Cygnet Hospital Stevenage provides a comprehensive and effective recovery-focused pathway for men and women. We have two wards for men, and three for women, each offering an integrated care pathway for service users who are able to successfully move on to independent community living. This is further supported by our broad range of therapies which include: Reasoning & Rehabilitation, Anger Management, DBT, Schema Therapy and Neurofeedback Therapy. Additionally, we also offer a service for men who are experiencing an acute episode of mental illness, requiring assessment and stabilisation.
The hospital provides 88 inpatient beds within a medium secure perimeter. All bedrooms are single, with en-suite bathrooms, and each of the six wards has its own outside area. Our activity areas are vast including a vocational cafe, large indoor gym hall, multi-gym, outdoors football pitch and garden area.
All of our service users have a primary nurse who develops an ongoing and therapeutic relationship with them. Each ward has a designated Associate Specialist, Consultant, Psychologist and Occupational Therapist to support our recovery focus, contributing to a reduced length of stay.
Our aim at Stevenage is to help people learn how to manage their mental health and reinforce their daily living skill, to prepare them for independent life back in the community. We actively involve our service users in improving the services we offer and encourage them and the hospital to be part of the local community. The implementation of the ‘My Shared Pathway’ and ’20 CPA Standards’ initiatives has helped support this focus by placing emphasis on their central role to the recovery programme.