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Cygnet Aspen House

Manvers Road, Mexborough, Doncaster, S64 9EX

Gender: Female

Age: 18+

Beds: 20

Cygnet Aspen House is a 20 bed service specialising in high dependency inpatient rehabilitation for women who have severe and enduring mental illness.

The service has been designed to provide a safe and comfortable environment that promotes recovery for women with its focus on space, personal privacy and dignity. The women we support at Cygnet Aspen House may be detained under the Mental Health Act.

Dedicated clinical teams provide a multidisciplinary input including occupational therapy, psychology, psychiatry and vocational training. Person-centred care plans are devised and determined on individual need.

Access to the local community is an essential step along the pathway to mental health rehabilitation. Located in a residential part of Mexborough, Aspen House has excellent shopping facilities available close to the hospital, where independence skills may be practised. Nearby is a leisure centre for swimming and sports activity. We use the local colleges for literacy and numeracy education and NVQ courses. External activities are tailored to individual needs and wishes.

Vocational support is provided to help service users prepare for employment and other vocational activities. The women are supported to create CVs, apply for jobs, practice for and attend interviews as well as develop other skills necessary in a work environment.

We also offer a range of internal therapeutic earning positions within Cygnet Aspen House where service users have the opportunity to apply for, be interviewed for and take on the responsibility of a suitable job. The women receive training from a staff member that is skilled in the particular job.

“Cygnet Aspen House has provided a safe therapeutic environment for the service user to progress and to begin to express her needs.”Care coordinator

Our service user profile:

  • Women aged 18+
  • Detained under the Mental Health Act (1983) or informal
  • Primary diagnosis of mental illness with:
    • Complex comorbidities
    • Substance, drug and alcohol abuse
    • Treatment resistance
    • Behaviours that may challenge
  • Aiming for a return to community or community-based care
  • History of sexual abuse or domestic violence
  • Typical diagnoses: schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, bipolar affective disorder or depression
  • May have secondary diagnoses of mild learning disability, autism spectrum disorder or personality disorder
  • May have a forensic history and/or be stepping down from secure services
  • May have a history of repeated acute admissions

Our facilities:

  • En-suite bedrooms
  • Beauty salon
  • Self-modulation room
  • Therapy kitchen
  • Horticulture polytunnel
  • Spacious communal garden with outdoor seating

Our community links:

  • Doncaster College / Adult and Family Community Learning
  • Leisure centre
  • Art galleries and museums
  • Local shops, cafes and restaurants

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Cygnet Aspen House in the news

Cygnet Quiz raises over £1K for charity

An online quiz event with teams of staff and service users from almost 20 Cygnet services has raised £1,100 to be split between two charities.

Cygnet Aspen House’s Bake Off Challenge

Cygnet Aspen House's Bake Off Challenge recently made a return and was held under their very own tent in the dining room. Service users volunteered to go up against each other to challenge for the prestigious ‘Aspen Star Baker’ award.

Cygnet Aspen House in the gallery

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