Service changes and visiting 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.

You can read some general  NHS guidance on visiting healthcare inpatient settings.pdf [pdf] 89KB

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

Beacon Lodge is a 12 bed unit for people recovering from an acute phase of mental illness. We deliver support and interventions for people who are well enough to leave acute inpatient mental healthcare but who require support before returning to independent living.

We provide a range of community-based support services to help the transition, including:

  • face-to-face support, available 24 hours a day, seven days a week
  • planned weekly sessions to ensure progress towards the goals for each person’s stay and independent living

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.

Contact and find us

Beacon Lodge
53 Main Road
NG4 3HS 

Tel: 0115 969 1300



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