Cygnet Lodge Kenton

74 Kenton Road, Kenton, Middlesex, HA3 8AE

Cygnet Lodge Kenton, in North-West London, is a female high dependency inpatient rehabilitation service that provides a care pathway for service users who are preparing to step down to community living. Our service provides a high level of support and uses a recovery focused model.

Cygnet Lodge Kenton provides treatment for women experiencing complex mental illness, personality disorder or mild eating disorders. The service helps them to re-establish and develop the skills they need to progress. We are able to support up to 15 women who may have a range of mental health difficulties.

Some service users may have been referred to us from personality disorder services, low secure services, or from acute wards. The purpose of Cygnet Lodge Kenton is to bridge the gap between a hospital stay and the community.

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Cygnet Lodge Kenton is AIMS accredited with the Royal College of Psychiatrists. The AIMS (Accreditation of Inpatient Mental Health Services) rehabilitation project is a national scheme developed to ensure best practice is being achieved in inpatient mental health services.

Our service is particularly helpful for women who have been in hospital for some time and who require additional support as they continue along their pathway towards the least restrictive environment possible for them.

Our main focus is to give women the skills and confidence to enable them to live independently in the community. The occupational therapy team is key in assuring as many activities as possible are held in the community, helping people re-integrate and prepare most effectively for discharge.

'United We Stand' -Cygnet Lodge Kenton, staff and service users promoting equality and diversity. Artwork by EB.
‘United We Stand’ – Cygnet Lodge Kenton, staff and service users promoting equality and diversity. Artwork by EB.

The service has strong links with local community-based services within Kenton and Harrow, with many service users taking part in work experience opportunities and educational and other courses which are run in the area.

We provide a range of individual care packages, which include occupational therapy, based on a minimum of 25 hours of meaningful therapy and a range of community activities, every week. The service also offers sessional therapists for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, drama and music therapy and yoga. We also provide Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) for those service users who have a diagnosis of personality disorder.

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
  • Therapy kitchen
  • Variety of activity rooms
  • Dining room
  • Living room
  • Enclosed garden

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Cygnet Lodge Kenton achieves AIMS re-accreditation

Well done to the team at Cygnet Lodge Kenton who have achieved AIMS re-accreditation from the Royal College of Psychiatrists. In total Cygnet Lodge Kenton met 96% of the 250 standards that services are measured against.

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