Stockton Hall

The VillageStockton-on-the-ForestYorkYO32 9UN

Tel.01904 400 500


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Stockton Hall

Stockton Hall is a highly specialist hospital where patients requiring a medium secure care setting can maximise value from therapeutic interventions. Our services have produced excellent recovery results for patients and they are able to progress to low secure or locked rehabilitation if possible.

The facility is split across seven wards as follows:

  • 16 bedded female ward - Mental Health and Personality Disorder
  • 16 bedded male ward - Personality Disorder
  • 8 bedded elderly male ward - for those with a settled in presentation in need of rehabilitation for mental illness and/or personality disorders
  • Two 24 bedded male wards for mental health focus

Our approach

Programmes that support patients with mental health and or personality disorders are focussed towards those who:

  • Require a reduction self-harm
  • Need support with violent behaviour
  • Present with offence-specific behaviours

Stockton Hall runs a therapeutic programme, to help patients develop coping strategies, increase skills and resilience and enable patients to access the community to maximise their recovery potential.

Our full multidisciplinary clinical team focuses on:

  • Engaging patients in therapeutic treatment
  • Increasing patient skill levels
  • Promoting independence and community integration to prepare patients for rehabilitation

There is a programme of psychological therapies which are co-ordinated by the Head of Psychology but are run with all disciplines involved, including:

  • Psychology
  • Occupational therapy
  • Psychiatry
  • Nursing
  • Social work

Stockton Hall's team of social workers strive to create or rebuild family networks for all patients who may find this helpful to their recovery.

Therapeutic sessions include:

  • Cognitive analytic therapy (CAT)
  • Dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT)
  • Offence specific cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Substance misuse awareness and treatment programme
  • Mental health promotion programme
  • Managing anger programme
  • Mindfulness

We also provide real work opportunities to help patients develop pre-employment process skills including:

  • CV workshops
  • Application support
  • Interviews with formalised feedback
  • Training relevant to the role such as Health and Safety or Manual Handling

Real work opportunities include, for example, café manager, shop manager, maintenance worker, gym cleaner and stock ordering.

Patients are supported to participate in a range of music activities as a group or individually utilising the music room and recording studio. The aim of the music programme is to increase patient engagement.

Our Services

Fees and Funding

Referrals & Admissions

The following individuals will benefit from the service and Stockton Hall, and specific admission criteria include:

  • Aged 18 or over
  • Men and women with mental illness and/or personality disorder
  • Men with mild to moderate learning disability
  • Men with ASD
  • 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 history of offending or self-harming behaviours
  • Have often had a history of failed or difficult placement and would benefit from a period of rehabilitation in a patient centred, recovery focused secure environment
  • Requiring 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

Patients at Stockton Hall are able to access education sessions both on the ward and in the therapy department. Sessions are facilitated by a teacher or a teaching assistant who will facilitate an educational assessment and then provide a range of educational opportunities to meet individual needs.

A range of formal and informal learning is available. Patients can access a media suite for online tool teaching opportunities. Interventions range from GCSE, OCR, key skills and functional skills such as literacy and numeracy. This can lead to national accreditation in these subjects. Stockton Hall is OCR accredited which means that patients are supported in gaining a range of qualifications.

We believe the environment in which our therapy takes place, is just as important as the treatment itself and we provide:

  • Gymnasium
  • Swimming pool
  • Wood work room
  • Rehabilitation kitchens
  • Patient run shop and café
  • Music room
  • Recording Studio
  • Multi-media internet suite
  • Education centre
  • Activity rooms
  • Horticulture activity areas
  • Animal care

Autism Spectrum and Learning Difficulty services

Fenton Ward

Fenton ward is an 8 bedded, medium secure service for adult males with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The service is primarily tailored towards patients with ASD who cannot cope in busier ASD secure environments due to sensory issues or communication difficulties. Patients on Fenton ward typically have an associated learning disability.

We provide a highly individualised and person-centred service. Considerable focus is given to understanding the patient as a whole and to identifying environmental factors that are relevant to their risk.

The service is particularly keen on collaborative working, and family members are very involved in formulations and pathway discussions.

The service is based on a positive behaviour support model. In addition to usual MDT working, the service makes use of ASD specific approaches such as social stories and tailored psychology work. The service also provides a menu that has been specifically designed for people with autism following consultation with the clients.

Kyme ward

Kyme ward is a 16 bedded medium secure service for adult males with developmental disorders. The service provides care for patients with higher functioning autism and mild learning disabilities. Patients on Kyme ward are generally more able to tolerate higher levels of activity than those on Fenton ward. 

Patients benefit from a full MDT and have regular meetings to discuss recovery and risk. On admission each patient undergoes a comprehensive review lasting three months. Following this there is generally a recommendation for further psychology work.

The service is based on a positive behaviour support model and provides psychoeducational work for autism, social skills training, and adapted psychological work for people with autism and learning disabilities.

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