At St Matthews Healthcare we support individuals with acute complex mental health conditions, providing intensive support tailored to their recovery pathway.
At Broomhill, our specialist mental health hospital, we also help people with a range of acute presentations like suicidal thoughts, severely low mood, acutely elated mood, sudden onset of hearing voices or experiencing acute disturbing out of body experiences and sudden severe behavioural changes.
Holdenby Ward, a male acute unit at Broomhill Hospital is led of experienced specialist MDT team. They use a range of direct and indirect psychological, pharmacological, occupational and nursing interventions to positively effect emotions and behaviours, and to equip individuals with the tools and skills to reenable them.
Set in rolling countryside, Broomhill in Northamptonshire is a former Victorian manor house that has been extensively extended and refurbished to create a bright hospital for adults with chronic mental ill-health.
Collaborative MDT Acute Mental Health Care
The interdisciplinary work leads to a comprehensive assessment of mental health needs and risk assessment ensuring appropriate treatment is initiated in a safe and therapeutic environment. This informs a development of a discharge care plan in the early stage of admission.
Patients have a collaboratively developed care plans based on the psychological 5P model (presenting, predisposing, perpetuating, precipitating and protective factors). This includes what their goals, outcomes and early warning signs are, and the support they need for recovery. As they approach discharge, we also co-produce a Wellness Recovery Action Plan with the patient.
Psychological and therapeutic interventions are wide ranging and may include Cognitive, Systemic, Narrative and Psychodynamic therapies. Sessions last 20 to 60 minutes, depending on individual needs and preferences and can either be individual or group sessions. Sessions are used to develop formulations and provide short-term, goal focused interventions. Family members are invited to assessments or therapeutic work where appropriate, and if the patient agrees.
Why Choose St Matthews Healthcare?
- A Safe Place to Be. Our hospitals have been carefully designed to ensure our patients’ safety while promoting their comfort, independence, and wellbeing. Patients’ safety is paramount and is supported by the Freedom to Speak Up and Safeguarding policies.
- Sensitive and Person-centred Care. We treat our patients with dignity and respect. Our sensitive and person-centred care helps to create a therapeutic milieu which lends itself to recovery.
- Progressive Care. Our dedicated MDT approach offers personalised care plans informed through best practice in complex mental health conditions. This approach is designed to reduce risk behaviours and support patients to achieve their goals.
- Professional, Personal Approach. Our professionalism and accountability drive our high standards of care. Our teams are encouraged to foster our 6 values in their work, so that they can deliver holistic, compassionate, empowering care.