Forensic Mental Health Services - Herschel Prins Centre

An inpatient and community service for people with a history of offending who also suffer from mental ill health.

All referrals are gatekept by our Crisis Team if not detained or open to the forensic or assertive outreach teams. Referrals will then go via the bed management team based at the Bradgate unit.

The service operates a Multi-Professional Team made up of psychiatrists, junior doctors, nurses, occupational therapists, therapeutic liaison workers, healthcare support workers, physiotherapist, physical health nurses, psychologists and speech and language therapists.

There is an involvement Centre where people can access IT, information, snacks and drinks, clothing sales, groups and to socialise.

There is a gym and outside space for people. We operate a no smoking policy on hospital grounds. Nicotine Replacement Therapy is offered. Tel: 0300 300 1010 (for professional use only).

Referral criteria referrals will go to the NHSE and an in-depth pre-admission assessment will take place where you will meet members of our MDT.

Criteria exclusion

None stated.

How to access this service

Access is by referral.

What conditions do you cover

People with acute mental ill health – experiencing an episode of crisis which cannot be managed in the community both formal (admitted under a section of the Mental Health Act) and informal.

Contact info

0116 225 2650


  • bed management team
  • crisis team
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