The Highfield Unit is a state-of-the-art NHS facility providing specialist inpatient services for young people aged 11 to 18 with acute mental health needs.

We provide safe and supportive environment while young people are in the most vulnerable stage of their illness. Our team offers individualised care for each young person. Following assessment the team will make a care plan using a range of treatments and interventions.

To find out more, please visit our Highfield Unit site:

Highfield Unit

The Highfield Unit Oxford provides inpatient care for service users in the most acute and vulnerable stage of their illness.

Treatment and interventions are provided using the lowest intensity that is effective for every young person. The Highfield Unit provides three levels of intervention:

  • Day patient: with provision of a structured timetable and  support
  • Inpatient
  • High Dependency: with more intensive support

You can self-refer to access our mental health services for children or young people.  The single point of access phone number is 01865 902 515, and the email is

If you are a GP or a health care professional who needs to send information over a secure email address, our single point of access email address is

Address: Highfield Unit Oxford, Warneford Hospital, Warneford Lane, Headington, Oxford, Oxfordshire OX3 7JX

Reception during office hours: 01865 902711

Out of office hours nursing office: 01865 902901

Fax: 01865 337413


Page last reviewed: 5 April, 2018