Huntercombe Hospital Maidenhead is a Tier 4 Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMHS) hospital for young people aged 12 to 18 years.

Our hospital comprises four separate wards: Kennet, Thames, Severn and Tamar. The four wards are split over three separate buildings. Each building has its own Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) catering for young people with different care needs. The original manor house is the setting for our eating disorder service, whilst two further purpose-built buildings house our General Adolescent Unit (GAU) and our two Psychiatric Intensive Care Units (PICU). Also located in the manor house is our on-site school offering education from key stage 3 through to GCSE and A Levels.

Eating Disorders (Kennet ward)

Eating Disorders (Kennet ward)

We provide inpatient treatment programmes for young people with eating disorders including anorexia, bulimia or atypical eating disorders. By addressing the underlying mental health issues, we aim to restore them to a healthy, maintainable weight while helping them achieve a healthy attitude to food, weight and shape. Our highly qualified doctors and therapists work with young people and their families, offering a range of therapeutic groups and workshops to help them think about what is happening to them, feel comfortable expressing their feelings and make positive changes to their behaviours.

Psychiatric Intensive Care (Thames and Severn wards)

Psychiatric Intensive Care (Thames and Severn wards)

This is commonly called "PICU". It is a service for young people who are going through a sudden mental health crisis, and who pose a high level of risk to themselves or to others. Patients are assessed as needing immediate inpatient treatment in a safe setting and are admitted under the Mental Health Act 1983 (amended 2007).

General Adolescent Unit (Tamar ward)

General Adolescent Unit (Tamar ward)

This service is for young people who have a complex mental health issue to deal with. These young people need some time in a safe environment to be able to work through their problems. Some young people may also have a mild Learning Disability or conditions on the Autistic Spectrum. This service can be a step-down from a PICU setting before discharge home or to the community.