TypeHealth Based Place of Safety
We have two health based places of safety. One in the north of the county at St Mary’s Hospital in Kettering and one in the south Berrywood Hospital in Northampton.
These are for members of the public detained by the Northamptonshire Police under Section 136 of the Mental Health Act who need a mental health assessment.
The assessment will decide whether the person should be sent home with ongoing support or admitted to hospital as an informal or detained patient.
Who is this service for? Adults detained by the Northamptonshire Police under Section 136 of the Mental Health Act.
How do I register for this service?
Referral is only accepted via the Northamptonshire Police.
North of the county:
Welland Centre, St Mary's Hospital
Telephone: 01536 452147
South of the county:
Telephone: 01604 685433