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Fern provides a specialist low secure autism service for men preparing for a move to a non-secure setting or the community.
We deliver ongoing treatment and rehabilitation, supporting skills development and relapse prevention. At the end of our secure pathway, the unit accepts transitions from the low secure admissions and stabilisation service, Berry.
Fern will also accept direct referrals where assessment has already taken place and the patient is ready to continue with ongoing treatment programme.
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People referred will have a history of challenging or risk behaviours, and be detained under the Mental Health Act.
These individuals may have identifiable mental health difficulties, in particular affective disorders, adjustment and separation-related disorders and psychotic illnesses.
Patients will have been previous assessed and will engage in an ongoing care programme. Fern can accept male patients:
At this stage of a patient’s care pathway we focus on relapse prevention and promote resilience and recovery. The person-centered programme contains therapeutic interventions aimed at reducing challenging and risky behaviour, whilst promoting the use of positive coping strategies and techniques.
Patients develop the skills necessary for a transition to a lower level of security or the community. The range of adapted interventions may include:
Patients may also continue with existing programmes they are already engaged with, for example:
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Discharge is considered at admission and our clinical and social work teams work with appropriate case managers to support a transition.