The Aster Unit
The Aster Unit offers a small non-secure high intensity rehabilitation service for women with complex emotional and mental health problems associated with significant risk behaviours, funded by Clinical Commissioning Groups
The Aster Unit, High Intensity Rehabilitation
The unit is completely self-contained and separate to the low secure unit, it draws on The Farndon Unit’s award winning therapies. The whole team use a psychologically informed approach underpinned by a framework of compassion focussed therapy and trauma sensitive care as well as having extensive knowledge of attachment theory. All staff are trained in the implementation of the Positive Behavioural Support Model. This model is evidenced based and leads to greater benefits for both patients and staff in supporting behaviours which may challenge.
The Unit aims to support women to:
- Reduce risks around self-harm and other risky behaviours
- Stabilise presentation and regulate emotions
- Promote insight, self-awareness and self-reliance
- Prepare to engage in more structured therapy in a rehabilitation setting or move on back into the community.