Recovery First, in Widnes, is a joint venture between the Priory and Greater Manchester West Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust. This unique joint venture will draw on the wealth of experience and expertise of both organisations, to deliver high-quality mental health services at the state-of-the-art Widnes hospital site.
Dedicated provision for men and women
Recovery First is a locked facility and provides care for men and women with complex mental health requirements. The hospital is split into two distinct areas:
Locked male Autism Service for the challenging and complex needs of adults with Autism and Aspergers syndrome
Locked assessment and rehabilitation for women with complex mental health needs and personality difficulties
Our overall aim at Recovery First is to improve the mental health and wellbeing of our service users and to help them develop and maintain healthy relationships with others. Recovery First will work to reduce risk behaviours associated with mental health conditions so that our service users can ultimately live successful and fulfilling lives within the community.
Clinical expertise and positive outcomes
The clinicians who work at Recovery First have many years of experience in this area. Along with Recovery First nurses and therapeutic staff, we will:
- Improve our service users’ understanding of their needs, behaviour and their interactions with others
- Help service users to build up effective therapeutic relationships and help them manage psychological distress and risk
- Help service users to achieve a stable sense of self and enhance their management of their emotions and problem-solving
Both the Priory and Greater Manchester West Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust place safety at the heart of everything they do and this will be the cornerstone of care at Recovery First. There will be a structured pathway, unique to each individual and we will work with them to develop a bespoke treatment plan. These plans will include structured and unstructured therapies which will provide holistic care that treats the whole person – not just the illness.