Oakwood is an acute mental health inpatient unit based at the Carleton Clinic in Carlisle. Oakwood has 12 beds and offers a full range of investigative and treatment options, which are tailored to meet the individual needs of the patient. Generally, the length of assessment is six weeks but this can vary for each patient.
Treatments/interventions available include:
- Psychosocial Interventions (PSI)
- Person Centred Counselling
- Diversional Activities
- Protected Therapeutic Time
- Occupational Therapy Assessment
- Relaxation/Anxiety Management
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
The goal of all treatment and interventions offered on Oakwood is that of recovery. Staff working on the unit encourage the involvement of families and carers in helping with patient care and are keen to encourage and maintain close links between patients and their family.
The unit aims to provide high standards of care in an environment which supports people’s needs and helps with their recovery.
Who is Oakwood for?
Oakwood is for older adults who:
- Require a bed on a needs-led frail/vulnerable ward due to risk of self-harm or harm to others
- Are experiencing an acute episode of mental distress that is not manageable in their home with support from the CRHT.
How can I get referred?
Your GP will refer to the Older Adults Memory and Later life Service who will arrange to meet with you and assess your needs and establish what support can be offered. Referrals for admission are also accepted through the Access Liaison Integrated Service (ALIS).