Clarion Ward – Personality Disorder / Eating Disorder Dual Diagnosis

Clarion Ward, at Cygnet Nield House in Crewe, will offer a highly specialised service for individuals with a personality disorder and co-morbid disordered eating. Women with this dual diagnosis can often be hard to place and treat as many existing services across the country either focus on the personality disorder or the eating disorder. The service will open in Spring 2020.

Both aspects will be treated simultaneously at Cygnet Nield House, with the appropriate specialist therapeutic input provided. This will include the ability to undertake naso-gastric or peg feeding, if required.

The team will focus on providing a positive therapeutic environment, offering pre-engagement work and clinical models such as DBT informed and Schema focused approaches. The service aims to prepare service users for a move to step-down services, or where appropriate, discharge straight to community services or independent living.

Group meetings, structured routines and therapeutic activities are to be provided to support individuals to participate in a meaningful day and within a supportive social network.

As our service users progress through the rehabilitation and treatment pathway they will be supported in engaging in socially inclusive activities such as college or voluntary work in the community.

Our multi-disciplinary team (MDT):

Cygnet Nield House will be a multi-disciplinary and psychologically informed service. The focus is on nurturing an enabling environment to deliver a clinical model, developed specifically to meet the needs of service users within an operational framework. Our overarching therapeutic approach is interpersonally focused, consistent, structured, safe, resilient and clinically directed.

  • Hospital Manager
  • Head of care
  • Consultant psychiatrist
  • Clinical psychologist
  • Assistant psychologist
  • Occupational therapist
  • Therapy coordinator
  • Supports workers
  • Registered nurses

Our facilities:

  • En-suite bedrooms
  • Internet café
  • Beauty salon
  • Communal lounge
  • Activities of daily living (ADL) kitchen
  • Communal dining room
  • Family room
  • Quiet room
  • Communal gardens
Referrals are now being taken and can be made by contacting the Cygnet referrals team via 0808 164 4450 or by emailing [email protected].

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