Cassidy Section 136 Suite

We provide a place of safety for patients who have been detained under Section 136 of the Mental Health Act by the police.

We speak with people to assess their mental health needs, which can lead to either voluntary or compulsory hospital admission, or discharge to the community with appropriate sign posting and mental health service follow up in place.

Our service is for all people detained under section 136, whetever their age.

Accessing our service

People using the service have to be detained under section 136 of the mental health act by police and are escorted by police to the suite.

Service opening hours

This service is available 24 hours per day and 365 days per year.

Contact and find us

Highbury Hospital

Tel: 0115 854 2202


Getting here

The suite has disabled access and free parking is available.

Help in a crisis

If your concern relates to a service user currently known to the team then please contact the team directly on the contact numbers outlined.

If your concern relates to a service user in the community or member of the public then please contact the relevant mental health team involved, the local crisis team or the police should your concerns relate to risk and require immediate emergency response.

Information for health professionals

How to refer someone to this service

Patients can only be referred by the police.


Lead clinician

Annette Palmer


Service commissioned by

Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Integrated Care Board.



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