Services and Facilities
Rehabilitation Service for Complex Mental Health Needs
- Complex mental health needs
- Acquired brain injury
- Reducing cognitive loading
- Managing behaviours
- Rehabilitation Services
- Dedicated wards
- A range of interventions
- Neurorehabilitation service
- Structured daytime routine
- Occupational therapy
- Tailored therapy
Dedicated wards for complex mental health
We have dedicated wards for complex mental health issues due to a combination of mental illness, personality difficulties and substance misuse.
Complex Mental Health presentations are commonly associated with chaotic, traumatic, abusive, and neglectful experiences. Individuals have often experienced one or more significant life event of considerable etiological significance. Although organic, biological and genetic influences are considered, our focus is towards a move away from primarily pharmacological intervention (albeit retaining the use of medication as an important adjunctive treatment) towards psychological, social, and other non-pharmacological interventions.
Individuals are supported to achieve their potential and to recover/develop skills which will support them to live independently. This again should be relevant to their life, hobbies, relationships and ambitions.
Acquired brain injury service
For men with issues that make it difficult for them to be managed in a community setting.
The neuropsychiatric sequelae of acquired brain injuries including cognitive, emotional, behavioural and personality difficulties may predispose them to present to psychiatric services. They may present with a range of difficulties that makes it difficult for them to be managed in a community setting.
Neurorehabilitation for people with an acquired brain injury refers to the process through which they are assisted to achieve their optimum emotional, physical, vocational, and psychological well-being. We believe that Neurorehabilitation needs to be relevant to the aspects of each individual’s life. Therefore, it should involve person centred meaningful activities, themes, interactions, and settings.
Cognitive and behavioural approaches
Our overarching approach is based on principles of cognitive and behavioural Neurorehabilitation. The focus is on reducing cognitive loading, compensating for any cognitive deficits and managing behaviours that challenge informed by functional analysis of behaviour. The treatment programme includes provision of external compensatory aids (e.g. notebooks, planners), regular orientation, providing a structured daytime routine, managing communication and providing information commensurate to the patient’s level of cognitive functioning.
Occupational therapy and psychological intervention
Meeting the needs of people with cognitive difficulties
Occupational therapy and psychological interventions are tailored to meet the needs of the individuals with cognitive difficulties. Speech and language therapy and physiotherapy is offered if required. Psychoeducation including brain injury awareness is offered in-group or individual sessions. Psychotropic medications are used when required to manage aggression, impulsivity and any comorbid anxiety, mood or psychotic disorders. Physical health care needs are addressed through our weekly visiting GP service and specialist hospital appointments are facilitated as and when required.
Pine House is a hospital setting, providing a total of 20 placements for patients of adults age 18 and above, providing a needs-led service for males with complex mental health needs, admitted on a detained or informal basis.
We peovide dedicated wards across 3 floors with ensuite rooms, therapy areas and garden meeting rooms