Lower East – Men’s Medium Secure

Gender: Male

Age: 18+

Beds: 13

Lower East is our medium secure service for men with mental illness and complex needs who present with a high level of risk, and who other services may have struggled to diagnose.

Across all of our medium and low secure services, service users are supported by a dedicated multi-disciplinary team who work with people to assess their needs and create a discharge pathway to the community.

Treatment is based on the principles of recovery including psychological therapies, occupational therapy, social therapy, physical healthcare and medication. Risk assessment tools are used and a clinical formulation is developed to inform the management plans for each patient.

Therapy and Activity Programmes:

Programmes are tailored to individual needs and our MDT work with service users to identify treatment options. Our full range of programmes includes:

  • DBT
  • ASSIST (PD intervention)
  • EMDR
  • Fire setting
  • Life Minus Violence
  • CBT for psychosis
  • Schema Therapy
  • Sex Offender Treatment Programme (SOTP)
  • Substance misuse
  • Adapted therapy programmes for Deaf patients

Service users are also supported by our psychology and occupational therapy departments in anger management, social skills development, daily living skills, healthy living, IT skills training, education and vocational development.

Our Facilities

  • En-suite bedrooms
  • Range of communal spaces
  • Gym
  • Laundry
  • Occupational therapy kitchen
  • Therapy garden
  • External sports pitch
  • Woodland walkways down to the Elton Reservoir

In addition to Lower East, Cygnet Hospital Bury also has two further medium secure services, Madison and Colombus, that specialise in treating men with a personality disorder.

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