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Join us here, at Antelope House

It is a really exciting time to work in mental health services! Antelope House is a fantastic acute mental health unit based in the heart of thriving Southampton! Recently rated 'Good' by the CQC, Antelope is focused on improving services for patients with complex mental health illness and supporting them in their journey to recovery.

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Antelope House is an acute adult mental health unit based in Southampton City Centre and has four wards;

  • Saxon ward, our Adult male acute mental health inpatient ward, accommodates 18 beds (+ 1 emergency bed) with a functional mental illness – such as depression, a personality disorder or schizophrenia. The focus is on supporting Southampton men during the most acute period of their recovery working in partnership with the patient and their family.
  • Hamtun ward, our 10 bedded all male Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU). This unit is for those requiring intensive support where their needs cannot be safely met on the acute ward. The male PICU is a Trust resource for all male patients requiring this level of care within the Southern Health footprint.  The ethos is short stay intensive support with supported step down to the local area acute ward.
  • Trinity ward, our female adult acute mental health inpatient ward, accommodates 16 beds with a functional mental illness – such as depression, a personality disorder or schizophrenia. The focus is on recovery and supporting female patients from the Southampton area requiring acute inpatient mental health care.
  • Abbey ward, Due to open end of July 2021 Abbey will be the trusts first all-female Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU).Abbey will accommodate 10 beds and will provide intensive support to ladies in the Southern Health footprint requiring intensive support in an inpatient setting.

Staff at Antelope House work with patients who need mental health support and offer patients a wide range of therapeutic and social activities to support their recovery whilst they are in hospital.

Click here to find out more about what its like to work at Antelope.

Care to join us?    

Would you like to work in our extraordinary Mental Health service to build a brighter and better future where you belong?    

  Take a look at some of our current vacancies

Our new Rotational Programme

We also have a new and exciting rotational programme that is available across our inpatient and PICU services.   


Virtual Recruitment Days

Interested in a role at Antelope House but would like to learn more? Click here for information on our Virtual Recruitment Days 

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   Living in Southampton

Southampton is a vibrant and well-connected, dynamic city.  £1.6 bn has gone to develop the city with a cultural centre being built and a new £70 million leisure complex with entertainment venues, restaurants, a luxury cinema and a variety of shops.

As part of the Solent, Southampton is a great place to take part in a variety of water and sailing sports. The near-by Isle of Wight is also home to the famous Cowes week sailing event.

With over 50 parks and green spaces within the city you are also in close proximity to New Forest National Park, known for its heathland, forest trails and native ponies.

Southampton is really well connected with London within easy reach by train or car. Our international airport also makes travel to the continent quick and simple.

Penny Hill, our Head of Nursing in Southampton,  talked with us about our current opportunities at Antelope House in Southampton.   

Meet Siven Rungien, our Head of Operations in the Southampton area. Siven talks about how Antelope House is a great way to work and make a difference to the people that use or services through quality improvement! 

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Who are we?

Southern Health is one of the largest NHS Foundation Trusts in the country, specialising in mental health, adult and child community health and learning disability services. Whatever you’re looking for from your career, with over 6,000 employees, you’ll find it at Southern Health.

There are hundreds of opportunities to expand your skills through our diverse range of services. As well as our inpatients services and community contacts we run a wide range of specialist services including diabetes care, frailty services, MRI scanning, an eating disorder service, stalking clinics and an award winning perinatal service. We also have a range of secure services including a specialist unit for young people aged 12 -18. Our research team is dedicated to conducting research into many areas of mental and physical health and you will have the opportunity to be part of our studies.

We passionate about providing remarkable care and we’re looking for people that share our mindset. People want different things from their career and we’re here to find the perfect package that’s right for you. From making sure you have time for family, working on the other passions in your life or finding the next rung on the career ladder, we can support you.


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