Welcome to

The Limes

At The Limes we provide rehabilitation for men with a Mental Illness and/or Personality Disorder. The aim of the service is to equip the service user with the skills needed for community living and increased independence.

More information about The Limes

The Limes is a specialist rehabilitation service for men with a mental illness and/or Personality Disorder. The aim of the service is to equip the service user with the skills needed for increased independence and community living. The service uses a unique Compassion Focussed model and focuses its interventions on a recovery that is unique to each individual.


Treatment Pathways


There are two treatment pathways available at The Limes; treatment resistant and treatment engaging. The treatment engaging cohort focus on increased targeted interventions, increased levels of responsibility and further developing skills for independence. The treatment resistant cohort have a greater focus on collaboratively managing their mental and physical health, building relationships with staff, friends and families and engaging with the local community.

Model of Care


The Limes offers a unique model that combines Positive Behavioural Support (PBS) with Compassion Focussed Therapy (CFT). PBS enables patients to understand the function of their behaviours and enables patients to develop the ability to share that with others in their lives. CFT has a focus on nurturance and compassion and supports patients to become less critical and judgemental of themselves and others. The combination of the two models helps break down the internal threat system that often prevents people moving on from services. CFT works alongside a range of psychosocial interventions, offence related work and relapse prevention programmes provided at The Limes.

Community Integration and Discharge Preparation


There is significant emphasis upon accessing mainstream resources within the local community and providing patients with the opportunity to develop robust community skills. The service is located in the village of Langwith, Nottinghamshire and is just a short walk away from local amenities. Public transport is readily available, enabling patients to develop their confidence in using the bus and train network.


The location of The Limes provides the ideal place for men to develop the essential life skills required for a successful and meaningful life in the community. Actively using the community resource will assist service users in generating social networks external to the service that can be utilised upon discharge from the service, mitigating the risk of or isolation.


Admission Criteria


  • Males over the age of 18
  • Primary diagnosis of Mental Illness with:
    • Complex mental health needs including Personality Disorder
    • Challenging behaviours
    • Substance and alcohol misuse
  • May have a mild Learning Disability
  • May or may not be detained under the Mental Health Act 1983 (Amended 2007)
  • May have a forensic history
  • May be treatment resistant

Patient feedback


“The therapy activities at The Limes have helped me be more confident.”

“The Limes is lot better and a lot cleaner than other places I’ve been to. The staff are good here.”

“It’s all good at The Limes. I’m being discharged tomorrow so I’m looking forward to moving on with my life and living independently.”


For more information, to arrange a visit or to make a referral please contact the 24hr referral line 0800 218 2398 or referrals@elysiumhealthcare.co.uk.

We are part of the following

Divisions & Services:

Male services / Adults (18+ Years) / 18 beds

Services: Rehabilitation

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The Limes CQC Report