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Mental Health Division

At BCUHB we’re proud to be pioneers of Mental Health and Learning Disabilities services

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Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board’s Mental Health and Learning Disability (MH&LD) division offers an amazing opportunity to play a vital role in supporting service users and the wider community.

We are looking for enthusiastic individuals, across a range of roles and services, to join our division and help ensure the delivery of high-quality and compassionate care.

Enquire today if you’re interested in a challenging yet rewarding career in North Wales!

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At BCUHB, we offer the following services in our MH&LD division:


  • Acute Psychiatric Inpatient Units located within the grounds of Ysbyty Gwynedd in Bangor; Glan Clwyd Hospital in Bodelwyddan; Maelor Hospital in Wrexham; and Bryn Y Neuadd Hospital in Llanfairfechan
  • A Forensic Medium Secure Unit and Learning Disability (LD) Inpatient Units at Bryn Y Neuadd Hospital in Llanfairfechan.
  • Rehab Inpatient units and Enhanced Community care for LD service users and a variety of community services and specialist services across North Wales.  
  • A number of non-clinical services are also provided within the division, including the Partnerships Planning & Strategy team and roles that support the Divisional Senior Leadership Team.
  • Liaison Services. There are 3 PLAN-accredited Liaison Services in North Wales, each providing a ‘core 24’ service to the local district general hospital. They are led jointly by a consultant psychiatrist and service manager, who work closely with the team leaders and senior clinicians at each site.
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  • Adult Community Services. Adult psychiatry services are based around multidisciplinary Community Mental Health Teams, which deliver secondary mental health services to defined catchment populations. The teams are organised in line with the six Local Authorities.
  • Acute Care Services. Acute Care is delivered from the three DGH-based inpatient facilities at the Hergest Unit, Ysbyty Gwynedd, Bangor, the Ablett Unit, Ysbyty Glan Clwyd, and Heddfan Unit, Wrexham Maelor Hospital. There are two PICU units based in Bangor and Wrexham.
  • Rehabilitation Services. There are currently 3 open inpatient rehabilitation units. They are Carreg Fawr within Bryn Y Neuadd Hospital, Llanfairfechan in the west; Tan y Castell in Ruthin central; and Coed Celyn in Wrexham. There is a locked intensive rehabilitation unit based at the Ablett unit in central. The rehabilitation units are managed by dedicated rehabilitation consultants and supported by Community Rehab teams.
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  • Forensic Services. Forensic Services are based at Ty Llewelyn Medium Secure Unit; a recently built unit with multidisciplinary forensic community teams, and Consultant Forensic Psychiatrists. In the West, there is a well-developed Psychology Department with close liaison with the Psychology department at the University of Wales, Bangor.
  • Older Persons Mental Health Services. Older Person’s Mental Health Services are provided in the community by community mental health teams and organised in line with the Local Authorities. They provide primary and secondary care services, as well as memory services.In the West, there is a unit at Cefni Hospital in Llangefni for patients with primarily cognitive disorders. Inpatient beds for the Central area are located at Bryn Hesketh in Colwyn Bay for primarily cognitive disorders and at Tegid ward at Bodelwyddan for older people with functional mental disorders. Patients from Wrexham and Flintshire are admitted to wards for elderly mentally ill inpatients located at Heddfan Psychiatric Unit, Wrexham. One ward is for primarily cognitive disorders and the other for older people with functional mental disorders
  • Substance Misuse Services. Six Community Drug and Alcohol Teams provided in Partnership with each local Authority work across North Wales. There are active partnerships within the local Substance Misuse Action Teams (SMATs), Police, and Probation Services. The service also has a Specialist Midwifery Service and mobile Harm Reduction Service that covers the six counties of North Wales, both of which have been seen as National examples of good practice.
    In-patient detoxification and rehabilitation services are provided at Hafan Wen. This is a purpose-built unit for the treatment of substance misuse/alcoholism provided by Adferiad, an independent provider. BCUHB provides medical input into this unit, based in Wrexham.
  • Perinatal Service. This is a developed service with a small multidisciplinary team, working in close collaboration with Liaison Services and Women’s Services, other MH&LD services and Primary Care Services at all sites.
  • Learning Disability Services. Community services are provided in partnership with individual Local Authorities, centred on multidisciplinary teams. Specialist in-patient beds are provided at Bryn y Neuadd Hospital. The Intensive Support Service provides community assessment and management of challenging behaviours and there are well-developed, supported and intensively supported living schemes.
Not many places are surrounded by such beautiful and tranquil surroundings as our health board. If you need to let off steam after a shift or tiring day it's not far to the lakes, mountains and sea.
- Marianne Foster - Wellness Work and Us Coach
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Choose North Wales

Many of our staff highlight the local area as a real plus point of working within our Health Board. Offering the perfect work/life balance, North Wales offers both sparsely populated areas and excellent transport links to nearby cities meaning that there’s always plenty to explore. North Wales has lots to offer new residents. From idyllic villages to high-quality housing at exceptionally affordable prices and unspoiled natural environments just a stone’s throw away – what’s not to love? 


  • When you’re not working, discover a vast national park, purpose-built mountain biking trails, a breathtaking coastal path, a soaring zip line, food festivals, world-class sports and adventure around every corner.
  • Only 55 mins from Liverpool and 1 hr 16 mins from Manchester 
  • Low cost of living – The overall cost of living in Wales is estimated at 15% less than the rest of the UK.


Staff Wellbeing and Benefits

At BCUHB, we actively support the well-being of our staff. Within the MH&LD division, staff have access to a wealth of dedicated well-being resources and a dedicated team. The Wellness Work and Us Service include dedicated counsellors and relaxing spaces, quiet spaces and free on-site gym facilities.

Staff can also expect a variety of benefits, such as a generous annual leave allowance, staff discounts and childcare vouchers. We are proud to say that we welcome those who wish to work flexibly.

Our staff are always looking to grow and we encourage them to do so at all levels. All roles have a structured progression pathway, being able to develop from Band 2 through to Band 8. Funding is also available through the Welsh Government for those wishing to take on accredited training.

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The fact that you are working with like-minded people who have a sound value base and a multi-disciplinary team with a variety of backgrounds makes for great teamwork in a supportive environment.
- Jayne Sterriker, Staff Nurse

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