The Cassel Hospital provides treatment for adults with severe and complex personality disorders and young people with emerging personality disorders who have often exhausted all other avenues of help from mental health services.
Location: The Cassel Hospital, 1 Ham Common, Richmond, Surrey
Mode: Inpatient and Outreach
Length of treatment: Minimum 9 months, maximum 33 months. The length of treatment will be determined by the patient’s individual circumstances and resources available locally, and confirmed in consultation with the patient and local team at the second review which is scheduled at around 5 months.
Referrals accepted from: Consultant psychiatrists, adult mental health services, child and adolescent mental health services for young people at stage of being transferred to adult services.
Key areas: Personality disorders
Personality disorder lead: Dr Oliver Dale, consultant psychiatrist
Senior nurse: Amanda Mackenzie
The Cassel Hospital is an NHS Tier 4 specialist personality disorder service and is part of West London Mental Health Trust.
We deliver combined psychosocial and psychoanalytic treatment through Inpatient and Outreach treatment programs. The Inpatient service provides residential treatment at the Cassel Hospital in Richmond, Surrey. The Outreach service provides community-based treatment and may follow on from the Inpatient program or may be accessed directly, depending on need and individual circumstances.
The purpose of our service is to help people reduce self-harm, suicidal and other self-destructive behaviours, build and foster healthy social and family relationships and to integrate back into the community, with a reduced reliance on local mental health services.
Our unique treatment approach is built on decades of experience and a strong evidence-base. Our dedicated Research Unit continually audits treatment outcomes and results show that our treatment is effective with even very difficult cases.
Referrals and funding
For information on referrals and funding, please contact Cheryl Pavitt on:
Tel: 020 8483 2953
Address: The Cassel Hospital, 1 Ham Common, Richmond, Surrey TW10 7JF
Tel: 020 8483 2900
Fax: 020 8483 2996