Kent House

Kent House Hospital and SchoolCrockenhill RoadSt Mary CrayOrpingtonKentBR5 4EP

Tel.01689 883 180


Kent House

Kent House is a 12-bedded Tier 4 low secure hospital for young people aged 12 – 18 years with mental health, behavioural or psychological difficulties, and an OFSTED-registered school which supports the young people with educational attainment.

The service is set in a rural environment with close links and transport to the local community and amenities.

Our approach

We provide care for the young people admitted to Kent House Hospital in the least restrictive way and we adhere to the values and principles of Positive Behaviour Support (PBS). We are members of the Quality Network for Inpatient Camhs to measure and improve the quality of our care and treatment.

We believe the therapeutic environment is just as important as the treatment and support we provide so Kent House offers each resident:

  • Their own room with en-suite facilities
  • Recreation areas
  • A spacious hall and outdoor sports area
  • A skills kitchen
  • A purpose built school
  • Art facilities

The team

Every young person‘s care is advised by a team of skills professional which includes:

  • An appointed nurse
  • Key workers
  • Support workers
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Psychologists
  • Social Workers
  • Psychiatrists
  • Teachers
  • Family and Drama Therapy
  • Safeguarding lead

Our Services

Services offered

Fees and Funding

Referrals & Admissions

When you come to Kent House we will do an assessment to find out what support you need and help you understand your condition.

We will find the treatment that is right for you to support you for the future.

You will be involved in the decisions about your care and we will consult with family or cares wherever necessary.

We work with young people aged 12 - 18:

  • With a wide range of complex mental health, emotional, social and behavioural difficulties and may be vulnerable
  • Who may have an additional diagnosis of neuro-developmental disorders such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Who may present with challenging behaviours, and/or are a serious risk to themselves or others
  • Who may be admitted under the terms of the Mental Health Act


More Info

Activities that we provide at Kent House include:

  • Healthy lifestyles groups
  • Team and racquet sports
  • Cookery
  • Music, Arts and Crafts Drama
  • Swimming
  • Gym
  • Cinema
  • Bowling
  • Volunteering in the community

Patient physical health and wellbeing is just as important as mental health and we have a responsibility to support both.

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