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Maple Court & Mulberry Court – High Dependency Inpatient Rehabilitation

Maple Court (18 beds) and Mulberry Court (18 beds) are Cygnet Churchill’s two high dependency inpatient rehabilitation services for men who have severe and enduring mental illness and who may have been detained under the Mental Health Act. In addition there is also Elm Court, a four bed step down service from Maple Court and Mulberry Court.

Cygnet Churchill is a service built on recovery principles around hope, empowerment, wellness, personal responsibility, community focus and connectedness. Throughout the many years that Cygnet Churchill has been open we have achieved excellent outcomes for service users, and we are committed to constantly improving their experience and clinical outcomes further. Men often come to this service following multiple placement breakdowns, failed treatment programmes or stepping down from secure settings.

We offer more than just specialists and treatments: We value service users as people, help enhance their interests, abilities and selfknowledge, encourage them to find their voice, support them to rebuild their lives. We deliver high-quality care with specialist interventions, but never lose sight of the goal of personal recovery.

Vocational support is provided to help service users prepare for employment and other vocational activities. The men 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 Churchill where service users have the opportunity to apply for, be interviewed for and take on the responsibility of a suitable job. The men receive training by a staff member that is skilled in the particular job.

Service user profile

  • Men 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 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
  • Barber
  • Music room
  • Gym
  • IT café
  • Therapy kitchens
  • Spacious communal garden with outdoor seating

Community Links:

  • Learndirect / Morley College / Lambeth College and The Blackfriars Project
  • Local library
  • Swimming pool at local leisure centre near Elephant & Castle
  • Basketball courts in Lambeth
  • Southbank – London Eye, London Aquarium, Tate Modern Gallery and National Theatre
  • London’s Royal Parks
  • Thrive Horticulture Project
  • Mosaic Clubhouse – a mental health charity that offers a unique transitional employment programme to enable individuals living with mental health needs to experience entry level employment opportunities

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