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The 9 Best Care Homes For Mental Health in the UK - Handpicked By Care Experts

Avonmere Care Home in Bristol

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We have a range of residential, nursing and dementia homes that provide services for people with mental health conditions. Many of these people have heightened physical, psychological and social needs that a care home for mental health can cater to.

If you’re currently a carer for a family member and are looking for a mental health care home then we’ve made this search much easier.

Here, we’ve highlighted nine of the best care homes for mental health in the UK, along with exactly what these homes offer.

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  1. Albion Court - Birmingham
  2. Astbury Manor - Berkshire
  3. Avonmere - Bristol
  4. Barchester Newlands - Cumbria
  5. Baycroft Kempston - Bedford
  6. Belmont House - Sheffield
  7. Buchanan Court - Harrow
  8. Hundens Park - Darlington
  9. The Amwell - Leicestershire

Specialised Mental Health Services in Care Homes

Many residential and nursing homes provide specialised services for mental health conditions. Here, staff are trained in residential mental health services. Through a responsive and proactive attitude towards continual development, staff can take additional training modules for specific health conditions as needed.

Mental health care homes have different specialities, such as care homes for learning disabilities and conditions like Korsakoff’s Syndrome.

Staff spend time with each individual, making sure they have the right level of support for day-to-day living and advocacy for managing their mental health.

Specialised services in a care home may include:

  • Personalised care plans that are structured around the individual
  • Flexible residential and 24-hour nursing care tailored to individual needs
  • Resident and family involvement initiatives
  • High-quality and comfortable care in a supportive environment
  • Respite care and reablement plans

Providing a Better Quality of Life

The purpose of mental health care is to enable people to live their best lives. Some people with mental health conditions only require basic support, whereas others need more extensive assistance.

Care homes for mental health encourage individuals to learn how to manage their condition so that they feel empowered and proactive.

As needs vary from individual to individual, mental health care is person-centred. The aim is to provide an excellent standard of care in a pleasant environment with superb facilities, in order to give people the chance to enjoy a fulfilling life.


Finding the Best Care Home For Mental Health

There are around 5,300 care homes for mental health in the UK, and many of these are listed through our handy care home directory (see below). Here, you can filter by any specific requirements to narrow down your or your loved one’s search.

All our care home listings state whether or not they cater to residents with heightened mental health needs. You can also contact us to directly enquire about a particular care home. If you find a home you like then our care experts can help with the process of checking if there’s availability and eventually moving into this home.

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Our Care Homes For Mental Health

Below, we’ve highlighted nine of our best care homes for mental health. These care homes across England are all equipped to provide specialist support for individuals with diagnosed mental health conditions such as depression and anxiety.

Albion Court in Birmingham

A purpose-built residential care home that specialises in mental health care, Albion Court care home is in an excellent location near Birmingham’s city centre. This home offers various types of care, including residential, nursing and dementia support, along with short-term respite stays.

Albion Court care home

It’s difficult to find a care home more diverse than Albion Court. The rich cultural mix is reflected in meals and the variety of entertainment on offer, including monthly visits from professional entertainers like Bollywood dancers, African drummers, Motown artists and classical music performers.

One of the best care homes for mental health, Albion Court can cater for up to 89 residents at once. Though this home is privately operated, funding can be arranged through your local council.

Albion Court at a glance:
Type(s) of Care Offered The main types offered are mental health, residential, dementia, nursing and respite care
Cost of Care Permanent care starts from £875 a week
CQC Rating Good
Facilities, Services and Activities This mental health care home contains an activity room, restaurant, dining area, hair salon and tranquil gardens
Number of Beds 89
Is the Home Purpose Built? Yes
Are Bills Included in the Price? No
Are There En Suite Facilities? All rooms have en-suite facilities
Operator Avery Healthcare

Are you interested in viewing Albion Court?

For availability and pricing, call 01218 171885.

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Astbury Manor in Berkshire

One of Avery’s most popular residential homes, Astbury Manor care home in Bracknell, Berkshire has two floors allocated to residential care and another dedicated to dementia care. This care home is designed with superb specifications throughout, from the lovely landscaped grounds to the stylish furniture and furnishings in the bedrooms and communal areas. Unsurprisingly then, Astbury Manor has won awards for its design and has been complimented on how these spaces breathe life into the care home.

Astbury Manor care home

Able to cater to a wide range of mental health needs, the caring and understanding staff at Astbury Manor realise that moving homes at a later stage in life can be a challenge, which is why they ensure this transition is as smooth as possible. At Astbury Manor, staff focus on the needs of every individual under their care, while also involving family and friends in the process.

With a variety of facilities like a cinema room, multiple cafés, a hair salon and a spa, this is one of the best care homes for mental health in South East England.

