Contact Information

Telephone Number: 01208 251450

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 (updated January 2021)

Due to the current increase in cases nationally and locally, we urgently need to reduce the number of people coming to our hospitals.

We have therefore taken the decision to restrict visiting unless:

  • A person is receiving end of life care, regardless of their covid status
  • Are visiting a child – one parent
  • Is in the person’s best clinical interests and agreed in line with our internal processes

If you are visiting in one of these circumstances, please arrange this with us first. We will ask you to sign a risk assessment. We will provide you with personal protective equipment.

We know you will want to stay in touch while your relative or friend is in hospital. Patients are able to use their own or one of our mobile devices to telephone, video call or message.

Please bear in mind the confidentiality of other patients when you do this.

Our ward staff should be able to help you to stay in touch using a mobile device. You can also contact or arrange to send messages via our patient experience team by calling 01208 834620 or emailing


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.