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Gardener Unit

The Gardener Unit caters to young people with serious mental illness or concern of a significant psychiatric disorder with significant levels of risk. These will be young people who require assessment and/or treatment and/or rehabilitation, and who could not otherwise safely receive this in a non-secure hospital setting or custody setting. The service aims to maximise young people’s hope about their future, enabling them to develop safe autonomy, and promoting opportunities for positive achievement. The unit is recovery oriented with recovery being client-centred. The Gardener Unit team recognise the unique and diverse needs of young people and provide quality residential care. The unit contains 10 beds and is for boys between the ages of 11 and 18 years. Within the unit is a purpose built intensive care facility. The multi-disciplinary team work within the Care Programme Approach (CPA). Wherever possible this involves working closely and collaboratively with the young person, involved professions, other agencies, families and carers.

Support available

Adolescent Forensic Mental Health Assessment is multi-disciplinary, comprehensive and holistic; this includes psychiatric, neurological, psychological and educational assessments. Treatment interventions are cognitivebehavioural in emphasis and also draw upon psychodynamic therapies.

Who to contact


Where to go

Gardener Unit
Bury New Road
M25 3BL


Referral required
Referral Details

Professional referral only - Health Professional referrals