure unit, or may be stepping down from a medium secure unit.
Ordinarily young people referred will be displaying one or more of the stated behavioural characteristics:
- Aggression and violence to units, people and property
- Absconding: usually periodic or persistent and the consequences are serious enough to warrant continued treatment in low secure setting.
- Sexually problematic behaviour (not related to any particular offence category)
- Suicidal behaviour: Usually high risk for extended periods
- Presenting with behaviour that cannot be managed safely in an open environment
- There are significant risks in relation to mental disorder or short term risk/ symptoms requiring stabilisation
- Patients with enduring mental health problems that require a low secure setting
- Patients who abscond, causing disruption to treatment and those subsequent relapse carries a high risk of dangerous behaviour
- Patients in an acute phase of mental illness, with associated high risk behaviours
- Patients requiring a less stimulating environment
- Patients on specialist treatment requiring full compliance in the short term
- Patients requiring an enhanced level of engagement, over the short term
- Patients with a forensic history