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Oaktree Manor,
Heath Road,
Tendring, Essex
CO16 0BX

Services Key

  • Mental Disorder
  • Learning Disability
  • Brain Injury
  • Child and Adolescent Services
  • Trauma and Addiction

Oaktree Manor

Oaktree Manor specialises in working with men and women with a primary diagnosis of learning disability and sensory impairment, presenting with high risks of challenging behaviours and forensic history. Patients may also be diagnosed with co-existing conditions of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Asperger’s Syndrome or Personality Disorder.

Specialist clinical programmes

Oaktree Manor specialist clinical programmes are provided by a full time multidisciplinary team (MDT) on a 1:1 basis or in group therapy. We focus on risk reduction, relapse prevention, independent living skills, vocational engagement and social inclusion.

We also provide

  • Positive Behaviour Support programmes
  • Dialectic Behavioural Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Skills System Emotional Regulation Programme
  • Patient centred approach
  • Offence specific work
  • Autism Diagnostic Pathway
  • Individual communication programmes including Makaton signing and writing
  • Community integration programmes as part of individual treatment programmes and development of social involvement
  • Transitional programmes prior to discharge
  • Health promotion (physical healthcare, mental healthcare, exercise and nutrition)
  • Real and Vocational work opportunities onsite and in the community

Therapeutic Environment

Oaktree Manor benefits from extensive grounds and a range of facilities to support the intensive individual treatment programmes. This includes en-suite bedrooms, purpose built low stimulus rooms, sensory room, sporting equipment and activities including an outdoor gym.

Oaktree Centre

The Oaktree Centre is a unique on-site educational, recreational and rehabilitation centre which provides a range of activities aimed at improving patients social, educational and independence skills in conjunction with their individual treatment programmes. The Oaktree Centre also provides a range of vocational activities such as art, cookery, creative writing and photography. The centre benefits from a sensory garden, patient shop, horticultural areas, greenhouse, animal centre, library, computer room and a range of sporting facilities including outdoor gym equipment.

The Oaktree Centre is also an Award Scheme Development and Accreditation Centre (ASDAN) accredited educational centre which supports patients to complete GCSE and NVQ equivalent course in life skills or academic subjects

Autism Diagnostic Centre

Oaktree Manor has developed a unique autism diagnostic pathway.  The autism service provides ADOS-2 (Autism Diagnostic Observations Scale) accredited senior clinicians who are able to provide Autism Diagnostic assessments and Autism screening to patients on admission to inform and support treatment, transition and discharge. Autism Diagnostic Pathway utilises the Social Responsiveness Scale, the Autism Spectrum Quotient, Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS-2) and Autism Diagnostic Interview (ADI-R). Patient areas have been assessed and re- designed to meet the needs of patients with ASD which low stimulus environments, a sensory room, sensory garden, Jacuzzi bath and therapy room

Empowerment and family support

Our recovery-focused therapy and activities empower patients to increase their emotional resilience and learn to manage their behaviour to reduce the risk of relapse. Our teams work closely with families and carers, arranging regular and appropriate family visits and supporting patients to in engage in regular communication.


Learning disability for men and women

Patient Group

  • Men and women with learning disabilities and other conditions including sensory impairment, Autism Spectrum Disorder,  Asperger’s Syndrome, dual diagnosis.
  • Men with complex conditions including mild learning disability
  • Women with complex conditions including personality disorder

Oaktree Manor received a ‘Good’ overall rating from the CQC in their February 2016 report

What our patients, families and case managers say about our services;

“I am extremely impressed with the care provided to patients at Oaktree Manor….I feel reassured that the patients are safe” -  NHS England Case Manager

Psychology is “Helping me get what I need. Helping me get unescorted leave” – Patient CS

“Our daughter has been in one or other form or residential care for over 20 years. We have felt more confident of her best interests being secured in the last few years than at any time before” - Patient family member

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Number Beds 
The Team 
Rosario O'Connell, Regional Executive Director

Rosario has worked in mental health and learning disability settings for 25 years. Over the years she has developed an extensive knowledge of the operational management, during a time that Partnerships in Care has significantly increased its number of beds across the UK.

