The therapy programme
The personality disorder service provides a 12-month recovery-focussed programme with dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT) at its therapeutic centre. The skills taught within the DBT programme will promote greater self-awareness, and will also teach the individual to build resilience while managing overwhelming situations more effectively.
Through the DBT programme, the ward team will support patients to:
- manage life outside of hospital safely
- engage in voluntary or paid work
- enjoy healthy relationships
- explore their own interests and
- move forward to a future they have planned and worked hard for.
Relapse prevention and discharge
The final stage of the DBT programme will focus on relapse prevention and the building of life skills outside of the unit. It is envisaged that during the final stage of the programme, the patient will be considering registering at college and/or looking for voluntary placements, based on work completed on their Personal health Plan and interests developed during their time on the unit.
This stage of the programme provides the patient with the opportunity to practise skills and take “positive risks” for their future. We believe that exposing individuals to new situations during these last few months is imperative to ensuring a successful discharge.
Quality and regulation
You can be assured that the treatment patients receive will be of the highest standard, as we are continually monitored by the independent regualtor the Care Quality Commission and are benchmarked against the National Service Framework.
We also strive to ensure the effectiveness and success of our treatment by meeting exacting, externally validated standards and our results compare favourably with the published benchmarks.
Visiting times and visitors allowed will be individual for each patient depending on their therapeutic programme. Please discuss this with the nursing team. All visitors must sign in and out at reception and report to the nurses station for general psychiatry and addiction treatment programme. All visitors must leave the building no later than 10.00 pm.
General programme & ATP
Monday - Friday 12.30 pm - 1.30 pm & 5.00 pm - 10.00 pm
Saturday 12.30 pm - 10.00 pm
Sunday 9.00 am - 10.00 pm
Eating disorder unit
Monday - Friday 6.30 pm - 10.00 pm
Saturday & Sunday 9.00 am - 12.00 pm & 2.00 pm - 10.00 pm