Acute Adolescent Unit

The Beacon Centre is a 12 bed specialist acute mental health facility which provides assessment and treatment services for young people.

The Centre is staffed by a team of mental health professionals from different backgrounds including psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, family therapists, Psychotherapists, nurses and primary mental health workers.

Our services

The Beacon Centre provides a safe therapeutic environment offering a comprehensive range of treatments including psychological therapies and medication for treatment.  Wherever possible, the New Beginning service will work to maintain young people in the community through the following areas of expertise:

  • Providing advice to referrers on alternative options to admission, given the risk assessment and clinical indicators
  • Undertaking assessments in the community as an alternative to admitting for assessment
  • Providing a step-down service that facilitates transition from secure to non-secure facilities
  • Providing brief programmes of collaborative care and liaison with medium-term specialist services

Our service users

The service is for young people between the ages of 13 and 18 who have significant mental health problems, who require intensive treatment and management of the psychological and psychiatric aspects of their illness, and who cannot be successfully managed in the community.

Join us!

If you are interested in working with us, and have the skills and ability to provide the best quality care to our patients then please view or vacancies or contact us for further information.