A fast-track mental health rehabilitation and recovery ward for men aged 18 to 65 years old.
Northfield is a 16 bed low secure ward that provides care for individuals for whom the intention is to provide support and treatment to enable them to transition successfully back in to the community. The approach by the MDT, in addressing the rehabilitation and recovery needs of the patients, takes on elements of positive risk-taking, within a framework of least restrictive practice.
Northfield’s ethos is underpinned by the principles of recovery and rehabilitation.
A psychosocial, relational and recovery model of care will provide therapeutic support and treatment underpinned by evidence-based practice. This will encapsulate diversity awareness which will be integrated into the planning, development, delivery and evaluation of the service.
Males aged between 18 to 65 years who;
These criteria are a guide for assessing suitability. Each patient will be individually assessed by our dedicated team.
The multidisciplinary team (MDT) will complete a detailed pre-admission assessment on individuals who have identifiable additional mental health difficulties, in particular affective disorders, adjustment and separation related disorders and psychotic illness.
In additional to all this activity we have a close link and interaction with family members and community teams as part of the process of transaction into the community.
Interventions are specifically tailored to patient need and continue to prepare patients for lower levels of security.
Patients attend and participate meaningfully in a range of therapeutic interventions offered and engage in the prescribed psychological treatment programmes where appropriate.
We aim to exceed the recommended 25 hours of meaningful activity.
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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.