Astbury Manor at a glance:
Type(s) of Care Offered The main types offered are mental health, residential, dementia and respite care
Cost of Care Permanent care starts from £1,100 a week
CQC Rating Good
Facilities, Services and Activities At Astbury Manor, you’ll find an activity room, café, cinema, gardens, beauty salon and a quiet area
Number of Beds 64
Is the Home Purpose Built? Yes
Are Bills Included in the Price? No
Are There En Suite Facilities? All rooms have en-suite facilities
Operator Avery Healthcare

Are you interested in viewing Astbury Manor?

For availability and pricing, call 01344 595863.

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We’re here to help you find the right care home for you or your loved one. You can request a free list of care homes from our care experts, who will then share homes matching your budget, location and type of care needed. You can also search for a mental health care home through our easy-to-use directory.


Avonmere in Bristol

Set on the northern outskirts of Bristol and within easy reach of the M32, M4 and M5, Avonmere care home is purpose-built across three floors, one of which is dedicated to dementia care. There’s no denying the lovely location, with this home being surrounded by a large, gorgeously landscaped garden full of maples, silver birches and beautiful hydrangeas.

Avonmere care home

Residents can take full advantage of the facilities Avonmere has to offer, including a library, cinema room, multiple cafés, cosy lounge areas, hairdressers and nail bar, an activities room and even a spa room! Within the activities room, regular fun events are put on by the home’s activities coordinator.

If you’re looking for a mental health care home in Bristol then Avonmere could be the home you’ve been searching for. The expert team of care staff are trained to look after all types of residents with a range of requirements. Staff have received thorough training to ensure residents with mental health conditions and dementia receive the very best care.

Avonmere at a glance:
Type(s) of Care Offered The main types offered are mental health, residential, dementia and respite care
Cost of Care Permanent care starts from £995 a week
CQC Rating Good
Facilities, Services and Activities Avonmere contains an activity room, café, hair salon, quiet area, lovely gardens and more
Number of Beds 76
Is the Home Purpose Built? Yes
Are Bills Included in the Price? No
Are There En Suite Facilities? All rooms have en-suite facilities
Operator Avery Healthcare

Are you interested in viewing Avonmere?

For availability and pricing, call 01174 637261.

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Barchester Newlands in Cumbria

With a central location in Workington, Cumbria, Barchester Newlands care home really does offer the best of both worlds - with plenty of local amenities nearby, yet also being within easy reach of the beautiful Lake District and the scenic Solway Coast.

Barchester Newlands care home

Newlands Care Home provides 24-hour nursing care to older adults who require support, including those living with dementia and people with mental health needs. At Newlands, a team of highly-qualified and attentive staff focus on the individual needs of residents, with a tailored care plan for each person. Care plans include how mental health needs can be best catered for within a care home environment.

Newlands also has a specialist Memory Lane Community for those living with this dementia. This unit utilises a blend of skills and techniques to provide a person-centred design. Here, residents benefit from colours, cues and other thoughtful interior features to make navigation of the home and reminiscing much easier.

Barchester Newlands at a glance:
Type(s) of Care Offered The main types offered are mental health, residential, dementia, nursing and respite care
Cost of Care Permanent care starts from £1,220 a week
CQC Rating Good
Facilities, Services and Activities Barchester Newlands offers an activity room, communal and private dining areas, gardens, a hair salon and a quiet area
Number of Beds 50
Is the Home Purpose Built? Yes
Are Bills Included in the Price? No
Are There En Suite Facilities? 66% of rooms have en-suite facilities
Operator Barchester Healthcare

Are you interested in viewing Barchester Newlands?

For availability and pricing, call 01900 510919.

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Baycroft Kempston in Bedford

Registered to care for up to 80 residents and boasting a wide range of social activities, Baycroft Kempston care home in Bedford is one of the best care homes for mental health. At this home, residents will benefit from a delicious and regularly rotating food menu which places plenty of value on elderly nutrition, without compromising on flavour.

Baycroft Kempston care home

These 80 luxurious yet still comfortable and warm bedrooms are split into 41 premium rooms, 28 classic rooms and 11 suites. All rooms come fully equipped with a wet room-style ensuite bathroom, while most ground-floor rooms have their own private outdoor space.

The staff at Baycroft Kempston combine high-level clinical expertise with a genuinely caring approach to meet the needs of individual residents, including those with varying mental health conditions like learning difficulties, anxiety and depression.

Baycroft Kempston at a glance:
Type(s) of Care Offered The main types offered are mental health, residential, dementia, nursing and respite care
Cost of Care Permanent care starts from £1,255 a week
CQC Rating Good
Facilities, Services and Activities At this care home, you’ll find an activity room, bar, café, cinema, dining area, gardens, gym, hair salon, library and even a spa
Number of Beds 80
Is the Home Purpose Built? Yes
Are Bills Included in the Price? Yes
Are There En Suite Facilities? All rooms have en-suite facilities
Operator Country Court

Are you interested in viewing Baycroft Kempston?

For availability and pricing, call 01234 987107.

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Belmont House in Sheffield

A nursing home offering compassionate, family-led care for a variety of care needs, Belmont House care home in Stocksbridge - on the outskirts of Sheffield - is one of Yorkshire’s best care homes for mental health. Here, residents with a variety of needs can be looked after, with nursing, residential, dementia and mental health care all on offer.

