Victoria Gardens is a specialist rehabilitation service for men and women with complex mental health needs. The aim of the service is to equip the service users with the functional and psychological skills needed for increased independence and community living.
More information about Victoria Gardens
Victoria Gardens is a trauma informed service offering a strengths based approach to patient care and treatment. It aims to improve patients’ experience and outcomes by understanding the impact adverse life events have had on patients’ mental health and seeks to provide physical, psychological and emotional safety. Individually tailored treatment plans help patients to develop skills to enable them to rebuild a sense of control and empowerment in their lives.
There are two treatment pathways available at Victoria Gardens; treatment resistant and treatment engaging. The treatment resistant cohort have a greater focus on collaboratively managing their mental and physical health, improving their quality of life, building therapeutic relationships with staff, friends and family, and engaging with the local community. The treatment engaging cohort have a greater focus on targeted interventions, increased levels of responsibility and further developing skills for independence.
Model of Care
Our objective is to work in partnership with patients to build a programme of care focusing on recovery and rehabilitation. Patients will have the opportunity to improve their independence and prepare for life in the community. In collaboration with the patient and the clinical team, an individual programme of care and a therapeutic timetable are developed for each person. A complex trauma pathway is also available to patients to address and treat past trauma.
Positive Behavioural Support compliments our trauma informed approach and enables patients to understand the function of their behaviours and enables patients to develop the ability to share that with others in their lives themselves and others. This holistic individual delivered approach helps break down the internal threat system that often prevents people moving on from services.
Outcomes & Benefits
A range of evidence-based measures, including psychometric tools; behavioural observations; and clinical judgement, are used to measure patient outcomes.
- Males over the age of 18 or females over the age of 50
- Primary diagnosis of Mental Illness and / or Personality disorder with: – Complex mental health needs and / or challenging behaviours (e.g. substance and alcohol misuse or history of violence)
- 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 or difficult to engage
Victoria Gardens, 37 beds, is a modern purpose built facility which provides small wards with en-suite bedrooms. Each ward has its own dining area, communal lounge, recreational area, laundry and a rehabilitation kitchen which provides Service Users with the opportunity to develop their daily living skills with the support of the nursing team and Occupational Therapists. A state of the art sensory room is also available to support patients with sensory integration needs.
There are four self-contained apartments which provides a step through pathway from inpatient stay to pre discharge to residential community living. The apartments have their own front door and provide a bedroom, kitchen/ lounge and private bathroom. Service Users are encouraged to self-cater, manage their medication and engage with the many real work opportunities available within the local community.