What we provide
Potters Bar Clinic offers CAMHS Tier 4 low secure services for young people aged 13 up to 18 years with a wide range of disorders and complex needs.
Our aim is to deliver, treat and empower each young person to live a safe and independent life and reach their individual potential.
Our 18 bed inpatient unit is set over two wards (Opal and Jasper) and offers a safe and nurturing environment to support and aid recovery. The young people are encouraged to individualise their own en-suite bedrooms in order for them to feel comfortable and at home.
Each ward has a laundry, dining area, quiet room and communal living space to give the young people the opportunity to socialise with their peers and be as independent as possible in an environment where they do not feel isolated.
Onsite we have an Ofsted registered school to enable the young people to continue with their schooling whilst in treatment. They are legally required to attend school unless medical staff consider they are too unwell to do so. The school timetable and attendance expectations are tailored to meet their needs. This helps to ease re-integration and transition to home or the community when they are ready for discharge. Each young person will have their own individual education programme.
Our therapies focus on the four core skill areas, mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulations and interpersonal effectiveness. We aim to equip the young people with coping skills that will increase resilience, reduce self-injury and enable them to monitor, regulate and manage their emotions.
Young people are also given the opportunity to engage in appropriate therapeutic programmes such as family and trauma therapy and Real Work Simulation Programme.
Whom we treat
We treat children and young people aged 13 up to 18 years
years with a wide range of disorders and complex needs.
CBT – Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
CRT – Cognitive Remediation Therapy
MVT – Motivational Enhancement Therapy
We offer an evidence based inpatient treatment programme focusing on moderate to severe eating disorders. All of our inpatient wards have access to a lounge, dining space, Kitchen area and quiet room. Onsite we have an Ofsted registered school to enable the young people to continue with their schooling whilst in treatment.
We focus on four stages in the recovery process:
Stage 1: Re-establishing eating
Stage 2: Re-establishing eating with Family
Stage 3: Getting out and about
Stage 4: Getting back to normal life and preventing relapse
All patients that have completed a full treatment programme will be entitled to 12 weeks aftercare. This can be extended further than 12 weeks at an additional cost.
We treat children and young people aged 8-18 years, male and female with a primary diagnosis of eating disorder or a co-morbid presentation (other psychological or mental health issues).