Harvest Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)

Similar to an intensive treatment unit in a general hospital, Harvest provides intensive treatment to people aged 18 years or above. Harvest Ward offers a higher level of nursing input so it is better able to care for those who are most unwell.

If you are very unwell due to your mental health, you may be treated on Harvest psychiatric intensive care unit. You will have been sectioned under the Mental Health Act.

Admissions can be made at any time, All inpatients have their own en-suite bedroom. A gym, activity room, lounge, garden and outdoor recreation areas are available to patients.

The aim is to provide a short burst of treatment to enable you to recover to a point where you can transfer to a psychiatric admission, rehabilitation unit or to go home.

The staff on the unit provide a short intensive burst of treatment to enable patients to recover to a point where they can return to a normal psychiatric unit or even go home. If Harvest is not the best place for you to receive treatment, the ward will make a referral to another service.

Harvest supports people from Devon and Cornwall, and works closely with all our psychiatric wards.

Visiting Harvest

To help prevent the spread of the coronavirus and to keep our patients and colleagues as safe as possible we are only permitting visits on compassionate grounds. Please do not visit your relative or friend without first ringing and speaking to a staff member.

As our patients are very unwell, there are certain restrictions in place. Our information leaflet provides more information on these and what to expect when you visit.


The Link Car Park is free and provides for easy access to Harvest. Disabled parking spaces are available in this car park.

Referrals: Referrals to Harvest are usually made by a range of healthcare professionals.