Riverside Adolescent Unit
The Riverside inpatient and day service for young people is being managed by Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust (AWP) from 1 April 2016 for a period of one year, with expert advice from The Huntercombe Group. Riverside is being managed under a separate contract to the Community Children’s Health Partnership (CCHP), however AWP is working with CCHP to ensure a continued close relationship between the Riverside team and their CCHP colleagues. Barnardo’s is also continuing to support young people and families at Riverside.
An introduction to the Unit
These videos and maps about the Riverside Adolescent Unit were designed, made and filmed by a group of young people admitted to the unit. They talk primarily about Anorexia, but what they say applies to other Eating Disorders too, which can include a range of conditions that can affect someone physically, psychologically and socially.
We hope that these media resources help other young people needing the service to feel reassured about coming. They are designed to help you understand the people and and the kinds of treatment that might be involved if you are referred for an Eating Disorder.
If you have been referred to Riverside it is likely that you will be shown around the unit in real life!
These videos and sound bites cover the pathways you could be taking after referral. If you haven't been referred yet but think you might need to be, please contact your GP.
Riverside Adolescent Unit - Contact Us
Riverside Adolescent Unit,
Blackberry Hill Hospital,
Call: 0117 354 6350