Peplau Ward – Men’s Medium Secure

Gender: Male

Age: 18+

Beds: 14

Peplau Ward supports men in a medium secure and safe environment where individuals can receive specialist assessment and treatment.

Peplau Ward can support individuals who may experience behaviours that are challenging, including self-harm or aggression. This can include individuals who might be considered a risk to others or who have been involved in the criminal justice system. Many service users in our medium secure services have experienced difficulties with substance misuse, legal highs and alcohol.

The aim of our secure services is to help individuals learn how to manage their mental health and reinforce their daily living skills, to prepare them for life in a community setting, or in the least restrictive environment possible.

All wards at Cygnet Hospital Stevenage work closely together to provide a seamless secure care pathway for men and women. Working closely with NHS case managers and commissioners, we are able to provide solutions for service users requiring step-down service options both on-site at Cygnet Hospital Stevenage and across our national network of rehabilitation and specialist services.

Therapy Programme

There are a range of therapies available at Peplau Ward. We also offer drop-in clinics and weekly groups including fire setting, mental health awareness groups, a cognitive behavioural therapy for psychosis programme, substance misuse support and offence related rehabilitation groups such as Reasoning and Rehabilitation.

  • Group Therapy
    • Fire setting Intervention Programme for Mentally Disordered Offenders (FIP-MO)
    • Substance Misuse Programme (SMU)
    • Sex Offender Treatment Programme for Mentally Disordered Offenders (SOTP-MO)
  • Individual Therapy
    • Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT)
    • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
    • Schema Focused Therapy
    • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Our service user profile:

  • Men, aged 18+
  • Detained under the Mental Health Act, including those under Ministry of Justice restrictions
  • Requiring assessment and treatment in a secure environment
  • Presenting active or potential risk to others
  • Diagnosis of:
    • Severe and enduring mental health problems
    • Psychotic disorder
    • Schizoaffective disorder
    • Schizophrenia
  • May be exhibiting dangerous and challenging behaviour
  • May have a dual diagnosis with substance abuse

Our Facilities:

  • Outdoor space
  • Social areas
  • ADL kitchen
  • Activity rooms
  • Vocational café
  • Large indoor gym hall
  • Multi-gym and outdoor football pitch
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