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Oaktree Ward – Women’s Low Secure

Gender: Female

Age: 18+

Beds: 11

Oaktree Ward is our female low secure service, where women can receive assessment and treatment for mental illness; we can also work with women who need more intensive rehabilitation. We provide care for women who may have complex needs, co-morbidity and those who may experience behaviours that challenge.

Our teams across our secure services support a focus on recovery, reducing the time people have to spend on the ward. Minimising length of stay is a key focus and our secure wards benefit from being part of our integrated pathways of care, which aim to smooth transitions and shorten lengths of stay. These pathways include our on-site female PICU, Acorn Ward and our acute service for women, Picasso Ward, and our neighbouring male mental health rehabilitation service, Cygnet Lodge Woking.

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Oaktree Ward provides three core treatment phases:

  1. Assessment in safe and supportive environment
  2. Treatment and engagement
  3. Recovery and rehabilitation

The final pre-discharge stage focuses on recovery and rehabilitation work and includes daily living skills, offence related work and further psychological interventions. In this phase service users make significant use of community placements and services.

We use a model of treatment based on the principles of the recovery model of care including psychological therapies, occupational therapy, social therapy, physical healthcare and medication. Risk assessment tools are used and a clinical formulation is developed to inform the management plans for each patient.

Our Psychology Department undertakes specialist psychological assessments, including personality, risk and neuropsychological assessments. They also provide individual, group and family interventions. A range of evidencebased therapeutic approaches are offered, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), acceptance and commitment, motivational interviewing, solution focused approaches and family work.

Our Facilities:

  • En-suite bedrooms
  • Outdoor space
  • Social areas
  • ADL kitchen
  • Activity rooms
  • Gym

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