The Priory Hospital Nottingham

Ransom Road

Tel. 0115 9693 388

Fax. 0115 9693 381

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The Priory Hospital Nottingham has recently re-opened following extensive refurbishment. The hospital has 14 en-suite bedrooms providing effective and personalised evidence based treatment programmes for both men and women.

The hospital offers treatment for those who require acute mental healthcare emergency services as well as substance misuse programmes requiring detoxification and associated rehabilitation services.

Treatment and care

Mental health:

Our multidisciplinary team has the expertise and experience to treat a variety of psychiatric conditions. This service is suitable for adults aged 18 upwards, and offers personalised treatment programmes for a broad range of mental health conditions, including stress, depression, anxiety and post traumatic stress disorder. Following admission, all clients are offered direct psychological support. Additionally, treatment will be offered if there is a specific need raised by the multidisciplinary team.

Psychological treatment can include a variety of therapeutic interventions including:

Art therapy:

Art therapy is offered to patients on both a group and individual basis dependent on need. This creative way of supporting recovery may be particularly useful for patients who are unable to, or do not wish to, engage in a group or individual verbal therapy. As such, this is not a class; it is a space where they are free to explore without being judged.

Art therapy is also offered to addiction patients as part of the abstinence based 12- step programme.

Group therapies:

In addition to individual treatment, The Priory Hospital Nottingham offers group therapy sessions. These are open groups which acute mental health patients can attend and, where schedules allow, addiction clients may also attend on the same open basis. These groups tend to focus on specific areas such as anxiety, CBT skills etc. The focus of the groups is both psycho-educational and psycho-therapeutic, although it is expected that the majority of psychotherapeutic work will take place within an individual setting.

Addictions treatment:

Client addiction assessments are free of charge and are conducted by a therapist. The assessment is in the form of a clinical interview, which is a friendly and open process. Treatment recommendations are made based on the individual needs of the client and there is no obligation to continue to treatment.

The addiction treatment programme at The Priory Hospital Nottingham specialises in substance and behavioural dependency, such as alcohol, drugs, prescription drugs, gambling, relationships and shopping. Furthermore, the hospital also treats dual diagnosis where addiction is the primary issue.

An abstinence-based 12-step treatment programme is followed which forms the basis of the addiction intervention. This approach varies in length depending on each individual client. Within this, the group therapy process is fundamental. Where appropriate there will be an overlap in the groups offered to acute mental health and addiction clients.

The addictions treatment programme includes:

  • A free assessment to explore the problem in more detail without obligation to continue into treatment
  • Psycho-educational workshops to address the nature of addictions and addictive behaviours 
  • Free weekly aftercare support for 12 months post completion of the 28 day programme
  • Free family support during and 12 months post treatment.

For a complete list of treatments offered by the the Priory Hospital Nottingham, please click on the our services tab.

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  • Suitable for men and women over the age of 18
  • Service users will have a primary diagnosis of mental illness or present with symptoms that match the criteria for mental disorder but with no formal diagnosis
  • Service users with dual diagnosis of mental illness and substance misuse
  • Service users requiring stabilisation on substitute medication and detoxification and rehabilitation
  • Service users who present with behaviours that challenge

Accommodation and facilities

The environment we create for patients is as important as the treatment, itself. We aim to provide a comfortable environment for our patients. Several of our rooms are single rooms with en suite facilities.

Patients have their meals in the main dining room, which offers excellent choice of dishes. Special dietary requirements can also be catered for.