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Low Secure Mental Health

Cygnet provides low secure mental health services for men and women in a variety of convenient locations around the country. Service users may have a history of hospital admission, exhibit dangerous behaviour or have a history of challenging behaviour and/or offending behaviours. We use a specialised treatment programme for those suffering from severe and enduring mental health problems.

Treatment Programme

While utilising a holistic approach to care, we aim to monitor, manage and reduce risk, balancing therapy and security while preparing service users to lead full and independent lives in the community.

We seek to understand how each person perceives their own limitations as this enables us to empower and support them to reclaim the independence and identity they may have lost through years of hospitalisation.

Once a service user has been accepted, a comprehensive Occupational Therapy assessment will be completed. This will include a detailed personal care and management structure programme based on individual and group therapy. There is an emphasis on increasing independent living and focusing on community reintegration.

The therapy programme aims to:

  • provide rehabilitation tailored to individual needs
  • identify recovery goals in collaboration with the service user
  • help service users regain independence by maximising skills potential
  • work with local services to aid reintegration into the community
  • balance security and therapy

Admission Criteria

Service users typically:

  • Are detained under a section of the Mental Health Act 1983
  • Present with challenging or offending behaviours
  • Also require detoxification or counselling for substance misuse as well as treatment for psychiatric illness


We provide a low secure mental health service at the following Cygnet Health hospitals:

Why Refer to our Low Secure Services?
  • We are a recognised specialist service provider across England and Wales.
  • Our services meet current low secure standards.
  • Our low secure mental health services are part of our integrated care pathway linking medium secure to locked services.
  • We are 100% CQUIN compliant.

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