The Willows - Mental Health Intensive Care Unit
We provide intensive care for male patients whose needs and risks are unable to be safely managed on an acute inpatient ward. Our patients are detained under the Mental Health Act.
We focus on assessment, treatment and recovery. Care is provided by a range of healthcare professionals including:
- Occupational therapists
- 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.
Monday - Sunday 6.00pm - 8.30pm; though this can be flexible where possible by contacting the ward prior to your visit.
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.
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.
Service commissioned by
Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire County Clinical Commissioning Groups