The Willows - Mental Health Intensive Care Unit

We provide intensive care for male patients when it is not possible to safely manage their needs and risks on an acute inpatient ward. Our patients are detained under the Mental Health Act.

We focus on assessment, treatment and recovery. Our care is provided by a range of healthcare professionals including:

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

Accessing our services

The service is for men aged between 18 and 65 or patients over 65 who have already been accessing mental health services may also be referred.

Referrals are usually made to The Willows when a patient from an acute ward needs intensive care. However, referrals can also be made from a community setting.

Visiting information

Monday - Sunday 6.00pm - 8.30pm; though this can be flexible where possible by contacting the ward prior to your visit.

Contact and find us

Tel: 0115 8760130

The Willows
Highbury Hospital
Highbury Road


Getting here

Our site offers:

  • Free car parking
  • Disabled access

Help in a crisis

If your concern relates to a current inpatient of The Willows, please contact the ward directly.

If your concern is related to member of the public please contact your GP service, NHS 111, or in an emergency attend your local Accident and Emergency (A&E) department.

Support groups

Rushcliffe Mental Health support group:

Support for carers in Nottingham:

Information and advice:

Highbury Carers Group – please ask a member of the team for more details.

Information for health professionals

Discussion regarding admissions to the Willows should take place by contacting the nurse in charge of the ward directly and making a referral.


Ward Manager

John Maguire



Marisha Henshaw


Service commissioned by

Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Integrated Care Board.



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