Stockton Hall is a highly specialised hospital where patients requiring a medium secure care setting can maximise value from therapeutic interventions. Our services have produced excellent recovery results for patients and they are able to progress to low secure or locked rehabilitation if possible.
The hospital is split into seven main wards, which can cater for the following:
- Adult males with autistic spectrum disorders (ASDs)
- Adult males with developmental disorders
- Adult female mental health
- Adult male mental health
Stockton Hall runs a therapeutic programme, to help patients to develop coping strategies, increase skills and resilience and enable patients to access the community to maximise their recovery potential.
Programmes that support patients with mental health and/or personality disorders are focused towards those who:
- Require self-harm reduction
- Need support with violent behaviour
- Present with offence-specific behaviours
Therapeutic sessions include:
- Cognitive analytic therapy (CAT)
- Dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT)
- Offence-specific cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Substance misuse awareness and treatment programme
- Mental health promotion programme
- Managing anger programme
Stockton Hall’s recovery college
The recovery college is now well-established and resides in two good sized rooms within the secure perimeter.
The planning and development of the college is taken care of by the involvement lead, service users and staff. Collaboratively, we develop courses that run for between 1 and 12 weeks, which makes up a term. This is repeated three times a year, with time in between in order to plan the next term.
We offer a wide variety of courses tat are skill-based and designed to engage service users in a fun and honest way.
Every month of the staff induction and staff update training, our involvement lead and a patient deliver a presentation to teach new staff about the recovery college, service user involvement, its aims and its successes so far. There is also a meeting between new starters and service users, in which there is an informal discussion over coffee and biscuits as to what a typical day looks like at Stockton Hall, and what service users value most from staff. We call this 'patient perspective' and it has proved to be very popular.
Overall, the recovery college aims to provide further opportunities for patients to improve their wellbeing through skills development workshops and discussion groups, which we have used to develop various podcasts covering topics such as mental health stigma, autism and mental health awareness, as well as general discussions about sports and music.
These podcasts were winners of the 2022 National Service User Awards in the category of 'Recovery and The Arts'.
We have recently begun producing some stop motion animation based around our service users' day-to-day experiences of their diagnosis and how they maintain their own mental health.
You can explore this section for more information on our recovery college. Our involvement lead has provided some past and current literature to provide information on what we do and how we deliver some of our care.
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