Aberbeeg is a low secure hospital for men. Our Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) puts least restrictive practice at the centre of every individualised plan of care.

From admission to discharge, the service user works with the team to develop a route to recovery that is unique to them. At Aberbeeg Hospital, we embrace both creativity and evidence-based new practices to enhance the lived experience of each individual.

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Male services / Adults (18YRS.+)

Services: Low Secure

Aberbeeg Hospital, Aberbeeg,

Abertillery, NP13 2DA

More information about Aberbeeg

Model of Care


Aberbeeg uses a twelve week therapeutic planning model alongside the “Safewards” model of care. This means that Service Users have a therapeutic timetable devised collaboratively with the multidisciplinary team using meaningful and smart goals for a twelve week period. Following this, the timetable is reviewed and changed to reflect the development and achievements made. Each Service User develops a Positive Behavioural Support (PBS) plan with their primary nurse and the wider multi-disciplinary team where applicable.


Admission Criteria


Men aged 18 years upwards who are liable to be detained under the Mental Health Act 1983 (amended 2007) and Code of Practice for Wales

Those who have a primary diagnosis of a mental health problem, personality disorder, mild learning disability and/or drug and alcohol complications

Aberbeeg accept referrals from the NHS or Local Health Boards




Support to stabilise a return to home or a less restrictive environment

Improvements in mental health

Effective management of behaviour

Reduction of risk

Preparation for successful community living

Good physical health management and support

Improved self-esteem and self-worth

Social inclusion




Aberbeeg is located within the boundaries of the county borough of Blaina Gwent. Set in 11.5 acres of land with beautiful views of the Welsh countryside.


Each Service User has an ensuite bedroom which they can personalise to their taste. There is a dining room, games room with a pool table, various computer games and a console along with a refreshments area. The ward is decorated in calming colours with new and comfortable furniture and the communal areas are wide, light and spacious. The lounge leads directly to the safe garden. The ward area hosts a therapy area, a practice kitchen, space for arts and crafts, and a Wellbeing area with a running machine, a rowing machine and an exercise bike. There are computers for Service Users to access as part of educational activities and for them to stay in touch with friends and family. Laundry facilities are there for Service Users to use with assistance, as part of their assessment of skills, should they need it.

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