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Life Works, Woking

The GrangeHigh StreetOld WokingSurreyGU22 8LB

Tel.01483 745 066

Fax.01483 755 966

Life Works, Woking

Life Works is a residential rehabilitation hospital in Old Woking, Surrey and we are one of the leading centres in Europe for the treatment of alcohol addiction, drug addiction, and eating disorders. We are also able to provide expert treatment for a range of mental health conditions, including depression and anxiety, when these co-occur alongside an addiction or an eating disorder. The doctors, nurses and counsellors at Life Works strive to provide the most comfortable, safe and luxurious recovery environment possible.

Away from the stress and pressures of the outside world, our clients stay in our Grade II listed Georgian manor house. We offer gym facilities, a large walled garden and lawns, and en-suite bedrooms.

Life Works' doctors, therapists, counsellors and nursing team work together to provide 24-hour on-site medical care. This includes specialist support for clients from your first call until you are ready to leave. Our treatment programme is based on scientifically proven techniques that are designed to help people to recover quickly and take back their lives.

If you require more intensive treatment for depression and anxiety as standalone conditions, we are able to provide this at our sister hospital, Priory Hospital Woking.

Addiction rehabilitation programme

Life Works treats a number of different addictions including, alcohol, drugs, gambling and internet addiction. We work to help people to overcome their physical addictions and then help them to develop healthy coping mechanisms in order to beat their mental addiction. Life Works also helps each client to build up a network of supporting peers to ensure that anyone leaving our care has a network of supportive friends ready to help them in recovery. Our addiction treatment programme includes:

  • Free initial assessment to better understand the addiction that you are facing
  • Aftercare support using Life Works' daycare programme
  • Family support for clients who stay for 28 days or more

Eating disorder rehabilitation programme

Life Works treats most eating disorders including anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder (BED), and eating disorders not otherwise specified (EDNOS). Our treatment staff work with people suffering from eating disorders to help them to develop better eating habits, control cravings and urges and prevent relapse. Life Works specialists also ensure that clients learn coping strategies to help them to deal with negative emotions and urges. Our goal is for every eating disorder client that we treat, to leave us with a healthy attitude towards eating and the coping strategies to protect them from relapse.

  • Free initial assessment to better understand the eating disorder that you are facing
  • Aftercare support using Life Works' daycare programme
  • Family support for clients who stay for 28 days or more

Why choose Life Works?

Life Works has over a decade of experience providing the best care to our clients. We are one of the top rehabilitation centres in Europe and our excellent staff routinely go above and beyond to help clients. Life Works provides:

  • A comfortable and welcoming environment that feels more like home than a hospital
  • High staff to client ratios
  • 24-hour medical care
  • A dry environment free of drugs alcohol or other negative temptations
  • Treatments led by experts in the fields of addiction and eating disorders

For further information on the full range of Life Works services: click here

Free Addictions Assessment

The Priory is pleased to offer you a free confidential assessment for all addictions.

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Environment and facilities

We understand that it is important for clients to feel comfortable when they are in residential treatment. That is why our Grade II listed Georgian manor house is designed to look and feel like a home and not a rehabilitation centre.

Along with our welcoming centre, our chef provides excellent meals that cater to clients' individual needs and dietary requirements. We also have gym facilities and a private walled garden.

Care and treatment

Life Works offers two types of care: residential and daycare treatment. 

  • Residential treatment allows clients to stay at Life Works while they receive treatment. This is the most effective form of treatment because it removes people from the temptation and stress of their everyday lives and provides them with the highest amount of treatment for their money. This type of treatment is open to anyone.
  • Daycare treatment allows clients who have already done a 28-day residential treatment programme at Life Works to come back as a client for a day. These people live at home and can schedule their treatment around work and other commitments.

We offer these two services because they are the most effective way to treat addiction, depression and eating disorders. While there are other treatment options out there, they may not be as effective in treating serious mental illness.

Accessing treatment - referral and admission

The easiest way to access treatment is to call our enquiry line on: 01483 745060. During the call, you can set up an appointment for an assessment. This is provided free of charge and can be done on-site or in some cases over the phone. Following your initial enquiry, we can provide you with a client information pack which has details like visitation times, what to bring and an example of the day-to-day schedule for treatment.

Once the assessment is complete, we can then discuss a potential admission date. In some cases, this can be the day of your assessment if required.

Corporate and occupational health

We are an approved provider for all the UK’s leading private medical insurers. Residential treatment services are covered as standard by the majority of insurers. We also provide self-pay options for individuals and families, and corporate arrangements for businesses.

Our Services

Our Specialists

Priory boasts a diverse team of practitioners. Committed to providing the best treatment to each and every one of our patients, we pride ourselves on placing patients at the heart of the treatment journey. This approach ensures that you are allocated to the best expert for your needs and benefit from a truly bespoke treatment programme.

For detailed biographies on individual experts, including their backgrounds, specialisms and qualifications: Please click here to view our specialists

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