A male enhanced rehabilitation and recovery locked ward for men with challenging behaviour aged between 18 and 65 years old.
Ashby is a 16 bed locked, enhanced rehabilitation unit for men with enduring mental illness located in Northampton. The ward accepts and cares for patients with complex mental health problems as well as challenging behaviour, substance misuse problems and those with a forensic history.
Using a bio-psychosocial model, we help patients to maximise their potential through a multi-disciplinary team approach. The ward offers a minimum of 25 hours per week of meaningful therapeutic activities, individualised to each patient.
Males aged between 18-65 with a primary diagnosis of mental illness, who may have other difficulties including:
Patients will have been detained under the Mental Health Act 1983 (as amended 2007)
These criteria are a guide for assessing suitability. Each patient will be individually assessed by our dedicated team.
Patients are offered the opportunity to develop their own treatment programmes in conjunction with the MDT. Personalisation is core to the therapeutic programme, recognising the patient's interests, preferences, levels of functioning and needs. Occupational therapists also place great emphasis on supporting engagement within the local community. Therapy may include:
In this newly refurbished unit, patients will benefit from:
On admission, a Care Coordinator and multi-disciplinary team are assigned and at that point a discharge plan is put in place. The patient's holistic care plan covers contact with the home area team in preparation for discharge planning.