Watcombe Hall
We’re a small hospital, with a welcoming, homely atmosphere

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Watcombe Hall

Watcombe Beach Road,
Devon TQ1 4SH

Tel: 01803 313 931


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Watcombe Hall

 At Watcombe Hall, we treat young people aged 12 to 18 with mental health problems.

The conditions we cover include mood disorders, emerging personality disorder, self-harm, bipolar disorder, psychosis and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

We offer two separate services here: a general adolescent mental health unit, and a psychiatric intensive care unit, also known as PICU for patients whose mental illness is more severe or challenging.

All our patients are in-patients. We care for male and female young people in the general unit. The intensive care unit treats only female patients.

Our aim is to offer teenagers and their families hope, and to bring positive change into their lives.

This is not a one-size-fits-all hospital. We work with you and your family to design an individual care plan that suits you best. While you’re here, you can continue your education. And we constantly monitor your treatment to make sure we’re always doing our best for you.

We’re a small hospital, with a welcoming, homely atmosphere. We’re in a lovely former country house in Torbay which is a five-minute walk from a pretty, sandy beach. Many patients say that the beautiful surroundings really help their recovery.

Getting here

  • Beautiful country house set in rural location

  • By car, we’re half an hour away from the M5 at Exeter

  • We’re a 15-minute drive from Torquay railway station

  • Exeter Airport is a half hour drive away

  • On site free parking

What's here

  • 10 single bedrooms (six in general unit, four in intensive care) all en-suite

  • Jacuzzi and gym

  • Community room with TV, DVDs, books and games

  • School rooms

  • Beautiful gardens with sea views

While you're here

  • Group and individual therapy

  • Activities programme

  • Short walk to beach and woodlands

  • Opportunities for cooking and crafts

  • Minibus for outings / appointments

Care at Watcombe Hall

General CAMHS service

This service is for young people who have long-standing, complex mental health issues to deal with. These young people need some time in a safe environment with a team experienced in a broad range of mental health conditions to work through their problems.

We are experts in the field of adolescent mental illness and our specialist team have dedicated their working lives to improving the life chances of troubled young people.
Our General CAMHS unit has six bedrooms.

Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit

This is commonly called "PICU". It is a service for young people who are going through a sudden mental health crisis, and how pose a high level of risk to themselves or to other people. These patients usually need immediate inpatient treatment in a safe setting. Patients using this service are detained under the Mental Health Act.
Our intensive care unit here has four bedrooms and is “locked”.
It is not unusual for patients to move into our General CAMHS service for a short time before moving on completely.

Who we treat

We’ve created a caring, safe place for young people to stay while we support them to get better. We treat and support young people with a number of mental health conditions such as self-harm, bipolar disorders, mood disorders, emerging personalty disorders, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), psychosis and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

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Making Watcombe Hall your own

There are plenty of opportunities to bring your own personal touches to day to day life here at Watcombe Hall. We encourage our patients to be as independent as possible. We like it when families are actively involved in a loved one’s care, helping us to set the right goals for a patient each step of the way.

The Watcombe Hall team

The hospital manager is Loraine Roberts. She is supported by Beaulah Nyatoro, regional director for our CAMHs services. The medical team is led by a child and adolescent consultant psychiatrist, who is supported by psychologists, an occupational therapist, a family therapist, a social worker and teachers.