Cygnet St Augustine’s

Cobridge Road, Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ST1 5JY

Cygnet St Augustine’s is a 32 bed specialist high dependency inpatient rehabilitation service 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.

Our dedicated clinical teams provide a full multi-disciplinary programme that includes; occupational therapy, psychology, psychiatry and vocational training, offering service users the opportunities and support they need to stabilise their condition and enter society with a renewed sense of enthusiasm and optimism.

At Cygnet St Augustine’s, our services offer more than just specialists and treatments, we value the service users as people, help enhance their interests and abilities, encourage them to share their views and help them unlock their talents and aspirations.

Our interventions are matched according to individual needs. Our team will always adapt their engagement technique and personnel, delivering specific interventions to maximise engagement and ensure that progress is always being made with the men in our care.

Vocational support is provided to help service users prepare for employment and other vocational activities. The men are supported to create CVs, apply for jobs, practice for and attend interviews as well as develop other skills necessary in a work environment. We also offer a range of internal therapeutic earning positions within Cygnet St Augustine’s where service users have the opportunity to apply for, be interviewed for and take on the responsibility of a suitable job. The men receive training by a staff member that is skilled in the particular job.

Where appropriate, access to the local community is an essential step along the care pathway, for both leisure pursuits and for social training. Stoke-on-Trent and Newcastle-under- Lyme provide all the amenities needed for independence training with their shopping facilities and public transport network. In addition, the colleges cater for adult learners and offer a wide range of practical courses to develop service users’ skills and interests.

Hanley Museum and Art Gallery are within walking distance of Cygnet St Augustine’s. The beautiful Peak District is a short drive away. For football fans, Stoke City and Port Vale clubs are nearby, and there is the opportunity to attend matches at Wolstanton FC, the local club that we sponsor.

Service user profile

  • Men 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 areas
  • Dining room
  • Two lounges
  • Enclosed garden
  • Gym
  • IT café

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