Huntercombe Hospital Maidenhead
Huntercombe Hospital Maidenhead is a Tier 4 Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMHS) hospital for young people aged 12-18 with a diagnosed mental health condition.
We specialise in supporting young people with severe or complex mental health conditions who need intensive inpatient treatment. We are dedicated to providing caring, supportive, recovery-focused treatment and we achieve this by working together with our young people, their families and other professionals.
Age range: Young people aged 12-18 years.
What we do
Our model of care is clinically led and has been put together by our doctors, nurses, psychologists, therapists, social worker and other experts in this field. It also builds upon the feedback we have received from young people and their families about what matters to them.
We draw on a wide range of evidence to help inform how we treat and support every young person we care for. A genuine person-centred approach sits at the heart of our model because no two individuals share exactly the same needs, hopes and challenges.
There are four separate units on our Maidenhead site spread across three buildings: Kennet, Thames, Severn and Tamar. Each unit has its own dedicated Consultant-led Multi-Disciplinary Team who have many years of experience in looking after young people with complex mental health conditions.
We have our own Ofsted registered school on site so our young people can continue with their studies while receiving treatment, as long as they are well enough to attend.
The setting for our eating disorder service is the original manor house on our Maidenhead site. Our eating disorders service provides a safe, therapeutic, supportive and structured environment for young people who are struggling to recover from their eating disorder in the community. We support our young people to maintain a healthy weight and work with them to help them change their thinking, feelings and behaviour.
Our Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) is located in a purpose built building adjacent to the main manor house. Our PICU service is for young people who are at immediate risk of harming themselves or others and where the risk is at such a high level that they cannot be safely managed elsewhere. We work collaboratively with our young people to reduce risks, to help them develop coping skills and to help them move to a less restrictive setting as quickly as possible.
Following a short stay in a PICU ward, some young people are discharged first to a general adolescent unit (GAU) for ongoing treatment.
This service is located in a second purpose-built building on our hospital site. This service is for young people who have either a long-standing complex mental health condition or a short-term acute episode. Our approach follows the Recovery Model and has three key components: understanding attachment, creating a structured environment and following a Positive Behaviour Support Model. With full team support we help our young people and their families find positive ways to cope and to recover.
Conditions we manage
We look after young people aged 12-18 years who have been diagnosed with a mental health condition. Conditions include:
- Anorexia Nervosa
- Anxiety Disorder
- Bipolar Disorder
- Borderline Personality Disorder
- Mood Disorders
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Schizoaffective Disorder
- Undiagnosed Emerging Personality Disorder (UEPD)
It is quite common for the young people we admit to have more than one mental health condition, for example, an eating disorder combined with depression.
We admit young people who are detained under the Mental Health Act 1983 (amended 2007).
'I'm actually thinking about my future, I've got a future! Thank you so much for helping me, you have honestly helped save me and my family.'
- 60 bedrooms split across four wards
- Ofsted registered on-site school
- Large modern kitchens for developing cookery skills
- Large secure garden with all weather sports pitch
- Hospital vehicles for outings and appointments
- On site free parking
They have all gone above and beyond to get him to where he is now which is a much calmer settled place
I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the staff at Tamar Unit, Huntercombe who have cared for him since September 2020. They have all gone above and beyond to get him to where he is now which is a much calmer settled place. He is now on reduced nursing levels and he…
Just to say thank you to you and the whole team for everything you have done for her over the past 10 months. It has been a really tough time for us all but we have always had complete confidence in the high standards of professionalism and the care and compassion of you all throughout. …
Thank you for everything you have done for her. You have all made a massive, positive difference to our lives. You were exactly what she needed and asked for. I’m sure she will be able to manage her feelings and therefore have a better life thanks to you.
Thank you to you and your staff for all the care and support you have provided for him. As a parent it’s been incredibly hard but has been made that much easier knowing he’s well cared for.
We have found that in the months our daughter has been at Huntercombe, we have found all the staff on Kennet ward, the MDT and administrative staff that we have had engagement with during the course of our daughter’s treatment courteous, professional, kind, informative, supportive and empathetic to our daughter, her needs and to our family…
Huntercombe Hospital Maidenhead
Huntercombe Lane South
Tel: 01628 667881
- Just 1/2 mile of Junction 7 of the M4, two miles from Maidenhead and six miles from Windsor
- One mile from Burnham station which is on the Paddington/Reading mainline route, one mile from Taplow station
- Heathrow Airport (12 miles)
- On-site free parking
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