Whitlingham Ward aims to support women within a secure setting where people will receive specialist assessment, treatment and intensive rehabilitation in a safe environment. Our service will support people to learn to understand and manage their mental health and risk behaviour and to develop independent living skills collaboratively by identifying shared goals. Our service is available to those people who require either Low or Medium security.
What conditions do you treat?
• Bipolar disorder
• Severe depression
• Personality disorder
• Intrusive thoughts
• Suicide attempts
What age range does this service treat?
18 years and over
What geographical area does this service cover?
Norfolk and Suffolk
Where possible we encourage service users to maintain relationships with family and friends. Where an individual has taken on a carer role, or where there are struggles to balance the caring duties with day to day life, we will refer that person for a carer’s assessment.
How can people get referred to this service?
We accept referrals from secure services, the courts, prisons and other mental health services.
What to expect when referred
You can be admitted into our ward for a few months or more. We work closely with you to determine the best treatment based on risk reduction and assessment while you are here and we review this regularly.
Name of Matron: Chris Strivens
Service administrative address: Whitlingham Ward, Hellesdon Hospital, Drayton High Road, Norwich NR6 5BE
Office hours (days and times): Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm
Telephone number (general): 01603 421421
Telephone number (urgent): People already being treated by our service should call 01603 421239
If there is an emergency and people are in immediate danger, call 999 for an ambulance.
If you are not a service user but require urgent support, contact your GP or call:
Samaritans: 116 123
NHS 111 (NHS support for non-life threatening situations): 111
For more information, see Help in a Crisis.
Ward name: Whitlingham Ward
Ward address: Whitlingham Ward, Hellesdon Hospital, Drayton High Road, Norwich NR6 5BE
Ward telephone number: 01603 421421
Ward access information: Parking is available on the Hellesdon Hospital site. We can provide a full information leaflet on request and will provide one at assessment.