Ivetsey Bank Hospital

Child and adolescent mental health service in Staffordshire

Ivetsey Bank Hospital is a Tier 4 child and adolescent mental health (CAMHS) hospital for young people aged 12-18 with a diagnosed mental health condition. We’re committed to helping every person we support feel safe, happy and empowered, enabling them to live the best life possible.

Exterior of Ivetsey Bank Hospital.

Capacity up to 37


All genders


A mental health care service for children and adolescents alike.

Located in Staffordshire, we specialise in supporting young people with severe or complex mental health conditions who need intensive inpatient treatment. We are dedicated to providing caring, supportive, recovery-focused treatment and we achieve this by working together with our young people, their families and other professionals.

Our model of care is clinically led and has been put together by our doctors, nurses, psychologists, therapists, social worker and other experts in this field.  It also builds upon the feedback we have received from young people and their families about what matters to them.

We draw on a wide range of evidence to help inform how we treat and support every young person we care for. A genuine person-centred approach sits at the heart of our model because no two individuals share exactly the same needs, hopes and challenges.

We have our own Ofsted-registered school on site so our young people can continue with their studies while receiving treatment, provided they are well enough to attend.

There are three separate units on our Stafford site spread across two buildings: Wedgwood: Eating Disorders Service, Hartley: Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit and Thorneycroft: General Adolescent Service. Each unit has its own dedicated consultant-led multi-disciplinary team who are experts in looking after and treating young people with severe, enduring and complex mental health conditions.

Conditions we support, but are not limited to:

  • anorexia nervosa
  • anxiety disorder
  • bipolar disorder
  • borderline personality disorder
  • depression
  • mood disorders
  • obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • psychosis
  • schizoaffective disorder
  • undiagnosed emerging personality disorder (UEPD)

37 bedrooms

Ivetsey Bank Hospital is one of the UK’s largest providers of specialist mental health care for children and adolescents.

On-site school

Providing our residents are well enough to attend, we have an Ofsted registered school on-site allowing for continued learning.


On-site gym allowing our residents access to health and wellbeing facilities where they can interact with each other.

Therapy kitchen

We offer culinary schools to allow for the learning of new life while skills, that will assist with independent living in later life.

Outdoor sports area

Recreational facilities for games and activities is at the centre of our outdoor activities encouraging residents to interact.

 Vehicles for outings

Day trips and other outings are always pre-planned and we like to travel in style with our own minibus allowing for safe travel.

Ivetsey Bank School

Ofsted-registered independent special school

It has been inspected by Ofsted and is a registered exam centre. All residents are encouraged to attend school during term time where education is provided to pupils from Key Stage 3 through to GCSEs and A-Levels.


Download our brochure

Our goal is to care for people and help them lead rich, rewarding and meaningful lives, however that looks for them. Download our brochure to learn more about the services we provide at Active Care Group.

Commitment to quality

At Ivetsey Bank Hospital we have aligned and agreed our strategic goals to define what we want our organisation to achieve. This means we have also aligned them with the five domains of the Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection standards to ensure we provide the very best care possible to all our residents.

Our address

Ivetsey Bank, Wheaton Aston, Stafford, ST19 9QT

Contact number

Tel: 01785 840000


Email: acg.referrals@nhs.net or
Call: 0330 660 5555

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