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.

Music Therapy

Music therapists help people to express themselves through music. Music therapy particularly helps people who find talking difficult.

We provide specialist assessment and treatment for people who have specific expressive and emotional needs.

Through music, the therapist and service user work together so that the service user can experience new ways of relating. This leads to development, change and recovery.

We also provide services for other healthcare professionals, including teaching, clinical supervision, student placements and consultation.

We accept referrals for young people who are inpatients at Hopewood, who experience complex psychological problems and who would benefit from a mainly non-verbal therapy.

Accessing our service

Referrals are made through the inpatient teams at Hopewood.

Contact and find us

Psychological Therapies Team

The Lookout
Foster Drive

Tel: 0115 969 1300 Ext: 12194

Music Therapy Clinicians

Rhian Saville (Pegasus Eating Disorder Ward)

Monday - Wednesday 0115 969 1300 (ext 12194)

Grace Whiting (Phoenix General Adolescent Ward)

Wednesdays and Fridays 0115 969 1300 (ext 15853).

Information for health professionals

How to access this service

Referrals are made through the Hopewood inpatient teams.


Service commissioned by

Nottingham City and County Clinical Commissioning Group Cluster.

Additional services can be commissioned independently.



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