CAMHS Inpatient

Hopewood is a purpose-built facility for our in-patient CAMHS services, providing 32 specialist inpatient beds across 3 wards. These specialist inpatient beds are for those whose mental health difficulties can no longer be managed in the community. This may include eating disorders, mood disorders such as depression and anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder.

Hopewood includes the first dedicated specialist eating disorders inpatient service and the first psychiatric intensive care unit for young people in the East Midlands. Our dedicated and specialist staff provide the highest quality care in facilities designed with patients, their families, and staff in mind. Together, we have created the modern, warm, and welcoming environment that is Hopewood – a place of support, hope and recovery.

Our teams include a wide range of disciplines who work together to help young people and their families to feel empowered, take back control and promote recovery.  All new members of our team will get access to our preceptorship, mentorship and supernumerary programmes, and will receive ongoing support and career guidance.

Specialist CAMHS Teams

The CAMHS Crisis Team provides a comprehensive risk and needs assessment to all young people under 16 years old admitted to a general hospital ward following an episode of self-harm and all those admitted to a paediatric ward regardless of age.

The team offer rapid assessment (within four hours) for young people experiencing a mental health crisis within the community.  

Intellectual Disability CAMHS Teams

The CAMHS Neuro team work with young people up to the age of 18, whose intellectual disability has impacted on their emotional health and wellbeing and their needs cannot be met within Community CAMHS.

The young person must have an intellectual disability and challenging behaviour and / or mental health needs.

Challenging behaviour is how we talk about a range of behaviours which some people with moderate to severe intellectual disabilities may display to get needs met and these include:

  • Hurting others e.g. hair pulling, hitting, head-butting
  • Self-injury e.g. head banging, eye poking, hand biting
  • Destructive behaviours e.g. throwing things, breaking furniture, tearing things up
  • Eating inedible objects e.g. cigarette butts, pen lids, bedding
  • Other behaviours e.g. spitting, smearing, repetitive rocking stripping off, running away

CAMHS Eating Disorder Team

The CAMHS Eating Disorder Team provides assessment and evidence-based treatments to young people under the age of 18 years who suffer with a significant eating disorder.

The team also offers training, consultation and advice to other professionals who may have concerns regarding a young person with eating difficulties.

The team works closely with the Nottinghamshire Adult Eating Disorder Service to ensure smooth transitions of care when required.

The Lookout Adolescent Unit

The Lookout Adolescent Unit is a 32-bed inpatient facility for children and young people aged 12-18 years old. The young people we care for are experiencing mental health difficulties that can no longer be managed in the community. This may include eating disorders or difficulties, mood disorders such as depression and anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.

We have three wards:

  • Pegasus Ward - a 12-bed specialist eating disorder service
  • Phoenix Ward - a 12-bed general adolescent unit
  • Hercules - an 8 bed Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) for children and young people needing more intensive support.

Perinatal Services

The Perinatal Psychiatric Inpatient Unit provides comprehensive, integrated and rapid care for women with serious mental illness in late pregnancy and the postpartum year. The philosophy of the unit is to provide care for the maternal mental illness, whilst promoting the mother/infant relationship and safeguarding the infant.


Perinatal Community Services

Perinatal Community Services provide treatment and support to women experiencing problems with mental illness through the perinatal period, from 13 weeks pregnant (once the pregnancy is confirmed) up to one year after having their baby, across Nottinghamshire and Bassetlaw.