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Southfield is a specialist mental health inpatient service. It’s a low secure forensic unit with 28 beds. We provide care and treatment for people with serious mental illness who are aged 18-65 years.
outside of southfield, forensic mental health unit

Who is this service for?

We help people with serious mental illness. Most of our patients will have either committed a criminal offence, or have challenging behaviour.

We admit patients from:

  • Medium secure hospitals
  • Local psychiatric hospitals
  • Prisons
  • Courts

Get access to this service?

You can only be admitted to Southfield if you have been referred to our service.

We accept referrals from consultant psychiatrists in mental health services.

We do not accept referrals directly from primary care (such as your GP) - these referrals should be seen by a consultant psychiatrist first.

We also accept referrals from:

  • Courts
  • Probation Service
  • Prison Service
  • Solicitors
  • Multi Agency Public Protection Arrangement (MAPPA) leads
  • Social Services departments

We accept referrals from Hampshire, Dorset and Isle of Wight.

For more detailed information on how to access our services, please see our referral information pages.

How we can help

Southfield provides an innovative range of services focusing on recovery. We aim to help patients understand and manage their mental health so that where possible, they can be reintegrated back into the community.  

We help patients to be more independent and improve their quality of life through a safe and secure environment which is tailored to meet a patient’s individual needs. We do this through a range of treatments, therapies and services, which are provided by our multi-skilled teams.

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Know what to expect during my treatment

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Contact us

Southfield Low Secure Unit
Tatchbury Mount
SO40 2RZ

Tel:  023 80874555
Fax: 023 80874394