Environment and facilities
The environment we create for patients is as important as the treatment, itself. To this end, each patient has the privacy of his or her own comfortable bedroom, with television, telephone, and en-suite facilities. Patients are encouraged to have their meals in the main dining room, which offers excellent choice of dishes. Special dietary requirements can also be catered for. Access to local gym/leisure facilities is available.
The Priory Hospital Preston therapy and treatment programmes
The first step to recovery for the patient is to undergo an initial assessment to identify the issues, make any diagnosis and draw up the most appropriate treatment plan.
- Person centred
- Family therapy
- Couple/relationship therapy
Some of the groups available are:
- Understanding and managing anxiety
- Understanding and managing depression
- Managing grief and loss
- Relationship therapy
- Family therapy
- Personal development
- CBT for mixed diagnosis
- Building confidence and self-esteem
- Emotional wellbeing
- Creative therapy
- Body image for managing eating disorders
- Healthy living
- Relapse prevention
- Emotional well-being for eating disorders
Weekly group CBT programmes
For generalised anxiety, panic disorder and obsessive compulsive disorder
This half day, weekly programme runs for four weeks. Patients benefit from high quality facilitation by experienced clinicians and from peer support. The programme can be accessed alone or in conjunction with the mindfulness-based CBT for stress reduction. Patients learn skills to leave behind unhelpful thinking and worry and to face situations, people or places which previously led to anxiety or panic.
This half day, weekly programme runs for six weeks. This programme can be accessed alone or in conjunction with mindfulness-based CBT for stress reduction or developing self-esteem and assertiveness. Patients accessing this programme will develop the means to improve and maintain mood, improve sleep and increase their motivation and life satisfaction.
For mindfulness-based stress reduction
Patients benefit by learning and practicing proven techniques for relaxing, improving sleep, improving general wellbeing, managing pain and dealing with every day stressors. The programme harnesses clinically proven mindfulness-based stress relief techniques and provides relapse prevention techniques for both anxiety and depression. This half day, weekly programme runs for six weeks.
For developing self esteem and assertiveness
Low self esteem and lack of confidence are closely linked to depression and anxiety both as symptoms and contributing factors. This full day, weekly programme runs for six weeks and enables participants to develop skills of assertive communication and to identify and address unhelpful patterns of thought and behaviour leading to greater confidence and reduced susceptibility to depression and social anxiety.
Individual 1:1 therapy is also available at times to suit patients, providing expert assistance on a wide variety of problems including depression, anxiety, phobias, obsessive compulsive disorder, addictions, relationship difficulties and a wide range of other emotional problems.
Family programme and aftercare for clients completing inpatient addiction treatment programme
Within the addiction treatment programme, where possible, we encourage the patient’s family to become involved in the treatment programme as this can help give a greater understanding of the illness – hopefully leading to a speedier recovery once the patient has returned home.
In addition to medical excellence, we provide a safe relaxed atmosphere at the Priory Quayside House Hospital, which facilitates the recovery process.