The HSE mental health services recognise the issue of service users with complex needs remaining in acute units for long periods and therefore a model of care that describes a specialised rehabilitation care pathway for people with severe and enduring mental illness and complex needs, has been developed.
A significant component of this specialised rehabilitation care pathway is the provision of Specialist Rehabilitation Units (SRUs). Highfield Healthcare provides one such SRU in conjunction with the HSE, for those who require a specialised rehabilitation placement. We hope to provide them a space and the supports they need to facilitate their personal recovery.
Highfield Healthcare is providing a 12 bed SRU for HSE service-users with enduring mental health difficulties, predominantly those with a diagnosis of psychosis and associated challenging behaviours. The goal of the project is to support residents over 18 – 24-month period through a progressive rehabilitation and recovery focused programme, so that they are provided with the opportunity to successfully transition from the SRU to supported residential settings in their own communities.