Our Care Types

St Matthews Healthcare provides professional, personalised and
dedicated intensive care, whilst also promoting physical
wellbeing and happiness.

Hospital Care

Chronic mental health requiring locked hospital care

Our locked rehabilitation services have been designed for men (with separate provision for women) of working age, whose complex mental health needs and risk factors require treatment in a secure hospital ward. As they move along their journey towards integration with the community inpatients participate in a range of activities, both within the hospital and in the community, to develop their independent living skills. We aim to deliver care in a manner which respects our clients as individuals, values their positive attributes and diversity, and supports them as partners as they take increasing control over their own journey of recovery.

All of our patients undergo a rigorous psychological assessment to evaluate risk to themselves and others and to enable us to safely incorporate positive risk-taking into their robust rehabilitation plan. Our aim is to make people’s stay with us their last, so in addition to their clinical treatment we work with them to practice relapse prevention techniques and to develop their coping strategies.

St Matthews Hospital

Challenging and high risk behaviours

We offer open rehabilitation for men with ongoing mental health needs who present with challenging and high risk behaviours. Set in a rural location with ample grounds for activities such as sport, gardening and looking after animals which is integral to their treatment.

Our support bridges a gap in current NHS provision, providing effective treatment for those with dual issues of mental health and substance misuse, as well as cognitive difficulties.


Acquired brain Injury

Our Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) services provide full neurological rehabilitation for men over the age of 18. We also treat neurodegenerative conditions.

Our care pathway aims to reduce levels of dependency and supports patients moving from a secure hospital environment back in to the community. You can read more about our Brain Injury Rehabilitation here.

Hawthorne House ABI


Social and sexual behaviour problems

We treat people with social and sexual deviant behaviour, often as a consequence of brain damage following an injury. Our specialist team is experienced in treating people who may have committed a sexual offence and we accept patients detained under the Mental Health Act, as well as providing support to licenced discharge clients.


Chronic mental health and dementia

We offer open rehabilitation for older men with chronic mental health and dementia that present with challenging behaviour that may have resulted in contact with the criminal justice system. Referrals are largely made by the clinical commissioning groups and local NHS, which often places people whose needs have not been met by other service providers.

We provide step-down support from ‘low-secure’ or locked rehabilitation for individuals that are detained but no longer need the high level of risk management that is associated with secure facilities.

Our slow stream care pathway is designed to meet the longer term needs of service users and reflects St Matthew’s ethos of providing personalised care to each individual within a safe environment.

Patents are reviewed by a multi-disciplinary team including psychologists and occupational therapists led by Professor Graeme Yorston, a Consultant Neuropsychiatrist with extensive experience in forensic, rehabilitation and old age psychiatry.

A range of therapeutic activities both on site and in the local community is available including supervised work placements and education. Family members are encouraged to visit and get involved with quality monitoring initiatives.


Referrals can be made by family members as well as by the NHS Health and Social Care Teams, Community Mental Health Teams and Clinical Nurse Specialist Teams for Younger People with Dementia.

Visit the Referrals section for more information.

Visit Us

Why not come and see our outstanding facilities and various activity programmes first hand?

To arrange a visit, please telephone 01604 711 222 or email info@smhc.uk.com.