Help in a crisis and visiting information during the COVID-19 pandemic
During this COVID-19 pandemic there may be changes in the way some of our services work. Contact the service directly to check how services are being delivered and follow their advice.
Some of our services now offer video consultations. You should speak to your clinician if this is something you would like them to consider. You can find out more about video consultation here.
Contact the ward you wish to visit in advance for guidance and instructions for a safe visit.
If you need help in a mental health crisis during the COVID-19 pandemic outside office hours please contact our crisis team: Help in a crisis
For other medical advice and support contact your GP or visit NHS 111
Only visit your local Emergency Department for serious life-threatening conditions that need immediate medical attention including persistent severe chest pain, loss of consciousness, acute confused state, severe breathlessness, severe blood loss, serious burns or suspected stroke.
Beacon Lodge is a 12 bedded step down unit for people recovering from an acute phase of mental illness. The service provides support and intervention for people well enough to leave acute inpatient mental health care but who require support prior to returning to independent living.
Holistic, non-judgemental and recovery focused interventions are provided to people staying at the unit, with a range of community based support services to help the transition to independent living. Face to face support is always available 24 hours a day 7 days a week with planned weekly sessions to ensure progress is being made towards the goals of each person’s stay and independence.
The service is a pilot, delivered in partnership with Turning Point.
Accessing the service
Referrals to Beacon Lodge are made from inpatient services; discussions about whether a transition is needed will take place in ward reviews where a service user, carer and family and community care team can also be part of the decision making and referral process.