Calverton Hill provides care and treatment within a medium secure environment for men and women aged 18 years and older, with learning disability and women with mental illness and/or personality disorders. This is a purpose built facility that consists of:
- Medium secure mental illness and personality disorder service for women
- Medium secure learning disability service for men
- Medium secure learning disability service for women
The treatment programmes at Calverton Hill aim to optimise patient recovery and potential by treating and minimising risk behaviours and by enabling them to develop psychological/emotional, social and occupational skills and resilience.
All interventions aim to help the patient to understand the effect of their behaviour on others, to help them to manage the impact of external triggers on their behaviour and ultimately to promote the concept of recovery and include:
- Dialectical behaviour therapy
- Mental health awareness group
- Individual and group psychological therapy
- Recovery and mental health awareness
- Managing anger programme (MAP)
- Drug and alcohol programme
- Relationship programme (social skills)
- Coping skills programme
- Problem solving therapy
Our structured approach to care explicitly acknowledges and supports the issue of change (or readiness for change) and is essential for successful engagement and treatment. The treatment is led by our expert therapy team, which includes:
- Occupational therapists
- Nursing team
- Social workers
We provide real work opportunities which aim to identify job-specific skills, strengths and experience develop job-acquisition skills take on an in-house real work opportunity give appraisals and reviews identify roles and employment opportunities outside the hospital setting.
Patients are supported to develop a CV, complete an application form and attend an interview.
The aim of the real work opportunities programme is to allow patients to acquire new transferable skills and experience which can be used in future employment or voluntary work.
Other groups include:
- Skills assessment group
- Motivational group
- IT skills
- Education groups
- Independent living skills sessions
- Breakfast club
- Social discussion group
- Skill assessment group
- Fitness programmes and community based sports
Dr Caroline Jacob, MRCHB MRCPsych MSC, has been with Partnerships in Care as Consultant Psychiatrist since August 2012 and was appointed Regional Clinical Director in June 2013. She trained in forensic psychiatry and psychotherapy. Her writings on personality disorder have been published widely and she is the author of the Quality Network Standards for Forensic Psychotherapy in Medium Secure Settings. In her role as clinical director she manages the medical teams throughout PiC Midlands.
2016 Winners of the Association of Psychological Therapies (APT) Award for Excellence in Risk Assessment and Management 2016
2016 Winners of the National Learning Disability and Autism Awards