136 suite (Fieldhead)
The 136 suite is a place of safety for those who have been detained under Section 136 of the Mental Health Act by the police following concerns that they are suffering from a mental disorder.
Once in the suite the individual is assessed to establish whether they need treatment.
The 136 suite is staffed by qualified mental health nurses to ensure that the needs of the detained person are fully met. They ensure that the safety and dignity of the individual is maintained until a decision can be made by the assessing team as to what treatment best meets the detained person’s needs.
Why would someone choose the service
The suite provides a place of safety for an individual detained under Section 136 of the Mental Health Act.
We treat all service users and carers with the upmost dignity and respect during what can be a distressing period.
We strive to ensure that the detained person is seen as quickly as possible to avoid unnecessary delays to the assessment process.
The suite is comfortable environment and has a separate area for carers to relax in.
Staff you may meet
- Non-clinical support staff
- Nursing assistant
- Social worker