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Tiffany Ward – Women’s Low Secure

Gender: Female

Age: 18+

Beds: 15

Tiffany Ward supports women in a low secure environment, providing specialist assessment, treatment and, if needed, intensive rehabilitation. Programmes of support are designed to help individuals progress along their care pathway in a safe environment.

Our low secure services provide intensive rehabilitation designed to support individuals to move safely along their care pathway in a safe environment. There is a dynamic programme of therapy and activity, designed to support the transition between inpatient services and the community.

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The aim of our secure services is to help individuals learn how to manage their mental health and reinforce their daily living skills, to prepare them for life in a community setting, or in the least restrictive environment possible.

All wards at Cygnet Hospital Stevenage work closely together to provide a seamless secure care pathway for men and women. Working closely with NHS case managers and commissioners, we are able to provide solutions for service users requiring step-down service options both on-site at Cygnet Hospital Stevenage and across our national network of rehabilitation and specialist services.

Therapy Programme

We offer a range of therapies, specifically tailored the individual’s needs and preferences. Therapies are offered on both an individual or group format with the aim to support the women to feel safe, made sense of their difficulties, and engage in more safe and prosocial behaviours in response to feelings of distress. The therapies available include:

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT)
  • Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT)
  • Radically Open Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (RO-DBT)
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) informed skills training
  • Specialist trauma therapies available, include:
    • Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)
    • Prolonged Exposure Therapy for PTSD (PET)
    • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Specialist offence focused therapies available, include:
    • Fire setting Intervention Programme for Mentally Disordered Offenders (FIP-MO)
    • Substance Misuse Programme (SMU)
    • Offence chain analysis and Good Lives Model work regarding violent and/or sexual offences

In addition to direct therapy, Tiffany Ward also emphases a culture of choice, care and compassion, with efforts to recognise individual strengths to promote active participation in their recovery. The MDT works to understand the impact of trauma experiences, how this may have compromised a service users sense of safety and, actively works to prompt the right therapeutic climate for change. Positive behavioural support (PBS) plans are collaboratively created with service users to ensure that the support offered is consistent, proactive and responsive.

Our service user profile:

  • Women, aged 18+
  • Detained under the Mental Health Act, including those under Ministry of Justice restrictions
  • Requiring assessment and treatment in a secure environment
  • Presenting active or potential risk to others
  • Diagnosis of:
    • Severe and enduring mental health problems
    • Psychotic disorder
    • Schizoaffective disorder
    • Schizophrenia
    • Personality Disorder
  • May be exhibiting dangerous and challenging behaviour
  • May have a dual diagnosis with substance abuse
  • Personality Disorder or communication needs relating to deafness

Our Facilities:

  • Outdoor space
  • Social areas
  • ADL kitchen
  • Activity rooms
  • Art room
  • Sensory room
  • Vocational café
  • Large indoor gym hall
  • Multi-gym and outdoor football pitch
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