Cygnet Victoria House

Barton Street, Darlington, County Durham, DL1 2LN

Cygnet Victoria House is a 32 bed hospital specialising in high dependency inpatient rehabilitation for men. It provides state-of-the-art facilities and a multi-disciplinary treatment programme designed to assist service users with their return to independent living.

Within Cygnet Victoria House, there are beautifully appointed bedrooms with en-suite facilities. We also have our own gym, occupational therapy area and internet café. In our secure grounds we have a garden club and allotments.

Service user profile

  • May be detained under the Mental Health Act (1983), 3, 37, 37/41 or informal
  • Primary diagnosis of mental illness with:
    • Complex mental health needs
    • Challenging behaviours
    • Forensic history
    • Substance, drug and alcohol misuse
  • Typical diagnoses include: schizophrenia, schizo-affective disorder, bipolar affective disorder, personality disorder or depression
  • Treatment resistant

Integrating with the local community

Where appropriate, access to the local community is an essential step along the pathway to rehabilitation, for both leisure pursuits and for social training such as shopping and using public transport. For this, the hospital is ideally placed.

Situated on the outskirts of Darlington, Cygnet Victoria House is within walking distance of the town centre with its well-established high street and market. Nearby are well-connected train and bus services. Recreational facilities are close at hand too – a gym, swimming baths, a snooker hall, bingo halls, cinema and theatre, a museum, art centre and music forum.


Cygnet Victoria House in the news


Cygnet Victoria House

Cygnet Victoria House opening new male acute service

Albert Ward, Cygnet Victoria House's new 8 bed male acute service, will be opening on Monday 6th August 2018. The service will provide a safe and stabilising environment for men who are experiencing an acute episode of mental illness and require an emergency admission.

Cygnet Victoria House start Forest School programme

Cygnet Victoria House have commenced a Forest School group facilitated by Morgan Lax (Forest School practitioner) near Guisborough Forest. Forest School provides the opportunity serivce users to engage in a multitude of activities including bush crafts, campfire cooking, animal tracking and much more.

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