We provide three types of accommodation across our specialist child and adolescent mental health services.
Psychiatric Intensive Care Units (PICU) are small specialist wards that provide immediate inpatient assessment and treatment to young people who are going through a sudden and serious mental health crisis and who may be in danger of harming themselves or others. They need to be cared for at short notice in a secure setting. Often, following a short stay in a PICU ward, young people are discharged to a general adolescent unit (GAU) for ongoing treatment once the immediate crisis is over. Some young people are able to go straight home if they have made a full recovery.