Cygnet St Augustine’s

Cobridge Road, Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ST1 5JY

Gender: Male

Age: 18+

Bed: 32

Cygnet St Augustine’s is a 32 bed specialist high dependency inpatient rehabilitation service for men. Our fantastic facilities and multi-disciplinary treatment programme are designed to assist individuals with their return to community living. Those placed with us often come from multiple placement breakdowns, failed treatment programmes or are stepping down from secure settings.

Our dedicated clinical teams provide a full multi-disciplinary programme that includes; occupational therapy, psychology, psychiatry and vocational training, offering service users the opportunities and support they need to stabilise their condition and enter society with a renewed sense of enthusiasm and optimism.

Cygnet St Augustine’s is located in Stoke-on-Trent in the West Midlands. The service is within walking distance of a small town centre with plenty of shops, cafès and activities, as well as having great transport links around the city. The local train station has regular services to surrounding areas including Manchester and Birmingham. We have strong community links allowing a multitude of opportunities for volunteering and charity work, including foodbanks, charity shops and football club.

Within the service, all bedrooms have en-suite facilities, 16 of which are situated on the ground floor. We have dedicated therapy spaces, an IT café, gym and two comfortable TV lounges with games consoles.

We offer more than just specialists and treatments, we value the service users as individuals, help enhance their interests and abilities, encourage them to share their views and help them unlock their talents and aspirations. We have an expert by experience working within our staff team to support service users to stay recovery focussed.

“I’m pleased with my stay and know it’s coming to the end. I feel I’ve strengthened from it and it has geared me up to progress in the future.”Service User

We support individuals to attend to their physical health alongside their mental health recovery, and have a dedicated general nurse on-site to advise on healthy living, to support service users to attend GP appointments and discuss other physical health needs. We also have a gym instructor that attends the service three times a week to deliver person-centred workout routines and bespoke nutritional plans.

Support is provided to help individuals prepare for independent living, employment and other vocational activities, with a strong focus on financial management and budgeting skills. An independent advocacy service supports individuals to access the local citizen’s advice bureau to understand their finances and prepare for the future.

“Having my son looked after in your hospital has made an immense difference to our family. I can’t thank the staff enough for their help and professionalism. We have been able to sleep at night knowing he is safe, with which we have struggled with for years Family Member

Our service user profile:

  • Men aged 18+
  • Detained under the Mental Health Act (1983) or informal
  • Primary diagnosis of mental illness with:
    • Complex comorbidities
    • Substance, drug and alcohol abuse
    • Treatment resistance
    • Behaviours that challenge
  • Aiming for a return to community or community-based care
  • May have a history of trauma
  • Typical diagnoses: schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, bipolar affective disorder or depression
  • May have secondary diagnoses of mild learning disability, autism spectrum disorder or personality disorder
  • May have a forensic history and/or be stepping down from secure services
  • May have a history of repeated acute admissions

Our facilities:

  • En-suite bedrooms
  • Therapy kitchen
  • Therapy garden
  • Dining room
  • Two communal TV lounges with games consoles
  • Large enclosed garden
  • Gym
  • IT café

Our community links:

  • Good transport links to local town centres
  • Stoke-on-Trent College
  • Forest Park
  • Water World
  • Westport Lake
  • Alton Towers
  • YMCA
  • Cinema and bowling
  • Stoke City Football Club
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