Middlemarch Ward – Women’s High Dependency Inpatient Rehabilitation

Middlemarch Ward is part of Cygnet Hospital Coventry and supports 16 women in a high dependency inpatient rehabilitation environment. The ladies we support have severe and enduring mental illness, including personality disorder and those who may have been detained under the Mental Health Act, often coming from multiple placement breakdowns, failed treatment programmes or stepping down from secure settings.

Middlemarch Ward supports individuals to rediscover and develop the skills they need to reintegrate back into the community. The focus is on helping people increase their independence wherever possible, by accessing local facilities and activities; such as work and education as well as social and leisure facilities. The hospital is located near to the city centre with good transport links, which lends itself to community integration.

We develop tailor-made rehabilitation programmes in collaboration with carers and local teams. We provide regular updates to referrers and care co-ordinators. These include:

  • Anger management
  • Understanding feelings
  • Substance misuse
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
  • Mental health awareness
  • Problem solving
  • Hearing voices
  • Self-esteem
  • Anxiety management
  • Relationships and social skills
  • Motivation and goal-setting

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 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
  • Outdoor spaces
  • Therapy kitchen
  • Variety of activity rooms
  • Dining room
  • Living room
  • Gym

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