Abbey House

49 Hanley RoadMalvern Wells WorcestershireWR14 4HZ

Tel.01684 571 000


Abbey House

Abbey House provides a specialist psychiatric rehabilitation and recovery service for 25 men aged 18 years or older with enduring mental illness and/or personality disorder. We support the needs of both detained and voluntary patients and can manage patients with complex needs, including those with a history of offending.

We aim to provide our patients with the skills that they need to lead a happy and fulfilling life back in the community. We support those requiring short periods of care prior to moving out of acute care, as well as those stepping down from secure services.

Our approach

The unit has an inclusive, multidisciplinary approach with a positive attitude to risk management.

Abbey House runs a 12-week rotational therapeutic programme, to help patients to develop:

  • Coping strategies
  • Resilience and community skills
  • Their recovery potential
  • Independence skills

Patients are also able to attend drop-in sessions with an educational tutor. Our tutor identifies patients' educational needs and interests. A range of formal and informal learning is available.

Our real work opportunities help patients to develop pre-employment process skills including CV workshops, application support, interviews with formalised feedback, and training that is relevant to the role such as health and safety or manual handling.

Our team

Our multidisciplinary team are experienced in their field and are able to provide psychology-led therapy sessions including mindfulness groups, emotional management, assertiveness groups and medication awareness education. The team includes:

  • Psychologist
  • Occupational therapist
  • Psychiatrist
  • Nursing team
  • Social worker

Our Services

Fees and Funding

Referrals & Admissions

The following criteria details who will benefit from active rehabilitation at Abbey House:

  • Detained under the Mental Health Act 1983 (amended 2007) or on an informal basis
  • Presenting with complex and challenging behaviours relating to complex mental health disorders
  • May have a history of offending or self-harming behaviours
  • Have often had a failed or difficult placement and would benefit from a period of rehabilitation in a patient-centred, recovery-focused environment
  • Require a bespoke treatment pathway
  • Often presenting with treatment-resistant mental health disorders
  • Require rehabilitation to acquire skills for independent or supported living in the community

More Info

We believe that the environment in which an individual is treated, is just as important as the treatment itself. Our homely setting provides a range of facilities that includes:

  • 20 en-suite bedrooms
  • Semi-independent living accommodation in five modern flats
  • A communal garden
  • Fresh produce is farmed at Abbey House garden and is used throughout the summer for cooking by residents
  • An education centre
  • Arts room
  • Practice kitchens
  • Bicycle shed
  • Community facilities including a gym, library and horse riding facilities

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