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Priory Kemple View

Kemple View is a 90 bedded hospital split across two service lines – secure and rehabilitation and recovery. We cater to the treatment needs of male patients with a mental illness and/or personality disorder. We aim to maximise an individual's opportunity for recovery, to lead a more independent life back in the community wherever possible.

The site is made up of the following wards:

  • Arkwright Ward – 10-bedded low secure
  • Elmhusrt Ward – 19-bedded low secure
  • Kenton Ward – 11-bedded low secure
  • Wainwright Ward – 16-bedded low secure
  • Hawthorn Ward – 15-bedded high dependency rehabilitation and recovery
  • Oakwood Ward – 19-bedded rehabilitation and recovery

Arkwright is a dedicated, purpose-built ward offering a low secure, specialist service for patients over the age of 50. This patient group may require additional care in relation to their physical healthcare, complex psychiatric needs and where required, mobility and daily living aids.

We also support patients who are stepping down from a higher level of security. The focus is on the patient’s forensic risks, providing a safe transition to community living.

Our approach

Kemple View offers a variety of bespoke, award winning, evidence-based therapies to patients including:

  • Dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT)
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Offence-focused interventions, for example specifically developed programmes to address aggression and sexual aggression
  • Trauma focused interventions, for example EMDR and compassion focussed approaches

All therapies can be delivered in groups or on an individual basis, and are tailored to patients with mental disorders and differing cognitive profiles, interpersonal difficulties and autistic spectrum disorder to ensure that responsivity issues are accounted for. Intervention pathways are offered in relation to substance misuse, mental health awareness, interpersonal difficulties, emotional regulation and various offence focused interventions.

Lack of motivation and lack of insight are specifically identified as a focus for therapy rather than a barrier to it. We offer an evidence-based individualised treatment approach including the holistic integrated treatment model for mental disorder and substance misuse, and work for patients with cognitive impairments, communication needs and a range of interpersonal difficulties.

Kemple View is a recovery-focused service and our occupational therapy team has a specific focus on the development and establishment of functional skills ranging from:

  • Promoting independence in personal care tasks
  • Developing optimum competence in more complex tasks such as managing a budget or engaging in all aspects of the vocational pathway
  • Providing access to a wide range of community-based voluntary experiences, paid on site work, supported work and recreational activities

These therapeutic interventions are delivered within a facilitating environment, using positive psychological approaches to ensure effective learning and behavioural change. Graded exposure work and community skills practice enables patients to generalise their learning into real-life community settings. This occurs in a framework of effectively assessed and managed risk, developing hope and optimism.

Our Recovery team supports patients to develop skills needed to live independently in the community and develop meaningful opportunities to participate in voluntary, charitable and community based activities. We have created multiple partnerships with community organisations and facilities. Engagement with these partnerships builds confidence for patients in a supportive way and optimises opportunities for successful transition to community placements.

“After being service user council representative for 2 + years, I’ve seen change around the hospital. And that is down to good listening and communication skills between representatives and staff.”


Focus on Safety

Our absolute priority is to make sure we operate safe and effective services 24/7 and that all staff understand what is required of them to make that happen. Click here to read more.

Kemple View has extensive skills and experience in managing complex patients who present with offence focused risks. Treatment is delivered in bespoke ways, using the most recent evidence base in order to assist our complex patients in their recovery journeys, within a framework of managed risk. We work alongside our health and criminal justice partners to ensure all aspects of care and treatment remain safe and effective.

Association for Psychological Therapies (APT) Awards for Excellence in DBT

The DBT team at Kemple View has won the Association for Psychological Therapies (APT) Awards for Excellence in DBT.

DBT is a type of psychological treatment that is derived from cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and has been specifically tailored to help people who experience very intense emotions. The goal of DBT is to help patients learn to manage their difficult emotions by letting themselves experience, recognise and accept them. As they learn to accept and regulate their emotions, they become able to change their behaviour.

Dr Sophie Davies, APT’s Director of Governance and Evidence-Based Practice, said of Kemple View’s DBT offering: “We loved the examples of encouraging the mastery of skills such as the ‘skill of the week’ and maintenance sessions, and of course the feedback from patients and their instilled hope for the future and managing things differently.”

A patient said: “I feel that I have gained a lot from DBT and will continue to use what I see as life-changing skills which will hopefully give me a better chance in my future. I’m not actually sure what that is but I feel less lost and more positive about it.”

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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

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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

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