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Seacole is a medium secure service for women aged over 18 with personality disorder, complex mental health needs, and challenging behaviour.
Seacole is a recovery-oriented service, providing bespoke psychosocial packages of care aimed at increasing skills to manage distress and psychotic symptoms, minimise risk, and enable individuals to work towards realistic and achievable goals.
The philosophy of care on Seacole is based on a recognition that an individual has strengths as well as needs, and a right to support, treatment and care from multi-disciplinary teams able to assist recovery.
Women we can help:
Our psychological treatment combines a range of group and individual interventions across two stages, all underlined by the principal of understanding core needs:
Stage 1 - Psychological treatment
We have developed a unique Psychosocial Manualised Treatment Programme in response to the complex treatment needs of our women.
The programme utilises Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and our Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) principles are gender sensitive and gender specific.
Our in-house trained CBT Therapists and Psychologists run our groups with co-facilitation from the fully CBT trained MDT.
Stage 2 - Effective self-management
Our MDT work towards finding the right approach for our women. Our interventions include:
We exceed the recommended 25 hours of meaningful activity.
Discharge is considered at admission and our clinical and social work teams work with appropriate case managers to support a transition.