Cygnet Acer Clinic

Worksop Road, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S43 3DN

Cygnet Acer Clinic is a 28 bed rehabilitation service providing assessment, treatment and rehabilitation for women with personality disorder and complex needs.

Rehabilitation is provided in a therapeutic environment, with a level of security matched to individual needs. The aim of the treatment, rehabilitation and re-socialisation programme is to prepare the people in our care either for transfer to conditions of lesser security, or for a life in the community.

Cygnet Acer Clinic

Our dedicated clinical teams provide a multi-disciplinary approach to rehabilitation. This includes occupational therapy, social work and vocational training.

Rehabilitation process:

  • START assessments
  • Integrated approach combining different models of therapy (CBT, DBT and Schema informed)
  • Pre-engagement group
  • Personality Disorder psychoeducation
  • Mindfulness
  • Systems Training for Emotional Predictability and Problem Solving (STEPPS)
  • Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) and ‘My Safety Plan’
  • Comprehensive community links to support vocational/educational, self-care and leisure opportunities

Service user profile

  • Female, aged 18+
  • Complex mental health needs, challenging behaviours and a primary or secondary diagnosis of personality disorder
  • Subject to a section of the Mental Health Act
  • May have a history of substance misuse or dependency
  • May have experienced regular placement breakdowns
  • Sustained relational and social functioning problems
  • Forensic or non-forensic history
  • Capacity to engage
  • Referrals accepted from Tiers 1-4

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