Ayr Clinic is a low secure hospital for males and females with mental illness and/or personality disorders, located in the coastal town of Ayr in West Central Scotland.
Our low secure service is spread over three wards, comprising of:
- 12-bedded male admissions unit
- 12-bedded female admissions unit
- 12-bedded mixed gender rehabilitation unit
Ayr Clinic also offers specialised step-down facilities to enable patients to continue their recovery journey, maintain good mental health, and promote social inclusion and skills for a sustainable discharge into community living.
Our step-down facilities comprise of:
- 8-bedded community house – The Gatehouse
- 10-bedded community house – Lochlea
We provide high levels of therapeutic care that is underpinned by evidence-based knowledge, delivered by a highly experienced team. Our individualised and group treatment programmes have clearly defined goals and outcomes for our patient group.
Treatment is offered in a safe and positive environment where patients develop their skills for independence, self-confidence and knowledge of how to manage their mental health and wellbeing. We work collaboratively with the residents to empower them, using recovery and person-centred approaches.
Our treatment programmes focus on therapies including:
- Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) Programme
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) informed input
- Dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT) informed interventions
- Emotional regulation
- Self-harming reduction and management
- Trauma, grief and loss counselling
- Anger and anxiety management
- Problem solving skills and relapse prevention
- Life and social skills
We view patients as part of our team, working together to build the confidence and skills to re-join a meaningful place in the community.
We also provide real work opportunities (RWOs) and this programme replicates the demands of work and develops employment skills such as responsibility, following structured work times and duties, people skills and personal presentation.
We believe that the environment in which treatment takes place, is as important as the therapy itself. We provide:
- A safe and homely environment
- En-suite bedrooms for each resident
- Communal therapeutic and leisure areas for residents
- A therapeutic kitchen for residents
- Close access to the local community
Enquiries and Referrals
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