Cygnet St Teilo House

Goshen Street, Rhymney, Gwent, NP22 5NF

Gender: Female

Age: 18+

Bed: 23

Located in the village of Rhymney, amid the beautiful Welsh countryside, Cygnet St Teilo House is a 23-bed service specialising in high dependency inpatient rehabilitation for women in a safe and comfortable environment. Cygnet St Teilo House has been designed to provide an environment that promotes recovery for women with its focus on space, personal privacy and dignity.

By combining a collaborative, multi-disciplinary approach, we deliver high-quality care using our unique 4 stage model of care for our mental health high dependency inpatient rehabilitation services.

Cygnet St Teilo House is located in South Wales in a beautiful village called Rhymney. We provide a homely environment that 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 an individual’s life.

The psychological and therapeutic approach at Cygnet St Teilo House is personalised to meet individual need. Our service is particularly helpful for women who have been in hospital for some time and who require additional support as they continue along their pathway towards the least restrictive environment possible for them.

Access to the local community is an essential step along the pathway to independence. When the time is right we support community engagement for both leisure pursuits and for social training such as shopping and using public transport. External activities are tailored to individual needs and wishes. The service is 30 miles north of Cardiff and easy reach to Swansea, which we have really good access to through public transport links. Facilities nearby to St Teilo House in Rhymney include a library, hairdressers, a gym and a supermarket as well as some beautiful areas to enjoy countryside walks. Individuals are supported and encouraged to access these facilities to promote independence and rehabilitate them back to living in the community.

Katherine’s Journey

Read about how the team at Cygnet St Teilo transformed Katherine’s life.

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Ty Alarch

Ty Alarch is a six bed community rehabilitation service for women who have been able to progress through the hospital pathway at Cygnet St Teilo House. The service also accepts referrals from other high dependency inpatient rehabilitation services as well as directly from the community. This new service is opening in early 2023 and is now accepting referrals.

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Our service user profile:

  • Women 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 the community or community-based care
  • History of sexual abuse or domestic violence
  • Typical diagnoses: schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, bipolar affective disorder or depression
  • May have a diagnosis of personality disorder
  • May have secondary diagnoses of mild learning disability or autism spectrum 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
  • Craft room
  • Dining room
  • Living room
  • Enclosed garden & therapy garden
  • Beauty salon
  • Gym
  • IT café

Our community links:

  • GAVO (Gwent Association of Voluntary Organisation)
  • Animal Encounters
  • Cycling facilities at Bryn Bach Park
    Easy access to the Brecon Beacons National Park
  • Numerous local libraries and community centres, providing IT and Language courses
  • Blaina Institute (learning activity centre)
  • Merthyr leisure centre
  • Job Centre Plus
  • Bryn Bach Parc
  • Local community shops and supermarkets
  • Local college courses in Mathematics and English
  • Building relationships with local services/ charities such as MIND that provide workshops and courses including Gored Accredited courses such as confidence building, stress management and mental health awareness
  • Volunteering opportunities within community café and local food bank
  • Social and craft groups
  • Horse riding centre and rock climbing
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