At Farmfield we offer low and medium secure services for male patients who have been detained under the Mental Health Act (1983) and who benefit from extended treatment and rehabilitation. We also offer a 14 bed male acute service in a separate purpose built environment.

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Male services / Adults (18 yrs. +) / 52 beds

Services: Low/Medium secure and separate acute unit

Farmfield Drive, Charlwood,

Surrey, RH6 0BN

Information about Farmfield Secure Services



Farmfield Hospital provides a range of secure services for men in medium and low secure environments. We provide specialist therapies and treatments for individuals with a range of mental health problems, with clear assessment and recovery focused outcomes. We often care for individuals with complex presentations, with mental illness, personality disorder, substance misuse issues and challenging behaviour.


At Farmfield, across all of our medium and low secure services, service users are supported by a specialist multidisciplinary team who work with people to assess their treatment needs in order to develop a recovery pathway out of hospital.


Treatment is based on the principles of recovery including psychological therapies, occupational therapy, social therapy, physical healthcare and medication. Risk assessment tools including HCR-20, START and SAPROF are used and a clinical formulation is developed to inform the management plans for each individual.


Therapy programme


At Farmfield, there are a wide range of therapies available and the team of psychologists and occupational therapists offer a variety of therapeutic interventions individually or in groups.


Psychology Therapy Groups


  • Offending Behaviour Programme
  • Understanding and Managing Psychosis Group
  • Substance Use Treatment Programme
  • Understanding personality
  • Coping Skills Group
  • Illness awareness programmes
  • Safety planning group
  • Mindfulness
  • Reflection group
  • Addictions anonymous
  • Psychodrama


Admission criteria – low and medium secure


  • Male patients aged 18 years and over
  • detained under the Mental Health Act 1983 (amended 2007)
  • assessed as suffering from a mental illness, personality disorder, dual diagnosis of a mild

learning disability and/or substance misuse

  • require intensive care due to high levels of vulnerability or risk of aggression, absconsion,

self-harm and suicide


Service Users work closely with our occupational therapy team to help develop essential life skills and establish meaningful structure to their week.  There are opportunities to explore new hobbies in areas such as art, music and writing, to increase confidence in cooking and self-care, as well as opportunities to work towards English and maths qualifications and work experience.

Brockham Ward New Male Acute Service



Brockham Ward at Farmfield Hospital is a 14 bed rapid response, acute service for adult men. The service accepts emergency admissions for people who are in crisis and who cannot be cared for safely in the community. Brockham Ward is a separate purpose-built acute service which sits in the extensive grounds of Farmfield Hospital.

The service provides a stabilising environment working with individuals to prevent further escalation of behaviours which will lead to improved quality of life and independence. Staff work closely with professionals from the local mental health and social services teams, and other interested stakeholders, with a view to service users moving onto more independent living.


Model of Care


We deliver a service user centred, model of care within a robust environment designed to meet the needs of people at the challenging end of the acute spectrum. Treatment options are identified from the point of the pre-admission assessment process, with the care pathway formulated in collaboration with the service user. Discharge planning is initiated from the point of admission with the service user actively involved in the process, including setting their goals and timeframes for discharge.


Treatment includes:


  • Good therapeutic relationships
  • Mental health recovery and relapse prevention
  • Physical health and well-being
  • Overcoming problem and risk behaviours
  • Recovery from substance misuse
  • Developing and enhancing coping skills and strategies


Admission criteria – male acute service


  • Men 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/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 1 hour subject to suitable clinical information being provided.

For all enquiries, referrals and admissions please call our 24 hr referral line. T: 0800 218 2398 or

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