Our service is for adults aged 65 and over who have mental health needs, although this is flexible dependant on assessment.
We offer therapeutic group sessions to support people who have mental health problems such as depression, anxiety and dementia. We give support by working in a person centred framework with service users utilising their knowledge and experience to assist in their recovery.
We provide a wide range of therapies to increase someone’s wellbeing and recovery journey. These include depression and anxiety awareness, mindfulness, cognitive behaviour therapy, recovery star, recovery planning, relaxation, self-esteem, cognitive stimulation therapy, life history, health and wellbeing, life after loss, football memories and memory management.
We work alongside the memory assessment service providing group interventions for individuals and their families/carers with a dementia diagnosis incorporating sign posting, psycho-education support, cognitive stimulation and memory management techniques.
We are a nurse led service that is supported by psychologists, psychiatrists, occupational therapists, community mental health teams and physiotherapists.
Each week, people can come along to the unit for a session, half a day, or a full day depending on their needs. The maximum amount of time someone uses the service is twelve weeks, but this is flexible depending on individual needs.
Referrals can be made from any health professional in our Trust.
In a mental health crisis involving someone using our service, we will contact the appropriate psychiatric medical team. Mental health crises outside of our working hours are handled by GP services.
Carers and families are supported individually by the nurse working with the service user. We do offer a joint carer and service user dementia psycho-educational support group.
We work Monday to Friday, 8.00am to 4.00pm. This does not include bank holidays.
Therapy and Recovery Unit
Edward Street Hospital
Tel: 0121 612 8323