A member of the Corporate Management Group, Rosario has been with PiC since August 1989. In the summer of 2001 Rosario was appointed to the position of Executive Director for Partnerships in Care Learning Disability Services and in 2010 became the Regional Executive Director for PiC East of England Services, based at St John's House Hospital.

Dr Ashraf Hanna, Associate Specialist

Dr Hanna, qualified and worked as a GP and Psychiatrist in Egypt from 1984 and also worked in Kuwait before moving to the UK in 1993 where he trained with the Royal College of Psychiatrists. Dr Hanna has seven years of experience as associate specialist in learning disability services with various organisations in the UK and he has specialised in forensic adult psychiatry, learning disability and autism.

Dr Durrani, Consultant Psychiatrist

Dr Durrani is the Lead Consultant for Oaktree Manor and has been working as a Consultant Psychiatrist in the NHS since January 1995 and in the independent sector since March 2011. Dr Durrani is a specialist consultant in General Adult Psychiatry with extensive experience of working with patients with Learning Disability and rehabilitation and has a special interest in managing patients with substance misuse problems and dual diagnoses.

Beatrice Nyamande, Hospital Director & Registered Manager

Beatrice qualified as a Registered Nurse in Learning Disabilities in October 1995 and has worked for Partnerships in Care since 1997. She became Lead Nurse for PiC St John's in 2010 and then Director of Nursing in 2012. Beatrice took up the position of Hospital Director & Registered Manager at Oaktree Manor in June 2013.

Dr Philippa Thody, Forensic Psychologist

Dr Philippa Thody is a registered and chartered Forensic Psychologist with extensive experience of working in secure services.  Prior to joining PiC Dr Thody worked for Her Majesty’s Prison Service (HMPS) and National Offender Management Service (NOMS) for over 13 years delivering forensic psychological services, including providing strategic advice during high risk crisis situations (such as hostage incidents), assessing offenders’ risk of reoffending and risk of harm, writing reports for parole boards and working closely with community services on the reintegration of offenders with focus on the safe management of their risk. 

Since joining PiC Oaktree Manor in August 2015, Dr Thody has worked closely with the patient group to develop individuals’ insight into their behaviour and has helped them to learn skills to improve their self-management.  Dr Thody is an experienced trainer; she has both designed and delivered information and strategies for staff; to raise awareness and improve staff skills to manage the range of offence-related behaviours shown by the patients in the secure setting.   Dr Thody leads a team of committed psychologists to deliver a high-quality, professional service within the PiC and Priory group. 

Hospital Services Detail 
Learning Disability
32 Beds
Learning Disability
15 Beds


From The South

  • From the M25 take the A12 to Colchester. After the Travelodge (Colchester Feering) keep in the right hand lanes and continue forward onto Colchester Bypass (signposted Colchester North, Ipswich, Harwich).
  • Leave the A12 at Junction 29 (signposted Colchester North, Clacton, Harwich).
  • Continue forward onto the A120 (signposted Clacton, Harwich). Stay on the A120 for approximately 8 miles.
  • At Horsley Cross roundabout (prominent water tower and the Cross Inn public house on the left) take the 3 rd exit onto the B1035 (signposted Clacton), continue for approx. ½ mile.
  • Oaktree Manor is on the left, opposite the Fat Goose public house.

From The North

  • From the A14 take the A12 south to Colchester.
  • Leave the A12 at Junction 29, at the roundabout take the 1st exit, then merge onto the A120 (signposted Clacton, Harwich). Stay on the A120 for approximately 8 miles.
  • At Horsley Cross roundabout (prominent water tower and the Cross Inn public house on the left) take the 3rd exit onto the B1035 (signposted Clacton), continue for approx. 1/2 mile.
  • Oaktree Manor is on the left, opposite the Fat Goose public house.

By Train

  • The nearest stations are Colchester North or Manningtree, which are both on the London Liverpool Street and Norwich lines. We are a short taxi ride from both stations.