Specialist rehabilitation service for men with complex mental health issues

Specialist rehabilitation service for men with complex mental health issues

Phoenix House situated in the market town of Welshpool in Powys is a specialist rehabilitation service for men with complex mental health issues such as schizophrenia, bi-polar disorder or depression and associated conditions including; substance misuse and personality disorder.

The service is at the heart of the community in Welshpool, allowing easy access to all community facilities. Welshpool is on the Wales / England border just outside Shropshire and is just over 60 minutes from Chester and 90 minutes by car from Liverpool, Birmingham and Stoke on Trent.

The Rehabilitation Service offers an individually tailored programme of therapeutic interventions and outcomes based activities aimed at a successful and timely discharge into the community.

Care is assisted by our recovery and social inclusion workers to help individuals develop their independent living skills in a small shared living environment.

The service is available for men who are:

  • Currently living in the community who due to crisis require a period of stabilisation to enable them to return back to their home environment

  • Coming out of an acute hospital setting and require a period of structured rehabilitation

  • Stepping down from secure care and require a period of rehabilitation before moving into the community

Phoenix House accepts men detained under the Mental Health Act (1983) and also those who are informal. The service is registered with Healthcare Inspectorate Wales (HIW).

  • Treatment incorporates the following elements:

  • Individually tailored recovery and rehabilitation pathways keeping length of stay to a  minimum

  • Treatment delivered following 8 domains in mental health under the Mental Health Measure 2010 (Wales), My Shared Pathway using the Recovery model

  • Positive risk taking

  • Strengths based approach

  • Positive behaviour management strategies

  • Care planned psychological therapies

  • Access to at least 30 hours of meaningful activity 7 days a week inclusive of OT, psychology, Mental Health Nursing, medical interventions and external  activities

  • Developing independent living skills and community engagement with the activity coordinator and the OT Therapy team

  • A strong emphasis on safeguarding

  • Patient involvement  in their care

  • Robust clinical governance

  • Access to independent advocacy

  • Strong multiagency and family partnerships to ensure a holistic package of care and pathway

To talk to us more about Phoenix House or to discuss someone you are currently working with contact Janine Strange, Key Relationships Manager on 07551 154416  or email janine.strange@lighthouse-healthcare.co.uk

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