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Brookside - Child and Adolescent Inpatient Unit

107a Barley Lane

Contact: Paul Bentham
Tel: 0300 555 1156
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Category: Children & Adolescents

Service Description:
The Brookside unit is divided into three services onsite - there are two inpatient services (Willows and Reeds wards) and a day patient service (Waterfalls ward).

The Willows high dependency unit (HDU) is a four bedded inpatient service that offers admission for young people between 12 to 18 years old who cannot be treated in a more open environment. There are close links with the therapeutic programme offered on the Reeds unit at Brookside. The Willows shares the same staff team as the Reeds ward. The majority of young people are voluntarily admitted, but some young people are detained under the Mental Health Act. We involve parents and carers in all aspects of the young person's treatment.


This is a service available nationally. NELFT internal referrals are via INTERACT. All other referrals are via A&E services or Tier 3 CAMHS only.