Belmont House care home

At Belmont House, you’ll come across an environment where residents feel comfortable and safe. Staff get to know each resident on an individual basis, allowing them to provide tailored and personalised care.

Staff endeavour to go beyond simply providing regular care. Also offered is a choice of interesting and enjoyable activities to engage residents and help them maintain an active lifestyle. Staff and residents often take part in activities with the Valley React Group, a dedicated group in the Stocksbridge area that provides entertaining and educational activities to those who would otherwise be isolated from their community.

Belmont House at a glance:
Type(s) of Care Offered The main types offered are mental health, residential, dementia, nursing and respite care
Cost of Care Permanent care starts from £900 a week
CQC Rating Good
Facilities, Services and Activities This mental health home includes an activity room, bar, restaurant, communal and private dining areas, family room, idyllic gardens, gym, library and more
Number of Beds 50
Is the Home Purpose Built? Yes
Are Bills Included in the Price? Yes
Are There En Suite Facilities? 30% of rooms have en-suite facilities
Operator Country Court

Are you interested in viewing Belmont House?

For availability and pricing, call 01744 411421.

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Buchanan Court in Harrow

A luxurious and contemporary care home that offers a wide range of quality, personalised care, Buchanan Court care home in Harrow is one of London’s best care homes for mental health. The experienced team at Buchanan Court not only cater to residents with mental health needs, but also provide specialist care for people living with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.

Buchanan Court care home

Inside this 80-bedroom care home, you’ll find a huge amount going on! Along with a range of lovely facilities, residents can take part in activities like gentle exercise classes and games. If the weather’s nice then the beautiful garden is a popular place to relax. Within the bedrooms, residents can provide their own personal touches to create a more familiar and relaxing setting.

Buchanan Court at a glance:
Type(s) of Care Offered The main types offered are mental health, residential, dementia, nursing and respite care
Cost of Care Permanent care starts from £1,358 a week
CQC Rating Good
Facilities, Services and Activities At this care home, you’ll find a bar, café, dining area, family room, gardens and hair salon
Number of Beds 80
Is the Home Purpose Built? Yes
Are Bills Included in the Price? No
Are There En Suite Facilities? All rooms have en-suite facilities
Operator Care UK

Are you interested in viewing Buchanan Court?

For availability and pricing, call 0330 175 5546.

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Hundens Park in Darlington

Making the most of pleasant grounds and a versatile interior, Hundens Park care home in Darlington provides a brilliant standard of nursing and residential care. Professionals skilled in care and support for mental health conditions, physical disabilities and dementia are also available round-the-clock.

Hundens Park care home

Hundens Park also houses the Darnton Suite which supports and cares for people living with dementia, as well as those who may display distress reactions.

At Hundens Park, personalised care plans and elderly care packages are tailored to each resident. These plans are regularly reviewed to accommodate changing needs, with residents and their families consulted as often as possible. With a ‘Good’ Care Quality Commission rating, this is one of England’s best care homes for mental health.

Hundens Park at a glance:
Type(s) of Care Offered The main types offered are mental health, residential, dementia, nursing and respite care
Cost of Care Permanent care starts from £1,032 a week
CQC Rating Good
Facilities, Services and Activities Some of the best facilities at Hundens Park include a dining area, gardens, a hair & beauty salon, a quiet area and a lift
Number of Beds 49
Is the Home Purpose Built? Yes
Are Bills Included in the Price? No
Are There En Suite Facilities? All rooms have en-suite facilities
Operator Barchester Healthcare

Are you interested in viewing Hundens Park?

For availability and pricing, call 01325 808581.

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The Amwell in Leicestershire

The Amwell care home is located in the lovely market town of Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire. Adjacent to the River Eye, this private and luxury care facility offers some amazing accommodation, with 88 wonderfully decorated ensuite bedrooms. Residential, dementia and respite care - with a focus on mental health support - are all provided by the experienced and dedicated care team.

The Amwell care home

The Amwell’s approach is about more than meeting the needs of residents, it’s also about looking after their overall wellbeing. This care home provides a luxurious yet friendly lifestyle which is equally enriching and rewarding. Other benefits for residents with mental health conditions include an on-site chef, fine dining, a cinema room, a bistro, private landscaped gardens and a minibus for days out.

The Amwell at a glance:
Type(s) of Care Offered The main types offered are mental health, residential, dementia and respite care
Cost of Care Permanent care starts from £1,300 a week
CQC Rating Good
Facilities, Services and Activities This care home is packed with amazing facilities, including an activity room, bar, restaurant, cinema, computer room, gardens, gym, library and beauty salon
Number of Beds 88
Is the Home Purpose Built? Yes
Are Bills Included in the Price? Yes
Are There En Suite Facilities? All rooms have en-suite facilities

Are you interested in viewing The Amwell?

For availability and pricing, call 01664 491662.

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