Stream 1 (Adult Group Psychotherapy)
This is a full time, rolling, open group, in which participants engage in a therapeutic mix of daily Group Therapy, Art Therapy, Drama and Mental Health Workshops. This group is most successful for people experiencing clearly identifiable psycho-social stressors for whom a more exploratory and solution focused approach is considered helpful.
Stream 2 (Assessment / Mental Health Education)
This is also a full time, rolling, open group with similar content to that of Stream 1, but with emphasis on monitoring and stabilization of mental state as well as assessment. There is a strong emphasis on mental health education and health promotion in this programme. For people for whom diagnosis is unclear, Stream 2 is considered helpful in assessing overall mental health.
Stream 3 (Acute Psychosis Programme)
Stream 3 focuses on providing a safe place in which to recover from the symptoms of acute psychosis. Activities are less structured and are supportive and encouraging in nature. A low stimuli environment focuses on the needs of individuals rather than groups of people. Groups are limited to 3 people and are specifically small and non-intimidating, in recognition that people may be experiencing distressing symptoms such as suspiciousness, poor concentration and impaired social interaction. Medication support is provided as part of this programme. Stream 3 will also provide a Clozapine initiation service for up to 2 people.
Stream 4 (DBT for Young Adults)
Our Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) is designed to help young people who have difficulty with emotions and the impact this has on their life. DBT helps individuals learn new skills to help improve the quality of their life. This programme primarily focuses on improving life skills which include:
- Working on communication skills to help participants feel more in control
- To help stop destructive habits
- To help participants in building an improved quality of life
- To support participants in improving the quality of their relationships
- To help participants understand and regulate their emotions
DBT for Young Adults involves the following components: Weekly individual 1:1 sessions and DBT skills group training; Weekly homework to be completed; 21 week treatment contract for skills training.