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Child and Adolescent Services

We provide tailored and time-lined treatment and intervention programmes for children and young people through a range of care pathways from secure, rehabilitation and recovery settings to independent and supported living as a final stage towards sustainable discharge.

The young people who come to us are likely to be referred by specialists due to the complex and enduring nature of the support they need for behavioural, emotional difficulties.

PiC CAMHS services welcome referrals for assessment and can respond to emergency referrals with assessments carried out within 24 hours of a call to our 24/7 referral line 0800 090 1356.

Diagnoses we treat include:

  • self-injurious behaviour
  • attachment difficulties
  • challenging behaviour associated with complex conditions
  • autism spectrum conditions
  • eating disorders
  • mental illness
  • personality disorder
  • learning / intellectual disability
  • affective disorders
  • anxiety
  • obsessive compulsive disorder
  • psychoses

We emphasise not only the mental and physical wellbeing of young people but their educational, emotional, and social needs. Care is provided in a homely and welcoming environment in which all staff  play a part in providing support. Educational facilities are on site, as well as recreational indoor and outdoor space for activities. Residents enjoy regular outings to use community facilities and to continue to experience life beyond the unit.

Our services

Specialist care and education services for neurodevelopmental disorders including learning disability

Our specialist hospitals and schools, Ellingham Hospital in Attleborough, Norfolk, and Kent House in Orpington, Kent, work with young people aged 12 to 18 with neurodevelopmental disorders, learning disability or complex psychiatric, emotional and behavioural disorders which may include challenging behaviours, self-harm or a risk of harm to others.

We provide assessment, therapeutic intervention and rehabilitation in a specialist secure environment which is comforting and we hope delivers the right combination of structure and homeliness.

We are members of the Quality Network for Inpatient Child and Adolescent Services (QNIC), a Royal College of Psychiatry peer review body which assesses our quality and benchmarks us within the sector.

Our residents may be subject to the Mental Health Act, or may be admitted informally.

Transition service for young adults

Our bespoke transition service at Ellingham Hospital supports young men and women with complex neurodevelopmental disorder, learning disability, attention deficit hyperactivity, Autism Spectrum Disorder and mental health problems, who require additional support and who may be vulnerable in adult services.