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Wensum Assessment and Treatment Service (HMP Wayland)

  • The Wensum Assessment and Treatment Service at HMP Wayland is the personality disorder pathway assessment & treatment service for offenders. It is a national service with a focus on the East of England and Midlands regions.

  • Service Contact: Telephone number (general): 01953 804086 Ward telephone number: 01953 804195
  • Address:
    Wensum Service,  E-Wing,  HMP Wayland,  Griston, Thetford, IP25 6RL

Access this service

The referral criteria for the Wensum Assessment and Treatment Service are: Male Category C prisoners with a diagnosis or suspected diagnosis of personality disorder linked to offending behaviour. 

Referrals are accepted through the Criminal Justice System from offender supervisors. 

Referrals are screened within 3 months of receipt. Further interviews for prospective admissions are usually conducted via video link. 

What this service offers

Conditions we treat in this service: 

Personality disorder

Visiting and onsite facilities

Prison visiting information can be found here

HMP Wayland has a car park for visitors. There are no charges for use. 

How this service support carers including friends and family

Regular family days are held for the relatives of offenders held within the service at HMP Wayland. 

Watch our service information video

Watch the short videos below which feature our staff discussing this service and the wider Offenders Personality Disorder Pathway.

Urgent help

If you are a service user and are in crisis and need support urgently you can contact your service on the number which will have been provided.  

Call 0808 196 3494 to speak to our 24 hour mental health crisis line called First Response.

If you are with someone who has attempted suicide, call 999 and stay with them until the ambulance arrives. 

If anyone is at serious risk of harm, call 999 and ask for the police. 

For non-life threatening medical situations, call NHS111 on 111.  

For more information, see Help in a Crisis.

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