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Bluebird House

Bluebird House is a specialist, secure mental health inpatient unit, providing assessment, treatment and care for young people. 

The entrance to Bluebird House

Who is this service for?

We help young people, both male and female, aged 12-18 years. Young people using our service have complex mental health problems which mean they pose a risk to themselves or others.

Young people must be under 18 years of age when they’re referred, but they may stay beyond the age of 18 if their treatment requires it. Young people will be discharged from the service before their 19th birthday.

Young people admitted to Bluebird House are detained under the Mental Health Act and may be subject to Ministry of Justice restrictions.

Get access to this service

Bluebird House is a specialist, secure mental health service which can only be accessed through a referral by a psychiatrist.

If you’re concerned about the mental health and well-being of your child or young person, please speak to your GP in the first instance.

Professionals can download our referral guidance and criteria.

How we can help

We provide care, treatment and support in a safe and secure environment to help encourage the recovery and well-being of young people. Support is provided 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We care for up to 20 young people in three wards. Facilities at the unit include: 

  • Learning and Therapy Centre
  • Relaxation room 
  • Sports hall
  • High care suite
  • Multi-faith room
  • Games room
  • Fitness suite
  • All weather sports area


Each young person has their own bedroom, and en-suite bathroom with a toilet, sink and shower. The bedroom contains built in space for personal belongings.

Each ward also has its own lounge area, dining room, outside courtyard, quiet room, interview room, laundry and phone. For young people who need a higher level of nursing care there are two en-suite high care areas.

Young people at Bluebird House will have nursing and psychological support, as well as occupational therapy, family therapy, education and social work.  Education is provided by Nacro’s Totton College.

I would like to

Find out what to expect during my treatment

Get information for parents, guardians and carers

Make a referral to Bluebird House

Contact us

Bluebird House
Tatchbury Mount
SO40 2RZ

Tel: 02380 874600
Fax: 02380 874580

How to find us