Potters Bar Clinic
Potters Bar Clinic provides 23 acute beds, across two wards for men and women who have enduring mental health problems. We accept referrals and admit people 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and provide full medical, clinical and therapeutic packages including pharmacological interventions when required.
More information about Potters Bar Clinic
Potters Bar Clinic provides 23 acute beds, across two wards for men and women who have enduring mental health problems. Service delivery is driven by the principles of rehabilitation and recovery and the belief that everyone has the capacity for both. The overall aim is to deliver improved quality of life and independence for patients whilst working closely with professionals from the local mental health and social services teams. In partnership with all stakeholders the philosophy is underpinned by the need to provide robust risk management, social inclusion and the opportunity for independent living.
Ruby Ward is a 12 bed acute service for adult men.
Crystal Ward is an 11 bed acute service for adult women.
Both wards can accept emergency admissions for people who are in a crisis and who cannot be cared for safely in the community.
The overall aim of both services is to provide a stabilising environment, working with individuals to prevent further escalation of behaviours which in turn, will lead to an improved quality of life and independence.
- Good therapeutic relationships
- Mental health recovery and relapse prevention
- Physical health and wellbeing
- Overcoming problem and risk behaviours
- Recovery from substance misuse
- Developing and enhancing coping skills and strategies
- Men and women aged 18 and above
- Likely to be detained under the Mental Health Act 1983 (amended 2007)
- Diagnosis of a mental health problem and displaying a risk to the wellbeing of themselves or others that cannot be treated in an open environment
- Diagnosis of a mental health problem with or without an affective disorder, schizophrenia, personality disorder or a mild learning disability
- Diagnosis of a mental health problem with alcohol dependency or illicit drug use
Referrals and enquiries
We accept referrals and admit from all areas, including A&E, section 136 suites and other acute services. Referrals are accepted 24hrs a day, 365 days a year, with a turnaround time of one hour subject to suitable clinical information being provided.