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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.

“I have been discharged for nearly four months now and I am doing so much better than I ever thought I would. And this is because of the staff at Acer believing in me when I didn’t. The skills I have learnt help me everyday. Acer has given me my life back and for that I will be forever grateful!!”Service user, 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

Cygnet Acer Clinic in the news


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Good luck to our finalists in the National Service User Awards 2020

With less than one week to go until the final of National Service User Awards 2020 we'd like to wish the best of luck to the seven service user led projects from or in conjunction with Cygnet Health Care services that have been shortlisted as finalists for this year's awards.


Cygnet Acer Clinic in the gallery


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