Cygnet Appletree

Frederick Street, Meadowfield, County Durham, DH7 8NT

Cygnet Appletree is a 26-bed hospital specialising in high dependency inpatient rehabilitation for women. Cygnet Appletree has been designed to provide an environment which promotes recovery for women with its focus on space, personal privacy and dignity.

All bedrooms in Appletree have en-suite facilities. Our therapy rooms include beauty and hairdressing salons with an onsite beauty therapist. There is also an IT suite as well and a kitchen for cookery skills training.

Cygnet Appletree

Access to the local community is an essential step along the pathway to independence. External activities are tailored to individual needs and wishes. Our community links include libraries, colleges, shops, gyms, 24hr supermarkets and leisure centres.

“Our service user received a comprehensive asssessment of needs and was offered interventions which brought great outcomes in her case.”Commissioner

Service user profile:

  • Female, aged 18+
  • May be detained under the Mental Health Act (1983), 3, 37, 37/41 or informal
  • Primary diagnosis of mental illness with complex needs
  • Typical diagnoses include: Personality Disorder, Schizophrenia, schizo-affective disorder, bipolar affective disorder or depression
  • Substance, drug and alcohol misuse
  • May present with a forensic history
  • History of sexual abuse or domestic violence
  • Treatment resistant

Our services at a glance:

  • A psychology and occupational therapy (OT)-led service supported by an in-house multidisciplinary team
  • Sensory diet
  • Self-modulation room
  • Therapy kitchens
  • Beauty salon
  • Gym

Community links:

  • Local colleges
  • Universities and Learn Direct centres
  • Libraries
  • Voluntary work centre
  • Charity partnerships and fund raising intiatives
  • Community environment projects
  • Social outings


Cygnet Appletree in the news

Cygnet Appletree supporting the use of Positive Behaviour Strategy Plans

The team at Cygnet Appletree have been busy devising a training and CPD pathway to support the use of Positive Behaviour Strategy Plans (PBSP) with their service users. This has resulted in the development of three certificates to support understanding and specific casework in the use of PBSP’s.

First Aid qualifications for service users at Cygnet Appletree

Service users at Cygnet Appletree recently took part in a two-day First Aid at Work course. The course covered all the basic first aid techniques such as the role of the first aider, unresponsive casualty, communication and casualty care, resuscitation (adult CPR), fainting, burns and scolds.

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