Gardener Unit

What? The Gardener Unit is a 10-bed medium secure inpatient service, specialising in providing care for young people with serious mental illness or concern of a significant psychiatric disorder with significant levels of risk.

These will be young people who require assessment and/or treatment and/or rehabilitation, and who could not otherwise safely receive this in a non-secure hospital setting or custody setting.

The service aims to maximise young people’s hope about their future, enabling them to develop safe independent living and promoting opportunities for positive achievement.

The unit is recovery-oriented with recovery being client-centred. The Gardener Unit team recognise the unique and diverse needs of young people and provide quality care and support.

We adopt the PACE model and incorporate this into our everyday care.

Where is the Gardner Unit? Manchester

Who is the Gardner Unit for? Boys between the ages of 11 and 18 years.

What’s important to the Gardener unit? Improving young people’s mental health, improving their self-imagine and self-esteem, and access to education and learning. Tailored to the individual young person such as, GCSE, A-Level, and Vocational courses.

Visiting & Visiting times

  • All visitors must be pre-approved by the clinical team.
  • ID is required on each visit.
  • Access to under 18 years will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  • Certain items are not allowed on visits please check first.

Visiting times are not too restrictive. However, we do like to promote attendance to education and have protected meal times between 12.30 - 13.30 and 17.00 - 18.00.


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