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We provide both inpatient and community mental health services to adults over the age of 18 who live in Portsmouth.

Our inpatient services are based at St James Hospital and they include:

  • Brooker Ward - A 22 bed inpatient unit for older people experiencing an acute mental illness and/or severely challenging behaviour
  • The Orchards - Two adult mental health wards for adults aged 18 and over experiencing a mental health crisis.
    • Maple ward - A 10 bed locked ward, providing a high standard of intensive psychiatric care in a supportive and safe environment to service users who are placed on a Section of the Mental Health Act (1983).
    • Hawthorns ward - A 20 bedded open ward, providing a supportive and safe environment for service users experiencing an acute episode of mental illness.

For patients who live outside of Portsmouth, please visit the Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust website. 

We also provide Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) to young people between the ages of 5 - 18 who live in Portsmouth and Southampton. This service is for young people experiencing acute, chronic and severe mental health.

 

Assessment to Intervention Team (A2i)

The Assessment to Intervention (A2i) Team is the entry point to Mental Health Services for those living in Portsmouth with a Portsmouth GP. Routine referrals are first received by the A2i team, who then decide whether to assess a patient or signpost to a more appropriate treatmen…

Portsmouth

Call: 0300 123 3921

Brooker Ward - Older Persons Mental Health

Brooker is a 22 bedded acute older persons ward. The ward is divided in to two wards, functional ward is a 8 bedded ward and our organic ward is a 14 bedded. Traditionally, our functional ward would support our patients who are experiencing anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, bip…

Portsmouth

Call: 0300 123 3922

Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMHS) Portsmouth

Portsmouth Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) provides a mental health service for 5-18 year olds suffering with acute, chronic or server mental health problems. We provide assessment, treatment and support to young people and their families. Interventions include…

Portsmouth

Call: 0300 123 6632

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) Southampton

The role of the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) West is to provide a comprehensive specialist mental health service to children and young people aged 5-18 years and who are registered with a Southampton City GP. We are here to help children and young people who…

Southampton

Call: 0300 123 6661

Crisis Resolution Home Treatment Team (CRHT)

The Crisis Resolution Home treatment team are part of the available support for those suffering with mental ill health in Portsmouth. CRHT are a team of experienced mental health nurses, Social workers, Occupational Therapists, support workers, doctors and a psychologist.

What w…

Portsmouth

Call: 0300 123 3924

Memory Clinic - Older Persons Mental Health

Community OPMH Mental Health Team, based at St Mary’s Hospital in Portsmouth. We are a Multidisciplinary team of specialist mental health Nurses, Consultants, Social Worker, Health Care Support Workers, Psychologist and Occupational Therapies.

We provide assessment, care and tre…

Portsmouth

Call: 0300 123 3923

Mental Health Recovery Teams

The Mental Health Recovery Teams are based at St Mary’s Community Health Campus, the former St Mary’s Hospital site. Teams of experienced Mental Health Nurses, Support Workers, Doctors, Occupational Therapists, Psychologists and Social Workers provide assessment and treatment for…

Portsmouth

Call: 0300 123 3921

Talking Change

Talking Change is the primary care mental health service in Portsmouth, provided by Solent NHS Trust. We are a team of therapists and researchers who specialise in the understanding and treatment of common emotional difficulties.

If you’ve been struggling with low mood or anxiet…

Portsmouth

Call: 0300 123 3934

The Orchards AMH Inpatient Unit

The Orchards Unit forms part of the Acute Care Pathway, with two adult mental health wards - Hawthorn Ward (Acute Admission) and Maples Ward (Psychiatric Intensive Care). The Orchards primarily look after working age adults (18-65 years), however may accept those who are older de…

Portsmouth

Call: 03001236620

Veterans' Mental Health High Intensity Service (HIS)

Hampshire and Isle of Wight

The Hampshire and Isle of Wight Veterans' Mental Health High Intensity Service is a specialist mental health provision for military veterans and their families. Whilst the Transition, Intervention and Liaison Service (TILS) and the Complex Treatment …

Portsmouth

Call: NHS 111 or Professional Helpline

Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS)

Please visit our services page for specific services and contact details. Alternatively, contact our Patient Advice and Liaison Service by emailing or calling the number below. You can also give us feedback, make a complaint or share a compliment.

pals@solent.nhs.uk

0800 013 2319

*Lines are open Monday to Friday 10am – 4pm.

The Freedom of Information (FOI) Act was passed on 30 November 2000. It gives a general right of access to all types of recorded information held by public authorities, with full access granted in January 2005.

The Act sets out exemptions to that right and places certain obligations on public authorities.

Email: InformationGovernanceTeam@solent.nhs.uk

Phone: 0300 123 3919

*Subject to any exemptions which apply, we are obliged to provide the information requested please note that requests for Personal Information is not covered under this Act and should be applied for through the Data Protection Act 1998.

Our administrative and managerial centre is based in Southampton.

While our services can be found around various NHS locations in Southampton and Portsmouth (and surrounding districts), our administrative and managerial centre is based in Southampton at:

Highpoint Venue
Bursledon Road
Southampton
SO19 8BR

If you require a printable version of how to find us including bus times, car access and bike info please download our leaflet. (Copyright of Highpoint Venue).

Central office phone: 0300 123 3390

*Lines open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.

If you are a journalist with a media enquiry, please contact the Communications Team at:

communications@solent.nhs.uk 

0300 123 4156 or 02381 031076

The Communications Office is open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.