Barnet Lane Clinic
Barnet Lane Clinic is a 30-bed rehabilitation service for men and women with a mental illness including those diagnosed with a personality disorder. The service specialises in working with individuals who may have had placement breakdowns and need intensive review and support to help them move to more independent living.
The aim of the service is to support people to improve their self-worth, build a better quality of life for themselves and to equip them with the skills needed for community living, supportive relationships, and increased independence. There is a focus on rehabilitation through engagement, placing a strong emphasis on generating a sense of belonging through active community involvement and building meaningful social networks.
The Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) consists of a Consultant Psychiatrist, Speciality Doctor in Psychiatry, Nurses, Art Therapist, Occupational Therapist, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Clinical Psychologist, Assistant Psychologists and Mental Health Support Workers. Everyone supported at Barnet Lane Clinic is registered with a local GP.
The MDT provide specialist person-centred care, tailored to meet individual need. In collaboration with the patient the clinical team develop an individualised recovery focused treatment programme and a therapeutic timetable for each person.
The team at Barnet Lane Clinic follow a recovery focused model of care which ensures a patient centred approach is maintained. The key to success has been to develop a comprehensive programme of care with a primary focus on engagement; this is developed in collaboration with the individual and tailored to their needs and interests.
The team take a balanced, positive approach to risk to improve mental and physical health. Self-care is promoted and supported where appropriate. Our work is underpinned by positive engagement, requiring trust, teamwork, and commitment. Everyone is provided with the opportunity to engage in a structured programme of activities and therapies.
Barnet Lane Clinic is in the Hertfordshire countryside with good access to roads and parking on site. Within the grounds there is a separate annex which houses six self-contained studio apartments for people preparing to move on. Facilities include a communal dining room, lounge, laundry, library, therapy and meeting spaces and extensive outdoor space. The hospital is situated approximately one mile from local amenities, shops, and leisure activities and there is a rail link close by.
- Men and women aged 18 +
- Have a primary diagnosis of mental health disorders, Personality Disorder (PD), psychosis
- May or may not be detained under the Mental Health Act 1983 (amended 2007)
- May consider those with a mild learning disability (subject to suitability of current cohort)