Clarion Ward – Personality Disorder Intensive Support Service

Clarion Ward, at Cygnet Nield House in Crewe, is our new 15 bed intensive support service for women with a diagnosis of personality disorder and complex mental health needs. The service is due to open in early 2020 and is now accepting referals.

Clarion Ward will provide a robust person-centred programme of care for women presenting with high risk needs and who may demonstrate difficulties with engagement or motivation with therapeutic programmes. We will aim to meet the needs of these women, who may have had previous inappropriate placements, in a less restrictive setting.

Clarion Ward 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):

Clarion Ward is 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 service user profile:

  • Women, aged 18+
  • Detained under the Mental Health Act
  • Primary diagnosis of personality disorder
  • May have complex mental health needs
  • Presenting with high risk needs including:
    • Significant self-harm
    • Violence
    • Aggression
  • Demonstrating difficulties with engagement or motivation with therapeutic programmes
  • May have a forensic history
  • May have a history of repeated hospital admissions or previous placement breakdown

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
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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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