Our patients are among the most vulnerable members of society and require sensitive, therapeutic interventions delivered in a healing environment that encourages self-awareness, knowledge and empowerment.
Our clinical services include:
- Assessment, treatment and management of mental illness and offending behaviour related problems
- Assertive rehabilitation programme
- Structured psychological, rehabilitation and occupational therapies
- Specialist forensic cognitive behavioural therapy delivered through individual, group and drop-in service
- Development of independent living skills
- 24-hour nursing care
- Experienced clinical and support staff trained to work with forensic and personality disorder patients
- Comprehensive risk assessment procedures including HCR-20, START and specialist risk assessment
- Community-based vocational and educational training
- Recovery orientated service focused on providing choice and emphasising service user strengths
Virtual supported living accommodation
The Priory Hospital Sturt House offers a unique opportunity to patients who have come through different levels of security and rehabilitation and are now ready to work towards eventual independent living, giving them practical skills to ensure a smooth transition into the community.
This pathway is ideal for service users who have histories of failed discharges into the community e.g. breakdown of hostel placements, 'revolving door' clients or had recurrent admissions into the hospital and need an intensive period of rehabilitation and stability prior to discharge. This pathway particularly requires close working with purchasers/stake holders responsible for community resettlement.
The Priory Sturt House offers an opportunity for patients to step down in security in a male environment. This pathway is ideal for those patients stepping down from higher levels of physical security and is suitable for patients who present with chronic mental health difficulties, vulnerabilities and risks that preclude community resettlement. Patients in this pathway usually require a phased approach to their recovery.
Occupational therapy activities programme
We use a patient-centred approach to treatment. This helps us to improve and maintain the psychological, social, physical and vocational aspects of our patients' lives and to facilitate their transition to living independently within the local community. We place emphasis on the meaning of an activity, rather than the amount of time spent participating in activities. We offer a wide range of practical and social activities, which equip our patients with skills that enable them to develop their existing skills and abilities all the time moving towards greater independence.
The types of activities that we offer cover the following areas:
- Activities of daily living
- Leisure pursuits
- Social activities
- Vocational work
- Faith pursuits
- Family/carer involvement
We offer a comprehensive range of psychological assessments and interventions tailored to meet needs of patients presenting with challenging and complex problems. Following an initial assessment, a psychological treatment plan will be devised in conjunction with our multidisciplinary team. Interventions are likely to include both individual sessions and group work, enabling the patient to engage more within the community. This may include interventions around social skills, anxiety management, managing symptoms and personality issues, as well as coping skills and managing emotions. Additionally, more complex assessments are also undertaken related to specific problems such as neurological conditions or post traumatic stress disorder.
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.