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22nd Annual NAPICU Conference, First Announcement

NAPICU would like to encourage you to attend our first International Conference in Trinity College, Dublin on Thursday 8th and Friday 9th September 2017. The theme for this year’s conference is International Perspectives in Acute, Emergency and Forensic Mental Healthcare We have international speakers and presentations on a broad range of themes to provide a […]

NEW! NAPICU Quarterly Meeting with Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust

NAPICU will be hosting their next local quarterly meeting on Friday 10th February 2017, with Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust. This meeting will be held at the Mayfield Suite, Fulwood House, to view the preliminary programme please click here . Registration is now full, to add yourself to the waiting list please contact the Administration […]

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 […]

NEW NAPICU Conference Mobile App

Calling all delegates! Have you downloaded the brand new NAPICU Conference App yet (8 days and counting)? #NAPICU2016 Check out our latest hi-tech addition to next week’s conference, free to all delegates              You can view the conference programme, speakers, message other delegates, and even find your way if you […]


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 […]