Our secure services are focused on providing support for those people who have experience with the legal system because of their mental health needs. We aim to provide them with a safe and secure environment that supports their recovery, giving them access to a wide range of treatments, therapies and care options.

Our inpatient service

Our unique inpatient service provides individuals with a comprehensive care pathway that includes assessment, medium secure, and low secure settings.

People will stay for different periods of time, depending on their individual needs.

We are recognised as having one of the best recovery colleges in England - The Discovery Centre.

Our community services

Our Community Forensic Services are a newer addition to the Devon Partnership NHS Trust's Forensic Services and are designed to help support adult service users at every stage of their care pathway. There are currently five different teams that offer support to those that need it. Click through to the Community services section to see more detail on what each service does.

Criminal Justice Liaison and Diversion Services 

Criminal Justice Liaison and Diversion is a distinct service that sets itself apart from other community mental health services. It operates across all age groups and plays a crucial role at the initial stage of an individual's involvement in the criminal justice process, typically when they come to the attention of the police and are arrested. Our practitioners conduct triage assessments and provide guidance, assistance, and advocacy throughout the person's journey within the criminal justice system until a resolution is achieved. We work extensively with individuals facing various vulnerabilities, including substance misuse, homelessness, social challenges, learning disabilities, and mental health issues.


Across the South West

Devon Partnership NHS Trust is leading a network of eight organisations who commission and deliver secure mental health services across the South West to improve mental health services.
At any one time, there are about 450 people within the South West that require low or medium secure mental health care. About half of these people are receiving some form of treatment outside the area.  

We aim to bring care closer to home for these people. If they have required care elsewhere, we want to return them to the area more quickly. We want to develop more alternatives to hospital admission and step-down options. Together we want to make the mental health care system more efficient and effective in the South West.