Phone numbers
To place a referral: 0800 090 1356
General enquiries: 0800 138 8680
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Priory Hospital Cheadle Royal’s CAMHS PICU ward, Meadows, is temporarily closed. For enquiries and referrals, please contact our 24 hour emergency bed availability line on 0800 090 1356. We will reopen the service as soon as possible.

The dedicated CAMHS offering at Cheadle Royal provides a comprehensive inpatient specialist mental health service for young people aged from 12 up to 18 years, with a broad range of presentations such as early onset psychosis or emergent personality disorder. Treatment is provided via a psychiatric intensive care unit (PICU) and a low secure unit: 

  • Provides ongoing support for young people who require a high dependency, acute admission
  • Suitable for a range of mental health difficulties and associated risks
  • Conditions treated include attachment difficulties, emotional dysregulation, psychosis, anxiety/depressive disorders, and self-harm/suicidality

Priory Hospital Cheadle Royal has two CAMHS wards. These are: 


  • 10-bedded mixed secure PICU
  • Males and females aged between 13-18 years
  • Suitable for those who have been detained under the Mental Health Act
  • Those who pose a high level of risk to themselves and others
  • Those who are likely to abscond


  • 10-bedded female low secure unit
  • Females aged between 13-18 years
  • Suitable for those presenting with severe risk issues and complex needs, including emergent personality disorders and severe self-harm
  • Elective admissions lasting between 6-18 months

CAMHS at Priory Hospital Cheadle Royal

No matter which ward a child may be placed in, the CAMHS offering at Cheadle aims to provide the young people in our care with:

  • Rapid assessment and admission 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Safe and supportive therapeutic environments
  • Comprehensive educational provision
  • Outcome-driven and evidence-based interventions and care plans, flexible to individuals’ needs
  • Access to a wide range of psychological therapies
  • Highly skilled multidisciplinary team
  • High staffing ratios
  • Transition from secure to open units on-site, where appropriate
  • Close collaboration with families/carers, referrers and commissioners

Referrals for young people aged 13-18 are accepted to Cheadle’s CAMHS provision from mental health teams, as well as from social care organisations and the criminal justice system. Following rapid pre-admission assessment, funding must be approved by the appropriate purchasing agency prior to admission.

Enquiries and Referrals

For further information on Priory services offered to the NHS, or to make a referral, please call our dedicated 24/7 customer service centre on 0800 090 1356. Alternatively, click here to submit an enquiry form

About this location
Priory Hospital Cheadle Royal
100 Wilmslow Road
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Telephone 0161 428 9511
Fax 0161 428 1870
NHS 24/7 Emergency Placements

Priory is ready to take emergency placements 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for adult acute mental health, adult eating disorders, CAMHS and PICU. To make a referral please call us on

0800 090 1356
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