From the moment an individual arrives, the teamwork with them to maximise positive outcomes and recovery, while focusing on discharge plans to enable the individual to move on to the least restrictive environment for them. For some individuals this could be independent living, for some who need additional support, we provide a step-down service, 15 The Sycamores. This 4 bed step-down gives the men we support an opportunity to continue on their journey, whilst still being supported by the multi-disciplinary team (MDT) at Cygnet Storthfield House.
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.
The service has 22 beds in total of which 9 are located on the ground floor suitable for individuals with mobility issues. Located in South Normanton, two miles away from the busy Alfreton town centre, service users have access to all of the local amenities to ensure full integration into community life. The facilities available include a gym, library, bowling, churches, and leisure centres, plus the usual shops, cafés, supermarkets and great public transport links.
At Cygnet Storthfield House, our services offer more than just specialists and treatments. We value service users as individuals, help enhance their interests and abilities, encourage them to share their views and help them unlock their talents and aspirations.
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.
Our interventions are matched according to individual needs. Our team will always adapt their engagement technique and personnel, delivering specific interventions to maximise engagement and ensure that progress is always being made with the men in our care. Vocational support is provided to help service users prepare for employment and other vocational activities. The men are supported to create CVs, apply for jobs, practice for and attend interviews as well as develop other skills necessary in a work environment. We also offer a range of internal therapeutic earning positions within Cygnet Storthfield House, where service users have the opportunity to apply for, be interviewed for and take on the responsibility of a suitable job.
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 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 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
- En-suite bedrooms
- Computer / games room
- Dining room
- Activities of daily living kitchen
- Quiet lounge
- Gardens including quiet garden and vegetable patch
- Multi-faith room
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