Hazelwood House

Heath RoadHeathChesterfieldDerbyshire S44 5QSDetails: Come off M1 at junction 29 then turn right at signpost for Heath Village

Tel.01246 856 565


Hazelwood House

Hazelwood House is a low secure unit for men with a learning disability, including those with co-morbid personality disorders, mental illnesses and autistic spectrum disorders.

It is a well-established service in the Midlands that works with patients with intellectual disabilities to reduce their risk, and build and consolidate core skills and relapse prevention strategies, focusing on the application in real world settings and develop skills for supported or independent living in the community.

Our approach

All interventions aim to help the patient to understand the effect of their behaviour on others, to help them to manage the impact of external triggers on their behaviour and ultimately to promote the concept of recovery.

Our model of care explicitly acknowledges and supports the issue of change (or readiness for change) and this is essential for successful engagement and treatment. When stability is achieved, patients engage in appropriate treatments to meaningfully focus on reducing the risk of relapse and can help to reduce length of stay in secure care.

Psychology led therapies:

  • Individual psychological therapy
  • Recovery and mental health awareness
  • Stop & think! - a social problem solving therapy
  • Managing anger programme (MAP)
  • Drug and alcohol programme
  • Relationship programme (social skills, collaboration with therapies)
  • Adapted sex offender treatment programme
  • Coping skills programme
  • Arson treatment programme
  • Relapse prevention and discharge planning

Occupational therapy led activities:

  • Community-based volunteer work
  • Real work opportunities
  • Breakfast club - develop cooking and food preparation skills as well as socialisation skills
  • Self-expression and drama group
  • Education - literacy and numeracy
  • Physical fitness
  • 1:1 cooking
  • Arts and craft
  • Hobbies
  • Computers

The team

Our staff are trained in The RAID approach and focus on positive behaviour so as to reduce challenging behaviours. Our team consists of:

  • Forensic psychologist and assistant
  • Occupational therapist and assistant
  • Consultant psychiatrist
  • Ward manager and the nursing team
  • Social worker
  • Speech and language therapist (SaLT) and assistant

Our Services

Fees and Funding

Referrals & Admissions

This service is suitable for:

  • Male patients aged 18 and over
  • Diagnosed with a learning/intellectual disability
  • Detained under the Mental Health Act
  • May also have diagnoses of mental illnesses or personality disorders
  • May have complex needs or dual diagnosis 

More Info

We believe that the environment in which patients are treated is just as important as the therapy itself. Patients go out into the community for many activities but we also have the following facilities on site:

  • Outdoor gym and large garden
  • Large group room and computer room
  • Rehabilitation kitchen

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

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