Mental Health Rehabilitation Service for Men
More information about Sturt House
Overview of the Service
Sturt House is a recovery focused, rehabilitation unit providing specialist mental health treatment for male Service Users aged 18 and over. The service specialises in individualised care and treatment utilising least restrictive practice principles and safe practice to support Service Users in their recovery.
Sturt House is committed to delivering a high standard of Service User centred care, with the Service User encouraged and supported to be actively involved in the development and review of their treatment and pathway in accordance with their own abilities.
Although a hospital, Sturt House is set in the village of Walton-on-the-Hill. The setting and environment promote a relaxed, therapeutic atmosphere, which is ideal for individuals who require treatment away from areas where they might have easy access to destabilisers which would encourage risk or problem behaviours.
Sturt House is located near the local, small town of Tadworth and the larger town of Reigate. There are travel links via bus and the local train stations link well with London stations. Everyone has a private, spacious fitted bedroom with en-suite facilities. Service Users are able to personalise their bedrooms. The service also has three studio apartments comprising of a small kitchen, lounge and bedroom area. There are a wide range of facilities and recreational areas which include lounges, pool and table tennis tables, games console, computer area, laundry room, Occupational Therapy kitchen, as well as therapy spaces. There is an enclosed garden as well as large grounds with areas for outdoor activities.
Model of Care
We follow a Service User centred recovery focused model of care, individualised to the needs of each Service User. Treatment needs are identified from the pre-admission assessment process with the care pathway formulated in collaboration with the Service User. Discharge planning is initiated from admission with the Service User actively involved in the process including setting goals and timeframes for discharge. This ensures the Service User is aware of what they need to do to achieve their recovery goals. All care pathways are MDT led with a holistic focus that ensures all aspects of the Service Users’ needs are catered for.
We feel that the important factors for recovery, include;
- Good therapeutic relationships
- Mental health recovery and relapse prevention
- Physical health and well-being
- Overcoming problem and risk behaviours
- Recovery from substance misuse
- Developing and enhancing coping skills and strategies
- Setting clear goals for recovery through independence and empowerment
- Making feasible plans for the future
- Social inclusion and community engagement
- Real work opportunities both on site and in the community
- Education and learning life skills.
We measure the effectiveness of what we do through the audit of our pathways, achievement of goals set at CPA meetings, Individual Care Reviews, Service User and carer surveys, audits, and from the feedback from care coordinators, CCG’s, CQC, and other professionals involved.
Outcomes we expect at Sturt House include:
- Reduction of risk and problem behaviours
- Preparation for successful community living and improved daily living skills
- Maintaining good physical health
- Improved self-esteem, self-worth, and self-compassion
- Improved self-management of mental health including a comprehensive relapse prevention plan
- Building meaningful social networks and improved relationship building skills
“I have used Sturt house to place a number of clients who have many complex issues and have had multiple inpatient acute admissions. Sturt house MDT has been very responsive and proactive in their treatment and overall recovery. They provide a very individualised and caring service to our clients” – Rehab Team Leader 2020