Who is our service for?
Our service is for adults aged sixty-five and over who have mental health needs.
How do we help?
We offer therapeutic group sessions to support people who have mental health problems such as depression, anxiety and dementia. We give support by working in a person centred framework with service users utilising their knowledge and experience to assist in their recovery.
We provide a wide range of therapies to increase someone’s wellbeing and recovery journey. These include depression and anxiety awareness, cognitive therapy behaviour, recovery star, recovery planning, relaxation, self esteem, cognitive stimulation therapy, life history and memory management.
On Wednesday we work alongside the memory assessment service providing group interventions for individuals with a dementia diagnosis incorporating sign posting, psycho-education support, cognitive stimulation and memory management techniques.
We are a nurse led service that is supported by psychologists, psychiatrists and physiotherapists.
Each week, people can come along to the unit for a session, half a day, or a full day depending on their needs. The average amount of time someone uses the service is twelve weeks, but this is flexible depending on individual needs.
Who can refer into our service?
Referrals can be made from any health professional.
What happens in an emergency?
In a mental health crisis, involving someone using our service, we will contact the appropriate psychiatric medical team. Mental health crises outside of our working hours are handled by GP services.
What about carers and families?
Carers and families are supported individually by the nurse working with the service user. We do offer a joint carer and service user dementia psycho-educational support group.
How do you reach us?
We work Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 4.30pm. This does not include bank holidays.
Edward Street Hospital