We provide support and therapy for women aged 18 to 65, experiencing serious mental illnesses, such as psychosis and severe mood disorders.  Our main role is to provide short-term, intensive assessment, treatment and therapy.

We can support up to six women at a time and accept referrals for women living in Bury, Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale, Oldham, Stockport, and Tameside.

About the unit

The unit includes single ensuite bedrooms with a TV and keypad safe, a patient kitchen equipped with the latest gadgets, a shared TV lounge for relaxing, a multi-faith room, a physical health clinic, and a de-stimulation room offering therapeutic lighting, sounds and smells.

There’s a peaceful and secure garden area and vast amounts of open space, allowing us to support patients’ recovery through therapeutic activities.

The décor and lighting adhere to autism standards to ensure it’s not overwhelming and the unit meets the highest health and safety standards. This includes special electronic windows with enclosed blinds, a magnetic-hinged bathroom door and two-way viewing window in each bedroom door.

Our team is highly trained and includes nurses, health care assistants, occupational therapists, psychologists, pharmacists, and a dedicated consultant psychiatrist. They’ll work together to provide a package of care, based on each patient’s needs and wishes.  

Our unit includes a therapy kitchen, garden, and lots of space for activities such as art and craft, animal therapy, protected time, skills sessions and sport. 

There’s also plenty of areas to relax, including individual ensuite bedrooms and a dedicated quiet room. 

We treat all of our patients with dignity and respect at all times and are committed to involving you, your family and/or carers 

We’re committed to working in a non-judgmental manner, with the upmost consideration given to your religious and cultural beliefs, gender, ethnic background, age, sexual orientation and/or disability.

We'll soon be adding a 360 video tour. Keep checking back.

You're very welcome to visit Woodbank any day of the week, during the times below.

Please do phone us before you visit, so we can check the family room is available. 

  • From 10.30am to 11.30am
  • From 2pm to 4pm
  • From 6pm to 7pm 

Referrals can be made by colleagues from community mental health services, general psychiatric wards, 136 suites, police cells, courts and prisons.

Referrals are via our clinical pathway team -  0161 716 4364 / 0161 716 4314.

Out of hours, the Woodbank team will screen, review and accept/decline referrals for men and women. We can also offer advice.

We've created virtual tour of Woodbank unit, using 360-degree photography. Take a look around the unit.