Willow Grove Outcome Measures
Willow Grove is the inpatient adolescent service associated with St Patrick’s Mental Health Services. The 14 bed unit opened in April 2010 and aims to provide evidence based treatment in a safe and comfortable environment to young people between the ages of 13 and 17 years who are experiencing mental health difficulties. The Unit is an approved centre accepting voluntary and involuntary admissions.
The team consists of medical and nursing personnel together with Clinical psychologists, Cognitive behavioural therapists, Social worker/Family therapist, Occupational therapist, Registered Advanced Nurse Practitioner, and teaching staff.
The unit offers an intensive structured clinical programme designed to assist and support young people and their families to manage and alleviate mental health difficulties. These difficulties include:
- Mood Disorders
- Anxiety Disorders
- Eating Disorders
Our Treatment Approach
Care is delivered from a multidisciplinary perspective. The unit provides a group programme in addition to individual therapy and treatment focuses on skills to assist and maintain recovery and promote personal development. Groups include Psychotherapy, Self Esteem, Assertiveness, Life skills, Communication Skills, WRAP Group, Advocacy, Music, Drama, Gym, and activity/creative groups. Education is also a central component of the programme and tailored for individual needs.