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NEW! NAPICU Seclusion Position Statement

Mr Roland Dix Approved Clinician, Consultant Nurse in Psychiatric Intensive Care & Recovery, 2gether NHS Foundation Trust and Editor-in-Chief Journal of Psychiatric Intensive Care & Low Secure Units and NAPICU Executive Member. “As first presented at the NAPICU Annual Conference in 2016 hopefully this will clarify issues for a lot of our delegates and members, please let […]


NAPICU hosted; “PICUs: The reality of emergency inpatient mental healthcare” at the House of Commons, London.  We would like to thank you everyone who attended this event. We had 50 people engaged in a very inactive afternoon. The event was very well s upported by professionals in attendance such as Dr Geraldine Strathdee, Hazel Watson and […]


NAPICU, the UK’s National Association of Psychiatric Intensive Care and Low Secure Units is pleased to announce that it is taking over publication of the Journal of Psychiatric Intensive Care. Effective from the 1st of January 2016, Fast Track articles and all subsequent issues of the journal will be available on IngentaConnect. The first journal […]

National Minimum Standards for Psychiatric Intensive Care Units for Young People September 2015 – PDF Now Available for Download

NAPICU is proud to publish these inaugural standards for care delivered in Psychiatric Intensive Care Units (PICUs) for young people. The increasing use of all types of mental health service by patients under the age of 18 years has received national attention in recent years. The clinical challenges presented by young people cared for in […]

Updated National Minimum Standards for PICU 2014

We have received numerous queries about the updated  National Minimum Standards for PICU 2014. The updated National Minimum Standards are now available in hard copy priced £27.50 for non-members and £22.50 for members of NAPICU. The first presentation of the updated National Minimum Standards for PICU was at the NAPICU Annual Conference on Thursday 4th […]

Research Internships with NAPICU

NAPICU is developing the role of unpaid internships. This would be an ideal opportunity for recently qualified psychologists or ST Trainees in psychiatry, but in line with NAPICU’s multidisciplinary nature, we are inviting applications from qualified nurses, psychologists, social workers, doctors, pharmacists or occupational therapists to assist with the following projects: National Survey of PICUs […]