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Children and adolescent mental health service

Child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) are provided for people under the age of 18 who require specialist support. We provide services for young people and their families throughout England across two sites: the St Aubyn Centre, Colchester and Poplar Adolescent Unit, Rochford Hospital.

At both locations, we have a team of highly qualified mental health professionals who provide assessments, treatments, educational resources and short-term rehabilitation for young people.

Based on our expert assessments and in partnership with the young person and their family / carers, we provide each young person with an individual package of treatment and support, tailored to their assessed needs and this is reviewed regularly.

Poplar Adolescent Unit is an inpatient service providing specialist mental health services and a safe place of treatment for young people aged 13-18 years who require inpatient care.   

  • 13 ensuite bedrooms for young people aged 13 to 18.
  • one High Dependency Unit.
  • bathrooms (including an assisted bathroom)
  • two lounges
  • one dining room
  • one chill out room
  • one quiet room (the snug)
  • therapy and meeting rooms
  • nursing office
  • family visiting room
  • outside garden
Bedroom Dining room
Snug room Lounge


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