The Westwood Centre
West Lane Hospital,
Acklam Road
Tel: 01642 529600
Fax: 01642 529601




The Westwood Centre is a purpose built, low secure service providing care for young people who are experiencing mental health difficulties. It is based at West Lane Hospital in Middlesbrough.

The centre, which reopened in 2014 following a multi-million pound rebuild, provides the highest quality accommodation, care and treatment for young people aged 12-18 years*. 

We cater for young people with specific needs and provision is made for those with physical disabilities. We also accommodate young offenders who require mental health assessment and intervention.

The Westwood Centre offers a safe and comfortable environment where we can assess and treat young people and our specially trained staff provide support 24 hours a day, as well as a range of therapies and treatments. We begin by helping the young person manage their symptons and any risks they face, before moving on to more long term recovery. 

Our facilities include 12 ensuite bedrooms, as well as a gym, education room, music room, games room, gardens and lounges. 

For more information about the centre you can watch our video.



Young people have to be referred to the Westwood Centre by medical professionals; mental health service professionals or the courts. We accept referrals from across the country, Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm.


Getting to the Westwood Centre

Information about getting to West Lane Hospital, including links to local transport and accommodation can be found here.


Single point of contact for Teesside CAMHS services

The child and adolescent mental health outpatient and community services (CAMHS) across Teesside has a single point of contact for CAMHS services. To contact the team please call 0300 013 2000 and choose from one of the following options:

  • Option 1 - Training department
  • Option 2 - Middlesbrough CAMHS
  • Option 3 - Redcar CAMHS
  • Option 4 - Hartlepool CAMHS
  • Option 5 - Stockton CAMHS
  • Option 6 - CAMHS crisis and liaison team
  • Option 7 - CAMHS specialist eating disorders service (Teesside)