A 14-bed locked unit for adult men who have an acquired / traumatic brain injury and experience complex behavioural, psychiatric and emotional difficulties.
Tallis unit is a specialist admission and stabilisation unit for adult men with a formal psychiatric or neurological diagnosis of brain injury that may have resulted in cognitive deficits or behavioural changes that in turn require neurobehavioural treatment in an in-patient setting.
We support the most challenging patients and engage them in their journey of recovery
The staff on Tallis are expert at de-escalating verbal and physical aggression while increasing engagement to improve daily-living and independence. Their objective is to move patients to a placement of least restriction, and optimise their ability to re-integrate to community.
We support men who are aged over 18 and have:
Our unit environment is designed to support the therapeutic and social needs of our patients, and includes;
• dedicated areas to support Occupational Therapy, including a training kitchen and laundry room
• a gym and therapy room including exercise machines which are accessible for patients with physical disabilities and sensory impairments
• an accessible garden and separate courtyard
• leisure and games room including pool table
• a lounge area with satellite TV, DVD and stereo
Our MDT construct programmes of enablement that allow progress through our pathways to a place of least restriction, and utilise a full range of psychological and occupational therapy programmes which:
The goals of interventions on Tallis are to:
Across our 140-acre campus patients also have access to;
• indoor and outdoor gyms
• a number of patient café’s
• 2 x swimming pools
• access to Workbridge vocational services
• library and music suite
• on-site GP, dental services and podiatry service
• Practice Nurse team
• A chapel and multi-faith facilities
• extensive grounds
Our Tallis unit Co-ordinators begin discharge planning from the point of admission. Working with our clinical and social work teams they formulate plans and liaise with appropriate case managers to support a smooth transition.
Typically patients will spend 9-15 months on Tallis before moving along our care pathway to a less-restrictive environment, or returning to their home area.