Ash Villa is a 12-bedded in patient unit for age 12-18 years within the child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS). The facility provides in-patient assessment, care delivery and intervention towards supporting recovery and discharge of young people presenting with mental health needs.
Ash Villa provides 24-hour in-patient care for young people between the ages of 12 and 18 presenting with mental health needs. Ash Villa serves the whole community of Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire. Ash Villa is based in Sleaford, Lincolnshire and has positive links with the local community teams.
Ash Villa multi disciplinary team is made up a number of mental health professionals:
- consultant psychiatrist
- medical support
- occupational therapist
- social worker
- nursing staff
- support workers
- housekeeping staff
- ward clark
- art therapist
- Ash Villa school.
The team provide a comprehensive assessment process with the support of the Care Programme Approach (CPA). All young people are involved in their care along with their carers and community teams.
Therapeutic interventions include:
- ane to one sessions
- group work
- family sessions
- art therapy
- occupational therapy – specific, vocational and psychosocial.
The unit is attached to Ash Villa school – a dedicated educational establishment – which provides a valuable resource to young person’s education.
Ash Villa has achieved stage 2 of the Practice Development Programme with Leeds University which recognises the development of the service and the high quality of care given provided by the unit.