Who is the service for?
Simmons House Adolescent Unit is for young people between 13 and 18 years of age.
What does the service do?
Simmons House is an in-patient adolescent psychiatric unit.
The unit has places for a maximum of 12 young people in individual bedrooms with ensuite facilities. Young people can be admitted for a few days or weeks in a crisis or emergency situation or for a longer outcome-focussed admission of between 6 and 9 months. The length of stay at Simmons House depends on the young person's needs and collaborative aims and goals.
Adolescents and their families or carers receive an individually planned and structured treatment package combining as appropriate:
psychiatric assessment and medicationnursing input and carefamily therapy (which is often video taped)individual therapy and individual psychologyoccupational therapygroup work and education
All young people have to have a place to live during their time at Simmons House. The unit cannot be an adolescent's home as adolescents should not have their home in hospital