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.

Millbrook Mental Health Unit

Millbrook Mental Health Unit provides inpatient and community services to adults and older adults requiring specialist mental health services 

Based on the site are

  • Two adult mental health wards
  • Two older adult mental health wards 
  • Locality mental health teams serving the populations of Mansfield and Ashfield 
  • Crisis resolution and home treatment teams serving the populations of Mansfield, Ashfield, Newark and Sherwood 
  • Outpatients clinics
  • A health based place of safety (Jasmine 136 Suite)

Contact and find us

Tel: 0115 956 0834.


How to find us 

Orchid Ward

We offer inpatient care for men experiencing an acute mental health crisis, who cannot be supported in their own home.

Our service focuses on assessment of need, treatment, and recovery and places the service user at the centre of care planning.

Care is provided by a wide range of professionals:

  • doctors
  • nurses
  • occupational therapists
  • psychologists
  • support workers

The service is for men aged between 18 and 65 and those over 65.


Contact us

  • Tel: 0115 956 0835 Ext:10835
  • Address: Millbrook Mental Health Unit, King's Mill Hospital, Mansfield Road, Sutton in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, NG17 4JT


Getting here

Parking is available on site.


Help in a crisis

If your concern is about a current inpatient of Orchid Ward, please contact the ward directly.

If your concern is about 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 if your concerns require an immediate emergency response.


Information for health professionals

All admissions to the ward are facilitated by the identified crisis team bed manager.

Ward Manager:
Kirsty Aveyard

Tel: 0115 9560835


Service commissioned by

Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire County Clinical Commissioning Groups

Lucy Wade Unit

The Lucy Wade Unit is a 16 bedded mental health inpatient unit for women.

The ward offers care, assessment, treatment and support to women who are unable to be safely supported in the community.

For further information, please contact the ward.


Contact us

Lucy Wade Unit
King's Mill Hospital
Sutton in ashfield
NG17 4JT

Tel: 0115 956 0856

Ward Manager: Rebecca Foster 

Kingsley Ward

Kingsley Ward is an inpatient assessment unit for people over the age of 65 who suffer from mental health related illnesses; namely depression, psychosis, anxiety and personality disorders.


Accessing our services

You can access this service via referral from; your GP, Community Mental Health Team, a healthcare consultant, the Intensive Recovery Intervention Service (IRIS) team or the Rapid Response Liaison Psychiatry (RRLP).

For more information please see below leaflet.


Service opening hours

We are a 24 hour service.


Contact details

Kingsley Ward, Millbrook Mental Health Unit, Kings Mill Hospital, Sutton in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, NG17 4JT
Tel: 0115 956 0837 Ext: 10837


Visiting information

We welcome and promote that our patients receive visitors as frequently as desired. However, respectfully request that visitors avoid the times of  8am - 9am, 12pm – 1pm and 5pm – 6pm to protect our patients' meal times. The ward is closed for visitors after 8pm so we can provide a relaxing atmosphere for all of our patients. 


Getting here

Visitor parking is available on site. Some spaces have been designated for use by blue badge holders only.


Help in a crisis

Outside of office hours please contact your GP service, NHS 111, or in an emergency attend your local Accident and Emergency (A&E) department.


Information for health professionals

How to refer someone to this service

You can refer to this service via; a GP, CMHT, Consultant to Consultant, IRIS teams and RRLP.

Lead clinician

Dr Katuwawela 


Service commissioned by

County CCGs

Amber Ward

We are an organic (dementia) assessment inpatient ward. We provide care, support and treatment for adults and older people. We discharge people to an appropriate setting, once they are ready to leave us. We also work with and involve external agencies, such as social workers or physiotherapists.  


Accessing our service

Referrals are accepted from all Community Mental Health Teams working in the ward catchment area.

Find out more about our service by reading the Amber Ward, Millbrook Mental Health Unit[pdf] 599KB leaflet.


Contact us

Millbrook Mental Health Unit, Mansfield Road, Sutton in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, NG17 4JT
Tel: 0115 956 0847


Help in a crisis

The ward can be contacted directly on 0115 956 0847.

Alternatively please contact your GP service, NHS 111, or in an emergency go to your local Accident and Emergency (A&E) department.



Visiting hours are 11am to 8pm. Visitor parking is available, including spaces for blue badge holders.


Support groups

  • Age Concern
  • Age UK Notts’ Worry Catcher Service provides a free, confidential and independent support service for both patients and their families and carers. Please use the following leaflet for further information regarding this service:  Worry Catcher Service Leaflet.pdf [pdf] 1MB


Information for health professionals

Advice - through patient's GP, community psychiatric nurse, IRIS team, Dementia Outreach Team. Referrals are accepted from all Community Mental Health Teams working in the ward catchment area.


Lead clinician

Dr Rajamani


Service commissioned by

Nottinghamshire County Clinical Commissioning Groups



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