There is a timetabled programme that rotates approximately every six to eight weeks. This includes time for weekly therapy; therapeutic groups run by therapists, occupational therapists and nursing staff.
There is the expectation that you will attend prescribed groups and therapies and take part in the activities of the unit.
You are encouraged to take an active role around all meal and snack times. This includes attending sandwich group where all patients and supervising staff will make their lunch with support and supervision and will eat together. You will take part in cooking, preparing and serving evening meals alongside other patients and staff using recipes devised by the dietitian. All patients will take an active role in some/all parts of this process depending on their assessed needs.
You will be expected to attend on the days agreed, and if you are unable to attend, we ask that you inform us as soon as possible.
As the day service run group therapies, we request that patients respect each other and ensure confidentiality. We would discourage patients from engaging in unhelpful conversations e.g. weights, meal plans or progress.
We request that all patients and staff are respectful towards each other to enable a trusting and safe environment for all patients in order to promote recovery. We have a zero tolerance policy to violence and aggression, and the use of drugs and alcohol before or during attendance.
We would encourage you to remain engaged with your community team as they remain an important member in your care team and your treatment.
You will be expected to attend your care review held every four to six weeks as this will be the forum to review your progress with everyone involved in your care and treatment and discuss the next steps in your recovery. Patients find it helpful to attend their care reviews and you can invite family members/support network if you choose to.
There will be non-structured time at the day service to allow time for self-reflection and therapeutic activities.