The Copse

At The Copse we provide a rehabilitation service for men and women requiring a medium term placement focusing on active rehabilitation in order to progress into future community placements. Patients may or may not be detained under the Mental Health Act (1983) with a diagnosis of mental illness.

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Male services / Adults (18 yrs. +) / 24 beds

Services: Rehabilitation

The Copse, Beechmount Close, Oldmixon, Weston-super-Mare,

Somerset, BS24 9EX

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The Copse is a rehabilitation recovery service for men and women with a mental health problem. Service Users typically come from either acute or low secure hospitals, or directly from the community.  We offer placements with a focus on active rehabilitation to help the Service Users progress into a less restrictive environment, or where possible, directly into a suitable community placement.


Model of Care

As part of the recovery model of care we work in partnership with Service Users and their families to achieve desired outcomes. Our model of care is supported by a full multidisciplinary team which includes a Consultant Psychiatrist, Clinical Psychologist, Occupational Therapist, Social Worker, Nurses and Healthcare Assistants.


Service Users are supported to maintain links with family and friends, help and support is given where needed to achieve this. Real work opportunities aim to replicate the requirements of a work environment and develop employment skills such as responsibility.  We teach structured work times and duties, people skills and personal presentation. We teach structured work times and duties, people skills and personal presentation, and provide local opportunities for local people, partnering with local newspaper groups and colleges to achieve this.



Located within the heart of the Weston-super-Mare community, minutes from the sea front, The Copse has excellent bus links to all local services. The service provides a relaxed and homely setting within a modern and vibrant environment. Service Users have their own private bedrooms which can be personalised. There are assisted kitchens, comfortable lounges and dining rooms and pretty gardens to relax in.



Outcomes are achieved through an agreed therapeutic plan which is robust, structured and person centred:


  • Reduction of risk such as self-harm and management of addictive 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
  • Building meaningful social networks and improved relationship building skills


Admission criteria


  • Male and female patients aged 18 years and over
  • Diagnosed as suffering from a mental illness
  • May or may not be detained under the Mental Health Act 1983 (as amended 2007)


Service Users may be referred by the NHS, Local Health Boards or other clinical commissioning authorities.

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