Men's Mental Health

Maldon is a six-bed specialist treatment and rehabilitation service for older males aged over 55 years with enduring co-morbid mental illness and complex behaviours.

It offers a slow stream rehabilitation step down option to support older males in secure services or those in non-secure and community settings where their care may have broken down.

Located in Benfleet, Essex, this service is ideally positioned to support men from the East of England, East London and the South East who are seeking specialist care as close to home as possible.

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Living area with access to outside courtyard

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Maldon bedroom

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Modern spacious conservatory

Admissions criteria

Maldon supports older adult men with a primary diagnosis of mental illness co-morbidities including:

  • personality disorder
  • borderline intellectual impairment
  • developmental disorders

Who may have:

  • a forensic history
  • complex behaviours
  • a detention under the Mental Health Act 1983 or Criminal Procedure (Insanity and Unfitness to Plead) Act 1991.

Treatment and care

Maldon provides individualised and recovery orientated rehabilitation programmes to support people either stepping down from secure services, or whose care in non-secure and community settings has broken down.

The service aims to improve health and wellbeing in older adults using a comprehensive programme of therapies and activities. Psychology therapy plays a key part to support  patient’s individual recoveries, helping them understand problems such as substance misuse or hearing voices. Occupational therapy supports this intervention improving  patient’s health and wellbeing, whilst enhancing daily living skills and independence to support a transition into the community.

The service employs a least restrictive approach, whilst encouraging patients to take responsibility for their own treatment using Positive Behavioural Support. Regular patient and clinician meetings, including weekly community meetings, allow patients to contribute to continuously improving the care they receive. Our on-site MDT includes GP, practice nurse, physiotherapy, dietetics, dental and podiatry services.