Coronavirus update: the way we provide some of our services will be changing during the COVID-19 pandemic. For inpatient services such as Audrey House and Cherry Tree Close, we are following national guidance about changes to visiting - please see the latest guidance on this site for more details. Thank you in advance for your understanding at this time. 

Rehabilitation services

Experiencing a mental illness does not mean the end of living a full and meaningful life. Our rehabilitation services strive to deliver a wide and varied range of treatments and care with a primary focus on social inclusion and recovery.

The rehabilitation teams aim to provide services that will help you feel that, with support, you can work out coping strategies to deal with any difficulties and gain a sense of control over your life.

Rehabilitation is achieved with support from our Occupational Therapy staff, who adopt a holistic and problem-solving approach to your recovery. This involves using activities as a therapy to help you gain the ability to develop to the highest level of independence.

Where are your rehabilitation services located?

Our rehabilitation services are based at two locations on our Kingsway Hospital site in Derby:

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Audrey House is a modern 10-bed inpatient service covering both Derby city and Derbyshire county. It provides rehabilitation programmes in a community setting for individuals who have been referred from other hospital settings and the community. 

The aim of the team at Audrey House is to allow and support individuals to live outside hospital and reach their full potential within a community setting. All residents are actively involved in their care plans. 

The team are dedicated to providing a high-quality service with a caring, person-centred approach.

Who can be referred to Audrey House?

A health professional may decide to refer an individual to Audrey House if:

  • They are aged 18 or above
  • They are suffering from severe mental illness – which may include a diagnosis of psychotic disorder (Schizophrenia and Bipolar Affective Disorder) or other mental disorders where their social functioning is significantly affected by their illness or disorder (which will include some people with the diagnosis of Depressive Illness, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Co-Morbid Personality Disorder)
  • They have active symptoms as a result of persistent mental illness such as hallucinations, delusions, a high level of anxiety or depression, negative symptoms of psychosis and a reduction in social functioning (such as a breakdown in social relationships, or a reduction in the capacity for economic support)
  • They choose to participate in a rehabilitation/recovery programme and choose to live within a rehabilitation placement
  • Their illness may have a relapsing cause
  • Their condition shows resistance to the offered treatment
  • They may have borderline learning difficulties
  • They may be sectioned under the Mental Health Act (1983)
  • They are aiming for a return to the community or appropriate long-term placement. 

cherry tree close kingsway site

Cherry Tree Close provides assessment, care and treatment to 23 people. The accommodation consists of five single-sex, self-contained bungalows for either four or five people. The bungalows are located in an open, relaxed, tree-lined environment. An administration office is located in the centre of the close.

The team at Cherry Tree come from a range of professional backgrounds and provide high-quality, person-centred care. They use a well-researched recovery model. They support and encourage individuals to explore the concept of recovery and hope, to find meaning within their ‘illness’, and to live well in spite of any symptoms. The team work hard to respond quickly and effectively to the different needs of each service user referred to them.

Who can be referred to Cherry Tree Close?

A health professional may decide to refer an individual to Cherry Tree Close if:

  • They are aged 18 and above
  • They have been diagnosed with a severe and enduring mental illness with ongoing symptoms
  • As a result of mental illness, they have a moderate to severe functional impairment that interferes with or limits role performance relative to their ethnic or cultural identity in at least one of the following domains: education, social, vocational, self-maintenance
  • They have a history of relapse and repeated admissions to acute psychiatric care
  • Their rehabilitation or recovery needs cannot be reasonably met as an outpatient in the community setting or at a lower level of care
  • They have the cognitive and emotional capacity to manage for periods of time without continued directive supervision or observation in an open homely environment without putting themselves or others at immediate risk
  • They choose to participate in a rehabilitation recovery programme and choose to live at Cherry Tree Close (this includes persons detained under the Mental Health Act)
  • They are expected to make sufficient recovery within 24-36 months to be cared for within existing community resources
  • The supportive and therapeutic services offered at Cherry Tree Close may reasonably be expected to prevent the need for a more intensive level of support or supervision in the future
  • They have an identified care coordinator.