Cygnet Appletree

Frederick Street, Meadowfield, County Durham, DH7 8NT

Gender: Female

Age: 18+

Beds: 25

Cygnet Appletree, near Durham, is a mental health hospital for women that includes Pippin Ward, a specialist PICU service and Bramley Ward, an acute service for women.

Our person-centred service has been designed with wellness in mind, providing a safe and comfortable environment that promotes efficient rehabilitation and recovery. We are dedicated to understand, stabilise and break the traumatic cycles of relapse that can impact service users’ lives.

“My Mum has never understood her diagnosis before…She is getting better and I’m so pleased.”Service user’s daughter

Our services:

Our facilities:

  • En-suite bedrooms
  • Beauty salon with an on-site beauty therapist
  • IT café for computer training
  • Therapy kitchen
  • Gym / dance studio
  • Horticulture polytunnel
  • Outdoor spaces including a netball court

Community links:

  • Learndirect
  • New College Durham
  • Leisure centres
  • Sunderland FC – provides sports classes
  • Arts and culture groups
  • Waddington Street Centre – education and training group

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Four Cygnet Health Care services which provide support to those with mental health needs have been recognised by the Carers Trust Triangle of Care programme, making them the first independent providers of health and social care services to be accredited.


Cygnet Appletree celebrates 10th birthday

Earlier this week the team at Cygnet Appletree, near Durham, celebrated the service's 10th birthday. A special birthday cake was made and treats and goodie bags were handed out to staff and service users.


Cygnet Appletree is ‘QI Ready’!

After an incredibly successful Quality Improvement (QI) Mapping Event last month, on Thursday 14th of April Cygnet Appletree became ‘QI Ready’, the first site in the North to be officially signed off!

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