At Heatherwood Court we all believe that recovery is best achieved when everyone is involved in the recovery process.
Heatherwood Court’s Recovery College is an initiative that has been co-produced and co-managed by our patients and our staff, with everyone working together as equal partners to decide what the College should aim to do and how we should do this. The objective of the Recovery College is to help the people we support to achieve their recovery goals and make a timely, successful transition back into the community.
Through a wide range of educational, therapeutic and clinical courses the Recovery College offers people the opportunity to:
· Learn new skills which will help when they leave us
· Understand how to look after themselves and stay healthy
· Gain new insights into their own recovery process
· Help them to take ownership of their personal recovery journey
· Enable them to learn from other patients and share ideas and experiences
We are particularly proud of the SidebySide magazine which patients have co-produced with staff, a bi-monthly magazine of stories, jokes and activities which everyone enjoys and looks forward to.
When the people we support are ready to move on from hospital we are able to offer step-down residential services through Ocean Community Services, and supported living services as part of our pathway, Our small homes offer support to both men and women with mental health needs, learning disabilities and acquired brain injury, including those with forensic history and are located across South Wales and South West England.
Located in areas which encourage positive integration with local communities, our family-style homes cater for individuals at every stage of their journey; offering them a secure base, supportive relationships, social inclusion, empowerment and the further development of coping strategies and independent living skills.