Inpatient rehabilitation is provided for people who have severe and enduring mental health problems and associated behavioural problems. Those who are admitted to the service will be experiencing an episode of enduring mental illness, most usually:
Bipolar affective disorder
Depressive disorder or anxiety disorder
Cedar House is a medium to long term mental health rehabilitation unit (length of stay 12 months+).
Patients and their relatives and carers are encouraged to jointly agree a programme of care with staff. The programme includes the learning or re- learning of basic life skills as well as participation in group and individual occupational therapy. As far as possible, patients are encouraged to be self- caring but where assistance is required it will be provided.
Patients are encouraged to take personal responsibility and actively participate in the development of their therapeutic programmes. They are encouraged to make their own drinks and snacks and also do the same for their visitors. They are encouraged to complete their own laundry and room cleaning.
Referrals accepted from one of the following:Acute mental health admission units, Assertive outreach teams or Community mental health teams.
The ward has a multi-disciplinary team including mental health nurses, clinical support workers, clinical psychologists, a consultant psychiatrist and medical staff. They work in partnership with the outpatients team, care co-ordinators, social workers and GPs to support the patient through their inpatient stay.