Plym Bridge House (Livewell Southwest)
Plym Bridge House is a 12-bed purpose-built psychiatric unit run by Livewell Southwest (this means referrals are accepted from specialist comprehensive CAMHS services).
The service helps people aged between 12 to 18 year old with severe mental health problems or mental illness requiring inpatient admission.
Plym Bridge House is a Tier 4 tertiary unit and young people may be admitted for acute, short-term assessment and treatment.
Young people can be admitted informally, by parental consent (if under 16) or detained under the Mental Health Act.
The unit is staffed by an experienced and appropriately trained multi-disciplinary staff group which includes:
- Consultant psychiatrist and other medical staff (doctors)
- Registered nursing staff who have either mental health or children's nursing qualifications
- Health care assistants
- Clinical psychologists
- Occupational therapist
- Family therapist
- Administration staff
- Housekeeping staff
The site is also home to teachers and teaching assistants to ensure young people's education needs are met, alongside their physical, mental and emotional needs.
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- 12 to 16 years old
- Eating disorders
- Mental health
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