Llanarth Court is a specialist secure service for males and females with mental illnesses and/or personality disorders and for males with intellectual/learning disabilities. This includes both medium and low secure services.
We are a sector-leading example of how providing a wide variety of care settings, and a clear care pathway in the direction of recovery, can benefit all individuals.
Llanarth Court is a 97-bedded unit, split across the following wards:
- 3 male low secure wards
- 2 male medium secure wards
- 1 female medium secure ward
- 1 specialist bespoke therapeutic placement (BTP)
With occupational therapy, we aim to help people to engage in occupations that give their lives meaning and value. This also helps to mitigate alienation and anti-social behaviour, assisting people to develop their interpersonal capacity, pro-social values, personal identity and skills-for-life participation.
The provision of occupational therapy is a central part of the care provided throughout Llanarth Court, enabling individuals to choose to engage in a range of occupations that have meaning and purpose and are necessary for quality of life.
Llanarth Court runs a 12-week rotational therapeutic programme to help individuals develop coping strategies, insight and self-management of risk, both independently and with support. Programmes are repeated as required, according to needs. They include:
- Mental awareness health groups
- Medication awareness groups
- Physical healthcare
- Individualised therapy
- Substance awareness programme
- Dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT)
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) programme for managing difficult emotions
- Mentalisation based therapy (MBT)
Focus on Safety
Our absolute priority is to make sure we operate safe and effective services 24/7 and that all staff understand what is required of them to make that happen. Click here to read more.
We believe that the environment in which treatment takes place, is as important as the therapy itself. Llanarth Court provides access to:
- Fitness and leisure centre
- Sports hall
- Fitness suite
- Therapeutic areas
- Art rooms
- Practice kitchens
- Vast amount of grounds, access to green space
- Social club and shop
- Vocational and educational facilities
- Horticulture and craft centre (woodwork, carpentry, horticulture)
- Education room
- Patient-run coffee shop
The therapy department supports individuals to retain and learn new skills that support their daily living, with an emphasis upon community reintegration and developing a graded programme for supporting patients back into the community.
Vocational rehabilitation plays an important role in supporting patients to establish meaningful and productive roles. The facilities at Llanarth Court support this, offering a wide range of activities in a number of different therapeutic environments.
Enquiries and Referrals
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