Clinical Visits

There will be the option to visit one of four clinical sites on the afternoon of Monday 23rd July to learn more about psychiatric services in Bristol.  Please choose from one of the following four options when you book. Coaches will take you from Wills Hall to your chosen site and then return you to Goldney Hall for a buffet afterwards.  We are very grateful to the South West Division of the Royal College of Psychiatrists and to Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust for their support with these visits.

Callington Road Hospital

This is one of the major sites for mental health care in Bristol. Based in the south of the city it has inpatient wards for adults of working age and older adults as well as both male and female psychiatry intensive care units. There is a large therapies unit on the site and other services include ECT and rehabilitation mental health services.

Masterclass: Dr Thanos Tsapas Consultant Psychotherapist “Psychiatry in film”

North Bristol Mental Health Unit, Southmead Hospital

This large site includes the state-of-the-art Southmead Acute Hospital. Here there is a large mental health liaison team working with acute staff to provide mental health care to those whose primary issue is physical illness. Also on the site there is a variety of inpatient mental health wards including adults of working age, eating disorders, mother and baby unit, and a ‘place of safety’ for those patients waiting for assessments under the Mental Health Act.

Masterclass: Dr Dane Rayment Consultant Neuropsychiatrist “Brief Advances in Neuropsychiatry”

City Centre Services

Here the main service is the mental health liaison services within the Bristol Royal Infirmary, whilst close by are services for those with drug and alcohol concerns. The liaison services include outpatient services for those with medically unexplained illnesses and psychosexual disorders.

Masterclass: Dr Nicola Taylor Consultant Psychiatrist “Liaison Psychiatry – what is it?”

Glenside Museum Hospital

Glenside Hospital Museum houses collections relating to the history of Bristol Psychiatric and Learning Disability Hospitals. The Museum, set within the grounds of the building which opened in 1861 as the Bristol Lunatic Asylum, tells the 130 year story of a psychiatric hospital. Originally built for 300 patients the hospital quickly expanded to accommodating over a 1000 patients at any one time. The large collection of artefacts, photographs and information provide a picture of life and work in the former hospital