Fennell Acute Day Treatment Service

  • Provides treatment for people with acute mental illness who would benefit from time-limited, intensive specialist intervention. Provides an alternative to home treatment or inpatient admission

  • Directorate: Mental Health
  • Client Age: 18+
  • Referral Criteria: Patient open to crisis teams or inpatient
  • Address: Caludon Centre,  Clifford Bridge Road, Coventry, CV2 2TE
  • Reception hours: 24 hour
  • Reception phone number: 0300 303 3664

About us

Telephone number: 024 7693 2471
Referral criteria: Health Professional

Fennell Acute Day Treatment Services (ADTS) is located within the Caludon Centre in Coventry.

It is open daily, Monday – Friday 8.30am – 4.30pm

Fennell ADTS Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) members include consultant psychiatrists, junior doctors, a nurse manager, qualified nurses, an occupational therapist, a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) therapist, support workers and admin support.

Fennell ADTS is an age independent (all ages over 18 years old) service that provides acute care for people with severe functional mental illness who would benefit from psychosocial interventions for a period of approx. 6 weeks. The focus is on crisis resolution with particular emphasis on functional recovery.

As an alternative to crisis home treatment or inpatient admission, Fennell ADTS is especially suitable for patients in crisis for whom there are significant concerns about safety but who may not otherwise require admission. As part of an integrated acute care pathway, Fennell ADTS provides a comprehensive service to an age independent population (aged 18 and over) with a broad range of mental health problems, including Schizophrenia, Bipolar Affective Disorder, Depression and Anxiety Disorders.  The service is able to admit patients in care clusters 4-8 and care clusters 10-17 only and:

  • Facilitate early discharge from the acute inpatient service
  • Prevent admission to the acute inpatient service by providing safe, responsive and structured care at times of crisis
  • Provide intensive treatment where outpatient or domiciliary care has failed to bring about full recovery, and where patients are at risk of further crisis

Fennell ADTS offer a full range of interventions including:

  • Care planning with a named nurse including weekly 1-1 sessions
  • Weekly consultant review
  • Physical health assessment
  • Occupational Therapy assessment
  • Clozapine initiation
  • Sign posting and/or referral to other services such as Integrated Practice Units (IPU), Mind, Rethink and Recovery Academy.

Fennell ADTS groups use a cognitive behavioural approach, which is based upon the principles of the cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) model which includes:

  • Managing your mind
  • Anxiety management
  • Coping with depression
  • Compassion
  • Confidence and self esteem
  • Wellness Recovery Action Planning (WRAP)
  • Sleep hygiene – work shop
  • Relaxation
  • Mindfulness
  • Games and creativity
  • Sewing, knitting and needle work
  • Art and gardening
  • Baking and cooking

The Acute Day Treatment Service is not suitable for people whose main problems are:

  • Dementia or other organic brain conditions
  • Alcohol or drug dependency
  • Personality Disorder (unless comorbid with another condition)
  • Criminal or antisocial behaviour
  • Learning difficulties
  • Direct transfers from Psychiatric Intensive Care Units (PICUs)