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Acorn Lodge Childrens Unit (Bethlem Royal Hospital)

Tyson House East

Phone number:
020 3228 4399
Hospital site:
Bethlem Royal Hospital
Tyson East Two
Bethlem Royal Hospital
Monks Orchard Road
Greater London
Disabled access:

Yes, there is a lift for Acorn Lodge.

Directorate or department:
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services
Care pathway:
Service type:
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (National and Specialist)
Treatment mode:
This service is for people who live in:
National (Child and Adolescent services)
**Acorn lodge is temporarily closed**

We offer assessment and treatment for children aged between four and 12 years old, who have a wide range of severe emotional or behavioural disorders, including neurodevelopmental disorders and very early-onset psychosis. We adopt a flexible model, allowing us to accept emergency admissions.

Our unit works closely with families to understand their child’s needs, the impact of the child on other family members, and of the family on the child.

Treatment at Acorn Lodge is based around a weekly, five-day model, allowing the child to spend the weekend at home, if possible. In some cases, children require a seven-day provision at certain stages during their admission to enhance their recovery. We believe this flexible model is very important for both the child and the family to help minimise the time away from home, and also to try interventions within a community setting.

Our staff are from a variety of specialised backgrounds, including child psychiatry, clinical psychology, nursing, social work and occupational therapy. Education is provided on site by specialist teaching staff at the Bethlem Royal Hospital school.
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