Cygnet Storthfield House

Storth Lane, South Normanton, Alfreton, Derbyshire, DE55 3AA

Cygnet Storthfield House is a 22 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. Adjacent is 15 The Sycamores, a four bed step-down service for men who are ready to move to a more independent lifestyle.

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 Storthfield House our services offer more than just specialists and treatments. We value 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 isalways 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 Storthfield House, 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.

The hospital is located in South Normanton, two miles away from the busy Alfreton town centre. Service users have access to all of the local amenities, to ensure full integration into community life. The facilities available in the bustling towns include a gym, library, bowling, churches, and leisure centres, plus the usual shops, hair salons, cafés and supermarkets.

Train and bus facilities are nearby, enabling service users to easily access Alfreton, Suttonin- Ashfield, Chesterfield and Mansfield. The nearby cities of Nottingham, Sheffield and Derby are within one hour’s journey on public transport.

The hospital is within easy reach of Sherwood Forest and surrounding areas include Buxton and Castleton, where the Blue John Caves are situated, plus picturesque Matlock and Matlock Bath.

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
  • Living room
  • Enclosed garden
  • Gym
  • IT café

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